Filmed, interviewed, edited & shared by LaRon Batchelor.

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  • What is Jem?

     After walking by Jem a number of times, I had to satisfy my curiosity. When I walked, I saw aisles and aisles of colorful fabric from the ceiling to the ground. I loved the environment. Jem is not your typical fabric store.  Jem is owned and operated by a brother-sister team, Michelle Zahabian, who is 24 […]

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  • Kobie Brown “From Fatherless To Fatherhood” (2012 Film)

     I along with millions of Americans have grown up “Fatherless”. And today 40% of American children live in a fatherless home raised by single mothers, aunts, grandmothers and other female caregivers. Kobie Brown’s 2012 film From Fatherless To Fatherhood explores the causes, effects and possible solutions to turning the corner on father absence. We met at […]

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  • My Small Story Mix: Detroit To NYC

    Detroit Inspired. NYC Executed. The initial stories I filmed in my hometown of Detroit have grown into over 100 NYC stories. This is a mix of clips from 12  stories: Motown to Grotown (a conversation @Detroit hospital is the impetus for http://www.mysmallstory.com) , Schott Free (former LOUD a&R, think Wutang, MoBB Deep), Stacey Mckenzie (Model/Entrepreneur […]

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  • The Blisslife of Amel Larrieux from Groove Theory & Sweetback

    Today’s temperature was uncomfortably hot and humid but I perked up when I bumped into R&B songwriter Amel Larrieux at Broadway and 10th street. She has just returned from a vacation in the Bay area. We walk along 10th street and she shares the excitement about having her daughter in her band which comes out […]

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  • Extreme Hopscotch: “You got beat by an 8yr old!”

    Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins..get your Extreme Hopscotch game up! Yesterday at a BBQ in Brooklyn, while filming the kids "hopschotchin", they challenged myself and my longtime friend Jon Cropper to try. He said "no way". I tossed him my camera and thought how hard could it be? Well, I got schooled by an 8year old […]

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  • Harlem Teens Anti-Violence Protest April 15th @ 129th & Lenox (II)

    (Part II) In Harlem last Friday, teens representing high Schools across Harlem came to speak, rap and lay down on the street for 5 minutes; thus, putting themselves in the place of someone who has been shot. Here is an additional edit of the teen’s speeches, rap and words from Iesha on “why we are […]

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  • Joshua Griffler: Changing Baby Diapers 101

    I bumped into longtime friend J Griff , founder of The Stache Group Collective, Jets Fan and new Dad on NYC’s Spring Street for an animated conversation on being a father. “The first month of childhood be calm..keep it lax..that scream..that first scream will shake you to your core like u aint been shook in a […]

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  • Lady Saw: Queen of Dancehall on Jamaica, “My Way”, Family, Kimora Lee & Farming

    New Story: While at NYC’s Spur Tree , I noticed a woman wearing a leopard print with a line of people in line to interview her. Sean (the owner of Spur Tree) said “she would be good for your small stories”. Meet Jamaican-born reggae singer and “Queen of dancehall,” Lady Saw was the first female DJ to win a Grammy Award, and the first female to be certified triple platinum as a result of her work on No Doubt’s Underneath It All

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  • Efrain & Isabella Oliva: Father, Daughter, World Cup @ ALIFE

    A Father/Daughter Story: I met up with Efrain and his daughter while they were watching the world cup at ALIFE. He loves San Francisco. She loves NYC. His favorite team is Ivory Coast. Her favorite team is Brazil. Isabella shares with us her favorite books and what she wants to be when she grows up…and Isabella says the Brazil is going to win the World Cup.

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