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Proof of Power – The 52 Book Project

It is time for me to make a change before the school year even starts.

I have been thinking long and hard about one of the aspects of my life that I am lacking in: reading books. While I do read “sometimes”, I don’t read enough books on a consistent basis. Also, I am noticing […]

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    Hip Hop and Mental Health Part 2 – Getting Gucci with Kanye

Hip Hop and Mental Health Part 2 – Getting Gucci with Kanye

This year has been an interesting one.
On one hand, I have had the pleasure in making posts about the help that people need with their mental health. On the other hand, I have seen more and more examples of people in need of a talk with a shrink. I didn’t make those posts to […]

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    Some Relationships are Meant to be Short Term – Plain Truth 103

Some Relationships are Meant to be Short Term – Plain Truth 103

Have you ever been in a situation in which you are having a great time, yet you know it is not meant to last? It is probably one of those moments where you want to enjoy the situation for as long as possible. You even grow comfortable in it. Still, you know that the […]

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    The Epidemic of Black Bitterness and Self Hatred – Plain Truth 102

The Epidemic of Black Bitterness and Self Hatred – Plain Truth 102

Throughout my few years of blogging, I have always been amazed at some of the responses that I receive. Some of them are overwhelmingly positive. Others? Not so much. However, I am still thankful for the fact that I can sometimes illicit a response.

Yet, it is one of those responses to my blog that […]

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    Too Close to Home: The Dangerous Epidemic of Date Rape Drug Usage

Too Close to Home: The Dangerous Epidemic of Date Rape Drug Usage

When women took offense to Rick Ross’s lyric about spiking drinks with drugs, some thought they were overreacting. To be honest, it IS a rap lyric. However, for many people it is a reality that is all too real and scary as all hell. Many of us don’t think that we are even close […]

Love, Family, and The Best Man Holiday

Damn, this was a great movie. Although people may knock it for being either overly sentimental or predictable, I feel that it covered some real issues. It actually took on some modern world situations and made them fitting for movie viewing. Yet, it never lost the reality of how situations play out. Mixing all […]

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    Angel Cakes – When You Do What Others Think You Should Not

Angel Cakes – When You Do What Others Think You Should Not

One of the many problems that people face every day is their association with “aspiration killers”. Whatever it is that people may want to do (feasible or not) the “killers” will work their way into making you thing otherwise. For many of us, this actually works. For others, it only makes them work harder. […]

This Past Veterans Day and What My Dad Taught Me

Veterans Day went by just like any other day. I know it is dedicated to the veterans out there (and I am proud of them). However, my father really isn’t around to celebrate it. That day meant a lot to him. However, I am not a veteran. Thus, I could not actually celebrate a […]

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    The Problem with Young Men is Positive Male Influence – Plain Truth 101

The Problem with Young Men is Positive Male Influence – Plain Truth 101

The colleague-in-writing-crime Breazy Taylor recently dropped his post called “Are You Man Enough”. It deals with the emasculation of the male in the present American society. Impressively enough, it didn’t take on any racial slants. Rather, it was an all-inclusive look into how “men aren’t even being men anymore”. In his eyes, too many […]

Can Black People EVER Shine?

As a youngster, I was raised to never try to take anyone’s “time in the sunshine”. If credit is due, then let credit be due. If credit isn’t due, then I better make damn sure that I am right about that. Otherwise, as a human being, I should always let people get their proper […]