Archive for 2012

How you can show some Christmas Eve love to the troops in Afghanistan... RIGHT NOW.

How you can show some Christmas Eve love to the troops in Afghanistan... RIGHT NOW.
My brother is in the army, this will be his first Christmas away from the family. It’s a total bummer. He is one of those folks who really enjoys Christmas. My brother misses his family and hometown a lot. All his comrades in Afghanistan feel the same way. To help them celebrate the holidays, I... Read more »

Why lighter skin is better than dark skin

Why lighter skin is better than dark skin
I saw a feature today on Afropunk that really pissed me off. In the feature named “Self-hate, beauty standards: how do we stop the madness?,” they posted the cover of Drum Magazine that features South African artist Mshoza. The cover boasts a before and after picture of Mshoza who is opening up to the magazine... Read more »

10 Bad Christmas Pictures That Nobody Should Ever See. Ever.

10 Bad Christmas Pictures That Nobody Should Ever See. Ever.
Last year, I wrote a blog called The Grinch Who Owned Christmas that was pretty freaking awesome, in my humble opinion. Now, in the spirit originality, I’m doing the exact same thing I did last year. Don’t worry, the music I create is far more creative than my blog ideas.     1. ‘Tis the... Read more »
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Five Reasons Why You Are Cooler Than Me

Five Reasons Why You Are Cooler Than Me
At midnight this morning, I wrote a post on my Facebook fan page titled “5 UNCOOL FACTS ABOUT ME.” I admitted 5 quirks and/or imperfections about myself that might be considered non-Awesome, and then wrote “Ok…. your turn.” It got a great response. SO many people contributed their own five uncool things. Could it be... Read more »

The Presidential Election: Why your vote didn't count

The Presidential Election: Why your vote didn't count
When I was little, I thought that the president was chosen by everyone casting a vote, sort of like the way the winner’s of American Idol are chosen today. My elementary school social studies class soon taught me that I was so, so wrong. Your vote last night did not earn President Obama four more... Read more »

The facts you can't ignore about Lil Reese beating up a girl

The facts you can't ignore about Lil Reese beating up a girl
There is a video going around that shows Lil Reese, a rapper from Chicago who just got signed to a major label, beating the life outta some girl. Lil Reese claims the video was filmed a year or two ago. I don’t listen to Lil Reese’s music or know anything about him, but I read a... Read more »
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Binders full of women: Should all chicks be voting for Mitt Romney?

Binders full of women: Should all chicks be voting for Mitt Romney?
Last night, during the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney said something that really hit home with many of the debate’s viewers. When asked if he supports equal pay for women, he sort of threw a curve ball. He stated that when he was first assembling his cabinet in 2002, he had been so upset by... Read more »

An Open Letter to Afropunk: Why your true fans want to break up with you

Dear Afropunk homies: Today, my girl sent me an article that you guys posted called “RE: NO PUNK AT AFROPUNK.” This year was my first time attending the fest, and I, like many other people who identify as punk, was surprised by the lack of punk culture at the festival. I have friends who work... Read more »

Obama Drama: The real reason why Lupe Fiasco is dumb

Lupe Fiasco is super outspoken about his views on politics, spirituality, and pretty much anything else that could possibly piss people off. Lupe recently went on record as saying that he is not going to vote in the 2012 Presidential election. He has his reasons. DL Hughley caught feelings over Lupe’s statement, and during an... Read more »
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What nobody wants you to know about the violence in Chicago

I have been in New York on business for the past couple weeks. Every time someone finds out I’m from Chicago, the reply is always something like “Yo… Chicago is going crazy right now.” Then they quote something to me about the latest death toll in my hometown. Honestly, I don’t wanna hear that shit.... Read more »