Disappearing Acts

By at 10 August, 2009, 1:30 pm

You ever have those people who can be considered extras in your life? The folks that don’t really have a supporting role or a main part within your life yet they are a constant staple in the background? Well, for me, I find myself noticing those folks who sit on the bench or are in […]


Foreign Object

By at 5 February, 2009, 11:07 am

Briskly walking through the streets, thinking of lying in bed to rest up for another day, I make my way to my building. Luck and time are on my side as I see the elevator awaiting my arrival. Pressing the button for my floor, I contemplate the many activities I must complete before I count […]


Ghetto Cart

By at 13 December, 2008, 12:00 am

I tried to come up with a story to explain me finding this cart in the hallway last week. But I could not find the time to make up a story that would seem creative and entertaining at the same time. But what I am left with is with is the realization that I live […]


When Finding Yourself Goes Wrong – Part 1: Finding Love in the Big City XVII

By at 27 June, 2008, 12:00 am

After a long hiatus for lady OP, as I am in the process of finding myself – you know the discovery of the reason why I’m here, whom I’m meant to influence and/or love and all of that heady psychobabble – I’m back and ready to rejoin the writing world with a doozy of a […]


Lost Ones

By at 30 July, 2007, 10:00 am

So while writing a friend of mine, trying to explain why he shouldn’t move out of the “hood” and the merits of staying and making it a home, I had to put myself in his shoes – someone trying to be upwardly mobile, even borderline bougie would obviously believe that the ‘burbs are the promise […]



By at 9 July, 2007, 4:00 am

So someone has to explain this new tidbit to me, in terms of new millennium style, when did wearing one’s own hair go out of style?  And why haven’t I gotten the memo? Okay I have to admit to myself that sometimes I see someone walking down the street with a FLY-ass weave and it […]


Living in the Hood: Safe Sex

By at 15 June, 2007, 9:30 am

Living in the hood, you’ll find many things which shouldn’t be found in respectable living places. I’m not sure what respectable living entirely consists of however, after living with white folks for three years out of my life some things I see in the hood, throughout my building, and outside for that matter, I know […]


How Do You Measure Your Manhood?

By at 3 May, 2007, 2:06 pm

How Do You Measure Your Manhood? Some men measure their manhood by a ruler. Others may measure it by characteristics within one’s personality, like my brother. I asked my brother, how do you measure manhood? He stated characteristics that are fitting of any human; Integrity, respect, spirituality, just to name a few. But he is […]


Hip-Hop Mogul Simmons Asks Execs To Remove “Extreme Curse Words” From Songs

By at 24 April, 2007, 10:06 am

Joshua Chase – AHN Staff Writer New York, NY (AHN) – Russel Simmons, one of the most widely-respected icons in the hip-hop community, announced on Monday through his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, that he would ask record labels to “voluntarily remove/bleep/delete” three sexually – and racially – offensive words: bi*ch, h* and ni**er. “It is […]


Nappy Heads Strike Back

By at 18 April, 2007, 11:06 am

Nappy Heads Strike Back So what can I say about Don Imus that hasn’t already been said. . . I’m glad he’s fired? – nah not really, I’m not for taking food from out somebody’s mouth. It’s about time. . . well, probably. I realize the one thing we haven’t said to Don Imus is […]


Mayor Bloomberg Pays Parents To Care for Their Kids

By at 30 March, 2007, 2:15 pm

It isn’t enough to have children and want to see them make a difference in the world, keep your family name going or push them to do better than you’ve done in life, out of love of self and love for your child. No, it isn’t that simple anymore (was it ever?). Mayor Bloomberg has […]