From October, 2014

The Questions: Taylor Stanley

It is interesting to say that I have known people from college for more than eight years now. Time definitely flies and I feel that the black alumni of the University of Georgia tends to hold on to those bonds dearly. Even if we were not close in undergrad, there is still the special relationship…

Dequi Kioni-Sadiki Odinga

Name: Dequi Kioni-Sadiki Odinga Hometown: The People’s Republic of Brooklyn, New York Age You First Fell in Love: I don’t how old I was [when I first fell in love] because I loved my grandmother. Love Is: Love has many faces and dimensions of it. It was the last day of Atlanta’s annual A3C Hip Hop Festival…

Back in the Day: The Arrest of Sekou Odinga

  On October 23, 1981 Sekou Mgbozi Abdullah Odinga was arrested for the attempted murder of a police officer. He was later charged and convicted for the liberation of Assata Shakur and attempted murder of a police officer, given forty (40) and twenty five (25) years to life, respectively. He has been imprisoned since and is not eligible for parole until 2033. Sekou is responsible for bringing the Black Panther Party to the Bronx, New York in 1968, which implemented various programs to the benefit of poor and working class black families. I do not have cable in my apartment, so Twitter…

Love Poems: And His Name Was a Promise to God (Wallah and Other Stories)

when you think of a man who will rub your back and speak of what Garvey said who will have known you for lifetimes and recognized you yesterday who will learn to eat with his right hand because that is the way of your people and your people have become his blood every word will be poetry the sound of your name from his mouth will sound like holy scriptures and sacred chants you will tremble at the thought of his touch brown fingers on the small of your back kisses on the nape of your neck queen, how long…

Jayell

Name: Jayell Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Age: 25 Age You First Fell in Love: 16 Love Is: That infatuation, you can’t do without it. You know what I mean? You can’t do life without it. Jayell: The first time I like, fell in love, like love-love love? I would say 16 or maybe 23. Monique: What…

Mike

Name: Mike Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Age: 20 Age You First Fell in Love: 16 Love Is: It’s partnership, knowing when you’re on your back, you’ve got someone there to help you Monique: And what about your love for hip hop, what do you love about that? Mike: I love how it’s a culture, it’s for…

Astro

Name: Yung Astro Hometown: San Diego, California Age: 24 Age You First Fell in Love: 12 Love Is: Um, love is. . . That’s a hard question (laughs). It’s deep. I feel like love is something you have to feel. First of all, everyone has a connection in the world that we go by and…

Kayla

Name: Kayla Hometown: Oakland, California Age: 18 Age You First Fell in Love: 18, about two months ago. Love Is: Living on one vibrational energy. It’s an acronym Living. on One. Vibrational. Energy.

Black Baron

Name: Black Baron Hometown: Marietta, Georgia Age: 24 Age You First Fell in Love: 16 Love Is: Loyalty, passion. Just that genuine bond and that genuine wanting to see each other succeed. And to see each other parallel with one another in a positive aspect. Black: Black stands for Believer Liberating Affirmative Cultural Knowledge Monique:…

Chris

Name: Chris Hometown: Newark, New Jersey Age: 31 Age You First Fell in Love: How old was when I first fell in love with hip hop? I have to say I was around 7 or 8, it’s been forever. You gotta blur out my age, don’t let nobody hear that. Love Is: Good planning, respect and…