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Parenting in the Age of Corona and New Racial Injustices

Parenting in 2020 can be hard. Here’s some thoughts from my perspective.

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"Do I Really Hate Him?": Thoughts About Fatherly Love

A couple years ago, I wrote a piece on “Let Nas Down” and the absent father. The piece mentioned my resentments towards my father. But, as with some aspects of the Speed on the Beat backstory, I usually keep quiet about my father and my feelings towards him. Because of this, I’ve never actually went into […]

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The Road to Songs For…, Part Two (#FourTilFOR)

(This is part two of a series of blogs leading up to the release of Songs For… on Saturday) Sometime in 1996Baltimore, MD My father beat me. My father in 1942. Yes, he was thatold. That’s not one of those things that’s too out of the ordinary. I’m “black” and my parents were older than most. […]

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A bit of gender analysis for the masses.

The following video was taken from a class discussion I had my freshman year at the University of Maryland. The question posed is “what if women exploited men to make them have babies.” And while the idea/discussion wasn’t fleshed out as much as desired, it’s still an interesting view. Take a watch and stuff.  

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