What Can I say…


There were so many times I wanted to dig in the grab bag of topics that “grind my gears” but it wasn’t there time, not every thing that talked about is news and not all news deserves a reaction. Maybe none of this stuff I speak on today does. So make the exception for this first statement, “as black people more of us have to care about something other than ourselves for us to be able to get anything,” and I’m not speaking to those of you who already do, I’m talking to the people on the block the hustlers, thugs, gangs, and those of us who are just about the money at any cost need to care more about the community, about a right and wrong place to say and do things. Just care about life and then pass that respect on to others, if it ain’t money it’s fame and truth is we are the punchline. But I won’t take you church with this one just an observation.

On to the bullshit. So the black Internet or Twitter wants me to be mad at Iggy Azalea and white Media wants me to believe Kim Kardashian is the cause for all the ass love of recent and “Jenny from the block” started it all let’s start in order: who the fuck is Azealia Banks? No seriously? And why should I care that media thinks Iggy and Macklemore are true Hip Hop and the best at it ? Truth is we already know real hip hop doesn’t win Grammys, so who are these awards supposed to go to these days ? young Thug? Kirko Bangz? I mean are we listening to the music at all now? Before I state this let me be clear I love all round beautiful asses. But Jlo’s was not nearly the first and Kim K’s ain’t the best, they’re just the asses media puts on camera the most and you know why I don’t complain cause I love nice asses, (I just told you this) the current system works for me just stop feeding into it. And if you want to fight back then ladies get more of your asses on mainstream tv (I’m thinking of a few news casters of all colors all over this nation)

One last important thing I need people to remember Black people even more so than others, President Obama is not your mayor nor you damn governor, the reason why he has to hold his tongue or tread light on many of the things that have happened of recent is because he is being watched by the world. I don’t recall Bill Clinton speaking about the OJ verdict, or George W. Speaking his mind about the Beltway Sniper. (And we all know O.J. Did that shit.) Plus let’s be real there are a larger group of people in this country that respect the British royal family more than our own first family. (And what they do has no effect on us, wake up) For every white politician that doesn’t want Obama in office there is a man in power, in another country that equally has no respect for black people or women at all, and is laughing at the U.S. as house continues to disrespect and disregard what our President says. I want to add that never before have I seen such blatant disrespect for a president and our last stole two elections, put us into an un-winnable war and claimed victory to something we had only begun. As a country out priorities are all fcuked up no racism will not go away but yes let’s talk about it and for gods sakes as a country shut the hell up and band together for more than just a day or two after a tragedy happens. -Vonte

Charity Starts At Home

It’s the simple things sometimes. I saw this clip and shed a tear, at first because I remember the episode their grandparents wedding well renewing of vows,  but then it turned into more. (not a full cry. More thought) “Damn was it really all that simple then?” You may not know this about me but, I grew up in a single parent home since eight years old through no sad story my dad was there, just situations, moving, and well miscommunication we didn’t see each other for over twenty-some years, through it all my mom worked two jobs and my siblings were old enough to make their own decisions and live on their own since I left elementary school. Yet still here I am, I made it out alright from inner city life, I had my family when I needed them we all do and when they were on their own things we had the Cosby’s.

Music videos still had video girls (remember The Box pay-per view music videos) Rick James sang about weed, tied a women up, and lets not forget LSD, and crack cocaine were things so where did it all get F’d up? When did belt (or other) whoopings really become abuse? When did it become okay to disrespect an elder or a public place? When did the culture lose its minds and well become stupid?

I looked up to the Cosby Show not because I wanted to be a doctor or even necessarily go to college but because, from everything I know, that is still what family does and is for us. No matter how messed up your family is, when you get together you had those Cosby moments. Yes exaggerated for TV still but still true. We lost that along the way. And a generation passed that had no Cosby show to look upon, now scripted reality TV thing is the thing to beat (yeah it’s still scripted they can’t pull that stuff off in all those locations on the fly clubs and restaurants would get sued real people hurt) pay for play radio stations that play all the same songs continuously and dear I call them artist but rappers like Future, and Chief Keef, get record deals and work. Futures break out hit was “Tony Montana” I would post the lyrics but there’s no point? The few intelligible words were repeated many times and the majority of those were the songs’ title. We’re more concerned with sex tapes, WorldStar fights, and animal rights then we are about raising our kids and instilling values, reminding them that there is a time and place for everything and every elder deserves respect. So yeah seeing this clip made me tear up. We as a nation (not a black or white thing) are lost and too far gone to even realize there is a problem, or are just to lazy to solve it. Demand more from your life, your television and dammit your music. Michael Vick served three years for fighting dogs and George Zimmerman walks away from shooting a young man he followed and provoked on property not owned by him ( yes I went there). So demand more, and well more importantly start at home. -Vonte ( FYI I love dogs)