Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Invite 4 Glasses of Insight


See I don't have a baby

so MILF

won't apply to me

but since your average male

classifies me

as female

would this entail

that I'm (a) FILF?


Untainted Politicians are the new B-l-a-c-k


(Being that we are only used to sheisty egotistical politicians, I guess honest trail blazers are dull)
Say hello to "low key" guy, Roland Burris. He was recently appointed by 80s hair wearing hustler/governor to fill in Obama's vacant seat which has already ignited debate amongst senate leaders.
Silently working for change in Illinois for over 40 years, Burris has broke racial barriers by becoming the first African American comptroller from 1979-1991 and the state general from 1991 -1995. He is without a doubt a genuine maverick for abortion rights, gay rights, minority rights, and the overall the well being of Illinois.
For someone has has no skeletons in his closet and is simply an honest man just trying to better his community, the Senate would be ludicrous is they reject his appointment!
They lucky I'm not in the Chi!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm am far from being a film fanatic, but lately I've been on a quest for power films during my break. I was so intrigued by the previews of Slumdog Millionaire that I actually made the effort in seeing it. And let me just say this has to be one of the greatest movies I have seen in a good minute!
The plot focuses on 18 yr old Jamal Malik who is a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". I don't want to give away the movie because the dynamics will be stripped away if I go into detail about why he is on there and its connection to his life story which unfolds through each question he is to answer by means of flashbacks and recollections of his turbulent upbringing.

People go see the film, it's worth the overpriced ticket!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Biggest Fraud in History?

Nah more so biggest fraud affecting the wealthy in history.
The reparation scheme was the biggest fraud.
Yes I went there.

So the A-list celeb on Wall St, Bernard Madoff, was arrested yesterday for conjuring up one of the biggest frauds in history. This guy racked in $50 BILLION in fraudulent investments.Madoff can face up to 20 years if convicted. This case has been defined as a Ponzi Scheme. I wasn't familiar with the term so I did some research and found out that it is a swindle operation that involves promising or paying ridiculously high profits to investors out of the money paid in by subsequent investors, rather than from net revenues generated by any real business. The profit is high and short term with the intent of bringing in a flow of new investors. The money must continue coming in for the scheme to be a success though as the investor count increases, the faster the scheme collapses.

I knew it was called Wall St. for a reason. A blockade is the only way to hide shady business.

America's bank volt just got infected with a EFI (economic fraud infection)
We saw it coming though.

PS- RIP Bettie Page

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Not Food 4 Thought but a Tall Glass of Insight

Being Fuel Positive in the USA

You and your
2 and 4 door
daughters
are being pimped and infected
by these gonorrheic gasoline
penises
premium diesel or regular
they all rancid and recycled
yet people still
line up like unemployment
lookin’ for a blow or hand job
damn you enjoy riskin’ your
economic health
all for a car?
I thought I was writin’ this
Fresh kicks
But this epidemic is serious
As an advocate for protection
America,invest in some foot, bicycle, or MTA contraception


Inspiration: Brian DiNonno's "Slave to the Grave"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Who Likes Apple Juice?



I could nike dunk myself in the face for discovering this ill album almost 2 MONTHS after the fact!

So check it, Apple Juice Kid has remixed some of Miles Davis' classic tunes by adding pinches of that savory hip-hop flavor to it without OD-ing on it. This mixtape is reminiscent of Madlib's "Shades of Blue" , another classic hip-hop jazz remixed album. This the kind of album you can vibe too while doing cleaning your place, doing papers, or simply chill out to. Trust, I'm zonin' out to this as I type this post and complete these last few assignments of the semester!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Humpday Festivities...

So my final ends at 3:30 and my last one isn't until Friday. I haven't been to a show since Jill Scott was in BK this past August, and that's kinda unhealthy for me, musically. So, me and my buddy 5th Avenger will be in the building. Those in the NYC area who are interested should hit this up

Video De La Dia

This is one of my favorite songs off of Q-tip's new album, The Renaissance. The track is entitled, "Move", and just by its title and the ill "Dancin Machine" sample produced by the late grrreat Jdilla, you will be movin'! Listen, I can't be all stiff when this track is oozing out the speakers! This is the kinda song that makes me wanna be on a skating rink even though I ain't the greatest or have just bop down the street with some
ENORMOUS headphones

The video has an 1982-83 feel to it simply because it's reminiscent of "Rock With You"
Check it out People!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cops keep degradin' us in our environment

So Michael Mineo was assaulted and sodomized by three officers in the Prospect Park subway station in BK on Oct.15. The weapon of choice was in the form of an officer's baton. It was announced yesterday that the officers will be indicted on these charges as the case continues in the upcoming days. One officer came forward and said he saw the ring leader, Richard Kern, assault Mineo with the baton. Even a transit officer, witnessed this grotesque form of brutality. However, Kern CLAIMS he did nothing wrong, but yet this dude was accused and acquitted of course of excessive force back in 2007. And one of his "comrades" claims that he did not use the baton as an act of sodomy but "placed" or "pushed" it against his buttocks.
C'mon are they freakin' serious right now?! So what sodomy is now synonymous to brutality which is all ready bad enough?
To be blunt with ya'll it won't be a surprise if they are acquitted. But I'll keep you posted on any updates
-pEaCe

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Fly 5

Shouts to Citizen Ojo for nominating me for the award. Seeing that made my day. It's a dope feeling to know people respect what I do let alone read the blog... I'm so touched lol

So here's the Fly 5 for ya mind 1 time!!!
(click on the name to view the blog)

1. Aunt Jemima's Revenge: My muse in the blogosphere. Prof. Tracey is blunt, educated, and witty with the political, racial, and social happenings. My mind packs on the pounds of useful info on a daily!

2. Stuff Fly People Like: My Online Mag covering fashion, music, art, and culture. These dudes have a constant follower. So keep doin' what you do!!!

3. Universoul Productions Weblog: Audio Utopia. The musical downloads and entries are RIDICULOUS!!! Any genre, hip-hop, reggae, brazilian, underground, unreleased, etc... DOPENESS!!! Even though the site has been facing difficulties since September (tears), the older entries are still worth checking out for the visual and audio stimulation

4. The Urban Gent: Why this gem wasn't dug up sooner, I cannot even provide you with an answer. However, this is the illest fashion site thus far and the genious behind it is a lady!
"Don't you stop it, don't you stop, stop the bloggin' Jacinda". All I have to say is ladies do pay attention to men's fashion and it's nothing sexier than a man who can truly dress from the haute hat on his head, to the chic shoes securing his socks. She provides you with the specifics not just look at this outfit and comment.
5. Undercover Black Man: He has such a wide range of posts that grabs just about anyone's attention. The musical, political, historical, and social reads are tall glasses of insight, and I stay thirsty for it. Check the dude out!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Video De La Dia

Ok this Family Guy Clip is mad random, ignorant as all hell, but ha ha ha hilarious!!!
I haven't posted a video in a good while so please watch... if it offends you don't go off on me I'm just the messenger not the mastermind behind it's cleverly cynical concept lol
"Prom Night Dumpster Baby"

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hump Day Morning Cartoons

Transformers: Recessionis Prime vs Obama-bot
Extreme Globe Makeover "The Animated Series"

Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day: A Conscious Celebration


Celebrate by thinking to yourself... How can I help?
Celebrate by protecting yourself for the sake of your own heath as well as your partner and loved one's.
Celebrate by becoming more educated on the seriousness of this epidemic and how it is massacring adults and children by the thousands
(not just in Africa but here in the U.S. even your own city)
Celebrate by empowering those who are incognizant of this critical issue
Celebrate by sending a financial donation to AIDS research and sanitary/effective HIV facilities around the world
(any amount is is better than nothing)
Celebrate by writing letters and signing petitions to politicians arguing to make this issue one of their top priorities

Finally...

Celebrate by paraying, wishing, and hoping that this EPIDEMIC will find its weakness... A CURE!



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Operation ill Apparel Now In Progress



My Verdict? Guilty of being a such a FLY shirt!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Operation Multiple Interpretation Art in Progress



Capitalism and Consumerism and Global Pauperism is a you-know-what.
When I saw this on Stuff Fly People Like I had to do a triple take, and try my best to dissect this artwork figuring out where Beejoir (dope artist check him out) was going when he sculpted this. I interpreted it as Vogue India meets Kara Walker oddly enough
(don't ask cuz that thought is still in the embryonic stage)
Beejoir and I need to collaborate cuz I would take this to the next level and piss everyone off by having die mans on their neck, blood tears, and some nikes but don't get me started though

Monday, November 17, 2008

Operation Dope Accessory in Progress

The TI Headphone By Skull Candy



Friday, November 14, 2008

Top 5 Coundown: Ol Boy "Barry" is my Dude! Edition

Here is my Top 5 as to why Obama is 1 cool dude:


1. Collects Spiderman Comics
(always a plus)
2. Plan to have a b-ball court built at the White House
(Yes please let's undergo the this long awaited/needed renovation!)
3. His Senate desk once belonged to RFK
(This goes to show that the 2 dopest politicians are 1 in the same)
4. Despises the saggin pants epidemic

(Listen up fella and ladies!)
5. DUDE IS LEFT HANDED!!! (I mean what else is there to say?!)

Top 50 Obama Facts
Obama and the Spiderman Method

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

They Sooo Nasty!!! (Round 3)

I was listening to Dr. Joy Browne last week, and she was talking about the new phenomenon in regard to STD awareness. When a person finds out they have an STD and/or exposed a partner they had in the past 6 months to one, they can inform them by means of the internet.
Bloggers, I present to you In Spot. If simply being sexually responsible in the first place, getting tested regularly, or letting your partner know in person or by phone fails... SEND THEM AN E-CARD LIKE THESE!!!

Ok first of all, anyone who sends someone an e-card on such a sensitive and serious matter as sexual health obviously is just as careless when they were sleeping around. Yes this may be a better option than not telling them at all, but e-mails are already impersonal as is. And, a STD e-card is just triflin!

People please handle your sexual business responsibly, get tested, and even if you are infected and may have exposed someone to it as well...
USE IN SPOT AS A LAST RESORT BUT DEFINITELY DO REMAIN SILENT!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scrumptious Tunes Overflowing the MP3 Plate: Seconds

"The Death of Adam" CD

White Supremacists Breaking Racial Barriers... UM RIGHT!

(Click Photo for Article)


Once I saw this photo and its accompanying article, I knew instantly that it was
DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read).

So from what I read, even these white supremacists are anti-McCain (sort of). I must admit, their explanations for "liking or admiring" Obama intrigued me. As long as he is a Black Racist, advocates global separatism, does not acquire a white woman as the grand prize for "making it", yet gets us out of war then he is exceptional. However, several argue he isn't "black enough" because of his ethnic roots, and just might forsake the black community in order to please white folk, and of course my favorite... no one really wants a black president (no one = many white folk) but are just afraid to openly admit to it and will secretly vote republican though they are registered democrats.

White Supremacists are interesting people... they never cease to acquire an acute amount of my attention,amuse, agitate, yet anger me

Atleast they are blunt with their absurd ignorant views

Quotes for Your Pleasure:

"The corporations are running things now, so it’s not going to make much difference who's in there, but McCain would be much worse. He’s a warmonger. He’s a scary, scary person--more dangerous than Bush. Obama, according to his book, Dreams Of My Father, is a racist and I have no problem with black racists. I’ve got the quote right here: 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s white race."

"I don’t think America wants a black president. Most of them are too afraid to say that they believe the way I believe. They sit around their dinner table and talk the way I do, but when they get out in public, they have two faces and show the other face. When people are voting in the booth privately, they’ll vote Republican even if they’re a Democrat."

"I give Obama credit, he seems to have stuck to his guns as far as pulling the troops out of Iraq. He’s a very intelligent man, an excellent speaker and has charisma. John McCain offers none of that. Perhaps the best thing for the white race is to have a black president. My only problem with Obama is perhaps he’s not black enough."

"we have a black man, who loves his own kind, belongs to a Black-Nationalist religion, is married to a black women--when usually negroes who have 'made it' immediately land a white spouse as a kind of prize--that’s the kind of negro that I can respect. Any time that a prominent person embraces their racial heritage in a positive manner, it’s good for all racially minded folks."

"Every black leader that has some form of power has given black people false hope, when in fact, the closer they get to the white establishment, the more they become an actual enemy to black people. Black people need to move away from the establishment and towards a moral change. As for Obama, first of all, he’s not even a black man in the terms of what real black people consider a black man."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Scrumptious Tunes Overflowing the Mp3 Plate... Hurry Up and Buy!!!

"The Renaissance" CD

Sam Cooke Said it Best... Long Time Comin' But Change Gonna Come


"YES WE DID", "YES WE CAN", AND "YES WE WILL"

MY FIRST TIME VOTING IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND MY PRESIDENT IS A MAN OF COLOR (REGARDLESS OF THE FACT THAT HE IS BI-RACIAL) ... ABOUT DAMN TIME!

MALCOLM, MLK, RFK, JFK, AND ALL THE TRUE MAVERICKS WHETHER BEING POLITICAL LEADERS OR JUST THE COMMON HARDWORKING FOLK WHO HAVE FOUGHT TIRELESSLY FOR THIS DIRE CHANGE WILL BE ECSTATIC KNOWING THE ABUSE, THE PROTESTS, AND THE AGONIZINGLY DRAINING WAIT WERE NOT IN VAIN.
WE ARE NOW REAPING THE BENEFITS OF VERBALLY AND PHYSICALLY FIGHTING FOR REFORM!!!
FINALLY BENJAMIN BANNEKER'S ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IS BENEFITING US ON HIGHER LEVEL

TRUST US AMERICA WE GOT THIS!!!

PS- THANK GOD PALIN'S 15 MINS ARE UP!!! AND WHERE JOE THE PLUMBER AT?

ELECTION NIGHT (RECORDED ON NOV. 4TH 2008) - Nas & DJ Green Lantern

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Shout out to the Slave Master"?


Toure: "What historical figure do you most hate?"

Soulja Boy: "Others have said Hitler, Bin Laden, the slave masters... "" Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the slave masters! Without them, we'd still be in Africa."

I wish I was being a pathological liar but this sadly is a reality. A reality we all need to closely examine and repair ASAP!!
1. Why is his ass even allowed to open up his mouth?!?!?!!?
2. Better yet, why do people even dare to have a serious conversation with him?! Your intelligence has to decrease dramatically like these stocks after a 2 minute encounter with this fool
3. But on a serious note... what is happening to our children for them to even have this kind of mindset?!
4. Parents... what is going through your mind that your son can even muster up the balls to have this nonsense escape his uneducated mouth?

Yes shoutout to the slave master without him we would not have been experiencing hundreds of years of brutal and undeserved racism all due to his quest of imperialism by any means necessary
... what the hell was I thinking not shouting him out before



Save The Children - Marvin Gaye

The Grey Album of 2008: Jigga + Coldplay= Dopeness!!

so mick boogie and terry urban and other ill producers went to the lab and concocted this ridiculously ill mixtape...

"Viva La Hova"

Jigga and Coldplay= Dopeness!!!

(i usually do not post new music entries because this is what hip-hop blogs are for. however, this particular mixtape is too dope to not be mentioned.)

much respect to frank 151 for having the album available to download

give it a listen here

-PeAcE


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Throwback B-more Commercials... Let's Laugh For a Moment

This is for all my B-more people who will really appreciate these throwback commercials
-Enjoy!!!
PS- I tried my hardest to find the Lexaco commercial but to no avail... forgive me






Monday, October 27, 2008

THE MEAT PILE TEST

Bloggers... look closely at this image and tell me what you see?

Most will say "Ok, I see meat, dark meat to be exact." What's your point?"
My point is in NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM should anyone see me or any woman particularly a black woman within this pile of dark meat
Therefore the next time a white man OR ANY MAN even thinks about referring to me and/or my friends as "dark meat" instead of a WOMAN...
I will become a butcher and chop your mad a-hole diseased dignity into minced meat and leave it out to finish its well deserved decomposition. And I doubt that a malnourished child or homeless family would pick at you

Friday, October 24, 2008

Operation ill T-Shirt Now in Progress

'Operation' women's t-shirt

This shirt is so freakin' ill!!! I know the print is microscopic to some people, but it's tackling national issues such as oil, hypertension, financial corruption, lies, gun control as well as a host of other issues that have all be on our minds and have been greatly affect by. and what better way to address these issues by playing a friendly game of "Operation". This shirt will be on my back in the next two weeks

Shouts to Staple for the dope creation and Digital Gravel for selling the ill shirt

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Castro Knows Wassup

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Millions of White folk in America "cannot reconcile themselves to the idea that a black person... could occupy the White House, which is just called that: White."

Habla Castro! Habla!
Courtesy of The Afro

Monday, October 20, 2008

They Sooo Nasty!!! (Round 2)

"His little willy moves". That's what she said, not me.

So my homegirl and I were watching
The Soup last weekend and they had a segment in which they showcased what the babies are into these days.
Joel McHale warned us this was an actual commercial but we were not expecting to see penis all up and through the screen! I don't care if it was a doll, that was a bit too real for me!
Now I have seen the commercials in the past where doll babies have the ability to potty...
but that was innocent make believe!!!
I can't even imagine watching this commercial as a kid let alone adult or with some children and not be disturbed for the both of us.

And yet, I can't help but find droplets of humor for how crude it is to air this on a kid's station and how a pervert probably got caught off guard, excited and camera ready to record 21 seconds of a disturbing toy advertisement.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

SNL's Coverage of the Road to the White House... Oh There's More

1st clip: Finally Palin stops through to the SNL set.
2nd clip: 3rd debate. Joe the Plumber should be proud
3rd clip: 2nd debate. emphasis on time, "that one", and McCain wandering around the stage

all are pretty funny so check em out



Friday, October 17, 2008

Here They Go AGAIN!!!

The President of the Chaffey Community Republican Women newsletter, Diane Fedele, plans to issue an apology saying that she did not intend for the picture to be offensive.

So let me get this straight right quick. Obama being placed on a food stamp bill rather than US currency surrounded by a slab of ribs, a bucket of chicken, watermelon, and Kool-Aid does not have any negative connotation? What the hell is my problem then?!

Click on the photo to read the article

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PS- Shouts to Professor Tracey for posting the photo on her blog

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ali and Eye D. vs the USofA- Double KO



"The Draft Is About White People
Sending Black People To Fight
Yellow People to Protect The Country
They Stole From The Red People".



So I take it that the bailout is about RICH white people covering other RICH white people's asses, further ignoring the issues affecting poor white, black, brown, yellow, red, and tan people who are forced to deal with these green ("rich white miser") people?

... Just a thought



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

From the Headphones to the Blog...

Being a self proclaimed ethnomusicologist is not easy. There is so much music out there that I find it quite hard to keep up and be up to date with the dope ish that's out. So I was in Boston this weekend visiting my homie Rachel and she took me to this underground hip store to check it out. I didn't have much money but hey I was going to buy something. I was undergoing melodic withdraw and needed a fix fast. After failed attempts at finding cheap ill mixtapes that were under $10 but sold out, I typed in jazz and came across this ILL ALBUM BY THE JAZZ LIBERATORZ called Clin D'OEIL



it was kinda funny because while I was previewing the album on the computer, it was playing in the store. I was already thinking before I came across the album on my own that whatever was playing was so ill. I kept thinkin', "yo what is that dope album bumpin on the speakers and is it in stock?"

so check it these 3 ill cats from Paris are the masterminds behind the music. they collaborated with american mcs and singers such as buckshot, j live, and asheru and a host of others creating this mmm scrumptious plate of music combining hip hop, jazz, and soul.

i get on the computer immediately to educate myself on the group and found out that this album dropped in January 2008. Why no one bought this for me as a birthday gift considering that I was born in this month I don't know. However, I discovered it now and wear it out like a bad ass kid's behind

PS- PICS AND COMMENTARY ON MY BOSTON TRIP COMING SOON... but in the meantime check out a track off the album


YO REAL TALK... GO SEE "TAKING OVER"

This past Thursday my friend Netty and I went to LAGCC (LaGaurdia Community College) to check out Danny Hoch's new theatrical piece, "Taking Over". My head had reached unseen heights of stuffiness not to mention my body refused to let out that large sneeze needed to relieve me of my discomfort. This inconvenient cold was not and was not going to discourage me from seeing this new play before it officially hits the stage.

Why is that? Ok 1 its was free, 2 it was in Queens where I live, 3 it was a part of the Hip Hop Theater Festival, and 4 it was a Danny Hoch Play about Gentrification!!!

MY SICK BEHIND WAS NOT MISSING THIS PLAY!!!



So the play tackled the ever brewing topic of gentrification from the racial, social, and economic perspective. Danny Hoch put on a dope performance portraying a variety of characters more so real life people who are affected by the changes in their Williamsburg, BK community.

Get this- dude played a Polish/Boricua college student, 60 something yr old black woman, young brotha who had just been released from prison, a well to do French real estate agent, a Jewish sheisty businessman, a 20 something mid west liberal white girl, a dominican cab disbatcher, and a militant rapper. He definitely portrayed these people to a T enabling us to gain same insight on this issue not only happening in Williamsburg but all across the country!


This is one of those topics I am most passionate about. I am an advocate for change in a community but if that change results in displacement of the lifelong residents, then that change needs to be revised- real talk. Also when gentrification is in its early stages it is imperative that residents, community activists, city officials, as well as the business people come together to reach a compromise in an organized and assertive fashion so that everyone is reaping the positive ripple effects of gentrification.

And that's all I got to say (Trust- I got words for days but that spoils the future poem I want to post on here)

Those in the NYC AREA DEFINITELY CHECK OUT "TAKING OVER"

-PeAcE

Monday, October 6, 2008

SNL's Coverage of the Road to the White House pt. 3

Funniest parody of them all so far. It's even funnier considering these are their actual words... almost

ENJOY!

They Sooo Nasty!!!

Mommy did say she was never allowed to buy any album by the Ohio Players because of the album covers,but I just assumed Granny was blowing things out of proportion...




I wish my 9 yr old would pick one of these up and ask me to buy it for them with a straight face!!!
...but their music was on point though lol

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Here Goes A Black Man Lost

Lord Have Mercy Orenthal!!!
Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Assault Charges, and Being Found Guilty all for some sports memorabilia?!?!?
Was it really that serious?!
Bless Ms. Durio's (O.J.'s sister) heart. He made the poor woman faint as he was being taken away.
Some say karma is a MF but that's in the mind of the beholder
...then again this is the same MF who published a book entitled, If I Did It


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O.J. Simpson's sister Carmelita Durio lies on the floor after ...
Defendant O.J. Simpson appears in court in his trial at the ...

Friday, October 3, 2008

THE FIRST 48 HOURS...


This debate grabbed my attention much more than the Presidential debate. I am not going to delve into this debate in a shallow demeanor because I want to show a much more serious side to the perception i had of it. Sure, Palin's winking, OD use of the word "maverick", and shoutouts were obnoxious, but I'm putting that aside for a moment. Topics were brought up that made me think, FINALLY we are discussing the issues that I want to hear. However, some were not touched upon to my liking and some issues were not brought up at all, so here are the issues I am passionate about:

1. The Environmental Crisis- So Palin "thinks" that man has partially contributed to the crisis. Biden is confident man is responsible for it. Wherever did he get this idea from?lol We are fully aware that alternative solutions must be thought out completely and implemented asap in order to lessen this crisis, but when will this occur? We need to understand that this is a GLOBAL NOT NATIONAL ISSUE, so this means that world leaders need to come together and tackle this issue and develop a strategy to fix the problem.
By the way... WTF IS AL GORE? (The OG of Energy Conservation and GREEN Advocacy)

2. Healthcare- It needs to be either free or extremely affordable and equal for EVERYONE, employed or unemployed. This is health we are talking about and it's absurd that millions of people in this country are not insured and are negatively reaping the consequences when this can be prevented. The Democratic candidates plan to mandate health insurance making it universal and a government ran program. The GOP plans to issue a $5,000 tax credit for families and $2,500 for individuals enabling families to use the money they receive to purchase their own insurance, no government interference.

3. Education- Most Children Left Behind. The plan simply has no effect in our schools. Test Scores are still low, even though I despise tests being one of the sole means to measuring a child's intelligence and fate in society. Not to mention the achievement gap and hole in the ozone layer have a little something in common. This critical topic has not been touched upon to my liking. We are fully aware that NCLB is unsuccessful and that it needs to be expanded as Palin
mentioned, but where is the HOW factor? It is imperative that textbooks and technology be updated and used effectively by well qualified/ experienced educators. Foreign language needs to an important class along with math, science, and language arts starting in elementary school (Why do most American only know American English and its many jargons?). I know this is random but the HELL happened to geography class?!?!? I can go on and on and on and on about the state of education and how we need to save the babies, but not right now.

4. War in Iraq- Much respect to the troops because no way will I go to the battlefield over something that doesn't need a war to begin with. With that being said, of course we can not magically exit the war however it can't continue. Compromises need to be reached in the Middle East so that both sides can quit the fighting and tackle the more important issues pertaining to their land politically economically and socially.

5. War on Drugs- This war needs to be declared in America RIGHT NOW, being isolationists to it has got to stop

6. Same Sex Marriage- Both parties are not for it. I can easily say this does not affect me whatsoever being a heterosexual, but this affects my friends who are.

7. Child Pornography- This is so sickening to me that adults who are perceived as being protective over children can act in this way, especially men in the cloth. I don't know how this issue can be handled politically as of right now so get back to me on this one

8. College- The cost is astronomical. It needs to be free or ridiculously affordable for EVERYONE, YOUNG OR OLD. We are all entitled to pursue a higher education. I know many people are not cut out for college, but many of us are but do not live in the means to afford to go.


PS- Cheney is the most dangerous VP we ever had... Shouts to Biden


Thursday, October 2, 2008

All Female Art Exhibit 10/5 -10/30 in BK

It is true my dudes. We ladies do have a mouthful to say when it comes to expressing and showcasing our art through different medias.

Shouts to Lichiban and Yah for making this dope event possible. I definitely will stop through.


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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Amazing Spider-Colbert #573

Stephen Colbert and Peter Parker will collaborate on this upcoming issue of the Amazing Spider-Man #573. What to expect? Who knows?!?!?!?!?!

Shouts to Current for the article.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO




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Sunday, September 28, 2008

SNL's Coverage of the Road to the White House


Hip Hop's Birthplace Up For Sale

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City officials have given the okay for the historical building to be sold for 5 million dollars to a high profile investment group headed by Mark Karasick. Even though residents and advocates for keeping the apartment complex out of the hands of big investment companies proposed a 10 million dollar petition, it was not approved by city officials. This is pretty upsetting because over a 100 families are at risk for being displaced once the new changes take place. Not to mention who knows the fate of this historical building now that is no longer in the hands of the people.

It would have been nice to atleast see it transformed into a museum if it was going to be sold or damn remain a home to 100s of people, but that's business for you.

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Hip Hop Theater Festival Sept.23 - Oct.11

So this weekend my friend Netty and I went to the Skirball Center for Performing Arts at NYU to check out this Performance entitled the Break/s written, directed, and starring Marc Bamuthi Joseph. (the flyer in the previous post is what I attended)

The show was pretty dope simply because it was a narrative, spoken word performance, and interpretive dance all in one when recollecting his experiences in Paris, Japan, Haiti, Bosnia, Wisconsin, San Francisco, Senegal, Cuba, and New York. Throughout his travels, Joseph speaks on his search for identity as a black man, educator, lover, and person in general. He definitely had the crowd on the edge of the crimson red seats because you did not what to expect this dude by the approach he used when telling his narratives and his unique incorporation of dance of spoken word that also told a thought provoking story.

It is said that The Break/s is a "live mixtape on stage" and this is the best way to describe it.


Here are some photos from my night:




PS... From Sept. 23- Oct. 11 is the Hip Hop Theater Festival in which plays, performances, exhibits, and open mics will be taking place all throughout NYC. Anyone in the area who may be interested in partaking in the festivities may need to hit this up.

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-PeAcE