Kendrick, The Writer

Being a great writer means, well, how the fuck should I know? I’m just so-so. But I THINK it means a lot of things. A lot of similar attributes are universally attached to all great writers, with one of them being vulnerability. Entertainingly vulnerable is a chore. A writer like Kendrick Lamar has the gift of letting us, the stranger; and us, his reader, into his space while keeping our attention. After he lets us in, the relationship matures. From song to song, he guides us through the innerworkings of…

Video of Mississippi High Schooler Dragged from SUV and Brutalized by Plainclothes Police

Here’s what we know as of now. This video was recorded on 05/10/2022. This is Marcus Antonio Allen, Jr. in this video. He is a High School senior in Yazoo City, Mississippi. In the video, He is in his father’s SUV checking his cashapp when these men approach his vehicle and begin to assault him. As you can see in the video, the men are dressed in plain clothes. In the video it appears they never identified themselves and never asked him to identify himself before surrounding him on both…

For(bes) the Culture reports: Slutty Vegan valued at $100M

Raquel Harris from For(bes) the Culture reports that Aisha “Pinky” Cole’s business, Slutty Vegan is worth $100 Million. “In a For(bes) The Culture exclusive, Cole says she has raised $25 million through a Series A funding round that values her four-year-old brand at $100 million. Cole plans to use the money to open 10 Slutty Vegan locations by the end of this year and another 10 in 2023. She’s also planning to hire a chief operating officer and chief marketing officer to help manage growth.” We’ve watched Cole open store…

Kendrick Lamar’s The Heart Part 5 Video Takeaways:

1.) Kendrick, like me, is an active member of the “N*ggas who can still keep a head full of a hair and a reasonable hairline intact well into their 30’s” Club. 2.) “There will never be a music video broken down more than Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’” Black Twitter: Hold my Casamigos 3.) That quote, “I am. All of us.” kind of left me stomped. What is Kendrick telling us here? Not exactly sure. At first glance, it seems easy to decipher. But it’s that period after “am” that…

Jakobe’s family wants justice

Jakobe was assaulted and sent to the ICU with traumatic injuries. Jakobe’s parents approached us as asked that we share this petition with you because they are still fighting for answers and an arrest in their son’s case. This is the petition. The petition says that Jakobe was being harassed online by a person he had never met.   Jakobe’s family describes him as a gentle, fun-loving, young man. They wrote that “slurs and character assassination that were hurled upon Jakobe” and that was just the beginning. He was torn…