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What is the 1up Movement, and 1up Entertainment?

Posted by saye on Tuesday, November 22, 2011,

The idea of the 1up movement is for individuals and organizations, to collaborate, to enhance economic and social conditions, using a process of social entrepreneurship, while maximizing critical thinking techniques.  The 1up movement only exists when there is a conscious effort, or collaboration, of organizations and individuals putting words into action. Its very essence stems from the combining and sharing of knowledge and resources, all used in a positive way to enhance the economic and...

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Let's Redefine Who's The Best Rapper

Posted by saye on Monday, November 7, 2011,

     With all due respect to the children, and mother, of the late Christopher Wallace, why are we embracing or celebrating the fact that many agree with the idea that Biggie was one of the best, or most influential rappers ever.  If this is true, then the message of MLK, Malcolm X, and the Original Black Panther Party has been lost.  This is no attack against the late Wallace, as a person, but most of his music spoke of selling drugs, violence, and promoted the drinking o...

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No Dancing Around Youth Issues With Eshe

Posted by saye on Sunday, September 25, 2011,

        Read the full transcript of The Examiner’s recent interview with Eshe of Arrested Development below.

Saye Taryor:  Greetings Eshe.  I would first like to start by thanking you for allowing this interview.  Please share a little background information about yourself and elaborate some on those youth lectures you have become accustomed to doing.

Eshe: My name is Eshe and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga.  I am a daughter, mother, mentor, teacher, entertainer, dancer, ...

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Posted by Saye Taryor on Saturday, April 16, 2011,
We are currently contacting college professors and student union organizations about hosting a two-panel speaker lecture, in the fall of 2011, under the theme of "Urban Challenges, And The Importance Of Critical Thinking Education."

Lecture Justification

• So why is this lecture so important?  Self-improvement and social improvement are presupposed values of critical thinking. Meaning critical thinking requires an effort to see others and our selves accuratel...

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“Homeless, living in America”

Posted by Saye Taryor on Saturday, April 9, 2011,

Have you ever been approached by a homeless panhandler?  I would normally spare a dollar, or whatever little change was dangling in my pockets, when those moments took place.  I’ve wondered how these individuals found themselves in such a predicament, where they were homeless, jobless, and broke.  The thought never crossed my mind that some day I would be the individual begging for change and searching for a place to sleep deep into the night.  I mean, come on, I had a full time co...

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Staying 1up. For the 18 year old or The Teenager Preparing for HS Graduation

Posted by Saye Taryor on Wednesday, March 30, 2011,

Before you get a student loan to attend a college you can not afford, please read this article first.

Does it make sense to be in college if you are going to be paying off debt and working for someone else for the next 20 years after your graduation?

How will attending college improve your life and the lives of the people around you?

Your credit rating is very important. Do you know when to reject student loans?

While you’re in college, where and how can you gain valuable work experience...

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Time To Get Off The Plantation

Posted by saye on Sunday, August 29, 2010,

By Saye Taryor

 I hear some of you talking about being a patriot and how true Americans only support certain political parties or ideology.  Many TV host, religious and community leaders organize rallies, in which they tell people to restore America to her essence.  I call this propaganda “Ear Candy”.  Like “eye candy”, it looks and sounds good on the surface.  It gives the average Joe a warm fuzzy feeling.  Well, I am going to add some substance to the foolishness in this blog.

How do...

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Dedication To Critical Thinking

Posted by Saye Taryor on Sunday, May 2, 2010,

Dedication To Critical Thinking
by Saye Taryor

In your constant search for knowledge, many claims will cross your path.  Critical thinking involves how you decide which claims to be true, false, or if you should suspend judgment on the claim.  Critical thinkers understand the difference between facts and opinions and are more likely to focus on a specific issue, as a result, coming to a most reasonable conclusion based on all the available information.     

Critical thinkers understan...

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30 Questions For All Americans

Posted by saye on Thursday, April 22, 2010,

    Every American should research the issues in these questions extensively so that they may form intellegent opinions on them.

  1. What caused the Boston Tea Party?
  2. What were some of the most important amendments added to the original American Constitution?
  3. Do you disagree with any of the amendments made to the US Constitution since it’s creation?
  4. What were the fundamental differences between the Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican Party?
  5. What is the difference be...

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The Idea Of Examining Our Own Views

Posted by Saye Taryor on Saturday, April 17, 2010,
"The fool who knows his foolishness is wise at least so far. But a fool who thinks himself wise, he is called a fool indeed." I admit, there is much I do not know.  See, most individuals see the world in either Black or white. They rarely accept the fact that gray areas may exist, meaning that sometimes there is no clear-cut solution, or that both conflicting explanations may be true. The concept of accepting two realities, or multiple explanations that may sound conflictual in nature is neve...
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About Me

Brother Saye Brother Saye (Saye Menlekeh Taryor) is an author, critical thinking education & social entrepreneur activist, founder of 1up Entertainment/Consulting and the leading voice for “The 1up Movement.” The Atlanta/Liberian native graduated from Piney Woods Country Life School (a historically black boarding school, located in central Mississippi) in 1992. Soon after, he enrolled in the University of Southern Mississippi, where he pursued a journalism degree. After realizing his true calling was to illuminate young men and women about the importance of social entrepreneurship and critical thinking education, he attended Georgia State University to learn more about critical thinking education and public speaking. Brother Saye has been active with “Generation Y” leadership workshops, which he first hosted with Linda A. Brooks in 2009. As an activist, he currently promotes his 1up programs and workshops, and is the "Atlanta Travel" writer for the Brothers Saye’s most recent book entitled, “Overstanding With a 1up Vision, The Critical Thinking Approach to Liberation” has received praise throughout the conscious community. Other published works include, Child development and the importance of critical thinking education, Critical thinking approach to voting, Part II, “The 2009 1up Entertainment Music Guide and Directory, Vol. 1,” “Country Life School,” "What Do You Think?" and, “A Fathers Burden.”


Saye Taryor Brother Saye's New Book "Analyzing The American Divide" Will Be Available This Fall

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Individuals who engage in social enterprise and draw upon the best thinking in both the business and nonprofit worlds in order to advance their social agenda.  "Social entrepreneurs identify resources where people only see problems. They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they're serving."
David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas.
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