Dedicated To The Whack Writer In You…

“…and if I ego-tripor my head is fuckedI take my ass backto where I grew up and get real, boyit’s never too latebefore I be like youand make a weak ass tape…”– Too Short, “In The Trunk”   Much of what I dislike in this new age writing(why do we hate the word blogging so?) Read the full article…

Asylum Rising(Verse 3): Kujichagulia

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves stand up.   I can’t quite recall which came first, the thought that I could catch up some bills by selling my ebt card money, or actually heading towards C’s house. Whichever it was, I found my Self back on that Read the full article…

Grasp The Principles, Better Yet, Stop Smoking That Root…

“Grasp the subject, the words will follow.” -Cato, The Elder   While reading the piece “Who Celebrates Kwanzaa?” on The Root, I ran across this sentence: “According to an unscientific poll of 472 of The Root’s readers, only 35 percent of respondents currently observe Kwanzaa an African-American holiday based on seven principles that is celebrated Read the full article…

What Good Are Poems?

Coach Bilal Sankofa posted this poem, and I quoted the lower stanzas in this post. Due to what I’m sure is selective RT’ing of certain personalities on Twitter, I knew this wouldn’t get the attention it deserved. We want to thank the brother for once again exposing us to appropriate works that might have gone Read the full article…

You Think They Playing With This Power?(Triple Value Score)

The first and second parts of this focus are linked in their respective orders, here(one) and here(two).   “6. He likes the Devil because the Devil gives him nothing. 7. Why does he like the Devil? 8. Because the Devil put fear in him when he was a little boy. 9. Why does he fear, Read the full article…

Asylum Rising (Verse Two): Ujima

The first part of this series is located here.   “Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together.”   One thing I must say about the sister Makeda, she’s doesn’t invite you over her house without attempting Read the full article…

Thirty Days of Poetry Challenge(Day Seven(2012))

Before you, the world was dark and nosy. Slightly lost without these what i can’t see without clearance like world without mirrors not completely aware of appearance but when you appear with song and dance the two become three and your mind’s ports are unhinged by my stargate. More than these 3’s those 720s like Read the full article…

And Now, A Few Thoughts On Spirituality From #SKYLINE Command…

Our brother, D, @Ahbseenkwestion, from Twitter, the writer of True Indeed, and co-owner and creative brass of Stolen Outfitters, the brother that you your #Skyline, has blessed us with a discussion focused on Spirituality. As always, please extend your warmth in the comments, follow the brother on Twitter, enter his elevated perspectives on his site, Read the full article…

Thirty Days of Poetry Challenge(Day Six(2012))

Wet   Soft   Lost   nibbling   hoarding   holding   loving   tongue-ing   longing   moist   Kiss.

Thirty Days of Poetry Challenge(Day Five(2012))

From ground to the outer bounds we are the motion of the Kundalini wrapping and warping the wire Our entire soul’s solar powered backbone while I inspire their desire to never retire until all their options are entirely expired they expose my soul to treasure troves as I live vicariously through their successful moments Hegel’s Read the full article…