"Why would the first thing I share be some weird videos of Indian monks dancing around covered in ashes and a crazy film entirely in Telugu?" I racked my brain to understand why I'd return to writing with such a random set of things to publish. The responses were rolling in, too.
Ever since I got back from India, I've been determined to write more and share the journey. For starters, the music is epic. And by epic, I mean literally, like gods and demons and love affairs between the undead. I'll tell you about how much of that I was walked into in a later post! For now, here's a video or two that come from that crazy part of the world that birthed my ancestors.
If you ain’t read How to Hustle and Win: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto, start there! It’s the most comprehensive text I can suggest, teaching how to think and move in today’s twisted society. The following excerpts speak to the topics I'll cover in more depth in A Sucker Born Every Minute.
See Dr. Supreme Understanding as he debates alongside team members Kalonji Jama Changa, Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Dr. Khalilah Ali and Marcus Coleman. April 15th 3pm-6pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.
Listen to enough conversations in Black America, and you’ll eventually hear a Black man call another Black man “God.” And he’ll mean it. And not in a cult leader kinda of way, but as a serious form of address, often between men who look like they’ve been through some serious sh*t. You ever met a Five Percenter? Like a real one? They’ve all been through some serious sh*t. And these men wouldn’t play with the word “God.” Neither would most people in Black America, because God still means something deep there.