The Away Team ‘Scars & Stripes’ Album Cover + Track Listing
The Away Team (Emcee Sean Boog & producer Khrysis) are set to release their new album ‘Scars & Stripes’ on October 11th through Jamla / It’s A Wonderful World Music Group / Duck Down Music.
The cover of the album depicts a photo from the 1965 Watts Riot, a large-scale riot which lasted 6 days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.
My blog homie Britni Danielle, who holds it down lovely over at Clutch (my online Bible for all things young, black, smart and feminine), has been putting in work at BabyCenter, where she blogs about motherhood. I’m so very proud of her work there (and super happy that someone thought to add a mom of color to the massive blogging line-up that, until Britni joined, included only one non-white mom—my homegirl Kimberly Allers Seals of MochaManual.com). Occasionally, Britni gives me a heads up on her writings, and yesterday, she hit me up on Twitter with this:
The comments are heating up. What do you say? Ever feel pressured to have more kids?
She was referring to a piece she’d written on BabyCenter, in which she declared that her son would likely be an only child, not because she’s not physically capable of having a second baby, but because she doesn’t want to have one. In her post,“Ever Feel Pressured To Have More Kids,” Britni writes:
Growing up, I visualized a house full of kids. I’d picture myself whipping up meals, while my children made mud pies in the yard, or I’d think about corralling them into the minivan for a family road trip. When I pictured my ideal life all those years ago, I never thought I’d be the mother of an only child.
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World
In one of the oddest events we’ve seen in a while, R. Kelley, the man who was accused of molesting a young girl, was asked to be the grand marshall of a children’s back-to-school parade. The parade was the 82nd annual Bud Billiken Parade, held in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. It is the largest and oldest African American parade in the country.
R. Kelly (aka. Robert Sylvester Kelly) was first known to have a penchant for underage women when he married 15-year old singer Aaliyah. This was right after he wrote the song, ”Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number.”
There is also the famous sex tape showing R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl (sorry, I meant to say “allegedly”). He says it’s not him, but millions who have seen the tape would dare to disagree. I’m sure his fans know what he looks like.
With the ink literally still drying from his freshly signed recording contract with Mack 10’s boutique imprint, Hoo-Bangin’ Records, Smokeland’s own prodigal son, Richard “Richie Rich” Serrell, is back with Town Bidness: Vol. 2, the second installment to his mega-popular 2010 entry of the same name.