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Fly Favorites: April 2012

São Paulo hip-hop star Criolo goes from hood to high-life as Brazilian rap creeps into the mainstream. As Chris Guillebeau heads down the home stretch of his hit-every-country-in-the-world, he gives pointers on how to go everywhere. Members of Nigeria’s Igbo, … Continue reading

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Represent Your Set

Sometimes, when you stop just for a second and take stock of the people in your life, you really do have to quietly thank the cosmos for what truly is the blessing of friendship. Many people have a set of … Continue reading

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Requiem for My Hometown

They used to say you can’t go home again—I don’t know what the youngins are saying these days—but for me, that’s only partly true. With all of the back and forth traveling and living abroad that I’ve done since leaving … Continue reading

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News from Brazil—In English

Most major news outlets report about Brazil’s economic growth, income disparities, racial issues, beaches, soccer stars, and World Cup preparations in random, infrequent bursts. Now, two journalists with feet on the ground and caipirinhas on the brain are weighing in … Continue reading

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Consolidation and Realization: Annual Review 2011

It’s that time of year again, good people, for a bit of self-reflection and pre-planning. And following the lead of peer-mentor Chris Guillebeau (who’s almost done with his all-the-countries-in-the-world quest), I’m looking back on the year that is about to … Continue reading

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The Flybrary + Ebony Magazine Feature

Greetings Fly Folk! Just wanted to make two announcements regarding Fly Brother, the blog, and Fly Brother, the man. First, the Flybrary is finally up and running. Ever since I started the blog, I’ve had readers ask me about some … Continue reading

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On Community

For a week now, I’ve been trying to write a post about the decline, nay, decay of my hometown Jacksonville in general, and of the black community that I grew up in, in particular. It’s been hard; I still haven’t … Continue reading

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