From Ferguson to Baltimore

Let me begin this post by asking “what the hell is going on in the world today?”


Check out the News Story Before Gray’s Death

As many of you are aware, or soon to be, another murder occurred at the hands of the police department. This time it happened in Baltimore City…again. Freddie Gray was chased down by the Baltimore City Police Department, arrested, and died days later with a spinal chord injury. How did that happen, you ask? Footage was released of Gray screaming while they dragged him to the Police patty wagon. We can assume he was already assaulted, but somewhere between the arrest and transportation, he magically ended up in the hospital in a coma. I’m no rocket scientist, nor am I a reporter, activist, or mortician, but my bet is riding on the cops fucking shit up…yet again.

For those of you who have been hiding under a rock, the police across America have been straight up killing Blacks for the past few years. Some cases have been publicly showcased while others have been kept on the hush. You can literally google a slew of names of people who have been killed by the police JUST THIS YEAR. I remember about a year ago, a young man by the name of Tyrone West was murdered in police custody and the case was overlooked…right here in Baltimore City. I would like to salute his family for protesting on what they call “West Wednesdays”, to occupy city hall as they were asking for a full autopsy report on their beloved deceased.

In any event, as people around the U.S. are getting fed up, please keep several things in mind:

  • The militarization of the Police is underway. What a great way to spark off a one world government!
  • Do not be deceived. Everything happens for a reason. Did anyone stop to ask how such hatred on Blacks can occur at the helm of America’s first Black President? Just drink that in for a moment…
  • One day it’ll all make sense. No matter who or what you believe in, your prayer should be for a brighter day…a better world…an end to the fuckery at some cost or another.
  • What are YOU going to do about injustice? Are we as a people still waiting for the next MLK to come out and spark a change?


I find my rants on this here blog leading me to the same conclusion each time I type. Love is the answer. I am SO proud of each and every activist, every protester, everyone who ever shed a tear at the thought of injustice.

Let’s love one another.



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God’s Not Dead


It appears to me that a celebration is in order. In lieu of Good Friday and the entire splendor that comes with it, I’d like to share my thoughts on a movie I just watched a few days ago on Netflix entitled God’s Not Dead. The movie was released in 2014, but I just caught wind of it through a friend.

In the film, a Christian student by the name of Josh Wheaton, was attending a University and taking a philosophy class. The teacher, Professor Radisson, expected each student to denounce God in an attempt to “free them” of religious oppression. Noble idea…but who cares if your students believe in God, right? In any event, Josh felt that it was his place to defend God, and tried to convince his fellow students of God’s existence. I’m not going to ruin the movie for you, but feel free to watch it for yourself and give me your thoughts.

Rotten tomatoes gave the movie one star. I’m so surprised.

It is my understanding that people all over the world get persecuted for their beliefs daily. I still am having a hard time understanding why. In my humble opinion, it all comes down to minding your business and respecting other people’s beliefs.Right?

I guess my question is what’s wrong with believing in a God who is alive? Where have we gone wrong to shun people for believing in God? Why must we bash people who don’t believe in God?

With all of that being said, I think the movie God’s Not Dead was a tear jerker and a great watch. Yes, I am a Christian, but I think that people should stand up for whatever they believe in.We are all a part of the human race, and all of our journies are quite similar. Spread love, damnit.

Today, I celebrate the death of Christ and his resurrection respectively. Happy Good Friday; Love one another.

Peace and Blessings

My God is Alive


Look at us. The black culture. A poor, lost group in continuous longing and searching. For what; Acceptance, understanding, leadership, guidance. The Pessimist in me, feels we’re nothing but Conformist, made weak with the passage time. If this is true, This would be one of our lesser qualities; however – this isn’t entirely our fault. 300 years of slavery and hurtful ideologies like the Jim crow law will do that. Don’t get me wrong, I love our people; But I have an unrivaled distaste for our ways. At our worst, we are what the stereotypes perpetuates us to be. At our best, we are relentless – A force capable of implementing radical change on a historical level for years to come, despite any iniquities or obstacles that try to yield our momentum. but this “call to arms”, takes so Much (Ferguson) for people to see this side of us.


Once again, is it really our fault, after long contemplation and endless rationalizing, I realized, it’s never really been a point in history where we’ve had a continuous leader. (Aside from the civil rights movement). So one could look at something like the jonestown massacre, and you momentarily understand how our people got pulled in. Psychologically it’s called Normative social influence; and by definition, they say its influence of other people that leads us to conform in order to be liked and accepted. Now, I’m sure like me, you tell yourself endlessly, that you could never fall victim to the ill, false, lure of a cult. I’m also sure you’ve heard the name Jim Jones and have made a few jokes about cults, but never truly understood the Meticulousness of Jones. (Perhaps out of ignorances.)


Around 1956, his religious movement was created. Jones called it, People’s temple – many know this to be the cult that resulted in 950 – 1000 casualties in mass suicide. but understand, most didn’t see it as a cult; simply put, no one ever joins anything that would hurt them. At its height, Jones had a congregation over 3- 5000, people and by 1970, it had 12 different locations in California and Its Congregation consisted of mix ethnicities but was predominantly African American. Growing up Jones studied the communist movement of Karl Marx and Dr king and adopted his methods as his own. Although he had trepidation of backlash for using the Communist methodology, this later would play an essential role in his growth amongst the black community. After a few failed attempts, In 1956, Jones bought his first church building, in a racially mixed Indianapolis neighborhood. This was a pivotal move for jones. understand that around this very time, the civil rights movement was just beginning to thrive. So everything Jones preached was a breath of fresh air In a racially charged atmosphere, filled with brainless brutality and segregation. As always we were vulnerable, much like now.


Its best to come to terms with the idea that, so long as man inhabits the earth, racism will live along it’s side. My fear isn’t the perpetuation of racism, but the lack of perception that we have as a species, history repeats itself, in sad, repetitive, repetition without remedy and we Will Continuously find ourselves susceptible to moments like Jonestown, Ferguson,Sean Bell, Ronald Madison, if we don’t pay attention. We don’t need anymore false leaders or momentary Martians, who protest today and gone tomorrow. We don’t need fake anger- We need leaders that will endure and show us the way in times of strife and during times of happiness. We need leaders whose names will be echoed on ears without want for years to come….

We often refuse to accept an idea because the tone of voice which it has been expressed unsympathetic to us – Friedrich Nietzsche

Brownstone Singer DEAD

I’m not big on R&B but I remember the group Brownstone. Unfortunately, Charamayne Maxwell left this planet Friday night.

TMZ reports that she died from a fall & cut her neck on broken glass.

Police don’t suspect foul play but the shit sound fishy as hell to me…

Either way, R.I.P. to a talent, a mother & wife. You’ll live on through your music.