Welcome To Chicago: “A Place Where 6 Month Old Babies Take Bullets To The Face”

Madam Prezident

I wrote this poem for the lives lost in Chicago due to senseless gang violence.

Welcome to Chicago
The Place of the cold case
Where 6 month old babies take bullets to the face
Welcome to Chicago
“Where you have to stop”
When you hear gun shots
Hit the floor
And hope a bullet
Doesn’t come through the door
“Welcome to Chicago”
The place where you hear
Of caskets being lowered to the ground
You hear Mothers WEEP
Beyond caskets going 6ft deep
Where our schools system
Is a fools system
Place our children at the bottom of the pool system
You got 1 teacher to 30 kids
All in room
So in actuality you got 1 teacher
To 30 dreams that’s all trying to bloom
And our children want hugs and love
Instead of a community flooded with drugs
They want grade level books
So they won’t have infantile education and knowledge
They want to have the conversation about
“Where they’re going to college”
And they want their father’s home
Instead of 26th and California
Where it’s not sunny
Our children still make time to laugh
But it’s not “funny”
“The deconstruction of the black family”
To get a piece of this American Pie
Ain’t No piece of cake
They’ve already labeled us as 3/5ths of a man
Which explains the high unemployment rates
‘To the black race
Where he can place his angels across a Chicago skyline
Reduces a young man’s jail time
Change POVERTY into Prosperity
Decrease the high school drop-out rate
And Increase the college graduate rate
Make No mistake about God’s grace
Even a place where bullets are flying
Children are dying
And mothers are crying
There is still a HIGHER POWER
That Channel 5, 7, and 9 News won’t acknowledge at the top of the hour
And his blessings exceeds the height of the Sears tower
A place where God calms a storm
A place where
Some of your best black doctors, lawyers, surgeons, authors, and play writers were BORN!
Where the struggle still exist
A place where we work hard
For low wages, pay high taxes,
No matter how good or bad it may get
By: Madam Prezident

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Ne-Yo And Kevin Hart Have Their Basketball Rematch {Video}

“If you didn’t see the game between Ne-Yo and Kevin Hart earlier this summer, check the vid. It’ll have you crackin’ up! The game was initiated during NBA All-Star Weekend, in a “trash talkin’” session that led Ne-Yo and Compound Entertainment to take on Kevin Hart and his Plastic Cup Boys at a gym to settle the debate.

This past Friday in Los Angeles, NE-YO and Kevin Hart decided to break a long standing basketball tie! Ne-Yo’s crew came dressed a bit better this time around, donning custom t-shirts, but Kevin Hart one-upped them again when his crew showed up in jerseys and shorts. We’ve got teaser pics for your viewing pleasure right now and can’t wait to watch the vid when it goes viral.”-Bossip

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Lil Romeo Is No Longer Lil Romeo: Happy 23rd Birthday Romeo Miller!

Rapper and actor Romeo Miller turns 23 years old today.

Known for his impromptu Twitter/Instagram photoshoots, that we all appreciate, Romeo Miller has a reason to take his top off today as he turns 23!

I like Lil Romeo! He turned out okay and he’s college educated!

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Vegas Pimp Raymond “Rollin” Sharp Gets Three Life Sentences For Beating His H*es

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and this time-that’s a good thing.

Pimp Down!: Vegas Pimp Raymond “Rollin” Sharp Caught Beating His Hoes Gets 3-Life Sentences [Video]


 Please discuss…

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Ne-Yo Says NO-HOMO

Ne-Yo Denies Gay Rumors

R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo is speaking out on rumors regarding his sexuality.

In an interview with Yesi Ortiz of Power 106 earlier this week, the Compound crooner spoke his piece on Frank Ocean’s recent revelation and also addressed long-standing rumors that he himself prefers the peen.

“To each his own, if that’s how he rock, that’s how he rock, you know what I mean. It don’t change the fact that his music is incredible. It don’t change the fact that he’s an incredible artist. He chose to put his personal life out there, and that’s him. I don’t fault people for who they are, if that’s really who you are, you know what I mean. If that’s really who you are then by all means do what you do. I’m not gonna judge you behind that. That’s not my place.

Ne-Yo had this to say in response to the rumors regarding his own pro-panty preference:

Call me ugly or something, let’s think of something else. This whole gay thing has been lingering for a little too long. Say I’m adopted, I’ll take the ninja turtle comments, I’ll take that. Let’s do something else.


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Solange Shares Scenic Photos From Texas

Around these parts we look forward to a new Solange blog post the way folks in the desert look forward to rain. This week she posted not one but two sets of photos from a visit to Marfa, TX. Friday she posted a set under the title “Railroading”:

solange in marfa texas



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Happy 68th Birthday Gladys Knight!!!

















Singer Gladys Knight turns 68 today!!! Gladys Knight is one of my favorite old school singers!!! Her voice is poised and strong. My generation singers don’t have anyone that even resembles the art of song like those of Gladys Knight and her peers!

You still look Good Gladys!!!

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Honda Wants T-Boz To Pay Up!!!

Don’t go chasing waterfalls-girl pay that damn car note-I mean Mini van note :-)

According to TMZ reports:

T-Boz might be forced to travel in the passenger side of her best friend’s ride … ’cause Honda is gunning to repossess the rapper’s car.

TMZ has learned .. Tionne Watkins is being sued by Honda for failing to make payments on her 2005 Honda Odyssey.

In the lawsuit, filed in Georgia, Honda asks the judge for the green light to take the car back. It’s unclear how much T-Boz owes in back payments.

It’s just the latest in a string of financial woes for the 42-year-old rapper — she filed for bankruptcy back in 2011 … but failed to complete the required paperwork … and lost the protection bankruptcy provides.

In other words, there’s NOTHING stopping T-Boz’s creditors from coming after all of her possessions.


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Ne-Yo and His Fiancee Make It Rain In A Strip Club

Ne-Yo has money to blow..He showed up at an Atlanta strip club last night with his fiance in tow and had the place popping after he made it rain on a lucky stripper.

The new VP of A&R at Motown and star of blockbuster film Red Tails dropped so much money it covered the floor and lined the backs of strippers standing at 90-degree angles. It’s rumored that he blew at least $3-$5,000 in the club that night, but he didn’t drink a drop of alcohol….however, It looks as though he carpeted the floor with enough money to pay someone’s phone bill, tuition bill and a book stipend.


More potential non-safe for work pics below:





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