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Posts Tagged ‘black men’

February 27th, 2017 - 11:58 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Our Thought Process

Recently I saw the video below online. According to the caption these two niggas are supposedly arguing over a cell phone. I have seen the video on both social platforms that I use, Facebook and Instagram, multiple times. My first thought of the video was, “Nigga, you don’t pull out a gun if you[...]

May 5th, 2015 - 7:56 pm § in America, Misc., The Ave Scene

Poetry Session

Todays poem is brought to us by the Great poet Ice Cube, originally from arguably the greatest and most influential Hip Hop group ever, NWA.  Hip Hop was more than words.  Hip Hop was our voice.  Although we have artists that are conscious today, I highly doubt that we will ever see these types o[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 11:55 am § in America, Misc., The Ave Scene

The song that never ends

An African American man is murdered by the police.  African Americans get upset, and wait for justice to be served.  This is despite the fact that we know that the police will most likely be acquitted of any wrong doing. Next, local African Americans will hold rallies, marches, and eventually th[...]

March 18th, 2015 - 10:14 am § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Get money, but don’t exploit!

Autonomy and Entrepreneurship are positive components of African American urban male street culture. There is absolutely nothing wrong with young African American men not wanting to conform to society’s standards.  African American males are not wrong for wanting to start businesses and want[...]

March 13th, 2015 - 10:12 am § in America, The Ave Scene

African American males have to broaden our Cultural Spectrum

One of the main obstacles in the way of employment for African American males is the public school system and the urban street culture mentality that a poor education system perpetuates.  Poor public education does not prepare kids intellectually which makes it very tough to gain access to higher e[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 12:10 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Sad day

A good friend, who will go unnamed in this piece out of respect to his loved ones, passed away.  I always find myself thinking, why am I still here after I hear about a childhood friend or former teammate being murdered or locked up in prison?  What did I do to be fortunate enough to […][...]

October 28th, 2013 - 12:56 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

Why are you scared of me?

White America fears African American males.  The fear was evident during the Trayvon Martin case.  Its evident every time a black male is pulled over by police for no reason other than being black.  Many white Americans agreed with Zimmermans reasoning for stalking and killing a young  black kid[...]