When Will We Call A Hate Crime A Hate Crime?

Man, stories like this make me fucking furious, bruh! Like, we live in a time where we can’t just call shit what it is. Look, instead of attacking situations head on, people would much rather beat around the bush. All I know is, I’m not one of those people, man. The way I see it, the murder of Richard Collins III was a hate crime, fam. All in all, just one look at Sean Urbanski‘s life can tell us all we need to know about that coward. With that being said, the police and the FBI NEED to do the right thing!

Now, for those who are unaware, let me give a brief synopsis of this story. To begin, Collins was a US Army Second Lieutenant who was about to graduate from Bowie State University. In any case, while visiting some friends at the University of Maryland, Collins and company were approached by Urbanski. So, after making threatening comments to Collins and his crew, Urbanski pulled out a knife and stabbed Collins in the chest. Ultimately, Collins was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Moving on, upon further inspection of Urbanski’s daily life, we learn that he belongs to an “Alt-Reich Nation” group on Facebook. Apparently, this particular group specializes in hating on women, Hispanics, Jews and Black people. Now, with all of that being said, why are we confused about whether or not this murder was a hate crime? I mean, a clown who openly embraces racist rhetoric randomly killed an unsuspecting Black man. Listen, am I really supposed to believe this wasn’t racially motivated? Man, get the fuck outta here, son!

In the end, nothing else needs to be said here. Richard Collins III deserves supreme justice. His promising life was cut short because bigots are becoming more emboldened by the day. By and by, if the authorities want us to believe that they actually stand for something, then Urbanski needs to be thrown under the jail. Anything less than a hate crime charge will not suffice, son. *Sigh* I’m fucking tired of this shit, man. LC out.

A Letter To Steve Stephens

Dear Steve Stephens,

Look, I’ve never been one to mince words, so I’m going to just get straight to the point. You’re a fucking coward, man. You’re nothing more than a peon who deserves the absolute worst. How DARE you take the life of Robert Godwin in such a callous manner?! That man did NOTHING to deserve your pathetic misguided wrath! All I know is, your day is coming and it will be completely justified.

Now, let’s be clear here, son. People get dumped everyday, B. On the real, unless a relationship ends in marriage or some type of domestic situation, then someone is getting the axe. It’s just the nature of the game, man. With that being said, why the fuck would you use getting dumped to justify why you killed that man? Ok, so, your ex-girlfriend doesn’t want you anymore. What the fuck does that have to do with Robert Godwin? Shit, not only did you take that man’s life over some bullshit, but you had the audacity to commit this travesty on Facebook Live. Good fucking Lord, man! You’ve literally taken being a piece of shit to the next level, bruh.

To make matters worse, you dragged your mother, Maggie Green, into the nonsense. I mean, you really had the nerve to tell her that you’re shooting people because you’re mad at your woman? Man, what kind of hoe ass behavior is this, son? Out of the countless ways people find to get over heartbreak, this is your solution?! Look, your ex-lady really dodged a fucking bullet, no pun intended. Clearly, she’s better off not dealing with your unstable ass. No real man would act in such a manner, bruh. She absolutely made the right decision.

In the end, this manhunt can only last for so long, man. Eventually, the authorities are going to catch up to you and you deserve whatever brand of justice they plan on dishing out. Ultimately, no one is going to feel sorry for you, son. All in all, fuck you very much, bitch!

Sincerely,

A man who’s disgusted by your very existence

Do We Have To Snapchat Everything?

So, I have a feeling that this post may cause a few people to be in their feelings. However; I shall push through, son. Now, when it comes to the use of social media, I have a real question for everyone out there: does anyone actually have fun anymore? Seriously, if people literally spend the entire night documenting their “experiences” on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, are they actually enjoying themselves? Maybe this is the sign that I am completely washed out here in these streets, but I really don’t fucking get it, son.

Now, I’m not going to pretend like I’m some unicorn who doesn’t take pictures or videos. However; there’s gotta be a limit, man. Day after day, especially on weekends, I see COUNTLESS people taking hours worth of footage from one damn event. I mean, maybe I’m old school, but how the fuck am I supposed to get my dab on properly if I’m too busy holding my phone in the air? How am I supposed to pelvic thrust a twerking lady properly if I’m worried about angles and filters? Speaking of which, why the fuck are dudes recording a bouncing ass instead of trying to dance on it? What part of the game is that, son? Shit, I want no affiliation with that type of behavior, man. None at all, bro.

In the end, I don’t care if I look like Buzz Killington out here. All I know is, keep that constant recording shit away from me, son. If anyone sees me in the club dancing like my knees don’t have arthritis, let me cook, bro. Hell, we all knew social media went too far when DJ Khaled put the birth of his own child on Snapchat. Nah, son, no one can explain that type of shit to me, man. No thanks. I’m cool on all of that, bro. Good day.

Black Women: Don’t Take Advice From Trick Daddy

Look, if we’re being completely honest here, some people don’t deserve the internet, son. In the age of social media, fools with low IQ’s have used their respective accounts to spread all types of riff raff and tomfoolery. Apparently, Trick Daddy is a proud member of this group of idiots. Shit, he might be the Supreme Ruler of this group of idiots. In an Instagram rant he released two days ago, he had an entire thesis about what was wrong with Black women. Needless to say, I wholeheartedly believe someone should take away this clown’s WiFi and 4G connections.

So, Trick Daddy’s hot take revolved around the idea that Black women are losing to Spanish and White women. Apparently, Spanish and White women are getting better looking and Black women need to “tighten up.” In addition, in his eyes, once fairer-skinned women learn how to fry chicken, Black women will be “useless.” Wait, let me take a step back, for a second. I want everyone to re-read this paragraph and replace the word “women” with “hoes,” because that’s exactly how Trick said it. I mean, his remarks were a breathtaking display of eloquence, son.

Moving on, let’s look at all of the ways EVERYTHING Trick just said is a bunch of fuckity-fuck shit. First, let’s talk about the fact he reduced all women down to their appearance. To guys like him, all women, not just Black women, are nothing more than titties, asses and pretty faces. I mean, what else are women good for, right? Oh, I forgot, they’re also good for frying chicken. In the good ol’ days, Black women had that game on lock, son. However; since Spanish and White women are on the “come up,” Black women might lose that title too, bro. Is he serious? Is he really fucking serious, man? This dummy went on an entire rant about women and couldn’t mention anything more than looks and cooking? Are we still in the 1950s? Last time I checked, women read books and had opinions too, son. Then again, who wants to hear any of that from them, amirite? Can I get a high five? No? Ok, I’ll sit down.

Now, with all of that being said, the dumbest part of this whole situation is the fact there are men out there who agree with Trick. I’ve actually seen dudes on both IG and Facebook talk about how Trick “had a point” and how he’s “keeping it real.” What was real about what he said, man? Listen, miscellaneous Black men, just because the Black women YOU deal with ain’t shit doesn’t mean ALL or even MOST Black women ain’t shit. It’s amazing how some dudes only converse with women in bars, clubs, strip clubs and the block and wonder why they haven’t found any stability. That’s like me kicking it with homeless people every day and wondering why body odor is a constant problem.

Look, if we only associate with a certain type of person, we’re going to keep getting the same results. Hell, I’ve heard strippers say they only date women now because “men ain’t shit.” Well, if the only men they see day in and day out are the ones slapping them on their asses with singles, OF COURSE they’d have a low opinion of men. How about we all upgrade our respective social circles, son. Side note, I still love strip clubs, though. I mean, why the hell wouldn’t I, man?

In the end, all I’m trying to say is, Black women, don’t take advice from someone who uses alcohol, weed and cocaine to treat Lupus. Clearly, he doesn’t make the right decisions for himself, so why take any life lessons from him? Good day.

Nate Parker vs. Nat Turner

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Look, I won’t lie to anyone out there. Writing this post hurts my soul for a variety of reasons. I’m struggling to find a way to convey my feelings about the entire situation without being problematic. Maybe that’s not a good way to start an article, but everyone who reads this blog knows I’m brutally honest in regards to my point of view. With that being said, I feel like there are two different conversations at play in this Nate Parker scenario: rape culture and Black equality. While I won’t be one to act like I have all of the answers, I would be remiss if I didn’t speak about this ordeal.

Now, before I get started, let’s just briefly talk about Parker. The 36-year-old actor and director is currently ascending to the apex of his film career. After performances in films such as Beyond the LightsRed Tails and The Great Debaters, Parker has reached the height of his critical acclaim with his newest film, The Birth of a Nation. After writing, directing and starring in the movie, his work gained the attention of Hollywood‘s power players after it received rave reviews and the largest deal in Sundance Film Festivahistory. However; while riding high from his newfound success, a very dark chapter of his history recently resurfaced.

Back in 1999, while attending Penn State University, Parker and his roommate, Jean Celestin, were charged with raping an 18-year-old classmate. Apparently, after a night of drinking, Parker brought the woman back to his apartment, and despite her physical state, engaged in sex with her. To make matters worse, Celestin, who was also in the apartment, decided to join in on the sexual assault. During the subsequent trial, several witnesses testified to the woman being visibly drunk, despite Parker and Celestin suggesting otherwise. In addition, in recorded phone calls that were used at trial, Parker can be heard telling the woman that she “put [herself] in that situation.” However; all of these factors weren’t enough to convict Parker. Based on the fact he and the woman had a consensual sexual encounter the night before, he avoided going down for his crime. Now, while Celestin was originally convicted for his involvement in this situation, he appealed his sentence and skated because the prosecution was unable to once again secure witness testimony.

The saddest part of this whole episode is the fact this woman was harassed by not only Parker and Celestin, but the Penn State campus as a whole. Since both men were star wrestlers at the school, they had plenty of people caping for them and coming to their defense. In classic “victim blaming” fashion, they questioned her character and the validity of her claims, all while championing the men who abused her. Ultimately, this caused her to attempt suicide twice before actually succeeding on her third try in 2012. While Parker recently tried to get ahead of the story and express his “regret” in a lengthy Facebook post, this doesn’t change the course of events or make them even remotely alright.

For me, the reaction from some Black people about this case is truly troubling. If anyone scours through social media, they’ll find various conspiracy theories of the “powers that be” trying to take down a successful Black man. These theories point to the fact the rape case against Parker only surfaced as he was gearing up to put out his aforementioned film about Nat Turner. Side note, for anyone who’s unaware, Turner was a historical figure who led a slave rebellion in 1831, which resulted in the deaths of about sixty five White people. Ultimately, Turner was captured and murdered for his insurgence.

In the eyes of Parker’s supporters, it comes as no surprise that the character of a Black director who decided to speak about a Black hero has come under attack. In the age of #OscarsSoWhite, Black people have frequently expressed the desire to be treated equally in Hollywood. Whether it comes down to securing better acting roles or more opportunities to direct big-budget films, Black people want to be looked at in the same light as their White counterparts. While this is also important to me, it does NOT excuse what Parker did, man. He violated a woman, belittled her plight in the aftermath, and even now, he speaks about how all of this has affected HIM. He’s not the victim here! In actuality, the real victim is dead because she couldn’t cope with how the justice system failed her. I’ve seen Bill Cosby‘s supporters use the same type of “conspiracy” defense, but why won’t we hold our own accountable for the fucked up shit they do? Overall racial inequality doesn’t give us the excuse to take advantage of other people. When it comes to both Parker and Cosby, they victimized people who couldn’t defend themselves. Individuals like that do NOT deserve our sympathy or support, regardless of what ideal we believe they represent.

In the end, I’m completely conflicted about seeing this movie. On one hand, I want Black people to excel in every facet, especially the historically segregated film industry. However; I find it very hard to give money to someone who has committed such an atrocity. Look, I’ve never been a hypocrite, son. I’ve cut off Cosby and R. Kelly for these same reasons. Ultimately, I guess I just wish a better human being were receiving Parker’s accolades. Good day.

Instagram: The Supreme Ruler Of Petty

I’m not going to lie, son. When I updated the operating system on my iPhone last night and saw what Instagram did to Snapchat, I laughed for about five minutes straight. Bruh, IG simply refuses to let any other application be great. The Jedi-level of pettiness consistently displayed by the Facebook-owned company is truly hilarious, man. Now, I have to ask the question: can Snapchat survive?

Now, for anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, IG added a new feature in the latest iteration of their app. Essentially, they’re allowing users to post picture/video “stories,” which will disappear after 24 hours. All Snapchat users know this is a blatant bite of what that app does. Now, apparently, Mark Zuckerberg and company tried to buy Snapchat back in 2013 and Snapchat told them to kick rocks. So, what does a gangsta do when a mark ass trick doesn’t want to get down with their crew? Take over the whole block, bitch! Bruh, they straight thugged Snapchat out of their own idea. At this point, once Instagram figures out how to bring the dog filter to all of the twerking IG honies, it’s a SUPER wrap for Snapchat, man.

To be real, this isn’t the first time Instagram has been Petty Wap or Petty Pendergrass. Does anyone remember Vine? IG got them the fuck out of here, man. I had a Vine account for about a smooth three days and cancelled that shit with Flash-esque quickness. Look, I’m a simple dude, son. I’d much rather use one app as opposed to two or three. So, if IG wants to consolidate everything under one roof, I’m here for all of it, man. With that being said, let the pettiness continue!

Ultimately, we’ll see if Snapchat makes it out of this predicament. After CEO Evan Spiegel breaks all of the collectibles in his office, him and his team need to figure out how they’re going to stay alive. If not, the ride was fun while it lasted, son. Good day.

The Day Ann Coulter Went Too Far

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So, Ann Coulter finally did it, huh? She finally said something that gave conservatives ulcers and conniption fits. Honestly, I never thought I’d see this day, man. After the years upon years of top shelf tomfoolery, her own constituents finally see her for the shiny turd she’s always been. I only have one question for her former supporters? What the hell took y’all so long? In any case, welcome to the side of the rational. Apparently, today is the day Ms. Ann finally went too far. Well, depending on who you ask.

To be fair, there aren’t too many things that are off limits in this country when it comes to free speech. Anytime I take a stroll through the wonderful streets of FacebookTwitter and Instagram, I see some of the most vile comments imaginable. However; there’s one faction of people who are generally left alone by individuals with even a morsel of morals: soldiers and their families. This general rule of thumb was blatantly violated by Ann after Khizr Khan‘s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Khan, the father of deceased Army Captain Humayun S.M. Khan, ridiculed Donald Trump‘s rhetoric against Muslims, especially since his son sacrificed his life for this country. During a tour in Iraq in 2004, Captain Khan saved the lives of his troops by telling them to stay back while he investigated a suspicious vehicle. Ultimately, this vehicle was packed with explosives and claimed Khan’s life. Based on the fact Trump’s plan is to ban all Muslims from the United States, Khizr Khan painted a real life picture of the sacrifices made by members of this community.

Since good ol’ Ann is a star player on Team Trump, she decided to take aim at Khan and his wife. According to her, Khan is an “angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.” Now, there are several things wrong with this statement. First, the CNN host’s proper name is Fareed Zakaria. Second, why was his name brought up in the first place? He had nothing to do with nothing, son. Third, talking about someone’s accent is a textbook example of racism, man. His accent doesn’t sound like hers, so apparently, there’s something wrong with him. Fourth, a man’s son gives the ultimate sacrifice for the country she claims to love and THIS is what she says about his family? Man, there is literally no pit of Hell this woman won’t sink to. You know things are bad when conservatives lose their collective minds. According to John Podhoretz, he’s ashamed to have ever known her. Jerry Saltz forwarded her a picture of Captain Khan’s gravesite and Yair Rosenberg questioned whether Ann was hugged enough as a child.

To be frank, I’m confused as to why it took people so long to realize Ann Coulter is a terrible human being. She was a terrible human being when she talked about Latin America‘s imaginary “rape culture” while campaigning for Trump. She was a terrible human being when she told a disabled Vietnam vet that people like him caused us to lose the war. She was a terrible human being when she suggested making a televised sport out of torturing Arabs. I mean, the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on, son. She’s literally one of the most despicable people walking this planet, man. It’s no wonder she has such a deep love for Trump. They’re made for each other.

In the end, do I really have to say anything else, bruh? Ann Coulter is exactly who we think she is. She’s always been this person, and FINALLY, her own compatriots are starting to see it. Hopefully, her audience has had enough of her, man. To be honest, I was done with her about fifteen years ago. Good day.