Category Archives: Important Ones

About That Life

I’ve done two things thus far in my adult career. How they ended: First job: Fired after 9 months (via email), June 2010. Graduate school: Withdrew with 8 months left, December 2011. On paper, there is a lot of negative … Continue reading

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3:25AM: World vs. CNN

BBC Al Jazeera  CNN CNN US Interesting. Very Interesting. Bless You, Screenshots.

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The Crazy Ones

here’s to the crazy ones the misfits the rebels the troublemakers the round pegs in the square holes the ones who see things differently they’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo you can … Continue reading

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Fred.

 1956 – Attempt on Fred Shuttlesworth’s life. 16 sticks of dynamite were put under his  bedroom window. House damaged, but he survived. 1957 – Attempt on Fred Shuttlesworth’s life. Attacked by Klansman for trying to enroll children in all White … Continue reading

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7:00pm

Troy Anthony Davis — convicted of shooting and killing police officer Mark McPhail. Claims innocence. Lawrence Brewer — convicted of fastening James Byrd, Jr. to the back of a pick up truck, dragging him behind the truck along an asphalt road, and … Continue reading

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Murder. To. Excellence.

Jay and Kanye are getting  a decent amount of bad press about their “luxury rap” approach to Watch The Throne. A lot of this criticism is coming from people around Jay-Z’s age that think this is a disrespectful direction to … Continue reading

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Happy 60th, Barack

I found a letter that I wrote. I found it in the future. Love it when that happens. — August 4, 2021 Barack, Happy birthday, my man. Yes it’s crazy to think that I’m in my mid 30s, but you … Continue reading

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I’m a Spy: Black Weblog Awards Recap

Saturday night, from 6pm to 10pm, was the most important 4 hour stretch of my 2011. I learned more about myself in that 4 hour period than I did in a year of graduate school. About 36 hours have passed … Continue reading

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Blogging For Obama in 2012.

At 9:15am this morning, I put in my official bid to opt out of the final year of my contract* and take my talents** to South Beach.*** *contract  = grad school **talents = talents? ***South Beach = The Campaign to … Continue reading

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New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.

New York, I Love You But you’re bringing me down New York, I Love You But you’re bringing me down These words, sung beautifully by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, most accurately describes my relationship with the city I’ve called … Continue reading

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