Do you see any niggers? No. You know why? Because there aren’t any.

I had to reblog this one. We need a daily dose this message.

Keyamsha the Awakening

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.

Really man, there is so much to see there for the eye and the heart of the Black people. Cause white people you’ll go there and you’ll get ideas: “Well that’s where the Black people of America should be walking around with sticks.” You’ll get the wrong idea.

But man you’ll go, I went to motherfucking land of my roots. 700 million Black people not one of them motherfuckers [unintelligible]. I looked in every phone book in Africa. I didn’t find one god damn Pryor. I found one familiar name, “Jabo Walker.” I called that up, they said he was in Arizona.

One thing I got out of it…was…

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The Blessing in Blackness: Thoughts on Melanin

A Divine Spark

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 all the things I’ve collected to this point on the matter. Hopefully this is helpful to someone else doing the same research. More posts on this will come and I encounter more information. Enjoy…

When discussing Melanin we can not go fully in-depth without discussing the Pineal gland & Melatonin. The Pineal gland is an organ that is found at the center of the brain. This gland, also referred to as the Inner or 3rd eye, is approximately the size of a single kernel of corn.

Ancestrally it was well known that the Pineal gland, or 3rd eye, was the ‘seat…

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Living the Dream through Art and Collaboration

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 [...]

Navigating the Arts Vol. 4: Anthony David

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 [...]