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Archived Since:July 20, 2008

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One Of My Nephews Was Murdered. The Other Is Heading To College.

[Editor's Note: I intended to write this about a year ago when the original incident happened. I couldn't then, today I am. If you need some insight into why I wrote what I did about the Mike Brown murder, I'd suggest you digest this.]I...Show More Summary

Why I Can Only Get So Angry About The Ferguson Police Shooting.

[Editor's Note: This is one of my infamous, un-spellchecked, stream of conscious rants. I hope you follow, I understand if you don't. Nothing here should be misconstrued as a lack of sympathy for the victim or his family. If you read...Show More Summary

America's Coolest City Is.... Washington, DC?!?

Coming out of college, I had multiple job offers to mull over, and literally sat down one night to do a "pros/cons" list to sort it all out. I didn't have a Lebron James-style "Decision" in the end, but I eventually settled on Washington, DC for a multitude of reasons. Show More Summary Is A Website That's Going To Get Some Woman Seriously Injured.

Yes, this exists. No, seriously, look at this sht.That's right, ladies. For a mere $9.95, you can keep your man (at least momentarily) by trapping him with a fake baby. Got a real, legitimate bun in the oven? Not sure if your man's the...Show More Summary

The Most Literal Rap Video Shoot You'll Ever See.

We could blame society, The Man, or autotune for this. Personally, I blame Bobby Shmurda, but that's just me.Early Saturday morning, a music video shoot at a Bronx bodega turned violent after one member of a rap duo reportedly opened fire on his partner, wounding him in the head, legs, and chest. Show More Summary

Did Stephen A. Smith Actually Say It Was Okay To Beat A Woman?!?

I'm not a big ESPN viewer, unless we're talking about live sports. The reasons are many, but most of them have to do with the network's tendency to over-sensationalize stories to the point of idiocy. In a lot of ways, ESPN's programming is like Fox News with sports subbed in for "politics". Show More Summary

Black Kid Gets Suspended From School 5 Times... Preschool.

Sometimes I come across stories that I have no real words for, but just feel like passing along for the sake of starting a conversation. I'm a parent of two black boys (and one girl) so I couldn't help but throw this one out there for ya'll. Show More Summary

Someone Actually Thought This Was A Good Idea...

We have Verizon FIOS at home, and everytime I venture into the hinterlands of my onscreen guide (aka: The Non-HD Channels) I find a new station I'd never heard of before. There's Chiller, a channel that presumably shows horror movies. Show More Summary

Embrace Baldness or Invest in Hair Loss Treatment?

Hair, we all have it. Some have more than others. For hair that grows on the head, men typically lose hair sooner than expected. In some cases, women can lose their hair as well. Now, people that lose their hair have a choice. Should...Show More Summary

35% Of Americans Want Obama Impeached. Because Sarah Palin Said So.

Some of you have no doubt noticed the lack of political posts (or for that matter, post period) around here lately. The reasons are many, but the overarching theme is that nothing's actually happening. The folks on the Hill are clearly gearing up for November, and the POTUS is about as lame a duck as they come. Show More Summary

Chris Paul & Doc Rivers May Sit The Season Out If Donald Sterling Doesn't Sell The Clippers. Yeah, Right?

Funny how the whole Donald Sterling fiasco disappeared from the news after the Clippers got eliminated from the playoffs. Since then, the case has done to court, and as anyone who's actually been to court knows, legal proceedings are boring. Show More Summary

Eric Garner, Police Brutality, And We You Can Do About It.

I don't have anything to say about this Eric Garner story. I wish I did, but I just don't. So instead of sitting here and going on some long, emotional diatribe, I figured I'd just open the mic. Tell me how this story makes you feel....Show More Summary

NFL Camps Are Open For Business.

Any sports fan knows that the gap between the end of the NBA Finals and the start of the NFL season is the worst stretch of the team. You have to feign interest in baseball, sit through sloppy NBA summer league games, or God forbid, spend more time with your family. Show More Summary

Why Would Any Sane Person Buy A Car From GM?!?

My 2nd car was a Chevy Nova, like the one you see above.[1] It was labeled a Chevy, but it was technically a Toyota Corolla, if you can recall the 80s/90s when this sorta of domestic/foreign arrangement was the norm. And that car was a total piece of sht, that broke down as often as it cranked up. Show More Summary Open Mic Tuesday

Busy week here. Ya'll talk amongst yourselves. I'll be back soon.Question: What's on your mind today? Drop some links, start a convo.

Great Moments In Modern American Racism.

We all know that racism officially ended on January 22nd, 2009 with the election of the country's first black President. Apparently a lot of "Real Americans" didn't get that memo. These are there stories...I grew up in Klan Kountry. My rural suburb of Raleigh, NC was right on the cusp of one of the biggest clusters of KKK members in the state. Show More Summary

Lebron James Is Going Back To Cleveland. Why?

Earlier today, Lebron James shocked the world of sports by announcing that he'd buck conventional wisdom and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending 4 years (and winning 2 rings) in Miami. While I was fairly certain James would...Show More Summary

A Word From The Management Of (...And Today's Open Mic!)

No, this blog hasn't (totally) gone black. Folks, ya'll know the drill. I have a Day Job. I have a wife. I have #3Kidz. I don't have free time. Something has to give, and lately... okay, for the past year, this blog has been that something.I'm not closing shop. Show More Summary

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