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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Can I Be Me?

I was watching an old rerun of Law and Order last nigh and I came across an episode that made me think about my life and my overall position in life as it pertains to being black in America. The show began as a young black female rapper had been gunned down in her Brooklyn apartment. The detectives... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mama

Sunday was the day that we all paid homage to the women in our lives that we call ma, mom, mother, mama, or in my case, Margaret. As I celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom who, I jokingly call Margaret when I’m feeling grown, we decided to go visit her mother, my grandmother, at the cemetery. From... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Pay It Forward!

I was heading home Wednesday night after a long day of work thinking about how ready I was to sit in front of the television and throw back a cold one. You know, just unwind for the day. I had noticed when I drove to work that morning that the battery light was on in my truck. I knew something was... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

QUIT HATIN' ON HIP-HOP!!--2

I guess I’m still a little bitter about the sudden attack on hip-hop in the aftermath of Don Imus being fired. I wouldn’t be surprised if somehow the mess over in Iraq will somehow be blamed on hip-hop as well. President Bush will decide that hip-hop was in fact the reason behind the war and that it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

BEING A NERD IS OKAY

I was listening to the radio a few days back and the topic of discussion on this particular station was education, or lack there of, in relation to young African American men. The guest speaker was commenting on the extra effort that needs to be exerted to decrease the number of young black men who,... Sign in to see full entry.

QUIT HATIN' ON HIP-HOP!!

The other day, I was watching BET on one of my rare days off and happened to catch the making of Jim Jones’ “We Fly High” video. I had already heard the first version, which had everybody from sports announcers to football players making the jump shot motion and screaming, “Ballin”. The song was... Sign in to see full entry.

Nappy Head Hoes

After hearing about the Don Imus situation a couple weeks back, I was just about ready to come back from my small sabbatical and put my laptop into action. I do apologize to my constant readers for the break in action. However, with this time off I was putting together a business venture which is... Sign in to see full entry.

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