Joel Lyons

Editing & Writing Professional

I work with words.
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Introducing BEY-NGO - The Second-Most Important Game Played On Super Bowl Sunday
With Super Bowl Sunday just days away, you're probably close to having your arrangements made if you're hosting or attending a party during the National Football League's...
A History Of Janet Jackson’s 10 Best Dance Videos
SoulBounce takes a look at some of Janet’s best dance videos.
Loving Day Celebrates Legalization of Interracial Marriage As Gay Marriage Ruling Looms
" Loving Day [is] so important because it doesn't just work on educating people about what's happened and the history involved, but it's also about getting people to think and...
Driven to Succeed
An interview with 2015 BE 100s Auto Dealer of the Year Michael Martin.
Jordin Sparks Gets ‘Intimate’ During BET.com Interview
Temperatures may be frigid around most of the country, but Jordin Sparks is on fire!
SoulBounce’s Class Of 1994: Luther Vandross ‘Songs’
Luther Vandross was proof that sometimes life isn’t fair. We’re not just talking about his tragic death in 2005 at the age of 54, but also his music career.
Jody Watley Takes Us To ‘Paradise’
It’s been eight years since Jody Watley released an album’s worth of material, specifically 2006’s The Makeover.
Two new indie shops propel Astoria's book boom
Astoria, which saw it's only independent bookstore shut down in 2011, is now in the midst of a bookstore mini-boom. Since August, the Queens neighborhood has witnessed the...
James McBride on 'The Good Lord Bird'
Stop if you've heard this one before: When a fictional slave child named Henry Shackleford is orphaned after his father's death, he becomes the ward of John Brown, real-life...
Catching Up with Downtown Julie Brown
"I'm Downtown Julie Brown, or as people under 30 say, 'Who?' "
The Best Museums in NYC
Roundup of NYC's top museum attraction
She's With the DJ
Interview with and fashion spread of Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe
A New Year, A New You
Men's fashion spread
J&G Steakhouse
An interview with chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten about new restaurant, J&G Steakhouse.
Re-Introducing Raw
An interview with Innovative Dining Group partners about opening of Scottsdale, Ariz., location of Sushi Roku.
Doin' It Well
An interview with rap icon LL Cool J.
On Beauty
An interview with comedian Margaret Cho.

News, Politics & Opinion

'Bernie Sanders' Had A Message For John Kasich After He Hijacked His Speech
While funny, the wannabe Bernie did make an important point about how low some of the debates and back-and-forths between candidates had sunk. "On behalf of the American people,...
Mitt Romney Can Barely Keep A Straight Face Reading Mean Tweets From Donald Trump
Up next in the "being a good sport" category is former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who tried to win the White House in 2012, but lost to incumbent and current...
These Women Are Behind Bars, But They Will Greet World Leaders During UN Gathering
There are also profiles of award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was incarcerated in a crackdown on civil society activists and reporters in Azerbaijan;...
Women Are Escaping Abusive Men Thanks To Unlikely Allies
A California-based moving company is helping victims of abuse escape dangerous and even deadly living situations.

Tech, Gaming, Social Media & Business

This Classic Game System Is Making A Comeback. Here Are 5 Games We'd Love To Play When It's...
According to Nintendo's press release - and seen in the above photo - the console will feature 30 pre-programmed games. The mini device will be released in November, will...
May 2015 Tech Section
Topics include Rashad Robinson of ColorofChange.org, the book "We Could Not Fail," businesses' cybersecurity concerns and using social media to transition jobs.
[VIDEO] Top Leaders Talk Diversity in Tech
Diversity in tech has evolved into one of the hottest topics in the industry.
Google I/O Keynote Announces New Features and Products
Google's highly anticipated Google I/O keynote took place Thursday and with it came a slew of announcements that may shake up computing from the cloud, to virtual reality, to...
Faster Smartphone Data on the Way, But it Will Cost You
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure recently told Code Conference that the mobile carrier's unlimited data plans would not last forever-though no date was specified for when they might...
[REPORT] 15% of Small Businesses Have Mobile Apps
About 15% of small businesses have mobile apps, according to the results of a new survey from research firm Clutch.

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