So, after a small hiatus (it seems), Umojah Nation hit the stage this past weekend at Jilly’s in Akron and we had an amazing time. I have so much fun with my band mates, we are such a family, and in many ways this has helped sustain my inner being. I have had periods of
Author: Ali Jamal
I had to reblog this one. We need a daily dose this message. Keyamsha Richard Pryor from live on the Sunset strip describing why he stopped using the word nigga. “It’s nice to have pride about your shit. I went home to the motherland. And everybody should go home to Africa. Everybody. Especially, Black people.
I’ve been slowly creeping into the Afrobeat world lately (at least in Cleveland). It all started when I went to the Femi Kuti concert at Beachland Balllroom a couple of years back. We were straight up blown away by the sights and sounds. It was colorful and loud, but that was okay because there were about 20
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I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Pineal gland, Melatonin, & Melanin and I just wanted to express my thoughts and findings thus far. I’m not an expert in the field or subject matter (nor do I claim to be). This is just a ‘brain dump’ of…
There is such a deeper side to life that very few ever encounter. What makes it even worse is that many who actually encounter this deeper side don’t know how to use it to guide them, or to express their gift to the world, or simply enjoy the world in a fulfilling way. I have found
Calling Ohioans “Buckeyes” goes back to the 1830’s. The buckeye is seen as a sign of good luck. Ohio State seems to personify this “myth” of luck, always winning everything, growing at an astronomical rate, leading in education, etc. Well the Buckeye neighborhood of Cleveland could say just the opposite. This area once showed
So what’s left to say? It’s butt cleavage that came from prisons – you’re advertising; he has to walk with his legs wide just so they don’t fall down; you can’t run from anyone… that’s just disgusting… His boxers aren’t even clean! Ugh! You know saggin is niggas spelled backwards right? Did I miss anything?
It was a last minute decision to attend the Meshell Ndegeocello show at the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, simply because there was so little advertisement! My brother K. Moore let me know just in time and me and Kush were in the place. All the seats were taken so we were forced to stand,
The Bluest Eye is such a deep story. It can actually be a challenge to follow if you’re not careful to pay attention to detail. Karamu House put on a really good show in the intimate Arena Theatre. The actors that were selected did a great job. The only issue was that the two daughters opposite
Much appreciation to University of Akron for bringing the Keeper’s Lounge concert series! C’mon Cleveland State, get with it! The DJ (Krate Digga) was on point with the old school to new school mixing. Since it was Dilla Day in Detroit, it was the perfect filler – especially after hearing (during the concert) that Whitney