Music: Common, It’s Your World

From: 4:35 Be, be here, be there, be that, be this Be grateful for life, be grateful to life Be gleeful everyday, for being the best swimmer among 500,000 Be-nign, be you, be mom’s mean pie, be little black sambo With baaad hair Be aware of Willie Lynch-ism, Be, be boundless energy Be a four…

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Jay Z & Cornel West

Okay, so I’m listening to Cornel West talk with Jay Z about hip-hop and his new book. And even I will admit that Jay Z thinks in a more critical manner than I probably would’ve given him credit for based on my assumptions. They were talking about the use of the “n” word (among other…

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Music: Mos Def

Say ho everybody say ho bop po quay yo I said shake your soul like way back in the day yo bop po quay yo everybody say ho Everybody say hooooo hooo Everybody say ho And check it out now Who is cat eating out on the town And make the whole dining room turn…

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Any suggestions?

Me being ever neurotic is trying to figure out what I’m going to do next year after my Americorps year is over. And really, it’s not that neurotic since so many applications are due in the next couple of months. The thing is, I don’t really know what to do. I don’t want to go…

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Holla holla holla holla holla holla holla….why I wear headphones

When a classmate of mine said “holla holla holla holla holla holla holla….” in a moment of improv during a theater class last year, all of us about fell out of our seats laughing. BUT. it. is. too. true. For the men who stand outside on the street, or on their stoops, doing their “holla holla..” routine,…

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