Monthly Archives: July 2015

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The Legacy of Kalief Browder on Video

This was my client. I won the contract to write his book. Recognized his glory, his heart and courage, and intended to counsel him all the way thru till the end. His big brother. Someone who’s been there/done that. Unfortunately, he couldn’t escape his neighborhood, his family, and most importantly himself… God Bless his soul Here’s his story…

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Kalief’s story hit the big time when he sat with Rosie O’donned on the View. He was on his way. He had no clue how hard it is to get your story on national TV and what that meant for his future.

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MY NOTE FROM JUNE 12th 2015: It’s crazy to see how much love and admiration is being shown now that he’s gone. Of course I posted after signing the book contract but it was more so so that you knew his story… It was more so that you would know his pain. You know what’s crazy is that he tried to kill himself five or more times while he was doing that three years @Rikers. Look at the irony of it all, how he was certain to have the most epic book to tell his story, and likely a movie as well, he could throw that all away without a 2nd thought. The fame, money and importance meant nothing. Only thing that mattered was relieving his pain. And while his pain is gone now, I can’t help thinking that we have to die in order to make a statement; in order to tell the world “LISTEN TO ME! I’M HURTING!!!” Please don’t think I’m trippin or blaming anyone, it’s just a thought while having pizza for dinner #KhalifBrowder — at Fellini’s Pizza.

Old School

author writer publisher rockdale county georgia 2Shoutout to all of you from this era. It was a simpler time, a safer place and time. We had more concern for one another/those we could touch and embrace, nothing too “virtual” in our lives. Still the haves and have-nots, but something about a persons consistence and skill set and talent assured you a future. There were fewer disruptions in health, in business, in what we believed. The wake-up call came and educated us and forced us to recognize that, no, we haven’t been “safe,” our beliefs were “fed” to us, and most everything we’d known was a lie, was manufactured, or simply smoke & mirrors. Still, I miss the simplicity and I’m happy I survived.

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Shame On A Legend – Bill Cosby Dismantled

Bill-cosby_w504Let me say this though, I had fun with #TigerWoods and the whole answering machine scandal… My early days on Facebook/no strings, no holds barred… Every time a woman came out of the woodwork it was getting funnier and funnier. There have been stripper scandals on the West Coast on the East Coast and all parts in between. The preachers have been outed, the President has been outed, and celebrity sports stars fall weekly. But you who know me know that I really go hard when it comes to sexual crimes or battery & violence against women and boys. That’s a whole different category from cheating on your spouse. #WoodyAllen: straight perverted; a pedophile who was saved by his fame and influence. #RKelly , perverted by way of his attraction to teenaged girls. I won’t bash him for the pissing fetish since that seems to be a choice/get rained on or don’t get rained on… A simple decision. I think anybody over age 10 knows better. And of course most recently #EddieLong who’s money and influence also preserved him from backlash and legal action when outed as a homosexual who “raised” and prepped little Black boys until they were old enough to be his male lovers. These perversions are crimes against people who lose their best selves in the act. Of course WoodyAllen is set aside with his demented ass having married a young woman that he once bathed when she was a little girl. That shit is just special. And yet, as far as we know it’s not right. It’s the same thing with Long; they were of age and they had a choice to walk away.

They were intoxicated by the money and the influence and the fame and they fed into it; or should we say they signed up for it.

I say all of that to come to this point; Bill Cosby surely did not kill anyone. And his victims weren’t under age. So I think the worst crimes on a hierarchy of crimes are out of the picture. But the thin line here is that while we know he abused his influence and fame, and while we know he committed adultery/cheating on his wife, those acts in and of themselves are not crimes. They are not violent, deviant behaviors that would leave a woman broken and scarred for life. On the other hand if you don’t have thatcosby-story_650_011015050102 influence and you don’t have authority or fame where are you can abuse your discretion, then all you have is drugging and taking sex from a woman without her knowledge. I believe the latter description would be a  violent crime if looked upon solely, that is without the prestige and the innate will power…

The lies and deception used to intoxicate a woman’s desires are every day occurrences that go on with or without the woman’s knowledge. It goes on in marriages and in average relationships.

It goes on in random encounters. But by far, lying is not illegal. Cat-fishing is not illegal. That’s merely deception, and we see that 24/7 on TV as a legal activity. But let’s be crystal clear to say that this is bigger than being deceptive or slick or conning a woman out of her pants; this is bigger than cat-fishing. This is the most inexcusable human assault. Theres murder, there’s the physical attack, and then there’s rape, in that order. But set aside the violation and the idea that human beings do this (sex) all the time/how it’s natural and all that, this is so much more more like this is more of a problem in society where we get to choose who we persecute or hold accountable. Sure we persecute and hold accountable in sports but this is the most a human being can do to another, to have their way with another limp body, a body that cannot resist, defend itself or fight back. These women may as well have been corpses, except partially alive.

 So here we have a cocktail of fame, TV, movies, cartoons, books, relationships… All of that Bill Cosby bullshit-that Bill Cosby legend, all of that, and now overflow that cup of liquor with 3-parts drugs.

Now the fame got u in the door, got you into his mental stronghold… You’re relaxed and impressed and he already know he can have you stand on your head if he asks. But why toil with rejection? Why risk his safe marriage? Why give you access to his wealth or you dragging him into court or you running your mouth and spreading rumors?

Just let Mr Jello Pudding have his way with your body/just because, and you’ll never know what hit you. Carry on as you were.
bill cosby shame comedy tragedy rapeThis was “The Cosby Prescription,” and I can see by the various comments and the arguments that so many of us don’t want to believe it. We can’t separate one part of his blueprint from the other? We look at him differently than most everyone else who does not have money and influence, simply because of his Goliath-sized fame? Do we give him a pass simply because he’s a Black man and in the universe of wrongs done to Black men, maybe we deserve another opportunity to weasel out from under the throbbing thumb of persecution and conviction? Does Cosby represent us all, all the good we do on the surface of life and all the twisted thoughts we harbor within? So we deserve another OJ?

What, you believe Cosby is squeaky-clean? You believe ALL THESE WOMEN ARE LYING all because of your “Couldn’t-buy-NBC-conspiracy-theories?” And how many rape victims are acceptable to you? One? Two?

Oh, so you just gonna toss Beverly Johnson’s testimonial out the window as if she too din have a stellar career? As if she wants to “up her notoriety” because of this scandal? If you believe these things, maybe you should check your OWN state of mind, your beliefs and what impresses you. Maybe you should question your own ethics and conscience and moral codes. And sure I know I’m filthy, your filthy, we all got filth in our closet. Blah, blah , blah… that has nothing to do with this issue of being raped while under the influence. Like they say, NO MEANS NO. Except these victims had no option to say no. And yet some of us want THEM on trial. Family, It’s not Cosby on trial folks, it’s ALL OF US ON TRIAL, all of us being tested for our ability (or inability) to see through life’s smoke and mirrors; for us to be able to swallow the pill of truth being handed to us. #dropsmic

COSBY’S GREATEST ADMISSION OF GUILT: “HELLOOO AMERICA”



My hometown of Mt Vernon… so much SOUL

I was just thinking of how wild it is that I’m connected to so many of our Mt. Vernon celebrities. I recall someone once made a tee-shirt with all the Mt Vernon celebs and they popped my pic on it. A blessing. But I’m humbled to be part of the homies, from Rap to Basketball an beyond. RIP Trouble T. RIP HeavyD RIP ALJordan RIP CurtSoutherland

 

 

MAYBE ITS JUST ME…

Peace-TranquilityMaybe it’s just me but every Sunday I wake up and I get to my computer only to see more death and mayhem and disarray in the world. All I can do is post SMH because these are situations that I could never directly have a hand in and which can never directly feed into my peace of mind. I didn’t feel I needed to go “to the club” to be “around others” and so I didn’t get caught up in some gunfight. I didn’t feel the need to take a random drive down I 20 and so that wasn’t me in the multi-car accident fueled by a DWI. Ooh, and (in this day and time) I didn’t feel like joining a prayer group in church that I might get caught up in some random gunman’s vengeance. More people. more problems!

So much random violence and mayhem in the world and we can’t/don’t want to run or hide from it, so what is the answer? You’re not even safe in church anymore? You’re not safe in the movie theater anymore? In recent history there was even a gun man who took lives in some local LA fitness. And even if you are safe and insulated its your work environment or your siblings and love ones to be concerned about. Hey! I din sign up for this! My rah-rah days are OVER! They were limited when they peaked, but today I don’t need to do high-speed on a motorcycle. I don’t need to pack a pistol, and I don’t even feel the need to talk tough. My life is about passion these days. Progress. And Purpose.
But let me be balanced and also say this; if you tweak and adjust your eyesight ears and your mindset you can in fact absorb and receive the goodness. surplus and blessings in life. Is it just me? Or have you also stretched your boundaries and looked outside of your circle to find the joys in other peoples lives. They are enjoying themselves and their families and their livelihoods, and they are living and breathing and progressing. Yes there are many who live in gated communities however others live gated lifestyles. Still, others gate their minds and turn their backs on all of it unless it supports or affects them directly. Because I know so many people on so many different levels in life it affords me the diversity of thought and experience and wisdom, enough to speak on it and relay my feelings. I say all that to say I feel your pain and I see your misery, but I choose to live a life of peace, progress and prosperity. Whatever it takes to do that, I am down for it. And whatever it takes to convey that to others I am down for it. I don’t need the relationship if I recognize the red flags. And I don’t need the thrill if it’s not becoming or contributing to my purpose. I am down for peace of mind. Be Blessed.

Work, Work, Work, and it doesn’t end there…

So many of you are into “grind mode.” You’re minding your business, living your life, making whatever contribution you make to life. Me??? I gat fans, haters, instigators, and…uhmm… photographers??? lmao #mylife

On this occasion, something made me look up and I was quick enough to catch a photo of HIM! OMG this is CREEPY! Creepier than me even having an iMac, minding my own business in Starbucks! #mylife Gotta love the fans!

On this occasion, something made me look up and I was quick enough to catch a photo of HIM! OMG this is CREEPY! Creepier than me even having an iMac, minding my own business in Starbucks! #mylife Gotta love the fans!

This is Sandy Springs, close to Perimeter Sq Mall. Just heavily focused on my video editing. But clearly, someone was focused on me! lol

This is Sandy Springs, close to Perimeter Sq Mall. Just heavily focused on my video editing. But clearly, someone was focused on me! lol

Its best to sneak your photo from a distance. This way, in theory, nobody knows what you're up to. Predator?

Its best to sneak your photo from a distance. This way, in theory, nobody knows what you’re up to. Predator?

I often wonder what its like and how it feels to be behind someone, sneaking a photo, and then get so passionate about it you post it online... FAN!

I often wonder what its like and how it feels to be behind someone, sneaking a photo, and then get so passionate about it you post it online… FAN!