Obama renews call to close Guantanamo prison

PROVE IT!!!

Obama renews call to close Guantanamo prison

Allen Iverson, NBA icon, struggles with life after basketball – The Washington Post

What a tragedy! This was reminded me of the 30 For 30: BROKE episode in so many ways. Is this a story of being built up to be torn down, was he consumed with his image and by fame? Or is it both? While the media is notorious for blowing things out of proportion, regardless, I just hope he gets the help he needs. Iverson was a role model to many of us for defying the impossible. Arguably one of the greatest NBA players of all time in his prime, it would be interesting to hear his side of the story. 

**Side note** If Iverson made $150 mill and still spiraled out of control, I can only imagine how many less known players fall with less money, with a much smaller name.  

Allen Iverson, NBA icon, struggles with life after basketball – The Washington Post

Asians Now Largest Immigrant Group in Southern California

Shoutout to The Fung Brothers for spreading truth in the New York Times! Great read! 

Asians Now Largest Immigrant Group in Southern California

Sweden’s Closet Racists

THIS… was kind of a sad read. It was something that I feel like most people of color here in America can relate to. More specifically more people of color trying to make our ways through this capitalist society doing what it takes to go along to get along, pay bills, and wanting to be accepted, fairly judged by the creed of our character, and the hard work. While many of us are guilty of code switching and going out of our way to fit in and not cause waves, often times none this matters. 

Sweden’s Closet Racists

Fresh Off the Boat: Not To Be Sold

Very introspective read. Shoutout to Eddie Huang!

I love the post about supporting local, and how we should support business and people that are giving back to their community. He said Target and Walmart are not going to save your small town, and when they kick out all the bodegas and farmers markets they will sell products at whatever price they want too. For me this struck a chord. I was recently talking to a friend about me shopping at Wal-Mart saying unfortunately I just don’t have the money to be picky about where I shop. This is complete bull and we are all lying to ourselves by saying it. The economy isn’t great but, as long as we make excuses and keep supporting these giant corporations the beast will only keep growing. 

Fresh Off the Boat: Not To Be Sold

Henry Rollins X Pharrell Williams – Back and Forth

This was AMAZING! I am too inspired! EDUCATION! That is the answer. Hearing this conversation makes me realize I am not crazy! GREAT interview!  

Henry Rollins X Pharrell Williams – Back and Forth

Life in a Minute: Miss Info

I’ve been a fan of @MissInfo and her work for awhile. She’s definitely done a lot for the culture and always kept the integrity first. We know her for her writing in magazines, television, radio etc. Thanks for sharing more of the story. 

Life in a Minute: Miss Info

Scarface talks writing process, Rick Rubin, Geto Boys album, Mind Playing Tricks on Me

Scarface will forever be one of my all time favorite Emcee’s. 

Scarface talks writing process, Rick Rubin, Geto Boys album, Mind Playing Tricks on Me