New Mixtape: ATM “Friday At The Currency Exchange”
New Mixtape Features Tabi Bonney, Fiend & BrandUN Deshay
Chicago/Chiraq emcee ATM is back with his new mixtape, Friday At The Currency Exchange, come take a walk with him and learn about his trails and tribulations—they are more then likely very similar yours. Read more…
Discussing the state of responsible fatherhood on reality television is like engaging in a debate about the existence of unicorns or Big Foot. With every word out of your mouth, you can’t help but feel a little stupid, a tad bit silly.
Reality television has been around so long, and we’ve been complaining about it for so many years that, at this point, grousing about the embarrassment of ugliness feels tired. You might as well complain about the cold in the winter. Of course it’s cold; it’s winter. Of course reality television shows like “Love and Hip Hop,” “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Basketball Wives” and “Black Ink” make fathers look moronic or ridiculous; it’s reality television.
This doesn’t mean that we should accept the clowning and buffoonery. We still gotta speak up. But sometimes I wonder if we are all trapped in a Boondocks episode—like the Wizard of Oz, Aaron McGruder is behind a curtain somewhere, stage directing everyday life in the Black community.
Instead of pleading for the reality TV shows to go away, I am now amending my strategy: My hope now is that we can improve the shows, help them understand how to alter their approach to do less damage to our collective psyche. Read more…