Randi B. & LC: Joe Biden, Beyoncé & Educating Non-Black Folk

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Joe Biden, Beyoncé‘s Black Is King and educating non-Black people about Black issues. It evolved into a conversation that included missing simple pleasures during quarantine and the upcoming Fred Hampton movie, Judas and the Black Messiah. Check it out on YouTube below. Let’s go!

Randi B. & LC: Herman Cain, Breonna Taylor, Defunding The Police & BLM

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Herman Cain, Breonna Taylor, defunding the police and infighting in the Black Lives Matter movement. It evolved into a conversation that included Donald Trump, the Coronavirus, Jeff Sessions, William Barr, Amadou Diallo and Verzuz. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!

Who’s Staying In Shape During Quarantine?

So, let’s skip the formalities and get straight to the point, son. Who’s staying in shape during quarantine, man? Who’s put on the COVID 15? On the real, as a collective, it feels like we’re all over the place, fam. I mean, it seems like a small percentage of us have stayed relatively the same. For the rest of us, we’re either battling weight gain or have been fortunate enough to lose a couple of pounds. All in all, how’s everyone doing out there?

Ok, I’ll keep it a buck, bruh. Real talk, I was doing better in the earlier days of the quarantine. Hell, between work, music, the blog and helping my kids with remote learning, I was/am generally crunched for time. So, I started to really embrace circuit training. Like, being able to cram a bunch of exercises into a short period of time was/is very beneficial to me, son. However, my progress has slowed down since the birth of my daughter. Shit, at this point, I’m SUPER sleep-deprived and running on ungodly amounts of coffee. But, luckily, I haven’t put on any additional weight. Thanks to the work that I put in at the beginning of the quarantine, I was able to lose an extra ten pounds. So far, I haven’t put it back on. All I know is, I better get to working out again to ensure that it stays that way, man.

In the end, how’s everyone else’s fitness journey going? Has the pandemic been kind to folks (besides the potential sickness and threat of unemployment)? Ultimately, I have no idea when life will be back to “normal.” All I can say is, I want to still be able to fit my clothes when it does. That is all. LC out.

A Lesson From ‘Kier & Them’ About Therapy

So, I’m going to try and keep this post short today, son. Ok, yes, I say that almost every time that I write and I never follow through, man. In any case, I wanted to briefly speak about an Instagram video that resonated with me. Both my wife and my broski BK sent me a video from Kier & Them that touched on therapy. More specifically, the video highlighted the fact that people, especially emotionally-distant men, will never truly be happy until they work through their past trauma.

Ok, anyone who’s ever read this blog knows that I’m a BIG advocate for therapy. I mean, as someone who’s dealt with various bouts of depression, I owe my life to getting help, fam. Shit, as I’ve mentioned on this site before, between the ages of 19 and 28, I was a fucking madman, bruh. I always felt isolated, I put an immense amount of pressure on myself and instead of talking my issues out, I drank. A lot. Like, a whole lot, brethren. Frankly, I wasn’t necessarily suicidal, but I also didn’t care if I lived or not. All I know this, that was a terrible feeling to have when I was supposed to be raising a child.

Now, it’s no secret that my wife was the main person who inspired me to get help. Yeah, my homie Mitch tried to get me to go to therapy in college, but I wasn’t ready then. It wasn’t until I was faced with the possibility of losing my family that I finally woke up. All in all, I wanted to be better for her. I wanted to be better for our son. More importantly, I wanted to be better for me. I was tired of feeling like a prisoner in my own head. I was tired of keeping my loved ones at arm’s length because I was waiting for shit to go wrong. I wanted to give my son the love that I never felt as a child. Yes, my mother absolutely loved me, but she wasn’t the best at showing it. This was because it was never really shown to her either. All I can say is, the cycle is fucking vicious, bruh.

Moving on, the Kier & Them video did a great job of explaining the importance of getting help. Hell, social media LOVES talking about “couple goals,” but never talks about the difficulties in maintaining a strong union. The truth is, my wife and I have been through some shit, son. Now, I’m not saying that relationships have to be painful, but I can attest that they aren’t a cakewalk either. The fact of the matter is, both parties involved need to check their own trauma before they bring it to their companion’s front door. The way I see it, a functional relationship recognizes dysfunction and works through it. Plain and simple.

In the end, shout-out to Kier & Them for that dope video. Ultimately, I hope people learn a valuable lesson here. By and by, let go of the stigma of therapy and let go of any baggage that is holding us back. At the end of the day, that’s the real pursuit of happiness. That is all. LC out.

Herman Cain Died Over Politics

So, before I even begin, let me make one thing clear: I’m not here to speak ill of the dead. I’m not here to say “I told you so” or gloat about someone’s misfortune. If anything, Herman Cain‘s death highlights the sickness of bipartisanship in this country. I mean, people are so entrenched in this Left and Right bullshit that they’ll cut off their nose to spite their face. All in all, Cain’s death was potentially avoidable and all of our elected officials need to be held accountable for their tomfoolery.

Ok, for those who are unaware, Herman Cain, former presidential candidate and successful business executive, just died from the coronavirus. Now, there’s no way to definitively determine where he contracted the virus, but anyone with a brain can make an educated guess. So, back on June 20th, Donald Trump had his infamous rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In any case, outside of the fact that Trump held a rally at the site of the Black Wall Street massacre a day after Juneteenth, this event was notable for another reason. Essentially, everyone took pride in not wearing masks and not socially distancing.

Look, in the days leading up to the rally, Cain took to Twitter to disavow any mask mandates. Nine days later, he was diagnosed with the virus and ended up in an Atlanta hospital. Fast forward a month, he succumbed to the illness. Now, here’s my beef with this entire situation, son. Real talk, Cain died because of politics, man. Somehow, a health crisis became a bipartisan issue. So, instead of everyone taking the proper precautions to keep themselves safe, some folks are simply adhering to empty and dangerous rhetoric.

Fam, I understand that people want the country to get back up and running. Shit, I’m going through serious Jiu Jitsu withdrawal right now. But, I understand that these minor inconveniences are for the greater good. Like, bruh, seriously, is wearing a mask the worst fucking thing in the world? Is not going to a bar the worst fucking thing in the world? How did we become so fractured as a nation that quarantining can drive people insane? How did there become two sides to a cotdamn sickness? *Sigh* Cats are really dying because of allegiances to a political party and Cain is proof of that.

In the end, regardless of whether I agreed with him or not, rest in peace to Herman Cain. Ultimately, this was such a senseless and unnecessary way to go. By and by, I hope this is a lesson to everyone out there. At the end of the day, we better not let politics be the death of us. That is all. LC out.

Randi B. & LC: Parenting, Race, Kanye West & The Coronavirus

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about parenting, race, Kanye West and the Coronavirus. It morphed into a conversation that included apartheid, Germany, Steve King, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, David Duke and Candace Owens. Check it out on YouTube below. Let’s go!

Ain’t Sh*t Funny About Megan Thee Stallion Getting Shot

So, let me get straight to the point, son. The fact of the matter is, ain’t shit funny about a man shooting a woman, bruh. Like, who raised some of y’all muhfuckas, man? I swear, folks are so pressed about being “funny” on the internet, they’ll make memes and/or silly jokes about ANYTHING. All in all, let me break it down like this: if Tory Lanez really shot Megan Thee Stallion, then he’s the epitome of a bitch-made dude.

Ok, for those who are living under a rock, some wild shit happened in Los Angeles about two weeks ago. Now, after leaving a party that included Kylie Jenner, something happened in the SUV that was transporting Megan, Lanez and Megan’s friend, Kelsey Nicole. Originally, there was a rumor that Megan’s foot was injured due to broken glass, but she quickly debunked that story. In fact, she was the one who confirmed that she intentionally shot. That, coupled with Lanez’ arrest, made it pretty obvious that he’s the main suspect here.

Now, ever since this assault happened, the internet has been doing what the internet does: acting fucking goofy. One part of the internet (i.e. Adam22) has been alleging that Megan was either verbally or physically abusive to Lanez and this is why he shot her. Apparently, Lanez was getting too comfortable with Jenner and Megan didn’t like that. Look, before I continue, let me make this perfectly clear: unless Lanez’ life was in IMMEDIATE danger, there is NO justification for him shooting her. All I know is, when I say IMMEDIATE danger, unless she’s got a gun, a sword, a knife or the fucking Infinity Gauntlet, I don’t want to see ANYONE caping for Lanez, fam. Yes, people need to keep their hands to themselves, but hypothetically, even if she did hit him, bullets are still un-fucking-acceptable, bruh.

Anyway, ever since this debacle, another part of the internet has been making classless jokes. I mean, whether we’re talking about 50 Cent, Cam’ron or Draya Michele, some folks seem to think that violence against women is hilarious. Shit, I don’t even know how to articulate this further: MEGAN THEE STALLION GOT SHOT! Shot, son! Like, Lanez allegedly took a loaded fucking gun and violated her. For the life of me, I can’t understand how anyone can find that even remotely funny. Also, miss me with that “I have a mother, I have a sister, I have a daughter” type of talk. We shouldn’t need all of that to know that it’s fucking wrong to hit or shoot women.

In the end, I don’t even know what else to say, man. Ultimately, I find people’s lack of morals disturbing, fam. By and by, I’m slowly becoming more detached from social media because I think a lot of these cats are fucking bozos, bruh. At the end of the day, it seems like trolling is WAY more important than integrity. All I can say is, I don’t want any parts of that, brethren. That is all. LC out.

Randi B. & LC: Nick Cannon, Breonna Taylor, Terry Crews & Other Black Stuff

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Nick Cannon, Breonna Taylor and Terry Crews. It evolved into a conversation that included the Washington Redskins/the NFL, George Floyd and Black equity. A quick disclaimer: I originally read an article which stated that Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, was indicted on additional charges. This information turned out to be inaccurate. I just want to clarify that for the viewers. Anyway, check it out on YouTube below. Let’s go!

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.