Get ESPN The F*ck Outta Here!

So, let me get straight to it, son. ESPN can eat a massive dick, son. I mean, they’re definitely showing the world their true colors, man. I guess, in their eyes, the First Amendment means nothing, fam. Like, free speech must be some imaginary concept, bruh. Shit, from the way things have played out, SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill clearly isn’t entitled to voicing her opinion. All I know is, Hill needs to take her talents to somewhere she’ll be properly appreciated. All in all, ESPN is NOT the place, folks.

Now, for those who missed all of the fuckery, let me give a brief rundown. The nonsense started when Hill spoke out against Donald Trump on Twitter. She correctly called Trump a White Supremacist and blamed him for the rise of bigotry in this country. Listen, if anyone thinks she was off base, just remember Trump’s response to Charlottesville. Despite the fact that supremacists killed Heather Heyer, he still said that there were “fine people” on all sides. Look, if that ain’t sucking up to racists than I don’t know what is, son.

In any case, because of her statements, Hill became a political target. Trump’s entire administration tried to make her a punching bag in an effort to get her fired. Now, since ESPN is a bunch of bitches, they released a statement condemning Hill’s tweets. With that being said, she was effectively put on warning. However; since Hill is a real one, she refused to be silenced by the powers that be.

Moving on, here’s where the tomfoolery came to a head, man. So, Jerry Jones decided to be a typical White dude in power and threaten his Dallas Cowboys players. According to him, if any man kneels for the National Anthem, then they won’t play. Keep in mind, just the other week, this clowncake kneeled with the players before a game. Now, he’s trying to pull rank by putting pressure on his employees. Look, all I want to know is, when did Jerry Jones become a beacon of moral authority? Fam, ain’t that the same man that took these pictures? Ok, yeah, I thought so, bruh.

Anyway, in the wake of Jones’ hypocrisy, Hill suggested that people should boycott Cowboys advertisers. Frankly, that move would be a real way to affect the status quo. By and by, for her troubles, ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks for violating their social media policy. Basically, this was their way of shutting her up for speaking against their corporate interests. Listen, we all know how the game goes, son. Anytime a Black person speaks up, the people in control need to assert their dominance. Keeping it a buck, Hill became another victim of the need to maintain “order.”

In the end, ESPN is proving that they only want a certain type of Blackness. They want to exploit our swag but don’t give a fuck about our pain. Now, I know Hill worked tirelessly to succeed, but I hope she learned a valuable lesson here: these corporations want us to be caricatures. They want us to be docile servants who should be thankful for our positions. Ultimately, fuck ESPN and all other organizations who profit from our talents but remain silent about our anguish. LC out.

P.S. Michael Smith is a G for the way he’s standing up for his co-host. Salute, brother. That is all.

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Don’t Forget What Colin Kaepernick Actually Kneeled For

So, let me get straight to the point, son. Colin Kaepernick‘s movement is starting to become convoluted, man. I mean, with all of the noise, debates and arguments, the original catalyst for kneeling is getting lost. With that being said, allow me to remind everyone what Kaepernick was protesting for. All in all, regardless of anyone else’s intentions, Kaepernick wanted to bring attention to racial injustice in America.

Now, before I continue, let me reiterate something I’ve stated before. Look, kneeling during the National Anthem has NOTHING to do with disrespecting the troops. Frankly, our brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces were never part of this conversation, fam. Real talk, the motive behind the protest was ALWAYS to bring attention to systemic racism, bigotry and police brutality. Listen, when we look at all of the Black victims of state-sanctioned murder, our anger shouldn’t be surprising, bruh.

Moving on, when detractors bring up the troops, they’re literally just trying to create a diversion. On the real, I have family members AND friends who have either previously served or currently serve in the military. By and by, their sacrifice has never been in question here. Keeping it a buck, anyone who is willing to put their lives on the line for their country should be celebrated. All I know is, nothing and no one can take that away from them, son.

All in all, kneeling for the anthem was never designed to disrespect them. Shit, if people cared for the troops as much as they say they do, then why don’t they pay more attention to the mental and physical issues of our veterans? In addition, why don’t more people pay attention to number of homeless veterans around the country? Honestly, folks are more interested in sound bites than real change.

In any case, when it comes to the anthem, the hypocrisy needs to stop, man. Listen, I’ve detailed all of this on my blog before. Fam, I’ve already spoken about Francis Scott Key, the writer of The Star-Spangled Banner. I’ve already talked about how he was a slave owner and an anti-abolitionist. I’ve already mentioned that there are more verses to the song that DIRECTLY reference slavery. Good Lord, bruh, I truly don’t understand why White people think Black people should embrace that fucking song. It was LITERALLY written by a man who wanted to deny us rights! Please, get the FUCK outta here!

Lastly, I’m calling bullshit on all of the NFL owners who’ve been kneeling with their players. Listen, am I supposed to believe that the same owners who wouldn’t give Kaepernick a job actually give a fuck about our rights? Hell, didn’t Dez Bryant previously say that Jerry Jones wasn’t with the shits? Now I’m supposed to believe he’s down for the cause? Bruh, how stupid do these billionaires think we are? Ultimately, all of these teams took a knee and locked arms as an affront to Donald Trump. This was NEVER done in support of equality. Meaning, they can take their bullshit gesture and shove it, fam!

In the end, I became more and more pissed as I wrote this article. Look, a protest that started with pure intentions has been grossly bastardized, son. All I can say is, I don’t want the spirit of Kaepernick’s sacrifice to get lost in the shuffle. Listen, that man risked it all to bring attention to the plight of Black and Brown people. All I know is, I don’t want politics and bipartisanship to dilute the message. Don’t fall for the okie doke, people. That is all. LC out.

‘Clean-Cut American’ Kills Black People

So, I’m going to get straight to the point, son. I truly, truly, TRULY despise the constant humanization of White murderers. I mean, no matter how heinous the crime, these killers are still given respect and deference. Listen, when a person commits a devious act, I don’t give a fuck about how awesome someone thinks they are. At the end of the day, they need to be judged for what they’ve done, man. Shit, Lord knows that Black people are NEVER given the benefit of the doubt, fam.

Now, for those who missed it, Kenneth Gleason is a piece of shit. As of now, this asshole has been charged with murder after shooting two Black men. According to reports, Gleason killed 59-year-old Bruce Cofield and 49-year-old Donald Smart. Sadly, the former was an innocent homeless man, and the latter was a dishwasher on his way to work. Apparently, Gleason fired on both men from his car and then walked up on them to finish the job.

As it stands, these murders are being investigated as racial-motivated. In addition, while searching Gleason’s house, authorities found a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech. So, based on this information, I think I know everything I need to know about Kenneth Gleason. However; if we let his neighbor tell it, he’s just a “clean-cut American kid.” Yeah, that’s a direct quote, people! That’s exactly what Nancy Reynolds said about a murderer.

Listen, as a Black person, this type of shit INFURIATES me, son! Like, minorities can’t even get respect when we’re the victims. However; a man who specifically targeted Black people can get a glowing review. Now, tell me, Ms. Reynolds, what does a “clean-cut American kid” look like? What about him warrants such a description? From my perspective, he’s a racist and a killer. Oh, wait, that IS American, man! Shit, that’s EXACTLY what “clean-cut Americans” have done to Black people since we got to this fucking country! In that respect, she might be absolutely right, fam.

In the end, fuck Kenneth Gleason and fuck anyone who has anything positive to say about him. All in all, the focus should be on the innocent people he killed. With that being said, Rest In Peace to Cofield and Smart. Hopefully, they throw this turd under the jail, fam. LC out.

Let’s Talk About Lorrie Slattery’s Grandson

Man, what happened to the 8-year-old boy in the above picture? Seriously, how did he end up with those marks around his neck? Why would two 14-year-old boys commit such a heinous crime on a kid? In addition, why are the police protecting the demons who tried to lynch a biracial child? All in all, I don’t give a fuck about how young the perpetrators are, son. They need to be held accountable for their hate crime, man. Plain and simple.

Now, for those who missed it, back on August 28, Lorrie Slattery‘s grandson was viciously assaulted. To be clear, I’m using this woman’s name because the identity of the victim hasn’t been confirmed. In any case, the terrible story goes as follows: in New Hampshire, the boy was in a backyard with a couple of teenagers. These teenagers took a tire swing rope and put it around the boy’s neck. Next, one of the teens said “let’s do this” and pushed the child off of a picnic table. From there, the boy apparently swung three times before being able to get the rope off of his neck.

As of now, Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase hasn’t said much about the case. He claims that they’re going to do a thorough investigation, but believes the teenagers should be “protected.” In addition, he stated that “mistakes they make as a young child should not have to follow them for the rest of their life.” Oh, well, isn’t that fantastic, son! Black children like Tamir Rice and Aiyana Jones don’t get the opportunity to live their lives, but these White kids deserve protection? Fam, get the FUCK outta here! On the real, a 14-year-old is old enough to know what a hate crime is. Listen, race-based violence doesn’t deserve leniency and these teens need to be held accountable.

In the end, this boy’s family needs answers. Shit, based on his injuries, the child is lucky to be alive, bruh. Ultimately, the hate that permeates through this country is unnerving, fam. I mean, not even our children are safe, man. By and by, I can’t really express how disgusted I am by this story, son. *Sigh* Just another day in Amerikkka, people. LC out.

Police Only Kill Black People

Look, there are times when a story is so wild, I don’t even have the wherewithal to get mad, son. Like, sometimes I’m way too shocked to even be angry, man. All I know is, this is one of those times, fam. On the real, officers like Greg Abbott are why Black people don’t trust the police. Ultimately, I don’t give a fuck about context, bruh. His comments are an indictment of how the police view Black life.

Now, for those who missed it, back in July 2016, Abbott pulled a woman over for a DUI. During their exchange, Abbott asked the woman to pick up her cell phone. She resisted and said that she was afraid to move because she’s “seen way too many videos of cops.” In response, Abbott said “but, you’re not Black. Remember, we only shoot Black people. We only kill Black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the Black people get killed?

Fast forward to now, since the dash cam video was released, Abbott’s proponents have tried to do damage control. Lance LoRusso, Abbott’s lawyer, claimed that the comment was taken out of context and the officer was only trying to “de-escalate” the situation. First off, as Black people are fully aware, cops don’t know how to de-escalate situations. Second, if that was really the case, why the FUCK was that Abbott’s go-to move?! Since when is Black death something to joke about? When did the mutilation of our bodies become sarcastic fodder? Man, get the FUCK outta here, son!

Listen, Black people have a REAL fear of the police, fam. Hell, I’ve even detailed my own issues with the cops on this very site. Time after time after time, we have to watch footage of Black people being killed with no respect and no regard. What kind of animal would find humor in that, bruh?! Shit, keeping it a buck, I don’t even believe Abbott was joking, son. Honestly, he knows good and well that cops ALWAYS get away with murdering minorities. Frankly, he just felt comfortable enough to say what he said, man.

In the end, fuck the police, fam! Once again, the Boys in Blue have showed themselves, people. Ultimately, Black people don’t mean SHIT to the officers who are supposed to protect EVERYONE! All in all, our pain is their pleasure and our sorrow is their joy. By and by, I don’t even know what else to say here, man. That’s all I’ve got for today. *Sigh* LC out.

The ‘Most Innocent Victim’ Of Police Brutality

Look, I’m just going to get straight to the point, son. These are the situations that drive Black people INSANE, man! I swear, there isn’t a day that goes by where we aren’t reminded that our pain simply doesn’t matter. Keeping it a buck, the death of Justine Damond is a PERFECT snapshot of our country, fam. At the end of the day, police brutality doesn’t seem to matter until it happens to White people. Plain and simple.

Now, before I continue, let me make one thing clear: Damond deserves justice. This woman did absolutely NOTHING to warrant such a senseless death. All in all, she was trying to be a Good Samaritan, bruh. She called 911 to report a possible sexual assault and ended up dead. On the real, the situation is fucking ridiculous, man! Here’s another instance of a cop “fearing for their life” and an innocent person ending up deceased. Frankly, I’m not sure why cops even have guns if they’re always scared of everything.

In any case, I’m writing this post because of what Robert Bennett said. Now, Bennett is the lawyer that the Damond family hired to represent their slained loved one. So, when speaking about Justine, Bennett claimed that she is the “most innocent victim” of a police shooting that he’s ever seen. Really, man? Fucking really, man?! Wow, that’s got to be the BIGGEST slap in the face of EVERY Black victim of police violence!

So, was Philando Castile not innocent? He told the officer that he was a licensed gun owner and STILL got shot. Was Tamir Rice not innocent? He was a 12-year-old boy playing with a toy in the park. When the police arrived on the scene, he was dead in under ten seconds. Was Jordan Edwards not innocent? He was leaving a party and a cop shot him through the passenger side window with an AR-15. In addition, video showed that the authorities lied about the direction his vehicle was traveling. Shit, do I need to keep going, son?

Moving on, Bennett tried to justify his comments by bringing up the fact that Damond called the police for help. Well, what about Charleena Lyles, man? She was a pregnant woman with four children and she also called the cops for assistance. She wanted them to look into a possible burglary and she ended up dead too. So, what’s the justification for her murder, huh? Man, how DARE Bennett belittle the lives of SO MANY Black victims!

To add insult to injury, look at how fast the system is moving in Damond’s case. The Minneapolis police chief has already resigned and people are even calling for the mayor’s head. This type of outcry is NEVER present when the victim is a minority, man. Also, how come Blue Lives Matter hasn’t come to Mohamed Noor‘s aid yet? I mean, they can find a reason to justify EVERY police shooting, bruh. However; now that the victim is White and the officer is Black, this group has been freakishly silent. Good Lord, the hypocrisy makes my fucking blood boil, son!

In the end, my body literally aches right now, man. Like, all we want is for our killers to be brought to justice. That’s literally all we’re asking for, fam. By and by, the system seems to work just fine when the person is someone like Damond. Well, why won’t it ever work for us? Why can’t we be treated with the same level of respect, son? Ultimately, Bennett’s comments are proof that Black people are ALWAYS looked at as villains. In the eyes of our oppressors, we can never be innocent, bruh. *Sigh* LC out.

My Sunday Night With The Police

So, originally, I was going to talk about Jay-Z‘s new album today. However; I just need to get this story off of my chest, man. Now, don’t worry, good people. I’ll be back on Wednesday to speak about the virtues of 4:44. In any case, for today, I’d like to talk about my recent run-in with the New York Police Department. Needless to say, the entire situation was uncalled for and unnecessary. All in all, I truly don’t understand why cops find so much joy in being complete assholes.

Now, the situation began while I was driving home. I happened to be a few blocks away from my apartment on Morris Avenue in the Bronx. Side note, for anyone who’s unfamiliar with this part of the world, although Morris is a two-way street, it only has one lane on each side. Anyway, I was driving behind this black car and the vehicle just stopped in the middle of the street. I honked my horn thinking the driver was either distracted or lost. The car didn’t move. After about five or ten seconds, the car slowly pulled off and then proceeded to run a red light.

When the light turned green again, I started moving, but ended up right back behind the same car. It stopped in the middle of the street again and I honked my horn a second time. From there, the car pulled off the road to the right. I assumed that the driver was lost and needed to get his/her baring. I decided to drive around the now parked car. As I passed the car, that’s when I realized it was the police. Honestly, I had no idea because the car didn’t look like the typical Dodge or Chevrolet that they usually use.

Moving on, once I drove pass them, that’s when they turned their sirens on and forced me to pull over. Next, four officers jumped out of the car with their hands on their guns. Two of them stood on the driver’s side of my car and the other two stood on the passenger side. The officer driving the car started to yell at me for “tailgating” him. I asked him how could I be tailgating if I drove around him when he wasn’t moving. Also, I reminded him that he stopped in the middle of the street on two separate occasions.

After this part of our exchange, the same cop asked me for my license and registration. As I motioned for my wallet, all four cops put their hands back on their guns. I assured them that I was just trying to get my license. Once I gave them what they asked for, they told me to get out of the car. While this happened, a teenage boy stopped on the sidewalk to see what was going on. The two officers on the passenger side approached him with their hands still on their guns. They asked him if he knew me and he said “no.” Next, they told him to “get the fuck out of [their] face.”

From there, the main cop asked me if my license was real and if I’ve been arrested before. I responded with a “yes” and a “no,” respectively. For whatever reason, he said he should still book me for “being a tough guy.” Instead, he said I was “lucky” because they were going to let me go. After I got back in my car, he threw my ID at me and told me to “watch [my] mouth next time.” In the end, since I was close my apartment, my entire block watched me get harassed by these dudes.

In the end, I truly don’t understand why cops feel the need to behave this way. Keep in mind, two of the officers were Hispanic and the other two were Black. Meaning, I can’t even really blame race for this shit. Ultimately, the police department is an intrinsic system that’s designed to operate based on bias. In this moment, I wasn’t a husband, father or college graduate with a corporate job. I was just a “tough guy” that they thought they could get one over on. All in all, these are the reasons why people don’t respect cops. Shit, I may be alive to tell this tale, but not everyone is so fortunate, man. By and by, fuck the police, son! LC out.