Tag Archives: inspiration

T. Odis does Indy!!!!!

So it’s been about 45 years since i’ve posted. And that sucks. But i been busybusybusy, which is good. Black men being legally busy is always good for the economy, and society in general. I don’t feel that bad anymore. … Continue reading

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Listening vs. Hearing: Frank Ocean’s Pyramids

Hear ye Hear ye. Let it be forever known and forever remembered that Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids” is a vital contribution to music, society, philosophy and our culture. As one of the founding members of the Left Side Poets, I humbly … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Real Girl: Dreams

Hey Sweet Pea, I imagine you have dreams. Dreams that, if you are anything like me, you spend more time thinking about than reality. I would be lying to you if I told you that I didn’t spend the majority … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Real Girl – Shallow Strength

Baby Girl, I have always been one to think that I was more mature and stronger than my peers. I often viewed those around me as cry babies. In reality, I am probably the weakest of them all. I allow … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Real Girl – An Introduction

Baby girl, I am quite honestly the worst person for you to ever consider being your role model. Shocked? Don’t be. At 25, my life has been a drug induced road trip to the land of understanding. As you will see, … Continue reading

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The Climb

We all are climbing for the top. Some goal, achievement, or journey occupies our time and our efforts; the best “US”, if you will. On this journey, we have been blessed to not be alone!!! There are others who have … Continue reading

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#Cocaine80s: Ghost Lady EP

Ok, so you know how it feels when you hear some REEEAAAAAALLLLLLYYY GOOD music? Like, so good that you wanna run around and tell everybody to go listen to what you’ve just heard??? Kinda like the Gospel? OK. THAT is … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Stop the Carnival: Freedom! Freedom? Freedom….

After a brief interview on The Colbert Report I felt a stirring in spirit to learn more about the artist and activist that is Harry Belafonte. I’ve already added his latest book to my amazon wish list: Sophia’s Wish List  (feel … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Common (the longer version)

Mr. Lynn: I am aware that your time is of the utmost value to you, so I will do my best to be brief but earnest, from the heart, and allow my words carry the weight that they will. With … Continue reading

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Literary Orgasms.

I’ve become a sad excuse for a reader as of late. Most books that I check out from the library don’t make it past 30-50 pages of my fingerprints. I’ll get bored or distracted easily and never touch them again. … Continue reading

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