Saturday, August 13, 2011
There’s a great wish in the African American community for a wonderful utopia known as UNITY. The word brings about images of 70′s era movies where everyone picks their blow-out Afros, slaps high-fives and echoes “Right on!” in unison.
This reality was lived out by our parents but now the word has become pure fantasy. A fellow AA writer and myself discussed this unity thing and came up with 7 layers of division that keeps black unity a myth. This list may not be exclusive to blacks but it plagues us and keeps us separated in a major way.
The 7 Layers of Division in Black America:
Layer 1 – Bourgie vs. Ghetto
Middle/upper class vs. lower class for those confused by the derogatory terms. These two classes of people don’t necessarily hate one another but cannot coexist due to different outlooks and prejudice towards one another. So how would you go about unifying them?
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Rick Ross got the Triple C’s? Well, I’m gonna trump him with Five C’s: Cars Carrying Cocaine Cross Country.
Guess if you’re gonna ride dirty, you might as well do it in the cleanest whip.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Four men have been arrested and a suspected ringleader was still being sought in a California-to-New York cocaine smuggling ring that used luxury vehicles equipped with secret compartments to send drugs and money cross-country, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Posted by Amtrax at 9:51 PM
By Linda Carroll
What if you could take a pill and erase painful memories? Most of us would probably choose not to lose parts of our past, but for those with post-traumatic stress disorder, such a pill might bring welcome relief.
In a study that sounds very much like a scene from the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” researchers have shown that the right medication might actually help rub out wrenching remembrances.
It’s not often that you come across creative bowling balls. Sure, there was the time we had those Star Wars balls, but they didn’t even bother to make a Death Star ball. How lame is that? Somebody needs to get to work on that. One thing that is not at all lame are these awesome zombie head bowling balls.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
...gotta get wifey some of these because I know she would killem....
The name of these shoes are just as crazy as the design. Here is designer Pierre Hardy’s creation for Balenciaga’s 2012 Resort Collection aptly called the “Metallic Silver Tilapia Army Canvas Sandal.”
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Lee County (Ala.) Sheriff's Department came up with an elaborate way to catch more than a dozen deadbeat parents: tell them to show up at a location in Opelika and claim tickets to this year's Auburn-Alabama game. Operation "Iron Snare" didn't round up all the suspects deputies were looking for, but it got quite a few. They mailed out over 140 letters for people with at least $10,000 of unpaid child support. It just goes to prove, in the state of Alabama, they'll do anything, often without thinking about it
Posted by Amtrax at 10:35 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2011
A study that compared the brains of suicide victims to those of people who died suddenly from other causes found key differences in specific brain cells in the white matter of the brain.
The finding lends support to the idea that inflammation within the brain plays a key role in depression, says lead researcher Naguib Mechawar, PhD, of McGill University’s Group for Suicide Studies in Montreal.
Mechawar and colleagues have been studying the brains of suicide victims for close to a decade in an effort to better understand why some people with major depression take their own lives.
Singers turned rappers don’t come around often but it seems like Chris Brown has made a fairly easy mainstream transition. Not only has he managed to win over more fans for his rapping, but his new mixtape Boy In Detention has gathered some of the biggest acts out right now for collaborations. The tape features the likes of Swizz Beatz, Wiz Khalifa & Justin Bieber (aka Shawty Mane smh) boasting production from David Banner, 9th Wonder, Big K.R.I.T., Justice L.E.A.G.U.E. & more.
Track listing and download link after the jump……