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The overriding theme of my Thanksgiving was “kids.” The entire weekend, I was around the next generation of my family as well as the families of close friends. A good number of said friends and relatives apparently had lots of sex during the blizzard of 2009, because all of the children around me this weekend […]

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My Aaliyah Story

I can’t remember if I’ve written about this before, so if I have, forgive me. It’s the 10th anniversary of Aaliyah’s tragic death, and I’ve been seeing tributes all over the internet. My tribute is a little different, mainly because I think of Aaliyah every time I look at my first tattoo. No, it’s not […]

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Diversifying My Hustle

Today is my Uncle Tommy’s 70th birthday, and yesterday would have been my Dad’s 61st. When I was younger, my Dad encouraged me to learn as many different hustles as possible so that I could always make money in a tight spot. That entrepreneurial hustler spirit is part of the reason this blog was created. […]

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Getting Older

Certain things in life let you know that you’re no longer a young man. Discovering gray hairs, for instance. Watching a show like 106th and Park and not recognizing half of the songs on the countdown. Not caring at all about the fact that you have never heard said songs. New Year’s Day, my moment […]

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Aww! Black Love!

I have no idea who these people are, but their family photo is making the rounds on Facebook. On one hand, it’s beautiful to see black love on display like that. On the other hand, I saw this and instantly thought “SEXTUPLETS?! My GOD! No wonder main man is unconscious! I’d be tired, too!” Can […]

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Grandma’s 80th Birthday

Today is my grandmother’s 80th birthday. I know that most women do not like their age being put out there, but when you’re 80 years old, it’s a big deal! You wear that like a badge of honor! It’s actually an honor for me to be able to write something over here about her making […]

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The Family Cookout

I’m attending a family cookout today. Since my mother gives me a hard time whenever I make jokes about family members on here, I will refrain from blogging about the crazy stuff my family does. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t tweet about them! If ever there were a day to follow me on Twitter, […]

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