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At What Point do the Lyrics Matter?

This isn’t a rant or outright hatin of rap music I don’t like, this is a sincere question. Yesterday, I was blessed to be in Washington DC for the Powershift conference. I was invited by an incredible organizer for Checktheweather.tv named Kari Fulton to perform at a afterparty sponsored by Checktheweather.tv and Green for All […]

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The F-bomb

Seriously, folks, I want to put my basketball blogs in the Disney vault, but since it’s the only thing I find worth watching, I kind of have to continue writing about the sport. Go with what I know.  Last week, Kobe Bryant got into all kinds of trouble for spazzing the bleep out at a […]

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BEYONCE IS BACK, But Does She Still Rule The World?

Beyonce is ready to unleash her fierceness upon us once again. But does she still rule the world?

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Black Youth Move Your Body with Beyonce

Given the last couple of weeks of heavy posting, I’ve decided to today to write about something light. I want to share a video that I think black youth are going to enjoy dancing to this summer. Matter of fact, I am having a hard time not replaying the song and annoying my downstairs neighbors […]

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We Trade Toys for Oblivion and Prisons

Dedicated to Theo Hike III, Lawrence, and Jalyn – One Love Adulthood feels strange and comes early when all your clubhouse friends (from kindergarten up) become institutionalized. We tell time by the progression of life’s complexity: homework piles up undone, small crushes that explode into sexual exclusivity, and before you know it your comrades don’t […]

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The NCAA Should Not Pay Student Athletes

You heard me. Let’s pay college athletes? Pay them with what? Pay them how? Let’s face it, this will never happen and the perceived greed of the NCAA is not even the biggest obstacle keeping college athletes from reaping the financial benefits of their talents. There are legal and business issues that stand in the […]

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Facing our “Heroes”

When grappling with history, truth is a difficult commodity to come by and contradiction is far too common. I believe that the learning process of history has the potential and power to teach lessons of identity, narratives of building community, and the necessity for people to choose to participate in society around them. But I […]

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What Congress Can Learn From Lil’ B and Charlie Sheen

News flash: The American people are not #winning. The near government shut down last Friday was filled with more drama than a Jersey Shore episode. Unfortunately the problems that arose from Congress were not as trivial as the ones that the orange people in the Garden State deal with. Although one night stands from Snookie […]

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Hey Ashley Judd, this Rapper spoke out against America’s “Rape Culture”

By now you’ve probably heard about Ashley Judd’s ridiculous comments in regards to Hip-Hop that she wrote in her memoir, but if you didn’t they pretty much went like this; “As far as I’m concerned, most rap and hip-hop music – with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women […]

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Detox

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been detoxing.  That’s right.  No cheeseburgers, no jibaritos, no vanilla malts.  First a vegan diet, then a raw one, now a vegetable juice fast.  Although some of the stuff I’ve had tastes like ass terrible, I did enjoy much of it.  Coconut water, an acquired taste for many, […]

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