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You’re Welcome

Do you feel that? That warmth around your heart? That sunny day that makes you smile? You’re welcome. That’s us. The us? The us is Geminis. All us. While some (misled) people may have a less than favorable opinion of those born during the chosen period, I contend we are[…]

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Coloring Outside the Lines

Yesterday, I was in the car with my kid and we were both dancing and singing “When the praises go up! The blessings come down!” Amidst our praise and worship I considered how I had never thought this as an option for hip-hop. I considered us bonding over various songs[…]

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Something Old Something New

Somehow it’s mid May, not really sure how time flew by but it’s moving. I’ve been out of the loop as I’ve disconnected from social media for a rest but I peeked and poked around just to see what I’d been missing. Two things stood out, both made me feel[…]

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Too Much

I don’t know if you were here or nah last week but I intentionally did not mention the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson. Known to some of you as Prince. Let us not forget here where I shared my reasons for buying physical music and Prince being the reason for[…]

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Cocaine 80s

Not just the name of one of my favorite band’s that is a band and sometimes a man, the 80s were a time of feast or famine. The decade birthed quite a few members of the hip-hop community. I decided to review MCs born and their contributions to the culture.[…]

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In the Black

Is it me or has television gotten fairly Black? Now, I’m not saying there’s enough people of color on tv, what I am saying is, it’s browner than its been in awhile. Or at least my recent memory. This may be the second coming of the Martin, Living Single, New[…]

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No Pictures

I don’t photograph well. I look better in real life. This is only an idea I’ve had to come to accept in the past 2 to 3 years. Well let me take that back. I have always been a bit awkward in 42% of my pictures collectively That was never[…]

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Artificial Intelligence

I don’t remember the first time I saw him, but I do remember when he etched a spot in my heart. It was 1997, and a diminutive young man, Allen Iverson, broke the ankles of the God of Basketball Michael Jordan. This week AI was announced as one of the[…]

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Sorry For Your Loss

On Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 I woke up to discover I had suffered a loss. We had all suffered a loss. Phife Dawg of, arguably the culture’s greatest group, A Tribe Called Quest had passed away. When I first saw the tweets on my timeline I thought “damn” but then[…]

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There Goes the Neighborhood

  A few weeks ago a few friends and I were enjoying an unseasonably warm Saturday evening in a recently gentrified neighborhood. For reference please note, I used to live in this neighborhood 10 years ago when the gentrifiers wouldn’t have been caught dead there and my friends have lived[…]

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