Dudes Need To Chill, If I D’ussé So Myself

*Sigh* Another day, another dude accused of some tomfoolery against women. Like, at this point, I’m running out of things to say on these issues, son. I mean, I’ve literally never understood why it’s so hard for some men to comprehend consent. For God‘s sake, there are so many women who are down for the get-down. There’s NO need to force any action with anyone. With all of that being said, ChriStylezz from D’ussé Palooza is the latest guy to be held to the fire.

Ok, for those who are unaware, Christopher Samuels, better known as ChriStylezz, is in some shit. Now, as one of the (former) hosts for D’ussé Palooza, Samuels was popular on the party scene. Shit, as a native New Yorker, I’ve been down with Palooza since it was Henny Palooza. Real talk, I’ve watched the brand grow from house parties in the city to Jay-Z partnerships and events at the Barclays Center. Needless to say, I was disheartened to hear the stories that some women had to say about Samuels.

Now, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I’m an expert on this situation. However, multiple women have told similar stories about Samuels. Apparently, he’s notorious for pressuring women into having sex with him and he’s admittedly disrespectful during the process. Hell, homie even got on his own Instagram page to speak about “being an asshole.” Oddly enough, he also implored women to “bring [him] to justice” if he ever raped them. All in all, I don’t even think it’s a question of “if” he did something wrong. Clearly, even HE feels like his behavior was suspect.

To make matters worse, my homegirl showed me another post from a woman who’s making claims against Kameron McCullough, the founder of D’ussé Palooza. In addition, I’ve seen yet ANOTHER story about questionable actions by BlogXilla from Global Grind. Now, I can’t definitively say that these situations happened. So, I have to throw the word “allegedly” in there. But, nothing would surprise me because this type of behavior is frighteningly commonplace. All I can say is, I’m genuinely sad for the victims and perplexed that these incidents still occur.

In the end, I’m tired of having this conversation, man. Ultimately, I’m tired of women being taken advantage of. Fam, in one Twitter post, Samuels actually asked if it’s wrong to ask a woman for sex to give her a job. Even worse, half of the people who responded didn’t see an issue with this. *Sigh* All I know is, I’m running out of way to this say, bruh. Listen, men, consent is consent is consent. There’s no need to pressure a woman, there’s no need to threaten a woman and there’s no need to trick a woman. At the end of the day, just find someone who wants the same thing. It’s fucking simple, people. That is all. LC out.

Randi B. & LC: Having Babies In A Pandemic & China’s Racism Against Africans

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I talk about having babies during a pandemic and China‘s racism against Africans over the coronavirus. Check it out on YouTube below, fam. Let’s go!

China’s Racism Against Black People

*Sigh* The more things change, the more they stay the same, son. I mean, no matter what’s happening around the world, folks still find ways to be racist to Black people. All I know is, China‘s got some cotdamn nerve, man. After infecting the rest of the globe with the coronavirus, Chinese citizens have the gall to harass Black folks. Frankly, I’m absolutely disgusted, fam. The fact is, I’m still surprised that I can be surprised by people’s ignorance, bruh.

Ok, for those who missed it, African residents are being targeted in Guangzhou, a city in China’s Guangdong Province. Now, the shit started hitting the fan when social media got wind of a racist sign outside of a McDonald’s. For all intents and purposes, Black people were banned from entering the restaurant. Apparently, the assholes in that city believe that Black people are responsible for the spread of the coronavirus. Look, despite the fact that the illness CLEARLY started in Wuhan, the Chinese community is trying to pin it on the African population.

Now, in addition to that asinine sign outside of the McDonald’s, there are numerous stories of Africans being evicted from their homes. *Sigh* I’m at a complete loss for words, son. Seriously, being Black can be fucking tiring, man. Like, as awesome as we are, we’re always subjected to other people’s irrational fears. No matter where we go, losers find ways to put their bullshit on us. Fam, how prejudice does a country have to be to spread a virus and THEN blame it on another group? All in all, fuck anybody who subscribes to this bigotry.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, bruh. Ultimately, this situation just makes me want to spew a bunch of curse words. Shit, on a recent podcast with Randi B., I spoke out against the unnecessary violence against Asians in this country. All the while, factions of Chinese people are victimizing innocent Africans. *Sigh* People suck, son. People fucking suck, man. That is all. LC out.

These Unemployment Numbers Are Staggering, Pt. 2

*Sigh* Here we are, son. It’s been less than two weeks since I wrote my first unemployment post and things have only gotten exponentially worse. I mean, in my original article, I talked about the 3.3 million people who filed for unemployment during the week ending March 21st. From there, shit went even more off of the rails, man. During the week ending March 28th, the unemployment claims ballooned to 6.9 million. Fast forward to today, another 6.6 million folks have filed claims with the Labor Department. Meaning, damn near 17 million Americans are currently out of a job.

Now, I won’t lie, fam. On the real, I don’t even know what else to say, bruh. Like, that’s the whole story, brethren. The fact is, the coronavirus is doing A LOT more than ravaging immune systems. Shit, despite the fact that the illness has claimed the lives of over 14,000 people, it’s claimed the livelihood of about 10% of the country’s workforce. All I can say is, even if we go back to “business as usual,” there’s no way to easily make up that difference, son. So, a ton of citizens might be assed out for a while, man.

In the end, I don’t have any answers, fam. On one hand, I want everyone to stay inside and be healthy. On the other hand, I want people to be able to support themselves. Ultimately, we’re all stuck between a rock and a hard place, bruh. By and by, something needs to happen soon, son. If it doesn’t, we could be facing an economy worse than the Great Recession AND the Great Depression, man. At the end of the day, I truly hope that I’m wrong about this. That is all. LC out.

‘Soul Claps’ With Randi B.: Peter Navarro, Yamiche Alcindor & Those French Doctors

What’s good, brethren? On this episode of Soul Claps, Randi B. and I talk about Peter Navarro‘s dumbassery regarding the coronavirus, the French doctors who want to test vaccines in Africa and Donald Trump‘s disrespect of Yamiche Alcindor. Check it out on YouTube below, fam. Let’s get the proceedings proceeding. Yessir!

‘Soul Claps’ With Randi B.: Bill Withers, The Coronavirus & Black Culture

What’s good, brethren? So, instead of our usual Conversations with Randi B., Randi and I decided to film our discussion and see what happens. Now, for this go-round, we’ve decided to call our little segment Soul Claps. Anyway, on this episode, we talk about Bill Withers, Black culture and (of course) the coronavirus. Check it out on YouTube below, fam. Let’s get the proceedings proceeding. Yessir!