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I did this last year in Black History Month. And it’s back again. So yep, it’s time to scratch the noggin and actually boil the questions. Oh yes, we know we’re in the era of that dude named Trump, and many of us might loose our minds. So now I ask, what’s next for the future of Black History Month? And many of us have been spoiled that it’s supposed to be everyday, but hardly: we black folks DON’T acknowledge our history EVERYDAY! WE DON’T. Yeah, we can do this after March and get all charged up, but might ask where was the energy during February? Hmm……It’s the same ole thing we encounter every time.

Are we still believing this statement? Be honest.

Why are those saying that it’s “National African-American History Month”, than “Black History Month?” Black History Month is now global, not just for the United States.

Is the whole thing about the 45th President saying that the word “black” is outdated true? Last I checked: BLACK is BLACK!

Someone stop me: when we black folks say we celebrate our people everyday or I’m black everyday, are we meaning this or just saying to get the monkeys off the back? Just be honest!

Someone stop me again: are we really teaching our children more about black history everyday? Be honest.

I asked this last year many times: Have you missed Obama?

Is Donald Trump really supporting black folks? Or should I say, those whom are on his side are black?

When was the last time that many took their kids to see a tomb of a famous African-American Figure than to see a  pair of Air Jordans at the mall?

When was the last time that many saw a famous African-American figure that was still dropping knowledge and took the kids?

How many more of the New England Patriots whom are black will not attend the White House?

Dang MSNBC! Why did you kicked off Tamron Hall?!

Is it just me, or is America wants to be driven by those in office whom do not have experience or just being dumb?

You do know that 2017 is a voting year, right?

Is the black media still on point?

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I’m surprised that many in America didn’t know who James White was after the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Um, did anyone checked the Wisconsin Badgers for Reference?

How hard will “The Quad” on BET will go?

Is it just me, or what has gotten into BET with the added cussing in movies?

Had everyone seen Hidden Figures? Not Hidden Colors. HIDDEN FIGURES!

Should AFROPUNK make a Milwaukee Visit? Take my money.

When will President Obama release his memoir? If that happens TAKE MY MONEY!

Black Businesses: are you holding up well?

Was Maxwell out of bounds for his remarks about including whites for Black History Month?

Did The New Edition Story on BET really sparked new ideas for biopics?

Should all of the black Alumni of High Schools or Colleges rock dashikis for Black History Month? Primarily with the school colors we know?

Who still reads books? Mainly African-American Novels?

For my Black Introverts, are we good? Are we are still holding up to resist?

This year in Music Anniversaries: 30 years of Jody Watley’s Real Love, Whitney Houston’s I wanna dance with somebody under the self titled Album, Whitney. Kool Moe Dee’s How You Like Me Now made the cut, NWA and the Posse made it’s debut by the group itself. Even Michael Jackson’s Bad was good.

25 years of R.Kelly & The Public Announcement’s She’s Got That Vibe and Honey Love. Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back. EnVogue’s Funky Divas of Free Your Mind, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, My Lovin’and Give it up Turn it loose. Mary J. Blige’s What the 411? Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard Soundtrack.  Boyz II Men (ALL FOUR OF THEM) serenade the women with the single, End of the Road. Also, Prince with the Love Symbol Album premiered,  and Bobby Brown had the joint Bobby out with Humpin’ Around as a hot single. Just to name a few.

20 years of Missy Elliott’s Supa Dupa Fly, Puff Daddy and Family’s No Way Out, Aaliyah had The One I gave my heart to and Hot Like Fire, Timbaland/Magoo debuted Welcome to our World, Will Smith was back with Big Willie Style, The Notorious BIG’s last album before his death: Life after Death, and Michael Jackson had the album out called “Blood on the Dance Floor.” Just to name a few.

15 years ago: Ashanti and Tweet both debuted with their albums, Musiq Soulchild had “Juslisen”, Meshell Ndegeocello had the album, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape.  Plus Donell Jones had the joint Life Goes On, Will Smith was Born to Reign, Nelly had the joint Nellyville, Sean Paul had the Dutty Rock thing going, LL Cool J: 10,  Deborah Cox (one of my favorite black Canadian exports) had the album out called The Morning After, and Missy Elliott took us back in time with old school hip hop beats in Under Construction. Just to name a few.

And  10 years of Angie Stone’s The Art of War. Plus Timbaland took us a Shock Value favor with Keri Hilson singing hooks. What music are you celebrating….IN BLACK HISTORY MONTH?

This year in Movie Anniversaries: 10 years of I am Legend, Why Did I Get Married? and Black Snake Moan. 20 years of Men in Black, Soul Food, and Amistad. 25 years of Class Act, Mo’ Money, Bebe’s Kids, Diggstown, Malcolm X, and Trespass. 30 years of Beverly Hills Cop II, Leonard Part 6, Sign ‘o’ The Times, and Shaka Zulu.  What flicks are you celebrating….IN BLACK HISTORY MONTH?

This year in TV Shows that are Anniversary material: Martin. 25 years since WZUP, Martin Love the kids, get the steppin’, and many of the quotes that we know it like that. Also, Living Single debuted in the same year also of 1992. Plus, The Cosby Show ended the 8 year reign the same year.  Easy question: What shows are you celebrating in Black History Month?

Is Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots show still rolling with new ideas?

Will TVONE continue to roll hard with shows and news?

We keep talking about the firsts in Black History. Who’s next?

I’m not easily fooled by the phrases, Black Future Month, or Black Conscious Month. Nope. Wanna know why?

I’m not easily fooled by this notion of blacks not referencing the ideals that Africans were sold by their own and America ate up the idea of slavery commodity. Wanna know why? (Hint: Part of it is the truth whether we like it or not.)

When will all schools acknowledge Black History? Not just in the cities.

When all those who hate the idea of Black History Month actually stop hating?!

When will all those who don’t like the thought of having a Black History Month actually read what Dr. Carter Woodson wrote about the miseducation portion of us not knowing our history?

And yet again, how will all of this be worthy for our children, especially our black children that need to know this? Not just in school, but in the homes, and certainly in other areas like the church and community centers?

I learned black history in the house, school, and church!

So, Happy Black History Month! or #HapppyBHM2017 whatever many prefer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I’m just going to let loose. This is the last “Scratching my head all this time” thing. Actually its the last story in my 30’s. But don’t worry since this is the 12th month and the birthday is on December 5th, yes I’m going to keep writing when the 40’s happen and yes there will be a SPECIAL Sagittarius Check in for all of us Sags born between November 22nd and December 21st. So with that, I’m cutting to the chase right now!

Since when did the real racists have a say when Donald Trump became president?

Have many stopped sleeping on the Wisconsin Badgers Football Squad? Oh, yes they lost to Michigan and Ohio State, but guess what Michigan fans, no disrespect, but your squad got beat by IOWA! And you’re crying about a tiebreaker with Jim Harbaugh’s rants about refs. Hold up, he needs to look in the mirror when his then-49ers torched the Packers with crooked zebras!

Can the Packers really “Run the Tables” in another attempt to get to the playoffs? Run the Tables, Relax and Chill fellow cheeseheads. #GoPackGo

If the Badgers win the B1G Championship over Penn State, is there a STRONGER WAY to get to the Rose Bowl and actually WIN IT?

Is 40 the new 20 like many said?

Hey Sagittarians: It’s still our season. Are we having fun or what?

Now Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke might be a potential pick for Trump’s Homeland Security Position. BUT you know that he had folks die in jail without water this year, right?

Milwaukee is now a Blue City in a RED STATE. How will this workout, as if many times before?

Remember when Colin Kaepernick was kneeling  during the Anthem? Why didn’t he vote?

Why is it that the NES Classic Edition is so hard to find AT WALMART? But when you go to Gamestop and try to buy it for $80.00. REALLY?!!

Is Amazon Fire Stick TV really the business?

Last year, the Coloring Books for us grown folks were a hot seller. What’s next to come back for the Christmas season for the grown and mature? And it’s not just the VR machines.

This year, we all heard about DirecTV Now. 100+ Channels for 35 bucks. Now here is my question: Can us on the DirecTV thing who are sick and tired of paying about $100.00+ per month can actually be traded to pay something less cheaper with the new DirecTV Now?

Did anyone actually were thankful by reading my Be Thankful blog for Thanksgiving?

Here’s something to scratch on: What about those who say don’t buy anything during the holidays, but those who will buy the items anyway?

Yes I agree that Black Dollars Matter. Which really it does. But whom is having a hard time understanding that?

This past Tuesday was Giving Tuesday. Who donated to their Alumni Groups?

What is the biggest stigma of misunderstanding of when turning 40?

OK I have to scratch this one: Many are saying that Luke Cage, Sons of Anarchy or others are better than Empire. Look I can respect everyone’s opinions, but what’s better than Luke Cage or Sons of Anarchy? Monday Night Raw?! Black-ish? I have to say this: the next couple of shows coming out, will be better than Luke Cage or them other shows. Mark my words.

What about them Milwaukee Bucks so far? Don’t sleep!

You know that the Nintendo Switch is coming out like next spring, right?

We got those lists coming out for 2017. Are we going to follow it?

Who is really hooked on those Hallmark Christmas shows right now? Come on now, please confess to Father Stephen! Admit your confession!

Will this year be the best Christmas ever? Since Obama is leaving office next month.

Speaking of that: Will you really miss Obama?

What will be your BEST and WORST of 2016?

Have the Introverts really got respect?

Why has 2016 had NO CHILL when famous most recently have passed on?

Who was the real deal in Milwaukee this year? No I’m not picking Sheriff David Clarke.

Who was the real deal in Wisconsin this year? Nope sorry Scott Walker!

Since Christmas is coming as usual: Who is the real Scrooge you know that needs a butt kicking right now?! Go get those three spirits.

Since 2016 had no chill, what about the unemployment and the underemployed of black men and women had NO CHILL all along?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: has anyone caught those who murdered that college student near my Alma Mater of UW-Stout?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: what about the still health concerns about black folks?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: What is the deal of the same ol’ tired stigmas about black on black crime that the “you know whos” had to bring up when police shootings happen?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: what was up with cultural black organizations had to shut down due to funding in America?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: Why did those who say they were for Hillary, but were backing Donald Trump?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: who is really having a hard time finding work? Especially in Milwaukee?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: Why there are those who feel that ALL CHURCHES are about money?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: Who is the biggest hypocrite? Those whom do church, or the job, or the streetfolks?

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: what will the black folks who voted for Donald Trump will actually get in his 100 days in office, or 4 years? Not much!

Since 2016 had NO CHILL: Why is Wisconsin’s rural areas have the stigmas about city folks?

Do you realize that leaving one place to another might have implications of seeing the same old racism yet again?

Most of us are still reeling from this so-called election where hardly no one voted up enough. Who is really at fault for NOT VOTING? And will this not carry over in 2018?

Speaking of 2018, will this be the last year of Sheriff David Clarke and Scott Walker?

AND the last question before I turn 40: Will you or might you believe that anything is possible to go hard even further?  Despite anything?

Bonus Question: Should the blogging I do should be added to the Milwaukee category on WordPress? I looked at that and it’s completely DRY! 

There will be more coming out. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The pigskins are flying again. And hopefully in the fresh season, both Football squads should be on point in terms of controlling their own destinies.

First, I think it’s obvious that I should comment about the Packers. Yes, the same ol’ 13 Time NFL Champions with 9 NFL Titles and of course the 4 Superbowls. Many are saying that the Packers are the favorite to win the NFC North (as they done many times before) and of course that stinging reminder to get their 5th Super Bowl Strap in the collection of legendary championships. But we all know that yes, they got beat in Seattle in route to the previous Super Bowl, the same one that they choked against the Patriots. Sometimes I wonder, why did they decided to pass the darn ball and not run it in? You got Marshawn Lynch in the backfield just there! Yes, the same team that beat the Packers got choked and stalled in Super Bowl 49.

Ok, ok. That was in the now past NFL Season. And everyone had gone through the drafts, and preseasons. Speaking of preseasons, many do know that they don’t count right? So why were folks cheering?! It’s not the real thing. NOW since September 10th has passed, and the Patriots won their first game and Pittsburgh didn’t, now every game on the scene counts! Packers went 2-2 in the pre-season, but one price to lose was Jordy Nelson. I’m sure many know by now that he’s got a torn ACL and no, he will not be in the green and yellow in the season. And no, to our NFC North competitors, Detroit Lions, it was not for God intended! Dude probably got mad because Jordy beat him so many times. Let him be mad. Jeez!  I’m surprised that Jordy didn’t put out a tweet getting back at him. BUT knowingly Jordy, next season, he’ll be back in the Green And Yellow, doing what he does best, making DB’s miss with his speedster like moves. Even if it’s in Ford Field! But don’t worry also, Davante Adams, a returning for one season James Jones, a dark horse of Jeff Janis or maybe, JUST maybe a former Badger Wide Receiver from the practice squad might be the unknown to get the job done. Remember when about 5 years ago, that the Packers didn’t have a running back, after Ryan Grant got hurt? Thinking about Marshawn Lynch in all? But ending up with James Starks from the practice squad and taking the crew to victory over San Francisco? Plus it was my 34th Birthday that the squad won! With the unknown dark horse of James Starks! Don’t be surprised if this happens again in a similar fashion with Wide Receivers or any other position that might come across.

For the Packers to make a run of another chance at the strap: they lost some good previous players of a AJ Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Tramon Williams and Davon House. Majority of the Offensive Squad is still intact, but the Pack had to get the young cats of a Jake Ryan, Damarious Randall, LaDarius Gunter, Ty Montgomery, and a Quentin Rollins. Knowingly this group of rookies will be tested as usual, but like all rookies, they’ll show the vets, the opponents,  and fans what they could bring.

Another point to make is Week 1. Yes, Week one is often the easiest weeks to get on track. But for the last three seasons, the Packers lost the openers at home and on the road, but I think in this week one coming up, they need to win, and against the team that they know the most: The Chicago Bears. As a fan and a observer, I want the Packers to get the “Week one Win”. I know about the other weeks, (Gotta go through Seattle at a MUST WIN Lambeau, Niners at REDEMPTION Levis, KC, etc) but THIS ONE must set the tone. We know that yes, “the Bears still suck” and went got their new coach John Fox. And, still remember 1985.  Yeah, John Fox is their head coach now, but I think he might be getting a lesson in this old school rivalry that has gone back since the before Halas and Lombardi. And yes, the Bears got a new system of a 3-4 Defense, in which the Packers know well. So, they might test it, but we know that the Packers might find a way to counter that, with the weapons on hand. Even if Randall Cobb and Aaron Rodgers might unleash their Cobra Packages, or in this case, Pistol plays. So yes, the season is here. And also if the Packers do get the Week One Win, they have to play defense at home on Thanksgiving and it will be a “different scene at Lambeau!” Not to mention Brett Favre will be honored that night as well. So I have to hypothesize that the Packers MUST SET THE TONE against the Bears in Week one, and to have a decisive plan to get the season rolling. They say Do your Job? I say, Get to work and Relax! With or without Jordy Nelson. But the addition recently with James Jones should establish a different spark that the Packers must need in the Wide Receivers areas.

Plus this should SET THE TONE to finally catch up with the 90+ Wins that the Bears had for so long. 

Defense: New faces, same figures, but then again, BJ Raji might have a monster year. The DB’s might be tested via Sam Shields and Micah Hyde. Linebackers like Julius Peppers might be laser focused on his craft differently along with the Claymaker and a rising Sam Barrington. Expect the DT’s to get over funk after Letroy Guion and Datone Jones all come back after suspensions from the league.

One other in mind: no play calling from the head coach! This might be different because Mike McCarthy will be managing the players. Similar to what Barry Alvarez did earlier this year with the Badgers winning the Outback Bowl.

Speaking of the Football Badgers:

After winning the Outback Bowl, as many know, it was a send off for the now Running Back of the San Diego Chargers, Melvin Gordon. And many others like Kenzel Doe. Plus also the Badgers went and got a new head coach of Paul Chryst, whom is an Alum of the Badgers. And the team currently is going to rely on new weapons per say to establish their identity. Even Corey Clement and many others. I will admit that this might be slightly difficult. Even with the new coach. But as long as Joel Stave engages the trust of the Badgers in all, he should be fine. However we all know what happened to them via the loss to Alabama, but that’s just one game!  We know, Roll Tide Folks.

However in the schedule to do for the Badgers, there is two things they don’t have to worry about: Ohio State and Michigan State. Lucky!  But for the Big Ten Schedule to open up, they have to contend with Iowa for the Heartland Trophy in which the team has. They also have to contend with Illinois and Northwestern, Nebraska, Rutgers, Maryland, Purdue and to conclude the Big Ten Season with Minnesota with the Ax on the line. I think that the Badgers might win another Big Ten West Title for the collection as well as KEEPING THE AX! Speaking of which, what is up with the Ax thing in Minnesota anyway…..In terms of the opponents can’t use it for the home side!

But all in all, I want Corey Clement to have a breakout year. We know he’s not a James White, or a Melvin Gordon. But he needs to be his own Running Back and burst out like a new man on purpose. I saw a little bit of this in the second game, but establish more “Badger Like-Barges” to get more running in the game. We know passing, but more running! The Defense must be huge since Vince Biegel is still on deck. Plus on the safety side, Mike Caputo and company I want to see is relentless.

Should be a fun season!