I am not a mother, but this pain I can sympathize with no matter that detail. I ache for these parents and extended family because for 48 hours, Trayvon laid as a John Doe in a morgue. For two days, a family wondered and worried and waited. For a moment I strip race from it, and wish I could forever. I hope any reader who happens upon this post never has to feel being sick with worry over where your brother, cousin, or friend might be if unheard from for two whole days at the age of 17. And then to find out they have lain in a MORGUE, unclaimed and cold.
she’s sweet and she honestly gives off the realest vibe of any of the thousand members through the revolving door of Kismet’s Kids. Also, she was the ONLY surviving original member besides y’all know who.
America, my heart bleeds for you. The vitriolic and incessant diarrhea of the mouth spewed on website comment sections is enough to show me that things are getting worse. People are out here angry, hurt, sad, and making up random things about others in a lame attempt to justify their ignorance instead of trying to heal.
My issues with misogyny in Hip Hop (and even R&B now, go figure) are well known and something I will be waxing poetic on soon, a piece that will be a labor of love. But this one strikes me because it’s so BLATANTLY a lyric about date rape. In fact, the line itself IS THE EXACT DEFINITION OF DRUG FACILITATED SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DATE RAPE!
Wow… I kinda want to say I didn’t see this coming, but… I did. TMZ is reporting that rapper and (YMCMB) Cash Money/Young Money‘s biggest artist Li’l Wayne is in a medically-induced coma in an L.A. hospital after suffering violent seizures since Tuesday. One guess as to what caused it… At this time he is surrounded [...]
We are a nation of immigrants… And “illegal” citizens, as if by virtue of being born in another country and coming into America to seek opportunity makes you some kind of human contraband… and slaves… and descendants of slaves… It has not been easy for us people of color; the “illegals”, the slaves and slave [...]
We know Yeezy. This is a man who called then President George W. Bush a racist on national TV. This is a man who drank Hennessy on the red carpet for the 2009 MTV VMA’s and then went on stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to say that Beyonce should have won the award… he’s clearly not a man who gives any fucks about the rules or how he is perceived.
And they were wondering why people were out here supporting Dorner… we live our lives on the wrong side of the blue line, a line he was once on both sides of. And for an ex-cop to have been humiliated by his own department, to be stripped of your dignity and your good name… for nothing more than standing up for someone… we understood Dorner because we know that on the other side of that blue line, we don’t exist.
But apparently… someone out there thought this was somehow a humorous thing to say about a 9 year old girl. I remember being 9. I was kind of a cunt… I also thought that sunglasses with flip-up lenses and Cross Colors shorts were NEVER going out of style. You know… because I was a KID… with no concept of anything accept being a kid.
As I have acquired more knowledge, gained greater wisdom and applied my burgeoning understanding to life and its powerful frailties, I realize that most of the things we’ve learned about holding a “grudge” is bullshit.
At the charter school, I worked in the front office as an Administrative Assistant. I was responsible for each and every one of those 300+ babies, every day of the week. I was a friend, a disciplinarian, a mother a father… some of those kids actually called me Mommy, I never minded and honestly, their parents didn’t either because they knew I was like a mother to their kids when they weren’t at the school. I was looking out for them and I would protect them fiercely.
First of all, if you don’t want people to comment on your love life, keep that shit to yourself. I learned that shit the hard way. This applies to the single and the attached. You have GOT to chill. Single people, if you complain to your attached friends, they WILL give you advice. PERIOD. Why??? Because, attached people want their friends attached too. It’s the law of the universe, if your friends are out here happy; they want that shit for you too… IF they are actually your friend, they want you to be as in love as they are. So if you don’t wanna hear their opinions, SHUT THE FUCK UP. They’re going to give it to you if you seem to even remotely want it. Don’t be a moron.
This post was inspired because, once again, we’re out here talking about how much of a heaux a woman is if she has sex with a man on the first date. SMH. Half of the slanderers are #nopussygetters anyway and haven’t seen even the outside of a vagina since the last porn they watched on XNXX.com. Nobody believes you’re getting laid, Sir. You’re slandering PUSSY? NOBODY.
Gun culture in America is insane. The fact that there are so many Americans who believe that guns solve problems is not only an extremely dangerous mindset, but also both sad and chilling. I live in a city where we routinely have an average of 250 – 300 murders due to gun violence a year. Even days before the school shooting in Newtown, two young men opened fire on a SEPTA train platform a few blocks from my home. The same day of the Connecticut shooting, a man shot his ex girlfriend and then himself inside a casino in Las Vegas and there was a riot at 22nd & Lehigh avenue where a girl was jumped and shots were fired.