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The Starting 5 Podcast Guest Appearance – HBCU Drama, NBA Playoffs, Etc

  Once again, I made a guest appearance on Dan and John’s epic sports podcast The Starting 5. In this episode, we discuss the NBA Playoffs, HBCU drama which includes the school Bethune-Cookman University, John Edward’s death by the hands of the police, racist moments in wrestling, Curt Shillings waste of space behind, and BBB […]

Old School Video of The Week: Phil Collins – “One More Night”

The year was 1984 when Phil Collins released the single “One More Night” off his album entitled No Jacket Required. No Jacket Required will be my personal introduction to Collins, but he released albums before this one that were solid. No Jacket Required, would be one of my favorite albums of the 80’s and made […]

Book Review: You Have The Right To Remain Innocent by James Duane

“Any lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances.”-Former United States Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, Watts v. Indiana Many times, we hear about convicted offenders who confess to crimes, who would later admit they didn’t commit the […]

10 Tips To Improve Your Self-Esteem

Numerous people can benefit from a significant improvement in their self-esteem. When you have low self-esteem or unsatisfactory self-esteem, don’t be ashamed; take steps to boost it. You possess the authority necessary to take control of your life. A healthy self-esteem is essential for a healthy life to materialize. Recognizing how important a strong self-esteem […]

Old School Video of The Week: Rene & Angela – “I’ll Be Good”

The year was 1985, when the duo Rene Moore and Angela Winbush who went by the stage name simply Rene and Angela released the single, “I’ll Be Good.” which was off their final album together entitled Street Called Desire. The duo’s chemistry was savory, and it only has added to their success and they were […]

White Guilt and the Obsequious Negro – Musings on Dr. Ben Carson

Google defines the word obsequious as “obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. Synonyms offered are “servile, ingratiating, sycophantic, fawning, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, groveling, cringing, subservient, submissive, slavish, brown-nosing, bootlicking, smarmy and ass-kissing. This definition perfectly describes the public persona of Ben Carson with regards to white people. It has been obvious for quite […]

The Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj Beef Brings Out Misogyny & Complainers

  OPINION – The day Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj began throwing shade at each other; I just knew this would be a great opportunity for hip-hop in general. Not too many women on the mic are going at each other in MC Lyte versus Antoinette fashion and receiving a broader audience while doing it. […]

Knicks Owner James Dolan Treated Charles Oakley, Like Donald Trump Would

  OPINION – As a lifetime Knicks fan (yes, I know I have issues for continuing to be a Knick fan) the events that led up to retired Knicks player Charles Oakley has resulted in one of the darkest movements in Knicks history under owner James Dolan’s regime. From the facts that were presented, Oakley walked […]

Old School Video of The Week: Mic Geronimo – “It’s Real”

  The year was 1994 when Mic Geronimo released the single, “It’s Real”, which is the censored version of “Shits Real” off his debut album The Natural. 1994 was an extensive year for hip-hop and argumentatively one of the best years of the genre. Mic Geronimo not only contributed to hip-hop in that year, but […]

Wait A Minute, Some Are Still Dragging Mariah Carey?

OPINION – It has been a few days since Mariah Carey’s dreadful performance during New Year’s Eve that left those who watched it horrified at how Carey’s vintage and accomplished voice appeared to be noticeably absent. Well, Carey’s camp is blaming technical problems that the show producers were allegedly aware of at the time. Carey’s […]

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10 Tips To Improve Your Self-Esteem

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Numerous people can benefit from a significant improvement in their self-esteem. When you have low self-esteem or unsatisfactory self-esteem, don’t be ashamed; take steps to boost it. You possess the authority necessary to take control of your life. A healthy self-esteem is essential for a healthy life to materialize. Recognizing how important a strong self-esteem […]

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10 Reasons Your Church Could Be in Decline

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Mountains of debt, significantly plummeting church attendance and membership, and uninspired members: fundamental signs your church is in decline or failing. Do the members of your church have nostalgia for “the good old days” instead of enjoying the present and looking forward to the future? Unfortunately, too many church leaders are unwilling to engage honestly […]

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Top 10 Things I Hope I Won’t See in 2016

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  The New Year has taken shape and New Year resolutions have also been announced. Without further ado Happy New Year! I have a few resolutions, but this blog post isn’t about me on a personal level. I just wish everyone peace, good health and prosperity. Avoiding certain events and actions, is what I want, […]

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GoFundMe Is Becoming, The Internet Version of Panhandling

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  OPINION- When I’m on social media it is for a few reasons, which are to post mainly an update to this blog, upload a few pictures, like everyone’s new baby pictures (I love the bundles of joy), interact with associates, friends and family. I also usually partake in some foolery and discussing series topics, […]

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Don’t Blame It on the Alcohol

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When you do stupid stuff under the influence of alcohol, don’t blame it on the alcohol—blame it on your own stupid self! Alcohol has to take the blame for far too many things that it is not causing. Alcohol does not make people do stupid things—people do stuff things because they want to do them. […]

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Knicks Owner James Dolan Treated Charles Oakley, Like Donald Trump Would

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  OPINION – As a lifetime Knicks fan (yes, I know I have issues for continuing to be a Knick fan) the events that led up to retired Knicks player Charles Oakley has resulted in one of the darkest movements in Knicks history under owner James Dolan’s regime. From the facts that were presented, Oakley walked […]

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George Karl Is Blaming Absentee Fathers, Instead of His Mediocre Coaching

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OPINION – There are always occasions when people write autobiographies and “spill the tea,” so to speak, where they highlight things that occur in their lives while blasting others in the process. In the case of former NBA coach George Karl, he attempted to do the same thing in his latest autobiography, entitled Furious George. […]

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White Guilt and the Obsequious Negro – Musings on Dr. Ben Carson

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Google defines the word obsequious as “obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. Synonyms offered are “servile, ingratiating, sycophantic, fawning, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, groveling, cringing, subservient, submissive, slavish, brown-nosing, bootlicking, smarmy and ass-kissing. This definition perfectly describes the public persona of Ben Carson with regards to white people. It has been obvious for quite […]

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Old School Video of The Week: Samuelle – “So You Like What You See”

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  The year was 1990 when former Club Nouveau member Samuelle released the single, “So You Like What You See,” off his debut and only album entitled, Living In Black Paradise. “So You Like What You See” was even more popular in later years, and was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San […]

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The Starting 5 Podcast Guest Appearance – HBCU Drama, NBA Playoffs, Etc

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  Once again, I made a guest appearance on Dan and John’s epic sports podcast The Starting 5. In this episode, we discuss the NBA Playoffs, HBCU drama which includes the school Bethune-Cookman University, John Edward’s death by the hands of the police, racist moments in wrestling, Curt Shillings waste of space behind, and BBB […]

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Old School Video of The Week: Phil Collins – “One More Night”

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The year was 1984 when Phil Collins released the single “One More Night” off his album entitled No Jacket Required. No Jacket Required will be my personal introduction to Collins, but he released albums before this one that were solid. No Jacket Required, would be one of my favorite albums of the 80’s and made […]

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Old School Video of The Week: Rene & Angela – “I’ll Be Good”

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The year was 1985, when the duo Rene Moore and Angela Winbush who went by the stage name simply Rene and Angela released the single, “I’ll Be Good.” which was off their final album together entitled Street Called Desire. The duo’s chemistry was savory, and it only has added to their success and they were […]

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