Happy 50th Birthday, Tupac Amaru Shakur: An Analysis of “Ambitionz Az a Ridah”

Tupac had so many faces, so many layers, so many personalities and so many emotions. And he was entitled to all of them. Tupac is the poster child for black folks are not monolithic. In fact, a lot of shit is running through our brains, simultaneously, including conflicting thoughts. We want to be rich; we want to be anti-capitalism; we want to say fuck the world; we what’s best for our people; and sometimes we’re just tired of everyone, including our own people. And Tupac was this. He was all…

CDC issues new guidance for these grandparents to get these mf kids

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued new guidance for vaccinated grandparents to either pick up or receive these mf kids. Statistics show that parents who are between the ages of not washed to a little washed to very washed need a mf break from these mf kids. With stress levels being at an alarming all time high after being stuck with these mf kids for more than a mf year in the mf house, parents of kids who are too young to watch themselves are tired…

We Interview Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown, the former NBA player who was drafted as the number one pick by the Washington Wizards, has made his way in the headlines by essentially going at everyone on Planet Earth. I think he may have cussed out my momma, I’m not sure. Just to give a little backstory, Kwame Brown is considered an NBA bust because of the high expectations that come with being drafted number one. However, to his credit, he did have a 12 year NBA career, making millions of dollars. But because of the…

Paul Mooney Was Your Favorite Comedians, Favorite Comedian

I never understood the artistry of joke telling/writing until I met Paul Mooney via one of his many standups. Before being introduced to Paul, I would just laugh. Laugh at the jokes, the punchline, the physical parts, the props, etc. Never really thought about what it took to actually make me laugh. Never thought about what went into making the food. I just ate it. But when you discover a Paul Mooney, you can’t help but appreciate the art form. Because you wonder, “This nigga is just sitting down, telling…

If the Streets Call Me, I May Have to Send it to Voicemail because I’m Kind of Washed

Yes, the Streets are calling us. Everyone is getting vaccinated. The CDC put out their 115th guideline and told us if we’re vaccinated, we can throw away our masks. I get all that. But here’s the thing, I THINK I miss the Day Parties. I THINK I miss the drunk Waffle House All Star Specials. I THINK I miss the Happy Hours at popular lounges with my fellow black professionals that would occasionally turn into a club. I THINK I miss the loud trap music, filling my eardrums with “I…