What do you know about Brazil? Besides what you saw in City of Gods and clips from the Carnival in Rio? Cause all that is just wild. I mean, I love it, but it’s lowkey tragic too. Did you know Brazil is home to the largest Black population in the Western Hemisphere? More Black folks than the US, yes. And way more racism.
I’m excited to announce that I have a full calendar of amazing events for yall to participate in this year. Atlanta – New Orleans – Miami – Medellin – Charlotte – Newark and More!
“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.