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For The Day: Raekwon “Incarcerated Scarfaces”

“Check the status, soon to see me at, Caesar’s Palace eating salads”

New week, new opportunities to shine and most importantly, another chance to get what’s yours.

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7.5.17 Thoughts


1. How “woke” is too “woke”? I understand the importance of being conscious of the sociopolitical climate and not falling for the “banana in the tailpipe” but goodness gracious, there are times when I have to really step away from friends and associates because I fear that their “everything and everybody is the enemy” mentality will become contagious and I’ll become a dashiki wearing government conspiracy video sharing brother that would rather complain about how bad things are than addressing solutions. And no, I’m not saying that every conscious person is like that but there are tons of people out there that will throw on an ankh and watch Dr. Umar Johnson lectures religiously as if that cements their blackness. A homie of mine tried to tell me that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the really fighting against Hip-Hop because two of the villains were named Bebop and Rocksteady. Bebop and Rocksteady dressed like punk kids and they never listened to rap in the cartoons. Don’t test my Lean Green Fighting Machine knowledge. Continue reading

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“I Regulate Every Shade”

As a young, single man riding high in modern times, my life is all about options. Should I walk to work or catch public transportation? Read a novel by Oscar Wilde or a Sin City graphic novel by Frank Miller? Eagles or 49ers? etc. There’s never one way to go about things, especially in the world of dating. Spending limited resources such as time and sharing your energy with the right individual will always ensure a greater peace of mind and a connection to happiness. The beautiful part, in my opinion, is that there are so many amazing people out there of diverse cultures that continue to make this crazy world go around.

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