Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Did we Kill MLK’s Dream?”

Tomorrow Feb1st, at 10pm I will be on the Talk2Q radio show where we will discuss the dream of Dr. martin Luther King Jr and talk about whether or not we have killed his dream or lived up to it.  Check out the radio show at 10pm http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talk2q and follow the homie Q at http://www.talk2q.com/ Also Q will bring some topics from some of the past VLOGS I have done so CANNOT miss this show. Feel more than free to call in and share your opinions and thoughts at 1-347-202-0215 and let me know how you feel.

“Who Defines Black Women?”

As Black History Month approaches the Big Homie Dsoul, CEO of Family Grind Entertainment, sent me this great article about who defines black women today and where they get their identities from in today’s society. The article also goes on to discuss the modern role models that our young black women have to look up to and how the images and concepts that these women portray have an effect on the black youth in America. I find that this article and article like it are vitally important because it sheds a light on the reality of how the media and main stream America portrays black women and how so many positive black women are overlooked and overshadowed due to overtly raunchy and sex crazed entertainers that are praised with admiration and reverence. It’s a sad reality but a true sate of where we are as people, where talent is clouded with ass shaking and songs about giving dome. In 2012 it is now more important than ever to pay attention to how we are portrayed, because the further along time goes, the further detached we become from our history and who we are as a people. Below is a link to the Article iin full where you can read and judge for yourself.

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_8489.shtml#.Txjg3mmJfYc.email

“R.I.P Joe Paterno”

Today Legendary Hall of Fame College Football Coach Joe Paterno died at 85 years old. Joe Paterno is and always will be one of the most admired, respected, and loved coaches of all time. He has done more in his career  not only  in his  accomplishments but also in the development of young kids in grown men. To me it’s sad that in the last years of Joe Paternos’ extraordinary life that his astounding career came to end the way that it did, and because of his death we will never be able to gain insight and understanding to what really happened and her things from Joe’s point of view. Joe Paterno has done more in lifetime than I could summarize in a few words in a BLOG, but what I will say is that Joe Paterno will most certainly be missed. R.I.P JOE.  Below is a link to an ESPN article that Chronicles the life of Joe Paterno.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7489238/joe-paterno-ex-penn-state-nittany-lions-coach-dies-85-2-month-cancer-fight

“Red Tails”

A Movie 20 years in the making has finally been released. George Lucas stated in several interviews that he ha had the desire to make this movie for more than 2 decades, but due to countless set backs in the movie industry, mainly, the unwillingness of major Hollywood distribution companies to even touch a film such as this. Lucas is quoted in several interviews stating that many of these large companies told him countless excuses ranging from ” we don’t see much potential internationally for a film like this” or  ” this movie just isn’t green enough” which basically boils down to them really meaning…we’re not putting any money into a black, movie, with an all black cast, based on the real life story of significant black people who made a difference…because they were black.  But despite all of the setback Goegre Lucas decided to completely finance the entire movie himself and release the film under Lucas Films Ltd, and show that he is truly willing to put his money in his beliefs. so I urge all people, not just black people to support this film, not because it tells the story of The Tuskegee Airmen, but because it is a symbol of standing firm in your resolve and in your beliefs, and standing behind what’s right. GO SEE THIS MOVIE, IN THEATERS NOW.

Below is a link to the Red Tails Trailer.

” RIP Etta James”

Today singer Etta James lost her battle with Leukemia, and died from complications of the disease. Etta James is best known for her rendition of the song ” At Last”  which earned her critical acclaim in years past, and was the lead song for the movie Cadillac records in which Beyonce Knowles played the role of a young Etta James. Etta James will forever be remembered for making strides in black entertainment when we as people were still being discriminated against and treated unfairly.  Below is a link to an ABC news article that list all of her lifetime accomplishments and acclaim. May the Late Great Etta James Rest Peacefully.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/etta-james-73-dies-leukemia-complications/story?id=15228114#.Txm81_np6So