Randi B. & LC: A Whole Bunch Of Black Topics

What’s good, brethren? After a brief hiatus, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about a variety of Black issues. We discussed various topics like Elijah McClain, racist Wilmington cops, Bubba Wallace, the FBI, the Civil Rights Movement, the Confederacy and generational wealth. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!

Chill Out With The F*cking Fireworks!

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m pretty fucking heated right now. Ok, yes, as a native New Yorker, I understand how folks get down with the fireworks in the summer. However, shit is beyond egregious this year. Like, motherfuckers have completely lost their minds with these fireworks, man. I mean, every night, fam? Every fucking night?! All I know is, everybody needs to chill the fuck out with these cotdamn explosions, bruh.

Ok, for those who are deaf, in a city near you, folks are absolutely bugging with the fireworks. Now, at first, I thought it was just an NYC thing. Shit, I’m from the Bronx, son. Frankly, the minute that June hits, I’m used to cats letting off the illegal Rockets and Roman Candles. But, this year has been different, man. Look, maybe it’s because of the quarantine and the fact that people are beyond restless. However, every single night, for hours on end, fools are outside blasting every firework in existence, fam.

Hell, just look at the numbers, bruh. In major cities all across America, fireworks complaints are up as much as 4000% compared to last year. Son, shit has gotten so bad that I seriously considered going outside and beating people with my belt buckle. All I can say is, I have no idea why people chose this particular summer to go totally haywire. Now, like I’ve said before, maybe this is the fallout from the coronavirus and all of the social distancing, man. But, why the fuck do these idiots think this is the solution? Fam, newfound freedom shouldn’t be infringing on anyone’s peace of mind. Yeah, I’m the old, washed and ornery guy now. Fuck it.

In the end, I need everyone to just shut the fuck up. Ultimately, NO ONE wants to hear fireworks all night long. By and by, a few of us are one step away from shoving a Roman Candle up someone’s ass and seeing if they take off like a jetpack. At the end of the day, all of this feels like a conspiracy. However, I have no clue what the endgame is. That is all. LC out.

I’m Mentally & Emotionally Exhausted

So, I won’t lie, son. Recently, a bunch of you fine folks have asked me why my blogging has been sporadic lately. The truth is, I’m fucking exhausted, man. Frankly, there’s so much happening in the world right now, it’s sending a lot of us, including me, into a tailspin. All I can say is, I’m having a hard time keeping up with all of the injustice occurring around us. With all of that being said, I’ve taken a step back for my sanity.

Like, where do I even begin, fam? I mean, I’ve already talked in depth about Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. I haven’t even gotten to the recent murder of Rayshard Brooks. I haven’t even gotten to the sexual assault and subsequent murder of Oluwatoyin Salau. I haven’t even gotten to the suspicious deaths of Robert Fuller, Malcolm Harsch and four other Black people who were found hanging from trees. I haven’t even gotten to Riah Milton and Dominique Fells, two Black trans women who were killed last week. Shit, I haven’t even gotten to Colinford Mattis, a fellow PREP 9 alum who’s facing 40+ years in prison for allegedly burning an empty police car. Side note, everyone can donate to his defense here. In any case, I’m legitimately having a tough time handling all of the news, bruh.

All in all, I don’t want people to think that I don’t care, son. In actuality, I care so much that it’s painful to watch everything unfold. Ultimately, Black people are going through the fucking ringer right now, man. Sometimes, I just don’t know what to say, fam. That is all. LC out.

We Need To Talk More About Miscarriages

Disclaimer: I got my wife’s permission before I wrote this, son. That way, she won’t kill me.

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’ve been plotting on writing this post for almost a year. Frankly, after the devastation that my wife and I endured back in 2019, I needed to get this topic out of my head. However, due to either paranoia or superstition, I decided to wait until after the birth of my daughter to broach this subject. With all of that being said, as a collective, we need to talk a lot more about miscarriages. Real talk, they occur at alarming rates but we all keep our pain close to the vest.

Ok, for those who are unaware, my wife and I lost a child last year. Now, at the beginning of the summer, we found out that she was pregnant with our third child. In any case, since her previous pregnancies couldn’t have gone smoother, we had no thought about any potential complications. Regardless, the day after my 34th birthday, at 11 weeks, we lost the baby. Needless to say, we were heartbroken. On top of that, I felt powerless because I didn’t know how to properly comfort my wife. Despite the fact that it wasn’t her fault, she was beating herself up over the miscarriage.

Now, while trying to process our grief, her doctor gave us some insight into miscarriages. Keeping it a buck, before these conversations, I had no idea that 1 in 5 pregnancies ended in miscarriage. Wait, let me say that again. man. 1 in 5 pregnancies, or 20%, end in miscarriage. In addition, Down Syndrome is responsible for a sizable portion of these incidents. This is notable because after having our baby’s tissue tested, we found out that our fetus indeed had Down Syndrome. All I can say is, in the midst of our pain, I was taken aback by these numbers, fam.

The way I see it, as hurtful as it is, I believe that transparency can be extremely helpful. I believe that women need reassurance that these situations aren’t their fault. I believe that families need to know that they’re not alone. Look, despite living in a world that does a GREAT job of highlighting our differences, we all need to know that our commonalities outweigh that. All in all, we are ONE humanity. We laugh, we cry and we share a countless amount of similar experiences. So, let’s do our best to move past any useless divisions.

In the end, I want to give some encouragement to anyone who’s endured this type of tragedy. Ultimately, the pain is intense, but we’re all in this together. By and by, I don’t want anyone to feel like I’m trying to force a conversation that some may not want to have. At the end of the day, I’m just looking to showcase that there are a number of us out there who truly understand. That is all. LC out.

New Music: LC ‘At What Age’

My new song, “At What Age,” can now be streamed on YouTube. Like I’ve said in a previous Instagram post, I saw the picture of that young protestor, thought of my own kids and it threw me for a loop. So, I’ve decided to express myself in a manner that’s most natural to me. In addition, although I’m actively contributing what I can to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, along with several bail funds, I also want to donate any money garnered from the streams of this song to the cause. With all of that being said, click the link below and feel free to share the song. I love my people.

Randi B. & LC: George Floyd, Derek Chauvin & The Minneapolis Protests

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about George Floyd, Derek Chauvin and the protests in Minneapolis. It evolved into a conversation that included Amy Cooper, Christian Cooper and Ahmaud Arbery. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!

Randi B. & LC: Little Richard, Betty Wright, Andre Harrell, Ahmaud Arbery & Breonna Taylor

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Little Richard, Betty Wright, Andre Harrell, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. It evolved into a conversation about Trayvon Martin and black on black crime. Check it out on YouTube below. Let’s go!

The Coronavirus Isn’t Over Just Because You Want It To Be

So, before I begin, let me say that this is probably going to be a very New York-centric post. Mostly because my state has the most coronavirus cases in America. But, the more that time passes, the more I see folks using super questionable judgment. Ok, yes, I know that people are tired of being in the house. But, the virus isn’t gone just because people want it to be.

Now, before I continue, I’ll admit that this COVID-19 shit is old, son. Like, folks have been social distancing for about two months now and it’s having some real consequences. Shit, as of right now, nearly 40 million Americans have lost their jobs, man. Frankly, businesses are tanking, the stock market is all over the fucking place and the economy can’t take anymore of this shit. So, I completely understand the need to “reopen” the country. However, folks need to be waaaaaay more calculated about all of this, fam.

Look, on my block right now, people are sitting on stoops, not wearing masks and congregating in sizable groups. All I can say is, folks are operating with a complete disregard for their health or the health of others. Real talk, I would love nothing more than to vandalize a happy hour, bruh. But, I’m also a man with a mother who contracted this virus with only minimal exposure to the outside world. Meaning, this sickness is still incredibly insidious, son. The truth is, I would love to run amok outside, but we need to handle this situation intelligently, man.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, fam. Ultimately, I wholeheartedly agree that we need to get the nation up and running again. However, we all need to be responsible, bruh. By and by, it feels like cats are trying to reach herd immunity the fucked up way. At the end of the day, without a vaccine, the only way to get to herd immunity is for all of us to catch this shit. Keeping it a buck, the way people are moving, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, son. *Sigh* That is all. LC out.

There Are Laws Against What Lil Boosie Did

*Sigh* I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’ve tried to avoid Lil Boosie, better known as Boosie Badazz, for a while now. I mean, I could’ve written about his comments regarding Dwyane and Zaya Wade, but I didn’t want to be bothered with his shenanigans. In addition, he already got appropriately roasted. However, enough is enough, man. Like, it’s one thing to (stupidly) question someone else’s parenting. It’s a completely different thing to freely admit to a crime on social media. All in all, Boosie just needs to make music and stop doing anything else.

Ok, for those who missed it, Boosie just copped to some seriously questionable behavior on Instagram. Now, while on Live, he talked about commissioning a grown ass woman to give oral sex to his son and nephews. The problem is, he readily admitted that the boys were around 12 or 13 years old when all of this went down. According to him, he’s “training these boys right.” Furthermore, he apparently knew which woman to ask because he’s been “serviced” by her before. So, the fact of the matter is, Boosie openly talked about facilitating statutory rape on a social platform.

Look, as a man raising two sons, I definitely want to be a resource as they discover sex. I absolutely plan on being there if they ever need any type of advice or guidance. But, there’s a HUGE difference between being a resource and forcing kids to adhere to our own vision of sexuality. Fam, who the fuck said that these boys were even ready for this type of experience? Shit, my oldest son is damn near 10 years old. As of right now, all he cares about is Zelda and Pokémon. So, who am I to impose my will on him? The truth is, adults can influence kids waaaay before they’re even mentally prepared for what we’re exposing them to.

Now, before I conclude, let me say that I’m taken aback by the amount of people who don’t see a problem with Boosie’s actions. All I want to know is, who the fuck raised y’all? Are folks really concerned with the sexual activity of children? Do people even hear themselves? Statistically speaking, puberty can occur in boys between the ages of 12 and 16. Puberty can occur in girls between the ages of 10 and 14. So, grown ass muhfuckas are cool with forcing kids to engage in sex before they’re physically and mentally ready? *Sigh* All of these bastards need to see some prison bars, bruh. People fucking disgust me, son.

In the end, I really need Boosie to go away, man. Ultimately, every time he opens his mouth, some brand new fuckity-fuck shit comes out. By and by, social media just keeps on exposing people for the weirdos that they really are. At the end of the day, it makes me want to quarantine from the internet, too. That is all. LC out.