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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 […]

What I learned from the BET Hip Hop Awards of 2013

Please be reminded that I started late and I missed the first 45 minutes of the show. Then again, judging from the rest of the debacle called The BET Hip Hop Awards of 2013, it seems that I didn’t miss much at all. So, for a recap of 1:15 of a show that was […]

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    Don Lemon, Talking Points, and Twitter Love – Plain Truth 83

Don Lemon, Talking Points, and Twitter Love – Plain Truth 83

The Trayvon Martin case has left a polarizing atmosphere within the conscience of America. On one side, you have demands for justice (especially in Florida). On the other hand, you have issues with personal responsibility within the Black community. Both issues are quite important and seemingly can’t fully mesh in order to bring any […]

Dear Larry Elder: Shut The Hell Up – CCL 78

Larry Elder, Larry Elder, Larry Elder.

We all know you as the intellectually speaking, rabble rousing Black man that tends to be the “pseudo-mirror” for all African Americans. I respect your approach and I respect your hustle (it IS how you make your money). Also, I understand your take on things. You want Black people […]

The Race Card ( Always Bet On Black) – Plain Truth 30

Well, I bet many of you never heard THIS song. This is probably one of the most inspirational songs during its inception. Yet, it never got the burn. Maybe because radio wasn’t radio for this type of music dealing with melanin pride. Or, maybe there is that idea of “post racial America”. Beyond all […]

Bad Black Men: Statistical Suffrage (CCL 29.5)

Sometimes, I feel as if people believe what they want to believe. Other times, I feel that people are being “sheeple” following the rest of the herd. So, we are usually going to have two cases here: those that lead and those that follow. It is quite simple in calculation. In the end, there […]

Better Than Stereotypes: Black Men, Hip Hop, and Media Negativity (Pt. 1) (CCL #29)

There appears to be something wrong with our black men. Stereotypically, we are unworthy fathers, sex hungry simpletons, or slovenly slumping under our women. We have become all the way lackluster. We are not the leaders that we are supposed to be. We are not the family men we are supposed to be. In […]

Monchhichis in Street Clothes (Chocolate Covered Lie #7)

(Another oldie but goodie from 2008… it and relate)

          If life has taught me anything, it has taught me to be authentic. When you are authentic, your motivation is to be as honest as possible. You try not to surprise anyone. You will rarely do things to impress people because you […]