Wale at Baltimore Artscape | Review

Ed.’s Note: This review was originally posted at manswrites.blogspot.com. BALTIMORE – Love and thou shalt be loved.  Sounds religious doesn’t it?  Then it’s fitting, because this was the overarching theme of Wale’s Sunday performance that closed Artscape 2010. It was hotter than peanut oil as the crowd of college kids through thirty-somethings baked in the … Continue reading

#WaleWednesday| Jump Freestyle| Audio| Download

Wale goes in over the Kriss Kross track as part of his #WaleWednesday promotion.  Maybach Music? Yep. DOWNLOAD – WALE – JUMP via iLuLuOnline

Bobby V.| “Words”| Video

This is the latest visual from the artist formerly known as Bobby Valentino.  I saw the clip a week or so ago and right away, it stuck out among anything else that’s out right now.  Maybe Bobby changed his name because he’s bipolar.  I mean, he goes from having the best phone sex in the … Continue reading

Spike Lee Wants More Black Men to Become Teachers

Filmmaker Spike Lee wants more black men to “Do The Right Thing” by becoming teachers.  Lee, along with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, held a forum at Morehouse College to make his plea. Everybody can’t be a business major. We have to educate ourselves. We have to educate our young black men. – Spike Lee via … Continue reading

Video: John Forte Speaks on Prison Release

Former Refugee Camp member, John Forte,  speaks with XXL on his sentence and presidential commutation. via XXL

Clinton gave gift of clemency

Note: Kemba Smith Pradia has received awards for her efforts to educate the public about the social, economic and political consequences of drug policies. She received a Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship for advocates and is developing the Kemba Smith Foundation. Indianapolis (CNN) — Ten years ago, days before Christmas, President Bill Clinton changed my life … Continue reading

On Haynesworth

This article originally appeared at manswrites.blogspot.com Many minds, from NFL insiders to armchair GMs, have an opinion on this Albert Haynesworth thing.  Here’s mine. Despite any acclaim Haynesworth has earned in the league with his play, my highlight reel for him contains two clips.  The first is him stomping on Andre Gurode’s face during a … Continue reading