Monthly Archives: September 2011

The KKK and Fontana

this is a great article I found digging through some archives. Read, Grow, and Know your history!
 
 
Author: Anne M. Peterson, The Press-Enterprise

FONTANA Although it’s been nearly 20 years since men in white robes last marched in the streets of Fontana , this growing community still has to live with the memory of having once been a Ku Klux Klan town.

Even if the Klan itself has fled, the perception that white supremacists once called Fontana home is a history that some people would like to erase.

“We can get rid of that stigma Fontana has had in the past by communicating with each other,” said Pastor Morris Buchanan of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. “People are people, and if there is a dialogue, there can be reconciliation.”

Fontana recorded a lower rate of hate crimes in 1995 than many other cities – five per 100,000 population, less than the rates of 10 per 100,000 for Redlands or nine per 100,000 for Riverside.

However, there have been racial incidents. For example, someone lit a cross on the front lawn of an interracial couple living just outside the city limits in January, a threatening gesture long practiced by the KKK . Local resident Gary Lee Padgett, 31, was charged in the crime but has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. A court will send him to a mental institution next month.

Some local minority leaders believe the Klan has only undergone a facelift. Its members aren’t throwing Molotov cocktails, but they’re still out there, said Kerry Allison, an associate pastor of the Loveland Church, an active black congregation in Fontana .

“All systems are Oligarchy. There is no other.”

“These people can thrive openly here,” agreed Draymond Crawford, a black associate pastor at Loveland Church, who moved with his parents to Fontana in 1946. “A lot of people tend to have similar philosophies, but they’re hidden.” Read the rest of this entry

My Guy K- Mart signed to Chinese League!!

Kenyon Martin Will Sign Largest Contract in Chinese League History

Keyon Martin is one of my Favorite players ever. I love my dudes game. I love to see Harder mufuckas do they stuff. haha. It’s the only shit i can relate to. congrats to my boy for signing the largest CBA in history……

Another member of the Nuggets is signing in China, where — sorry, Denver fans — he won’t have an NBA opt-out clause. Via the Denver Post: “Longtime Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin will sign a contract to play with Xingiang Guanghui in the Chinese Basketball Association. Martin’s contract will be the the biggest in CBA history. ‘It’s a great opportunity for him to stay in shape and stay fresh,’ said Andy Miller, Martin’s agent. ‘And it also gives him an opportunity to expand his name globally.’ It’s an exciting career opportunity for Martin, an unrestricted free agent, who won’t have an out-clause in his contract. The CBA ends on Feb. 16, but Martin’s team is talented and could make a playoff run toward the end of March. Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith, Martin’s Denver teammates, are also playing in China this year.”

 

Marcus Camby Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Marcus Camby Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Per YourHoustonNews, Marcus Camby was booked for allegedly having weed in his possession while driving late last night: “Two-time NBA all-star Marcus Camby, 37, of the Portland Trail Blazers, was arrested by Pearland police Monday and charged with marijuana possession. Police officials say officers pulled over Camby’s black Porsche around midnight on when he was spotted driving north on Cullen Boulevard with a sun screen device blocking the front window. Officers then questioned Camby and a passenger, later identified as Kendal Lance Johnson, 25. Officers say they noticed the smell of marijuana. Camby gave permission for the car to be searched and police said they discovered what appeared to be several marijuana cigarettes and a baggie with a small amount of the same substance hidden under the front seat. Both suspects denied ownership of the marijuana. Camby and Johnson were arrested and later charged with possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, a class A misdemeanor offense. Both suspects were released after posting $2,000 bond.”

An Inappropriate Nostalgia

i wrote this silly shit for my english class I had better sense not to write it and  should of reWrote it but i dont be giving a fuck smh.   I scared all the females in my lil group. and they dont even look at me in class no more. lol

 here it go….

An Inappropriate Nostalgia

The term nostalgia describes a yearning for the past, often in idealized form.  The word is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of (nóstos), meaning “returning home”, a Homeric word, and (álgos), meaning “pain, ache”. In common, less clinical usage, nostalgia sometimes includes a general interest in past eras and their personalities and events.  The term of “feeling nostalgic” is more commonly used to describe pleasurable emotions associated with and/or a longing to go back to a particular period of time. Nostalgia is often triggered by and image, a scent or something reminding the individual of an event or item from their past.

As I refer to my recollects of the word Nostalgia, I try to jog my memory of the fondest scent…… but I come up blank. I’m highly aware that I’ve had the phenomenon, but an outstanding scent, reminiscent of a time and feeling escapes me. The funny thing is, I believe I know why!

My favorite make – up of a woman is her scent and the way she smells! I think it’s the wolf in me.  The sweeter the smell,  the heavier my attraction. Smells never lie. If u inhale in a pleasant woman’s air, I believe, her peace becomes you. So I love the peace in a pleasant woman’s air! But if you inhale in a Seductive woman’s air…. You have been seduced!!

Even in my mildest manner I’ve been Wolfish since early. There’s no women’s scent I can ignore. I believe it tells too much of whom they are. So there’s especially no way, for me to ignore the scent of any GORGEOUS woman. And even more especially the scent of a gorgeous woman’s hair.

So as I dug in reference to the most nostalgic phenomenon I’ve experienced, I inappropriately dug up the sexiest, most seductive, most gorgeous smelling woman a now monogamist wolf could try to bury!!! HOWWWWWWLLLLL!!!!!

That girl used to smell so good and so sexy! And when I’d catch a whiff,  I’d inhale. As I inhaled I’d trance in the nostalgia she gave me when I had her this way…. And that way… and in there … and over there, in the shower, the floor, the bed, the chair, the table…… HOWwwwwllLLLl!!!

So As I refer to my recollects of a(n) Nostalgic experience , I tried to forget because its such a n inappropriate feeling aloud, but has Eric Hoffer Philosophies; “we lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.” In honesty to myself, I’m a Wolf and I Love the scent a woman. I love the scent of sexy woman. And, I Love the scent of a sexy woman’s sex. I’ve buried a lot of bones but the reminiscent of my most honestly fond nostalgia, makes me want to dig a couple up! Hooooowwwwwwwllllllll

Patrice Rushen

Patrice Rushen

Multi-Grammy nominated artist, Patrice Rushen, is fashioning her career after the legacy of her long-time friend and mentor, Quincy Jones. Composer…Producer…International Recording Artist…Rushen has definitely earned the respect she has been awarded by her peers in the music industry.

Admired by many for her groundbreaking achievements, Rushen has amassed an impressive list of “firsts”. She was the first woman to serve as Musical Director for the 46th, 47th & 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first woman in 43 years to serve as Head Composer/Musical Director for television’s highest honor, the Emmy Awards and the first woman Musical Director of the NAACP Image Awards, an honor she held for 12 consecutive years.  Rushen has also been the only woman Musical Director/Composer for the Peoples Choice Awards and HBO’s Comic Relief.  She was the only woman Musical Director/Conductor/Arranger for a late-night television talk show.  The show was The Midnight Hour, which aired on CBS.  In addition, Rushen was named the Musical Director/Composer for Newsweek’s first American Achievement Awards, broadcast from the Kennedy Center and she served as the Musical Director for Janet Jackson’s World Tour, “janet.”  As the Musical Director for the award shows, she composed and performed special musical tributes to Michael Landon, Ted Turner, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, The Temptations, James Garner and Leonard Bernstein to name a few.  Rushen was named Composer in Residence during the August 2004 sessions at the Henry Mancini Institute.

A classically trained pianist, Rushen has spent a lifetime honing the skills that make her one of the music industry’s most versatile and sought after artists.  In 1998, she was again honored by the music industry when her adult contemporary CD, “Signature”, received a Grammy nomination.  Read the rest of this entry

b iz for ………Balance

bal·ance

/ˈbæləns/ Show Spelled [bal-uhns] Show IPA noun, verb, -anced, -anc·ing.

noun

1.a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc.
2.something used to produce equilibrium; counterpoise.
3.mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment,
4.a state of bodily equilibrium: He lost his balance and fell down the stairs.

verb (used with object)
18. to bring to or hold in equilibrium; poise: to balance a book on one’s head.
19. to arrange, adjust, or proportion the parts of symmetrically.
20. to be equal or proportionate to: I’m always happy when cash on hand balances expected expenses. One side of an equation must balance the other.
21. Accounting .
a. to add up the two sides of (an account) and determine the difference.
b. to make the necessary entries in (an account) so that the sums of the two sides will be equal.
c. to settle by paying what remains due on an account; equalize or adjust.
22. to weigh in a balance.

I think my whole life purpose for myself is to find a progressive balance. A balance for myself, and A balance of myself. I feel like Ive always been constantly conscious to adjusting myself to a proper level in order to achieve an honest and harmonizing balance within myself. This shit is not a easy thing to do. I feel extremely crazy sometimes in this fuckin tedious exercise because I feel like im going to fuckin tip over sometimes. Like if Im tryna go hard for a spell to balance out some of my leiniencies some lil ass shit could set me way off on my hard end to where im lowkey serious about straight trippin!! I feel like my personality is alot of 2 extremes in every situation. So to gauge myself and How I feel and where im at between those two is a whooollleee lot of grey areaa to try to map

. so anyway my favorite number and color is 0 and grey because of my reverence to the word balance and my strive for it. Easy sense to my logic makes the perfect balance between extremes of white and black…… a shade a grey!!! likewise the perfect balance between and infinite of negative interger and an infinite of positive, would be zero!! right? thats my crazy genius type of shit. lol.

so its hard for me to find balance without contradition in myself because I hate it but i love it and i feel it neccessary for my self. Figuretively; me being grey boy.. am I not of both blacks and whites?  So my whole life been tryna find a balance (or my shade of gray) between my black and my white, my good and my bad, my extreme highs and my extreme lows, my slows and my fast, my hesitants and my hastings, my longs and my shorts. and sometimes the shit drive me crazy!! i literally feel that Im of some mental crazy to spend so much positive energy, negating negative, (and vice versa) only to end up in neutral!!!

So this is why the term PROGRESSIVE BALANCE is sooo much a profound and motivation term for me because I love to be at a balance but I cannnnnttt stand to sit still. lol but I truly believe to be developing my own progressive definitions of myself in set of my ideal balance and actual achieving it. I took a math class last semester and this the example i came up with…… a constant progression of x axis a slow gradual progression of y axis and no fluctuation on z would give you the perfect progressive balance for lifestyle!!!

like an inclined tight rope there is no room for side to side waivering and shit. lol. just steady balance progressive steps is the figuretive principle im tryna apply to my fuckin crazy ass wild ass life. smh. I had moving side to side and not getting anyway progressively thats the worst side in the world to me side to side manuevers. ANYWAY Thats all i got…tell me what u think tho…100

Fabolous and Ray J altercation in a Las Vegas Club

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Listen to the explosive interview, where he calls him “Brandy’s little brother,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and more.
http://www.kyte.tv/f/

 

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s triumphant win this past weekend wasn’t the only fight that rocked Sin City. Rapper Fabolous and singer Ray J reportedly got into it backstage at the Palms just before Fab was set to hit the stage. According to website Bossip, Ray J set things off when he punched the Brooklyn rapper in the face following a joke Fab made about the singer over social network Twitter.

“Nah but Floyd saying we havin a concert in my living room & the camera cuts to Ray J singing “One Wish” on the piano had me in tears!!” Fabolous tweeted on Sept. 17th, allegedly the center of Ray J’s beef. “Get it..? Ray J concert in the living room!! *Lil Wayne voice*”

Eyewitnesses on the scene say the fight didn’t end so well with Fabolous getting the best of Ray J who was eventually tossed from out the luxurious Palms hotel then later detained by Las Vegas cops.

Ray J himself confirmed half of the reports, that he was kicked out of the Palms and arrested following the incident. A number of celebrities were on hand for the incident including 50 Cent, Mayweather, Diddy and comedian Kevin Hart.  

Earlier this morning Ray J phoned in to New York City’s Power 105 “Breakfast Club” show with DJ Envy, Charmalagne the God and Angela Yee.

“Ni–as sayin Ray J got beat up? I’ll sock that ni–a in his face again my ni–a.” All i’m saying if you got Fabs number tell that ni–a to send a picture of his face right now.”

During the conversation with the morning hosts Ray J confirmed that his issue with Fab stemmed from a few jokes the rapper sent his way that he didn’t find quite funny. In a recent episode of HBO’s “24/7” show documenting the road to Mayweather’s fight against Ortiz, in one scene Ray J is playing the piano in the champ’s living room singing his song “One Wish.”

“Don’t disrespect me and Floyd like that” Ray J continued raging. “I play piano on that muthaf–kin piano every day, thats my big brother, ni–a we grew up together. So if you think that I just came over there and sang a song, ni–a you got me twisted. Ni–a im over there everyday.”

Following the fight Fabolous went on to perform at the palms alongside LOX rappers Jadakiss and Styles P.

To hear the entire interview and Ray J in all of his glory, head over to

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dj Gritz -“self Employed” album preview

short 10 track album preview of The Dj Gritz up coming “Self Employed” album releasing in FEB 2012

http://djgritz.bandcamp.com

Vintage plane crashes into crowd at Reno air races

A vintage World War II-era fighter plane crashed into a seating area Friday at a popular annual Reno air race show, killing at least three people, including the pilot, and injuring more than 50. Officials feared the death toll would rise.

Renown Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Carter said at least two others taken to the hospital had died, but did not provide their identities.  

Stephanie Kruse, a spokeswoman for the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority, told The Associated Press that emergency crews took a total of 56 injury victims to three hospitals. She said they also observed a number of people being transported by private vehicle, which they are not including in their count.

Kruse said of the total 56, at the time of transport, 15 were considered in critical condition, 13 were serious condition with potentially life-threatening injuries and 28 were non-serious or non-life threatening.

“This is a very large incident, probably one of the largest this community has seen in decades,” Kruse told The AP. “The community is pulling together to try to deal with the cope of it. The hospitals have certainly geared up and staffed up to deal with it.”

Image: Medics help injured bystanders out of a helicopter into Renown Medical Center

Liz Margerum/The Reno Gazette-Jo

Medics help injured bystanders out of a helicopter into Renown Medical Center.

Houghton said it’s too early to know for sure what caused the wreck, but there appeared to be a “problem with the aircraft that caused it to go out of control.”

The National Transportation Safety Board was taking over the investigation. Houghton said the air races were canceled for the weekend.

Video: Several videos of plane crash emerge (on this page)

It’s not known how many people were watching the air races at the time of crash. Houghton said the grandstands and box seats can hold tens of thousands of spectators.

‘Unbelievable gore’
Witness Maureen Higgins of Alabama said the pilot was on his third lap when he lost control of the plane. She told the Gazette-Journal she was sitting about 30 yards away from the crash and the man in front of her was struck in the head by a piece of debris.

“I saw body parts and gore like you wouldn’t believe it. I’m talking an arm, a leg,” Higgins told the newspaper. “The alive people were missing body parts. I am not kidding you. It was gore. Unbelievable gore.”

Video apparently taken from the stands and posted on YouTube showed a plane crashing nose-down at the show after several other planes raced by in the air. Spectators could be heard gasping: “Oh my God.” A photograph captured the doomed plane, nose down just before impact.

“It was in the Unlimited Gold race on about the second lap when the third-place aircraft, No. 177, the Galloping Ghost flown by Jimmy Leeward experienced mechanical problems,” said Tim O’Brien, a Grass Valley resident on assignment at the races for The Union newspaper. “The plane vaulted violently upward, followed by a dive straight into the front of the reserve grandstands.”

Jeff Martinez, a KRNV weatherman, was just outside the air race grounds at the time. He said he saw the plane veer to the right and then “it just augered straight into the ground.”  yo u saw pieces and parts going everywhere,” he said.

“It’s just like a massacre. It’s like a bomb went off,” said Dr. Gerald Lent of Reno, who witnessed the crash, told the Gazette-Journal. “There are people lying all over the runway.”

He added: “One guy was cut in half. There’s blood everywhere. There’s arms and legs.”

Image: Jimmy Leeward

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Jimmy Leeward is seen in this Sept. 15, 2010, photo with his P-51 Mustang.

The plane that crashed was named Galloping Ghost and was piloted by Leeward, a real estate developer from Ocala, Fla. Houghton said Leeward had been flying in the Reno air races since 1975.

Leeward flew into Reno for this year’s air show and races with several members of his family and friends, race officials said.  

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ms. Aaliyah Haughton

Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly. Born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Detroit, Aaliyah got her first major exposure appearing on the syndicated television series “Star Search” (1983) where she awed the audience with her amazing voice and talent. Withdrawing from the celebrity scene for a few years, Aaliyah lived the life of a… normal teenage girl, attending Detroit’s Performing Arts High School where she majored in dance. It was around this same time that Aaliyah met singer/composer R. Kelly. Kelly assisted Aaliyah with the production of her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing But A number” which scored several number hits, specifically “Back and Forth.” The album’s title was a brief reference to her short-lived marriage to R. Kelly (she was 15 years of age at the time, and he was in his 20s). Thir marriage was annulled due to her status as a minor. During her senior year, Aaliyah went on to record “One In A Million” which featured the songwriting talents of major R&B producers/writers ‘Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott’ and Tim Mosley. That album was a major success and sealed Aaliyah’s fame forever. After seeing her at an awards show and in the video for her hit song “Are You that Somebody?” (from the Eddie Murphy film Doctor Dolittle (1998)), film producer Joel Silver (producer of The Matrix (1999) and other major actor films) asked Aaliyah to audition for a role in an upcoming romance/action film called Romeo Must Die (2000). With her determination and sex appeal, Aaliyah won Silver over and was cast in her first major film role. Romeo Must Die (2000) was a hit at the box office. This film led to her being cast as one of the stars of the film based on Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned (2002) and in the two sequels to the major box office hit, The Matrix (1999). During the busy schedule of her film career, Aaliyah took time to record her third album, the self-titled “Aaliyah”. July 2001 was a busy time for Aaliyah. After the sucess of her song “Try Again” for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award and won several MTV Video Awards, Aaliyah finally released her “Aaliyah” album. Debuting at number two on the Billboard charts, “Aaliyah” was a sales success despite many lack-lustre reviews it received. In August 2001, Aaliyah took time off from her busy album promotional tour to fly to the Bahamas to film a video for the song “Rock the Boat”. The video, filmed on Abaco Island, was directed by Hype Williams, a major music video director known for his style and wit. On August 25, 2001, after filming the video, Aaliyah and about 9-11 of her entourage took off from Marsh Harbour airport at 6:50pm EDT in a small Cessna 404 en route to Opa-Locka, Florida. A few minutes after take-off, the plane crashed about 200 feet from the runaway killing Aaliyah and many others instantly. Four passnegers were pulled alive from the wreckage, and one later died at a hospital in Nassau. Aaliyah was only 22 years old. Aaliyah’s short-lived, but brillant career was a true success story for a young African-American woman who went against all odds to be herself in an industry where originality is scarce. Truly missed by her family, friends, and fans, her music and film contributions will live forever.
 

When Couples have Different Values…reblog from our 2 cents

When Couples have Different Values…

This just a re-blog that i liked from my good friend chris and his wife’s blog our 2 cents http://thechrysdurans.blogspot.com

You can’t pursue a future with someone who has different values than you do, without lying to one of two people:

You could lie to yourself. By definition, a value is something that has worth. So maybe you lie to yourself and say that you think certain virtues have worth, when in fact, you do not believe it. For example, if you profess to value fitness and end up getting serious with a marathon runner this issue will come back up. When you present him with triple fudge brownies the night before a big race, and he does not indulge you in having one, you will have a problem. There are many reasons we claim these values: perhaps we grew up with them, or they make you sound better, or it’s just easier to claim them than to craft an argument against these pesky values. Whatever the reason, at some point one must confront one’s self and critically inventory what really counts. Usually, your time or money habits are good barometers for these things.

You could lie to your significant other. Maybe you claim a certain set of values and do think they are worth something. But by omitting these values and letting the other people off, you are essentially being deceptive. This is harsh, because we’re always told it is important to live and let live. But at one point in your life, this issue will resurface, like when sharing finances, or worse, children. When Billy wants to stay home with Daddy, because the Cincinnati Bengals are playing at 10am  instead of going to Sunday school with you, it might be too late.

Before dating Chris, a friend that I truly admire sat me down and explained this concept, because she had been there, too. And after figuring this one out and being on the other side now, I am so blessed to be married to someone who is completely different in interests, but wholly committed to the same values. My hope is that I can share this one little lesson with other people who are still in the thick of it, frustrated and disillusioned about what makes a relationship work.

-K

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Apprehension

my lil word for today is apprehension. Through my life time I always been a quiet dude. I always been a honest dude. so honestly seen as frequent and common response, the quiet in me, scare the shit outta people. I kinda hurts my feelings some times,especially when i was younger, that im judged so negatively, so quickly. But on my strongest side i leaned I dont give a fuck anyway. and I shouldn’t. The dynamics in my personality touch peoples soft ass nerves fast. and aint nothin I could do about it. especially if I aint even said Shit!!??smh.

I dont know why Im judged so quickly but as soon as people try to figure whats my motive, and where im coming and miss! they apprehension kick in. Especially women. I feel like Im all of that shit that scare people of me though. so i understand but I still dont like people acting like they know who the fuck I am without a clue . and instead of sayin Im scared ;  write me off for some short of character. which is damn sure aint the case, but more the contrast. So If u scared of me say u scared of me. let me know what I can do to ease your apprehensions and Ill be mindful in our dealings pussy.

I just really hate that Im unable to disclose from an unbias point my Longs  before a short mufukka apprehsion sound an alarm. anyway Im aware that people arent aware of the shorts as I am of my own so this is an education of the word apprehension. I try to be a bold in face of my apprehension. so just recognize your own and dont let it be a detriment to your progress and especially not to others. that my friend would be a short! grow long!

In psychology, apprehension (Lat. ad, “to”; prehendere, “to seize”) is a term applied to a model of consciousness in which nothing is affirmed or denied of the object in question, but the mind is merely aware of seizes.

“Judgment”  “is an act of the mind, specifically different from simple apprehension or the bare conception of a thing”. “Simple apprehension or conception can neither be true nor false.” This distinction provides for the large class of mental acts in which we are simply aware of, or “take in” a number of familiar objects, about which we in general make no judgment, unless our attention is suddenly called by a new feature. Or again, two alternatives may be apprehended without any resultant judgment as to their respective merits

 

Fear from the Greek: φόβος,phóbos, meaning “fear” or “morbid fear”, is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the Fight or Flight response)

 

 

Brady is Real

Brady is the Realest Qb in the game and I think of all time. He epitomizes the qb and the qb position. He never flinches and I feel his underrated despite his herald! anytime u blitz Brady your underestimating his poise and decision making. The Dolphins already gettin the ass whooped Blitz my guy on the one while hes in Shotgun. (Dangerous) heres the results lol.

511 passing yards on the night and a 99 yard touchdown pass. Best in the Game! hands down.

dj Gritz – No KIDDIN (music Video)

dj Gritz release the First draft of No Kiddin track 7 off the “Self Employed’ album releasing Feb 26th 2012 on Tyrant Label Recordings. The Video is a follow up to Payer Weight” both video’s are filmed and edited by YGFLEX of Rare Inc.

 

 

 

My wordPressBlog

man truly sometimes all i give a fuck about is this blog. I wanna put everything I have in this mf. and Grow it. Some dayz all i do is check and watch the stats move.

NaSham Anthony Howard (lil Gritz) School; day 1

my baby boy had orientation yesterday and today is his first day of school. We Gritz and lil Gritz around here so we dont get to excited about nothing we JUST DOEZ IT ! haha. but he is excited and cant wait “to learn and play” is what he says. so I can digg it. I was cutting his hair this morning and he request a taper with a “N” and an “H” and He wanted a a super hero on his Folder. I printed up this IronMan for him you know I did. IronMan is the realest. Lol. but he got the whole get up. SuperHero drawls spiderman backpack spiderman shirt and iron man folders, pencils and 5 sprays of cologne lol. so when I finished hishair he said thank u and I your welcome and called him young Man today for the first time. lol .

my baby boy is a Man in training for real!!! thats what my whole dad about so why not start for Birth. Man Training! alot of mfz dont never figure out how to be a man. Alota Men (especially Black Men) aren’t taught! but “Shame” daddy been on his head since day one literally!. My first lesson to my son was holdin is Neck. Id brace him but When his daddy held him it was in preparation of an AWARENESS principle and my baby is has been highly conscientious and alert to his surroundings since I first held him. I aint let him sleep I woke him up and made him look at me. “aye” aye” aye” Shame Shame whats up!? wake up u see me! Im your dad homie! U hear me. Im your Dadd!!! lol.and I felt like he truly understood what was being address to him. So hIM Super advanced. I tape the whole birth but my fuckin computer crashed and i lost the whole footage smh. but for that same reason Ima keep a writing Log on my sons progress as a MAN starting today. Ya digg thanks for reading and i gotta get my son ready for school. 100

Soul Lady; Sade

Helen Folasade Adu better known as…..

Sade (pronounced /ʃɑːˈdeɪ/ shah-day) are an English band that formed in 1983. The band’s music features elements of R&B, soul, jazz, and soft rock. The band is named after their British Nigerian lead vocalist, Sade Adu. (born 16 January 1959; better known as Sade), is a British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the Brit and Grammy Award winning English group Sade.

Sade’s debut album, Diamond Life, went Top Ten in the U.K. in late 1984 and sold platinum. In 1986, Sade won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Sade’s US certified sales so far stands at 23.5 million units according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),[1] and has sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date. They were ranked at #50 on VH1‘s list of the 100 greatest artists of all time

Biography

Sade was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.[1] Her middle name, Folasade, means honour confers your crown.[2] Her parents, Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria.[1] Later, when the marriage ran into difficulties, Anne Hayes returned to England, taking four-year-old [3] Sade and her older brother Banji to live with her parents.[1] When Sade was 11, she moved to Holland-on-Sea to live with her mother,[4] and after completing school at 18 she moved to London and studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.[1]

While at college, she joined a soul band, Pride, in which she sang backing vocals.[1] Her solo performances of the song “Smooth Operator” attracted the attention of record companies and in 1983, she signed a solo deal with Epic Records taking three members of the band, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Denman, with her.[1] Sade and her band produced the first of a string of hit albums. Their debut album Diamond Life was in 1984. She is the most successful solo female artist in British history, having sold over 110 million albums worldwide.[1]

In 2002, she appeared on the Red Hot Organization‘s Red Hot and Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to the music of fellow Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti. She recorded a remix of her hit single, “By Your Side”, for the album and was billed as a co-producer.

Pregnant San Bernardino mother shot and baby killed in drive by

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Police were already investigating two unrelated shootings in the city when they received reports that a third shooting of the same day, critically wounded a 22-year-oldpregnant woman, killed one of her toddlers and wounded the other.

Dispatchers received the call at 7:40 p.m. from the 1300 block of D Street, said Lt. David Harp. Initial reports indicated that the shooter fired shots from a moving car into the woman’s home, but Harp said evidence now suggests that the suspect fired while on bicycles.

Why the shooter opened fire on the home is not yet clear, But the results of the shooting were undeniably tragic. Bullets hit the unidentified pregnant woman and her two children.

The woman’s daughter, 3, was pronounvced dead at St. Bernardine’s Hospital.

A second girl — also 3-years-old — is in extremely critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center, he said. The wounded girl is not related to the pregnant woman, said Lt. Gwen Waters.

The mother is in critical condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

Homicide detectives are still processing the scene, Harp said.

Police have not yet released a description of the victim.

Two other men were wounded in other shootings in the city earlier in the day, Harp said.

The first was reported about 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Meridian Avenue. A pedestrian was shot in the upper body, Harp said. The unidentified man was taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.

The second shooting was reported about 6 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Olive Street. A man was driving when he was critically wounded when struck by a bullet, Harp said. A passenger in the car drove the victim to a hospital, where he is now in grave condition

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RRRaaagggzz.. what UP VIc!!?

Victor garcia. is my dude. Vic been fuckin wit me for whatever since 07!! I met vic online on myspace when I was opening my clothing store THread Gamez in fontana. I put out a bulletin that I wanted to feature up and coming Local clothing Lines. Vic hit me about his RAGZ 2 ROYALTY line and I loved it.

He had 2 designs in 4 different color ways and the was the number one selling featured seller in my store. I felt bad when the store closed I felt like I let him down because the Line would have blown. But anyway since then when been like lowkey fam. whatever he doing im doing and WHHHHAAAATTTTTEEEEVVVVER im doin he fuck with me and support from the store to the label the shows to the grams Vic is my dude!

I truly believe that this lil blog shit has been my vent and avenue TOWARDS a calm of my spirit. Vic garcia is the person that told me about wordpress in coaching of the sites i could fuck with in efforts of my Literary and Recording  aspirations.
I have a talent for the sequence of “Listening then Applying” as additive to my strong creativity… Vic says alot of shit that are completely ingenuitive and practical, and he just a wonderful and essential additive to my whole shit.

I love his perspective of life and his lil hustle. I feel like he draggin to put his line out but he come from a good fam thats very supportive of his future so shit aint really as urgent with him as EVVERRYTHING is to me lol. So my dude just chillin workin on new designs for the line and tryna finish school @ the same RCC campus im at. so we just comin up together! doing our stuff we gon be a major lil team when these degrees start kickin in.
My youngN just released a new Ragz 2 Royalty Tankz in 2 color ways white/Red and Black/purp. check out his line its offffffffiiicccial he come hard everytime out. the tanks is what I believe to be his best work since his last and original!

Push like on the fb page http://www.facebook.com/TheGritz#!/pages/Ragz-Two-Royalty/105592272857340  We did a lite weight promo video photo shoot in the last shirt print

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wow!!! 9/11/2001 ten years

9/11 2001 i was a senior in high school at Fontana High feelin like not a fuckin thing mattered in the world so i was about 2  hours late to school(first and second period). i was chillin getting ready for school cooking and watchin the newz.  they was talkin about Micheal Jordan coming back to basketball and the Whitesox had won there game yesterday (WhiteSox always been my team so I watched the Highlights) it was like 9 oclock and the news comes on that a plane had hit a building. I was like damn thats crazy where they do that at? so i kinda tune in a lil closer still not really concerned just iquisitive and see its a New York world  trade center building and im like wtf happened as the News reporter describes what is happening and his theory as to what might of happened or could have happened and the resolve measured that are beginning to take place,  The second plane flew in soooo fast from the right and hits the same building and even as a careless teen My heart jumped and I couldnt believe what the fuck whats going on. u expect to see the craziest things on the news but i could not believe what I was watchin so early in the morning.  I really lost all the nonchalant and arrogance that I was feeling at that moment and I felt more outside of myself as they began to report how many people were in this building and then the screams of reporters and by standers as people began to JUMP!!! that was soo terrifying to see that people jumping and falling  and then the Collapse of the buildings was soo crazy to see and I couldnt believe what the fuck was going on in America! not iraq or pakistan or some third world In NEW YORK City AMerica!! 

I watched it  for another hour and a half before I went to school where We watched it all day.  Ill never forget MR. Griffith made us Say the pledge of allegence in my 5th period and he said it so Fervent and heartfelt. looking back I feel bad I didnt say anything but I just watched him and my class. clueless kids not really grasping the whole of what happened because they were at school in class and hadnt watched what the fuck just happened to our country in our Country by TERRORIST. I felt I was the only one in the class that remotely understood and Identified with Mr. Griffith as made us do such a timely allegience. I felt bad I didnt say it but I watched him say it with all of himself and all of his great understanding and all of his sorrow for those people that were dying that morning.
I had images in my head that hadn’t full developed but were setting. and I imagined people BURNING, people smelling people burning, people seeing people burning, people crying and fighting for window space to breath gas filled, smoke filled air. and that shit blows the left side of my brain and my heart hurts thinking of those images and those peoples conversations and text messages to there families husbands and wives and even kids. This was such a terrible and tragic day and its really taken 10 years for it to set in with me what I seeen happen that day. and what it did to me and my country. and I feel terrible I didnt say a word in that pledge that day. I am an Black AMERICAN man and I feel my countries sorrow, pain, and reverence to that day in its full!! WE are still reliving that day in or minds and memories and WE WILL NEVER FORGET what we seen we felt we’ve been through and are going through. We are still healing but we are still ailing. and This is such a painful day and anniversarie to commemorate but I will never let it go unaddressed.

I wanna write forever on this day but here are some videos that have been up for 10 years but Tell me how u feel watching these same images as an adult. I was probably the only kid at my highschool to see this LIVE and actual and it really changed alot of myself in my demeanor and morale as a person. I lost alot of my selfish and gained alot of my selfless in this day when alot of GOOD and even Great AMERICAN PEOPLE lost their wonderful lives. I feel such deep sorrow in their memory and lose myself regard in there last minutes of fear and terror. NEVER FORGET sept. 11th 2001