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I’m Not A Feminist (By @turoxshakur)


*ducks and covers* Now, now, I know what you’re thinking, “How could she be a woman and not care about the equality of women? Does she not want the same respect that men get? Does she not want the same wage?” Calm down, of course I do. Just because I don’t want to be equal to a man (which I ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Men Pt. 1 (By @_sugatits)


Everyone thinks that (s)he is an expert on the opposite sex, even those that claim to know nothing at all. When I was asked to weigh in on this topic, I was iffy. The last thing I want is to come off as a misinformed airhead, spewing ridiculous advice about dealing with the male populous. I mean, I only know ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 33 (By Kevm3)


There are very few ‘gems’ left in modern society. Most women are doing their thing. Abandon God? Nah. The only thing you’re going to find with those two-timing type of women is just how scandalous women can be when they’re cheating on you and the such. It’s difficult for a man of faith to find a wife… any man for ... Read More »

A Caged Mind (By @lamondredeshawn)


Writers block is the worst thing you could possibly have – that isn’t an actual disease. You’re creative writing skills are in limbo and it’s basically purgatory for writers. You sit there thinking for hours, days and sometimes even weeks if it’s that bad. It’s like you have this itch to write about something, so you start writing down ideas ... Read More »

My flourishing obsession for Future music forced me to write this 3000 word thesis. (By @iHate_Chris)


Future momentum is gaining by the day. The #futurehive is buzzing louder than ever. My only question is where did it all come from? I mean Future has been on countless hit records throughout the past few years. Seems a rather private person in the public eye. I can relate to wanting privacy, but #FutureMusic is completely opposite from that. The excessive lyrical ... Read More »

Women & Weed: To Be Honest ….. Vol 2 (By @Aujabomaye)


I got beef yall. I’m hurt and I just wanna talk about it right quick… Can I? Is that okay?? Okay, good. I want to know why men and women have such a hard time being friends with one another. Besides the obvious. (Sex. I’m talkin sex here.) What is it that gets betwixt us and keeps us from forming ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 32 (By KevM3)


When you like yourself and you are comfortable with yourself and you actually get out and about and you put yourself in different environments and you live life without the intent of ‘catching this or that woman’, you end up enjoying yourself a lot more and you get much higher quality of a woman. Why? Because you’re not putting on ... Read More »

“Oh, b!tch…..” (By @Kadenjax)


You’re over it, be honest with yourself. At this point you’re just waiting impatiently for the end.  But, damn …breaking up in your wild-out days is a hell of a lot different than in your almost/early30s Ishouldjustsettle days. SINGLE? Yikes. I mean, you like music but clubs are irritating and you’re tipsy/sleepy after one drink, anyway. You like attention, but ... Read More »

Summer Of Souls (By @KhairyX_)


Discovering more than what meets the eye.  Many of us seem to know exactly who we are, but that visualization doesn’t seem to make it as far as the eye can see. We have these images of what we want and who we are, but does this image ever have a chance to manifest itself into 3-D form? Do the ... Read More »

Lazy Box 101 (By @Nisyy_)


Hi, it’s me again. I’m on my freak shit again so I need you to do me a big favor. First off, don’t read this unless you’re alone. Second, don’t read this if you don’t want your hormones jumping. Do you masturbate? If you do there’s nothing wrong with it, in my opinion. If you don’t, well you just don’t. ... Read More »

Women & Weed: High Diary VI (By @AujaBomaye)


High Diary, Well more like Dear Summer, I just want to take this opportunity to give thanks. Many maaaaaaany thanks. I don’t know what higher powers or spirits or tribunal members got together and did what, but Dom Kennedy is dropping an album smack dab in the middle of COOKOUT SEEEEEEEEEAAASSSSSOOOOOOOONNNN!!!! I could cry. I could just break down and ... Read More »

Gentlemen Do Exist (By @iAm4rmJupiter)


There are women who seem to proliferate and say they want a man to treat them with respect, with affection or whatever it is they claim to speak upon.  At the same time….saying there is no such thing as a gentleman, which is false.  A plethora of ladies have never experienced courtship, have never had a man hold the door ... Read More »

“Soul Snatching” (By @Nisyy_)


This submission is for the grown and mature I guess. Some wouldn’t understand and many may have never even experienced the ultimate experience. And you’re like the fuck is the experience? Did you read the fuckin title? No worries. I’m gonna break it down for you… I don’t know about anyone else but I tend to do a lot of ... Read More »

Women & Weed: To Be Honest …. (By @AujaBomaye)


Felt like I needed to shake the table with this one. If I get too rowdy with this topic lemme know; I am high after all, I have no idea what I’m rambling on about. Yes I’m back with another one, but I wanna take things in a different direction this time around. I mentioned in a previous installment that ... Read More »

The Dark Side of Meeting Your Twitter Crush (By @TonyTuss)


Dating on Twitter is tricky because it’s easy to feel like you know someone you never met, based on their thoughts and photos. You get up bright and early every morning to read their overnight tweets like the newspaper. You have perfect attendance on their Instagram page and double tap everything he/she has to offer. Their witty tweets are entertaining ... Read More »

5 Guys Walk Into A Bar … (By @YeahRifaSaidit)


The responses to “5 Chicks Walk Into a Bar” were so dope yesterday that I felt compelled to do a guy version. I like my opinion but in order for it to be genuine it hadddddd to come from a primary source. So, I recruited a guy and after a hilarious, nearly 2 hour session of brainstorming this is what ... Read More »

Am I Gonna Hit Send Or Not?? (By @YeahRifaSaidit)


“…when I put my pride aside, I be doing the most.”           -Chris Brown, “Drunk Texting” Hi, my name is Sharifa and I am a chronic drunk texter. Everybody say, “Hiiiiiiii Sharifa.” If I’m feeling you, I’m gonna drunk text you and I’ve had enough drunken nights/days/maybemorningsbutdon’tjudgemylife to know how this entire thing goes. *magical movie harp ... Read More »

Tidal for all ….. Except My Broke Ass (By @AujaBomaye)


I was nervous about writing this one because being critical of King Hov gets you charged with high treason these days and the punishment is a label not even the heaux from The Scarlet Letter could stand to carry…. Apparently, being conscious enough to recognize the flaw in Jays blueprint for the powerhouse that Tidal is supposed be makes you ... Read More »

Do You Have A Moment To Talk About The Best Rapper Alive? (By @AujaBomaye)


If you didn’t know I was talking about Drake, you need to take a moment. And if you don’t agree that he is, take two and call me in the morning. Yes this is a Drake think piece. And welcome to it. Leave your phone on that nightstand. I guess I should qualify and say that I think Jay-Z WAS ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 31 (By KevM3)


If you perceive her as a decent woman, don’t waste time ‘hoing’ her out ***** We as men complain about not being able to find decent women, but then so many men end up hitting and quitting ‘em and turning them into the kind of woman we despise. ***** One of the biggest problems we have in this day and ... Read More »

I Love New York (By @_Anamaniac)


No matter how tough you want to portray yourself to be or act like you’re cold hearted, deep down inside we all want love. You can act butt hurt all you want, but you hope to find someone to change that for you and hopefully sweep you off of your feet. Well, I think that’s more possible if you lived ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 30 (By KevM3)


One of the keys to life is just focusing and finding joy in those things that are in your control and learning to do without those things that aren’t. I can choose what I study in my freetime. I can fill my day with activities I enjoy. I can choose the thoughts I allow in my head. The culmination of ... Read More »

Letter To High School Student Athletes (By @TonyTuss)


What’s up Superstars, I’m writing you this letter so you never say, “I wish I knew then, what I know now.” Everything I should have known then, I’m telling you now. This is the cheat sheet I wish someone handed me when I was in your shoes. I can’t guarantee you won’t go through tough times, but I can guarantee ... Read More »

Women & Weed: High Diary V (By @AujaBomaye)


High Diary, As I sit here listening to Now off of Future Vandross’ newest installation 56 Nights, for the 34th time in a row, I can’t help but wonder if he’s alright. I mean like reeeally alright. You can hear the depression and spilled codeine drippin off this tape. I feel like I’m on the other side of that haze ... Read More »

A Definitive Guide To What Your Haircut Says About You (By @ChezThePrez)

old man kid

A definitive guide to some of today’s popular haircuts and what those haircuts say about the owner: 1.  The Regular Low: You’re the every day man. You’re not one for the flash or waves.  You’d rather play it safe with your haircuts.  You’re not much of a risk taker in the style department.  You could either be an investment banker or ... Read More »

Women & Weed … Menage with Mary Jane (By @AujaBomaye)


What’s good folks?? You guys thought I forgot about you, didn’t you?? Well I didn’t. I was just locked in the basement of my own life like Will Smith and Tisha Campbell in that one funny episode of Fresh Prince. I only recently escaped. The wifi sucked down there. Anywho… I’m here today to testify about a most glorious union. ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 29 (By KevM3)


I find life best lived when you focus on things IN your control and not out of your control. I don’t know the time or the date when the woman I’m supposed to spend the rest of my life with is going to show up. I can’t control what some particular woman I’m dealing with is doing. What I can ... Read More »

My Open Letter (By @LamondreDeshawn)


I try to not have my post be so personal when I write because I want my thoughts to be presented clearly but also I don’t want to sound like I’m writing in a diary. But sometimes you get to the point where you can’t explain what’s going on or why certain things happen, but you just know that it ... Read More »

Women & Weed: High Diary 4 (By @AujaBomaye)

breakfast club

High Diary, I should begin this entry with a Hail Mary of sorts. I was supposed to be detoxing off the herb for another new job opportunity but quitting weed always makes me feel like a hypocrite or something. Every time I lay my Dutches down for even the smallest amount of time, I go through an existential crisis over ... Read More »

Women and Weed …. The Wait (By @AujaBomaye)


“Hey… you in the area? Can I get a dub from you right quick?” I’ve bemoaned these words via text so many times my phone auto completes the sentences for me now. Yall know me, I’m all about a good interpersonal supplier/buyer relationship, but we really gotta discuss something important. It’s getting out of hand. And every user across the ... Read More »

Hip Hop We Need You (Again) (By @TheAndreGeorge)


The music — fans and hip hop pundits alike often lament the days when activism more loudly resonated throughout the culture. Without romanticizing yesteryear in the same vein as many hip hop zealots, I find myself suppressing the need to compare today’s hip hop climate with that of its predecessors. Instead, I put a moratorium on my criticisms of today’s ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 28 (By KevM3)


Find a way to enjoy your life regardless of whatever woman you are dealing with is doing. If she goes cold and disappears, oh well, she can be replaced… but never let a woman cause you a ton of stress or have you worrying about her. I used to sit around worrying about why this woman who supposedly loves me ... Read More »

FUTW 2: Us Vs Them (By @KeepItRealCole)

cole frayer

IS THIS THING STILL ON?!  That’s a rhetorical question… Of course it is. My mic is always on.  Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening. Good night. Whatever the case may be, welcome. It’s been awhile since some of us last spoke, I hope I still have your attention.  2014 needed to be the most important year of your life. Was ... Read More »

Women & Weed: Non – Smoking Section (By @AujaBomaye)

non smoking

Hey fam. It’s been a little while and so I wanna just get right into some gangsta shit because I’m all about learning and research this year. I have this burning curiosity about people who have never and don’t want to try weed. It’s hard to understand em when they so judgy and hostile and all that, but I do ... Read More »

The Thunder’s Future Demise? (By @LamondreDeshawn)


In just over 2 months of professional play, it’s been a pretty interesting two months of basketball – to say the least. So many story lines we could look at: the Knicks are terrible once again, LeBron James and the Cavaliers can’t get right, Oklahoma City is on pace to be the most dangerous 8th seed ever in league history, ... Read More »

Women & Weed: High Diary 3 (By @AujaBomaye)


High Diary, *Cues reflective Moesha ‘diary entry’ music* 3 days into the New Year and it simultaneously feels like no days and many days have passed so maybe I died in my sleep while I was taking that weed nap on NYE and I’m in Limbo or something. I do prefer this to the speed racer days of last year ... Read More »

The Real Definition of Trolling Part 1: Criticism =/= Trolling (By @AceMulatto)


Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that many people misuse the word “Trolling”. As someone who has been praised and also bashed by his peers for his trolling ability, I’ve decided to educate you all on what a real trolling is in this mini-series. In this particular article, I will break down how legitimate criticism differs from trolling.  I ... Read More »

Women & Weed: The First Blunt Is The Sweetest (@AujaBomaye)


Hello bredren and sistren!! It’s been such a long time… I’ve missed yall. I been fake busy fake writing this real ass book but I haven’t forgotten about you. We have exactly 2 weeks before the New Year begins. Can you believe it?!? Have you started thinking about your resolutions yet? Planned out all the new experiences you want to ... Read More »

“…but what about Black on Black crime?” (By @KhairyX_)


“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” – Malcolm X   I. What We See How To Get Away With Murder If the killing of black men on live television is in, then murder must be the new black. The hypotheticals will ask: Is ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 27 (By KevM3)


God gave man the authority to be head of the household. It even tells you in the Bible no woman should have authority over a man…and yet in this modern day, how many men are comfortable deferring to a woman and letting a woman make all the choices? Is it no wonder they don’t respect men anymore? Authority is something ... Read More »

Filter Fishing (By @_Linds_Lo)

filter fishing

It’s so easy to get caught up in filters and smooth witty one liners. But when you’re ready for something more serious I developed a gas mask guideline to filter the smoke. Shall we begin with the breakdown…? His @ is a distinguishing factor… no grown man should have numbers prior or following their @ (that died with aim and ... Read More »

Women & Weed: High Diary (By @AujaBomaye)


High Diary, I wrote this down as my first High Thought on a notepad in Black crayon when it came to me. Inspiration can hit anywhere at any time. Be prepared. Be creative. By any means necessary. I changed the name of this post from High Thoughts to High Diary in the middle of a sentence because of that whole ... Read More »

Lifestyles of The Washed and Single: Weekend Wars (By @amoreSTEPH)


You work hard all week, punching a clock at a semi-satisfying job for a wage that is probably a lot less than you deserve. You deal with boring water cooler talk and fight the urge to grimace when your boss makes an attempt at being cool by asking you about a social media reference that you have full knowledge of ... Read More »

Ten Reasons why being a Single Woman in your 30s is totally #Dope (By @Dr_NiamaMalachi)


1. You get to choose. No really, you get to make a well informed decision on who you partner with. While your heart is still in the game, the intelligence and wisdom you garnered over the years is also in full swing. While you may have been led solely by your heart or your hmmm… let’s say… lady parts… in ... Read More »

Women & Weed: The Lonely Stoner (By @AujaBomaye)


Hello again, all my smokers and midnight tokes. How you been? Good, hopefully. It’s been one crazy year, but it’s almost up and I’ve been doing a lot of smoking and reflecting. It’s almost the holiday season; time to be grateful and thankful and get shit-faced on spiked eggnog and relax with your loved ones (or those you only cool ... Read More »

4 steps to mining a gem (By @Khairyx_)


I. Recognize the gem. “Be humble for you are made from earth, be noble for you are made from stars.”  Putting energy in the wrong places is more wasteful than not using it at all. Energy kept and stored is just untapped potential, but energy misused is energy wasted. You can’t get back an opportunity lost. It takes more effort to ... Read More »

There Is No Competition (By @AujaBomaye)


First off, I gotta send a shout out to The Plug for the inspiration behind this one. Good conversation always leads you in the right direction. The title for this one might throw you off a bit; it’s not a hip-hop reference, it’s more an allusion to a scene from one of my favorite movies, The Matrix. You know that ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 27 (By KevM3)


Men are constantly improving themselves, but on the other hand, women aren’t making that same effort because they’re never being held to any standard. When have you seen a recent conversation about a woman seriously improving herself because she wants to offer a better package to men? That she was learning to improve her cooking skills, be more submissive and ... Read More »

This White Man’s World (By @BBQx_)


 Is Racism still alive? When I created my blog, I swore to myself that I would never devote any time to matters concerning race. But I have been fortunate enough to amass a readership that demands output from me and surprisingly, I have received several requests to weigh in on Ferguson, MO and less specifically, the state of race relations ... Read More »

What Boosie Didn’t Say About Independence (Be single) (By @RissyCrozay)


Do you know what that mean? No, Boosie. I don’t think I know what that means and I would wager that the majority of our generation doesn’t know either. Having your bills paid, a place to sleep, and an expensive purse definitely meets the textbook definition of being independent…but what about emotional and mental independence? How many of us can ... Read More »

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