Randi B. & LC: Breonna Taylor, Daniel Cameron & The Future Of Blogging

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Breonna Taylor, Daniel Cameron and the future of blogging. It evolved into a conversation that included Charles Barkley, Tomi Lahren, Candace Owens, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Justine Damond, Cardi B, Rodney King, Navid Afkari, Donald Trump, Dana White, Kyle Rittenhouse and Walter Scott. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!

Stop Talking, LaVar Ball

So, ever since the media put a microphone in front of LaVar Ball, he’s been nothing but a hot take machine. At this point, he’s made it a habit of saying something outlandish every single day. All I know is, he needs to shut the fuck up now. Look, I know the man loves his sons Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo. However; if he doesn’t slow the fuck down, he’s going to doom those dudes before their careers even get started.

Now, before I continue, let me be clear on one thing. I’m not downing this man for believing in his children. Shit, I have two sons and I think the world of them too. I legitimately believe they can do anything and I actively try to instill that ideology in them. But, when it comes to LaVar, my issue is his own personal ego. The more he speaks to the media, the more it seems like he wants the attention for himself and not for his sons.

For example, just take a look at his comments about Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. First, he claimed that he would “kill” MJ one-on-one. Now, this statement came from a man who averaged 2.2 points per game while playing Division II basketball. Bruh, I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t do shit against a former NCAA champion and former National Player of the Year. I mean, Jordan was a legend before he played an NBA game, son. Ball needs to sit the fuck down here.

Next, Ball stated that if Barkley thought like him, then maybe he would’ve won a championship. Once again, I point to the fact that homie was a highly subpar college player. What the fuck can Ball teach an all-time top 5 power forward about winning? Homie couldn’t even make it to a Division I school. Man, if this dude doesn’t get the fuckity-fuck outta here with the tomfoolery!

Moving on, pay attention to the fact that Ball’s sons weren’t the topic of conversation in any of those last two paragraphs. That’s my point, son. If Ball wants to hype his children up, then by all means, go right ahead. However; when Ball himself is the storyline, he’s doing his boys a disservice. Look, just calm the fuck down and let those dudes play basketball, man. Oh, and fix LaMelo’s shot, bruh. Keeping it a buck, he ain’t Lonzo, man. I’ve already written about the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of Melo’s game. But, that’s neither here nor there.

In the end, LaVar Ball just needs to be cool. Let his sons prove their worth on the court. Until then, his words don’t fucking matter. Lonzo can prove whether or not he’s better than Stephen Curry and LeBron James when he plays against them. However; after LeBron’s latest reaction, I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a chase-down block waiting for Lonzo. LC out.

Let’s Talk About Black-On-Black Crime


Now, I’m fully aware I dropped the ball on a post for Thursday. Hey, cut me some slack, son. Life happens to everyone sometimes. In any case, I’m back to round out my week of Blackity-Black, super Black topics. To put a cap on my latest series of ramblings, let’s talk about a lot of people’s favorite topic: Black-on-Black crime. With all of the events currently going on in the country, a select few have tried to distract the masses by bringing this concept up. It’s time for me to jump into the bullshit.

Let us begin by bringing up everyone’s favorite, as in least favorite, mayor: Rudolph William Louis Giuliani. Now, as I’ve previously stated on this blog, I’m a New York City native, born and raised. Meaning, I was here before Rudy’s tenure as mayor, and I’m still here long after his shift was completed. For those who aren’t familiar with this man, to him, his greatest claim to fame has been “uniting the city” after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Side bar, I put that last phrase in quotations because I know there are a multitude of firefighters who would disagree with that sentiment. In any case, I’m here to call attention to an interview this dude gave recently where, in response to the Dallas police shootings, he alleged there’s a “99 percent chance” a Black person would be killed by another Black person, and not by the police.

For me, that statement is the pinnacle example of a narrative that is consistently brought up by people who refuse to acknowledge police misconduct. The most infuriating part of this ploy is the fact it only tells one side of the story. Now, yes, if you looked into the FBI‘s statistics for homicides in this country, you will see that roughly 90% of Black homicide victims were killed by Black people. What naysayers neglect to tell you is the fact 83% of White homicide victims were murdered by White people. With that being said, I want everyone who’s reading this to go back and take a look at the embedded picture in this post. Those fraudulent statistics were posted by Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, on his Twitter timeline. These methods are used to distract people from the reality of the situation and shift the blame to another entity. Since the percentages for both races are so high, why do detractors conveniently leave out the part about their White counterparts killing their own people too?

Look, coming from an inner city neighborhood, I’m well aware of the fact there are potential dangers and pitfalls. In any community, there will always be individuals who are damaging to the fabric of a group of people. I will also tell you this: if I decided to shoot and kill someone tonight, I guarantee I’m going to prison for my offense. THAT is what Black people are trying to highlight when talking about police injustice. When a member of our community is unjustly killed by anyone, INCLUDING someone with a badge, we simply want that person to be held accountable. Too many times we’ve seen officers not even receive as much as a slap on the wrist for ending a Black person’s life. Just recently, here in New York, officer Peter Liang only got five years of probation and community service for murdering Akai Gurley. You mean to tell me, I can get locked up for driving with a suspended license, but this officer can go home after taking someone’s life? It’s complete bullshit, man. For a man like Guiliani to ignore police misconduct, when two of the most egregious examples of crooked policing happened under his watch, is an absolute joke. Don’t believe me? Go ask the families of Abner Louima and Amadou Diallo. I’m pretty sure neither faction was/is particularly fond of his brand of “justice.”

In the end, the point here is, don’t use an underdeveloped argument to excuse the misdeeds of some officers out there. For the life of me, I still can’t understand why police apologists can’t just admit there are officers who step outside of their boundaries and simply work to rid the system of these individuals. Don’t tell me to “respect myself” in order for an officer to respect me. When it comes to folks like me, we already respect ourselves. Most of us are law abiding citizens who simply want to freely live our lives. How about the officers our tax dollars support abide by the same laws they’ve sworn to protect? That seems like the more reasonable option. Good day.

P.S. I’m completely done with Charles Barkley playing the Uncle Ruckus role. In response to the unnecessary shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Chuck thought it was a good idea to say that some Black people are “crooks,” which is why the dead victims were profiled in this manner. This no-ring-having ass fool! Go look at Castile’s record, dick! Oh, wait, there isn’t one! How dare he justify the shootings of people who look like HIM by spewing rhetoric that doesn’t even describe all of the dead people he’s disgracing. What were Diallo’s crimes? What were Sean Bell‘s crimes? What were Tamir Rice‘s crimes? In addition, why are we bringing up anyone’s record if it’s unrelated to the situation that led to the person’s death? It’s needless character assassination and a tactic used to devalue the lives of people who can’t defend themselves. Honestly, I hate people like Chuck more than anyone else. Traitors have no business even associating with us. He just needs to keep his dumb ass opinions for Inside The NBA, so Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith can continue to let him know how useless his point of view is. Ok, now I’m really done. Adios, kind people.