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!
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!
*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.
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!
So, let’s skip the formalities and get straight to the point, son. Listen, Africa ain’t no cotdamn testing site, man. Like, these scientists can’t be serious, fam. All I know is, I don’t want anyone telling me that race isn’t involved here. I mean, why else would outsiders want to go to a completely different continent and test experimental drugs on unsuspecting people? The point is, those French scientists better keep their asses in Europe and leave the motherland alone.
Ok, for those who don’t know why I’m mad, Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht have lost their fucking minds. Now, while having a debate on French television, these two scientists suggested testing a tuberculosis vaccine in Africa to see if it would work against the coronavirus. To make matters worse, they referenced doing something similar to how testing was originally done for AIDS. Keep in mind, as of right now, Africa is the continent with the least confirmed cases of the virus. So, why in the FUCK would these idiots go there to treat the people like guinea pigs?
Look, since these fuckity-fucks are from France, why wouldn’t they just go to Italy first? Bruh, Italy has the most confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the world. Also, the United States has the most confirmed cases of the illness around the globe. Lastly, this entire shit started in fucking China. So, why don’t these losers just go to one of those three places? Why go to a place that isn’t nearly as affected and pollute the population? Oh, because it’s just a bunch of Black people, right?
In the end, I’m just fucking disgusted, son. Ultimately, even during times of crisis, people’s prejudice always rears its head, man. By and by, all of these turds need to keep their asses out of Africa, fam. At the end of the day, folks need to treat the people who need it the most. All I can say is, my African brethren aren’t lab rats, bruh. So, knock it the fuck off, people. That is all. LC out.
So, here we are, son. Shit, the more things change the more they stay the same, man. I mean, the sky is blue, water is wet and Ronald Reagan said racist shit. Like, are folks actually surprised by this, fam? Are people really shocked that Reagan said some negative shit about Black people? If so, then those people have never paid attention to his political career, bruh.
Ok, for those who missed it, Tim Naftali, the man who ran the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum from 2007 to 2011, released some audio of a private conversation between then-Governor Reagan and President Nixon. Now, during the conversation, the two men were talking about a United Nations gathering. Anyway, during that meeting, the organization decided to recognize the People’s Republic of China. In addition, during the General Assembly, members of the Tanzanian delegation had a good time dancing. With that being said, this is where Reagan’s racism took off.
Now, during his convo with Nixon, Reagan literally said “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries… damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Moving on, in response to Reagan’s words, all Nixon did was laugh. Side bar, Nixon also called Black people “cannibals” in another convo, but we don’t have time for that right now. So, here it is, two former presidents disparaging an entire country and an entire continent. *Sigh* And people wonder why Black people don’t trust politicians.
Look, if anyone has ever paid attention to Reagan, then they shouldn’t be startled by this. Hell, a lot of Reagan’s political rhetoric and policies were based in bigotry, son. Listen, this is the same man that thought it was okay for people to discriminate against Black people in the housing market. Fam, he actually said “If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so.”
Also, Reagan is the same man who was in charge during the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Now, for those who are unaware, this is the law that caused the 100:1 sentencing disparity between offenders who sold crack cocaine and offenders who sold pure cocaine. Meaning, minorities, who were more likely to sell/use crack, were getting WAY more prison time than pure cocaine dealers. Needless to say, this ravaged Black and Brown communities for years to come, man.
In the end, folks just need to listen to Killer Mike‘s “Reagan,” bruh. Ultimately, a good portion of his political identity was built on bigotry, son. By and by, I’m just glad that shit like this is coming out now. Frankly, we need to destroy the façade of America, man. All I know is, people like to pretend like this country was/is more forward-thinking than it really is. At the end of the day, a lot of our elected officials maintain the same type of mentality as Reagan. The problem is, they’re just publicly embracing the prejudice now. I mean, just take one glance at Donald Trump, fam. That is all. LC out.
So, before anybody says anything, I’m fully aware of the fact that I criticized the press rollout for the new The Lion King. Keeping it a buck, I stand by everything I’ve said, son. Shit, Disney did the absolute most to prop Beyoncé up as the star of the show, man. Anyway, I’m still going to give the movie a shot, fam. All I know is, my wrath will be in full effect if Jon Favreau and company ruined a classic, bruh. With all of that being said, I decided to give Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album a spin. After two listens, I really fucks with it, brethren.
Now, given the African influence of The Lion King, it was easy to surmise that Afrobeats would have a prominent role in the music. To that point, Beyoncé got a lot of dope Nigerian and Ghanaian artists to grace the songs. Whether we’re talking about Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid or Shatta Wale, a lot of credible African artists got their just due, son. Look, as a Carib kid who was raised on Calypso and Soca, I feel at home with Afrobeats, man. I mean, there’s a distinct commonality throughout all of the music of the diaspora, fam. So, I’m just happy to see all of this come to fruition, bruh.
Moving on, a bunch of other dope artists got a chance to flex on some of the records, son. Like, Jay-Z‘s on a track with Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar is dueting with Beyoncé, Saint Jhn is getting some much needed recognition and Tierra Whack is destroying everything in sight. All in all, I can’t really say there were any songs I straight up disliked, man. Frankly, this is a well put together soundtrack, fam. So, major props to Beyoncé, bruh.
In the end, I’ll do my best to separate the music from the movie, son. Ultimately, I just hope the film wasn’t diluted, man. By and by, I’m seeing the picture on Saturday, so I’ll judge for myself, fam. If push comes to shove, at least I have the album, bruh. *Sigh* Don’t let me down, Disney! Don’t let me down. That is all. LC out.
*Sigh* I don’t even want to do this, son. Like, I really had to battle with myself about writing this post, man. In any case, my conscience wouldn’t let me cook if I stayed silent through Donald Trump‘s latest episode of fuckery. With that being said, let me go Super Saiyan on President Orange for what he said about Haiti and Africa. *Sigh* And here… we… go!
So, let’s get straight to the fuckity-fuck shit, fam. Apparently, during a White House meeting on immigration, Trump decided to THOROUGHLY disrespect Haiti and Africa. As reported by The New York Times, when a deal was presented that included protections for folks from both places, Trump wanted to know why America accepts people from “shithole countries.” Now, to add insult to injury, he wondered why we don’t except more people from places like Norway. Yeah, these are real comments, bruh.
Now, let’s unpack all of the different ways this is egregiously insulting, son. First, there’s the clear racial aspect, man. Look, in Trump’s own words, he’d prefer folks from a predominantly White country as opposed to mostly Black nations. Shit, based on that statement alone, we can clearly see that immigration isn’t really the problem, fam. Nah, people of color are seen as the problem, bruh. Basically, this is yet ANOTHER example of Trump’s CLEAR racism, folks. I mean, his bigotry is so obvious that I almost have to respect the blatancy of it, people.
Next, let’s talk about this unfounded categorization of Haitians and Africans. For one, immigrants from African nations are renowned for having a high percentage of advanced degrees. Hell, if we look at Nigerians alone, nearly 40% have bachelor’s degrees and almost 20% have master’s degrees. Now, for anyone keeping score, that’s the highest percentage of any racial group in this country.
Moving on, let’s talk about Haiti, son. Listen, when it comes to Haiti, their citizens have endured some of the greatest tribulations in human history. Look, despite being the only Black community to free themselves from slavery, their actions came with a cost, man. Real talk, Haiti had to pay France the equivalent of $21 billion to be recognized as a sovereign nation. Now, when we add on the treachery of the Duvalier family and the devastating earthquake in 2010, we’re looking at a country that’s never caught a break, fam. With all of that being said, why is the American President deriding a whole group of people for their own misfortune? Jesus, this man has NO fucking couth at all!
In the end, I’m never surprised by the tomfoolery that comes out of Trump’s mouth. Frankly, I’m just still shocked that proponents always find a way to justify his actions. Hell, while watching Fox News (because I hate myself), I literally watched Ann Coulter say that all Haitians do is fill up our prisons. Ultimately, the consistent and intentional misrepresentation of people of color is tiring, bruh. All in all, fuck America, son! That is all. LC out.
Man, what the fuck is going on right now, son?! Like, my eyes and ears MUST be deceiving me, fam! Look, there can’t be any possible way that slavery still exists, right? Right?! Listen, at this point, I’m not going to pretend like I know all of the particulars about this issue. However; all I know is, Africans are being sold in Libya right now. Yes, that’s right, bruh. In 2017, refugees and migrants are being sold, people. All in all, I don’t even know what to say or do, folks.
Ok, like I said in the first paragraph, I’m not even going to pretend like I’m some expert on the subject. I’ve read a bunch of articles about what’s going on and I can’t make heads or tails of it, son. Now, from what I’ve seen, a number of people trace the problem to Muammar Gaddafi, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Basically, as the theory goes, by taking Gaddafi out of power, it caused a vacuum that led to the rise of human trafficking. Keeping it a buck, this idea makes sense, but I’m not going to act like I have an innate knowledge of the climate over there.
Moving on, due to issues like war and poverty, a lot of refugees are leaving countries like Nigeria, Sudan and Senegal. For them, the goal is to make it to Europe and seek a better life. However; instead of freedom, they’re being captured and sold to the lowest bidder. Like, some people are being sold for as low as $400, son! Shit, I can’t even make this shit up, man! It’s literally some of the wildest shit I’ve ever heard, fam! I truly, truly, truly can’t believe this is all real, bruh!
Now, for one second, I want to turn my attention to Donald Trump. Look, this dude still doesn’t understand that his words have weight in the real world. Listen, his Twitter jabs aren’t some game that can just be ignored, son. On the real, they have actual implications, man. Ok, we all know about his crusade against the media. Just the other day, he went on a tirade about CNN International. Per usual, he called them “fake news” and a bunch of other random shit.
Fast forward to today, some Libyan news outlets are using Trump’s words to dispute CNN’s reporting of the slave trade in Libya. That’s fucking dangerous, fam! My God, this isn’t a joke, bruh! This clown’s words are having a DIRECT influence on how a country is reporting about MASSIVE human rights violations! I… I just don’t know what to say, bruh. My mind literally can’t comprehend what’s happening in our world today. My sense of understanding has been completely shot, folks.
In the end, what do we do about this? Seriously, what can we do to put an end to this travesty? Real talk, if anyone has insight on how we can help, please let us know. Ultimately, there’s no way this shit can continue to occur, son. NO human being deserves this shit, man! Plain and simple. By and by, the time for this to end is NOW, fam. That is all. LC out.
So, keeping it a buck, my wife believes that I should run for office one day. However; there’s one glaring issue, son: I hate politics. I hate politics because it always gets in the way of human decency, man. Elected officials will take ANY situation and twist it into some bipartisan affair. Frankly, it’s disgusting, fam. It’s even more disgusting when this type of fuckery affects Gold Star families. Look, we argue about EVERYTHING in this fucking country. Can we leave dead soldiers out of it, bruh?
Ok, all of the tomfoolery began after four American soldiers died in Niger, West Africa. Now, details are still murky, but it appears that a 12-man Army team was ambushed by 50 ISIS soldiers. In the aftermath, Sgt. La David Johnson, Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright laid dead from the confrontation. Under any circumstance, this is a terrible outcome for a soldier. However; the ensuing political firefight has made my blood boil, son.
Now, once word got out about the tragedy, the conversation evolved into whether or not Donald Trump called the families of the fallen soldiers. From there, he incorrectly asserted that previous presidents, especially Barack Obama, didn’t speak with Gold Star families. Next, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson alleged that Trump told La David Johnson’s wife that he “knew what he signed up for.” After that, Wilson, Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got into a debate about who was telling the truth.
Listen, if Trump really said that to Johnson’s widow, then he’s the lowest form of scum. But, I already knew that about him, man. Shit, this behavior wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest, fam. The problem is the fact that the death of these men is being used to make a political statement. I mean, have we no fucking shame, bruh? These guys literally laid down their lives for this country. Can they get a little fucking respect, people?! This ain’t the damn time to be arguing about who said what to who and when. Honor these fucking soldiers, son!
In the end, I hate politics, man. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, fam. Ultimately, people want to make a point as opposed to being right. Honestly, I can’t take the constant bullshit, bruh. *Sigh* I guess this really is politics as usual, folks. LC out.
*Sigh* It’s a damn shame that Black people used to be proud of Ben Carson, man. We used to celebrate his achievements, read his books and listen to his speeches. However; that time is looooooong gone, son. Over the past two years, Carson has let his clown flag fly. I mean, running an abismal presidential campaign and sucking up to Donald Trump should’ve been bad enough, man. But, noooooooooo, he couldn’t stop there. Carson had to take it to a new level, bruh. Now, after hearing his revisionist history of slavery, I’m in favor of launching Carson into space, never to be seen or heard from again.
So, while speaking to his Housing and Urban Development employees, Carson, a Black man, referred to slaves as “immigrants.” Now, before I continue, why does Carson run this department again? Just because he grew up in a housing project? Shiiit, by that logic, I’m pretty sure a few people from the Boston Secor Houses in the Bronx can do a better job. In any case, immigrants? Immigrants, man?!? To make matters worse, this dude said that slaves worked harder for less, but dreamed of “prosperity and happiness” in America.
I… I truly don’t know where to start, son. This clown is a 65-year-old Black man who was born in the Midwest. How can he be THAT clueless about Black history?! Enslaved Africans didn’t come here willingly and they DAMN SURE weren’t worried about prosperity! They were worried about surviving. Countless slaves died in those ships across the Middle Passage. For the ones who made it, they lived through the worst atrocities known to man.
Whether it was the backbreaking work, the beatings, the rapes, the mental torture or the eradication of our identity, Black people have a horrid history along this ENTIRE hemisphere! Side note, can we stop the lie that Sally Hemings was Thomas Jefferson‘s mistress? She was his slave and a rape victim. Let’s not try to normalize their relationship. She was forced to bare his kids, man. Fuck anyone who tries to make this scenario romantic. Anyway, how DARE Carson liken our people to anyone who CHOSE to be here? He is a fucking disgrace to not only his race, but to humanity as a whole.
Ultimately, I have to stop writing now. I’m getting angrier and angrier with each word, man. All I know is, there’s been a concerted effort to diminish America’s dastardly treatment of Black people. In the end, it definitely doesn’t help when sellouts like Carson hold positions of power. LC out.