Friday, August 28, 2009

The Brother I never had.

Reflection

Much of what I have to say is in the poem.
Till we meet again.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

To the Greatest

To the Greatest

I deliberately waited on CNN and every other news channels to quit using Michael Jackson's legacy and life story to increase their ratings, before I posted this blog. Everyone knew and loved Michael Jackson- from Africa across to Asia- he was the other MJ that I grew up respecting for his incredible gift. And it was unfortunate growing up to see such an icon criticized and made a media-spectacle of. To the National Enquirer and all others that never gave him a chance, there isn't much to say other than the fact that one of the world's greatest musicians ever was also one of the world's greatest philanthropists to ever live. Gutter press, print that.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

I am not my hair

I am not my Hair

Akon has a line on Indie Arie's song: "Nappy headed brothers never had no ladies//then I hit the barber shop real quick//had a mini lil' twist and it drove her crazy" makes me smile every time. So true. The funny thing is this is true in American and Ghanaian culture. Indie spoke words of wisdom in her song but it did not occur to me that my little sisters also have perm till I saw Chris Rock's trailer to his upcoming movie Good Hair. I guess the pandemic is closer than we think. Click movie title if you're curious.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Adiós Gainsville

Friendship

There's an African wise-saying that goes like this: 'It takes a village to raise a child', and this is certainly true of the support system of anyone who has been successful. It took my village of University of Florida supporters to graduate. To you all, I can never express enough gratitude, thank you.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Educated Black Males

Bruhs

The stats on black males matriculating from high school are disappointing, and from college even stark. It is monumental to see any group of young men graduate and it is a privilege to celebrate my line brothers. This is to all educated black males- and not just my class of '09.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

B.A.M.N.

I-Phi B.A.M.N

I apologize for the two week Hiatus. I've been traveling a lot these past 14 days-from Winston-Salem NC to Miami, FL- half of which I spent commuting on the Amtrak or in traffic, sigh.
This picture was taken at our 32nd Conclave in Miami and epitomizes my mantra for the rest of 2009. There is so much that I strive to achieve and though I don't agree with Malcolm X's acceptance of violence, I am darn near ready to be successful By Any Means Necessary through honest hard work, perseverance and commitment. ShOWt OWt to my chapter for winning International Chapter at the 2009 conclave and the International step show competition. G.O. get it!

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