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Scarface Speaks Out on The Severity of His Health & COVID-19 For the First Time

I am in shock, & ask you all to keep Scarface in your thoughts. This post is dedicated to him surviving, to serve as a thank you for what he gave me growing up in his music, and still gives me in those same songs… I also want this to be a testament to the amazing things he has done, such as Houston City Council. The most important thing about that was his reasoning… But more on that below.
I had no idea he was this seriously sick… May he be blessed and heal, to see a long life, as he deserves… Ankh Udja Seneb…. 

The Diary.

That has remained my favorite Scarface album since I first discovered his music. I can relate to the songs so well, especially back then. He cut into me deeply, his voice absolutely unmistakable, I played his album relentlessly. I still do from time to time.

I’ve got the man in the mirror, so I’m looking at me vaguely, but I can’t seem to fade me.”– Scarface

He remains the one and only Houston rapper I respect as a person and a musician. His sharp, on point lyrical skill, depth and creativity; his confidence in talking about topics many shy from, are but a few of the reasons I love his music.

No nurse rhyme rapper, like most today, he instead used his distinct voice and knack 

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Scarface on “Smile”

for telling vivid, intense stories with a beat that somehow melts together with his voice; so many reasons, he has remained in my top 5 favorite rappers.

Then he did a song with my *father* Tupac, Smile, and I decided I loved him. I take music very much to heart and very seriously; as I do most things in life.

I just saw that he has been very ill due to COVID and kidney failure. My heart literally sank. The good news is the 49 year old man is still living, and can make it through. He seems to be optimistic, I think, regarding recovery and I hope everyone will keep him in their thoughts and hearts as he battles his way through this.

He describes for the first time since the announcement of his being ill his diagnosis and condition in the video interview below. A quote from the interview:

“I gotta do dialysis … four times a week, three hours a day. And that’s taking all my blood out, cleaning it and putting it back in my body. Before the COVID, I never had any kidney disease.”

[Regarding being in the hospital] “Everybody they’re putting on ventilators is f*cking dying, bro. I don’t think there’s any real way to treat the COVID. So I would be in the hospital on a fucking ventilator and I would rather died at home, you know? Than a little hospital room with no toilet, no shower, no nothing, have me quarantined at the hospital. I could have just quarantined at the house. So that month I quarantined at my house was hell bro. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t breathe bro. It was the worst time of my life because I couldn’t do nothing. My kidneys failed, bro.”

“Hanging on that string of death will make you appreciate life. If you let the doctors tell it, they don’t know how I’m alive.”

Before I end this, I have to add that I had no idea he had run for Houston City Council and on top of that, he almost won. You can read about his almost successful run for the “fourth largest city in the United States” and can read more about it here.  

I will end this with a quote from his campaign, what he says is so true and sadly too often forgotten. It is a message of truth and hope that needs to be spoken of often, and taught to children, youth and even adults, nationwide…perhaps now, more than ever.

Let this campaign be a reminder that you can grow up and still live in the ‘hood, and still be the mayor of the fourth largest city in the United States of America. My dad and mom said to their nine kids, ‘You can compete. You can do well. We may not have what somebody else has. We may not drive what somebody else drives. But Sylvester, you can still compete.’ And tonight in this city, you have reaffirmed the message of my parents.” ” 

I couldn’t get the embedded code to work, so, here is the full interview [5 minutes] where Scarface talks about his medical condition, and his concern over Texas, Georgia and other idiotic places re-opening right now. You can visit video on YouTube by clicking here.

 

Some Inspiring News; Helping the Homeless

We need this… So much, for the homeless, and for so many of the too many unjust problems growing out of control, once again…..

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — One of San Francisco’s biggest tourist destinations is tackling homelessness with a new approach, connecting with those in need and providing a connection to their loved ones. Union Square is one of the city’s most popular spots but its visitors and businesses face challenges when it comes to the homeless…

via Business Group Reconnecting SF Union Square Homeless With Long Lost Loved Ones — CBS San Francisco

Newark (NJ) International Film Festival Starts September 6th, 2018!

Positive news from Newark, NJ… If you live in my former city or are close enough to it, make sure to check this out… Here’s a little info from the site which you can read and view in full by clicking the link at the end of the post… Or you can reserve a spot by clicking here. This kind of positivity is NEEDED; especially now… So please share… Thank you! 🙂


NewarkIFF Mission
As the birthplace of celluloid film, Newark, NJ seeks to revolutionize the creation, immersion, submission and viewing process of filmmaking with the commemoration of the Newark International Film Festival. With a groundbreaking 365 strategic approach, we will empower diverse voices, create a unique space for emerging talent through fellowships and developmental mentoring and revolutionize the industry for generations to come.

Introducing the Newark International Film Festival
The 3-day festival will showcase the breadth of the film industry including screenings at a number of cultural anchor institutions and outdoor screenings (weather permitting), stunt exhibitions, pitch opportunities and auditions for TV and film, acting, directing, producing and crowd funding workshops, and much more. The NIFF is the first international film festival hosted in Newark. A main feature of the NIFF will be the Hannibal Goodwin Award for Innovation in Filmmaking in homage to Hannibal Goodwin, the Episcopal priest who invented celluloid film 1887 in Newark, NJ.

The Newark International Film Festival (NIFF) is dedicated to the art of storytelling through film. The NIFF puts filmmakers in front of major players in the film industry and movie lovers from around the world. NIFF’s audience is important, affluent, and eager to celebrate.

Find out more about the events and guests and more by clicking here.

Young Black Male- Victim of Police Abuse- Tony Soto – Please Help! Video

Update: New blog and hopefully video to be posted by this weekend (1/26 -1/28)

I am about to make a new blog and possibly new video coming up shortly for Tony… But, please, if you aren’t aware of who he is, please watch at least one of his videos or read about what is happening to him… A lot has changed -and not for the better- since I wrote this… Why more people aren’t blowing this situation up I don’t get…. More info coming shortly. PLEASE RESHAPE

Truth- A Right to Fight For...

There is a young, Black male activist being held on $900,000.00 bond for NO REASON other than those above facts and the police feel threatened by someone who has his intelligence being involved in fighting for Black Lives Matter and equality. Please, please help him out, help his mother out…. I beg you, if you can’t please spread this around this is an absurd amount of money – he’s had no hearing no trail; just being held. PLEASE… Black Lives Matter, Don’t Turn Him Away, Please

“… We are asking for your help and support in this crowdfund to help him with his bond and to retain competent counsel.  Funded Justice specializes in Crowdfunding for legal matters.  Please donate and share this Crowdfunding. My son has stood on the front lines and helped many people, traveling all over the region assisting in other marches, protests and helping families organize and…

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D.C. The 8th Annual Black is Back Conference & March on The White House This Week!

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If ever there was a time to make note of a very important social event… And this
occurs on the upcoming 4th and 5th of November… Black is Back Rally, march and conference in Washington, D.C., has arrived for the 8th year! If you think this is a year to skip out on, I ask you to please reconsider… Things have been escalating for for hundreds of years, but as we clearly see, things are getting even more increasingly out of control regarding hate crimes, racism and this government. So, any glimmer of hope a select few may have believed in should be more than clearly gone now (if it were ever even there.)

In my opinion it is more vital now than ever for social action and unity… SO! Below you will find all the information you need regarding the 8th Annual Black is Back Rally, March & Conference starting November 4th.

Visit the Official Page if you are looking for information regarding travel arrangements and such.

Facebook Even Page HERE.

Official Page & Further Information HERE.

8th Annual Black is Back Rally, March & Conference

Black Panther Official Trailer

King Coogler has not come to play with you. He’s come to put in work. And change the same old game. #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/spaxIUxUQ5 — Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 16, 2017

via Black Panther Official Trailer — Moorbey’z Blog

DO NOT SELL YOUR HOMES HOUSTON FLOOD VICTIMS! DON’T LET THEM STEAL FROM YOU; PROTECT THE HOOD & BUY BACK THE BLOCK!

This has sparked a new project in my mind…. Aiming to have it done within the next few days, so probably next week lol. TIME TO GO THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT; WHY IT MATTERS THAT YOU DON’T SELL OUT FOR A NUMBER – REMEMBER, THEY’LL GET MORE THAN YOU DO… THEY WANT IT FOR A REASON- DO NOT SELL! BUY BLACK; BUILD BLACK; STAY STRONG !!!!!!!!!! CHECK OUT  THE BUY BACK THE BLOCK WEBSITE FOR LEGIT INFO, HELP, ADVISING, ETC! And please contact this man below so he can help it get going…

TIME FOR CHANGE IS RIGHT FREAKIN NOW!

NEED SOME SORT OF DIRECT CONTACT IN REGARDS TO DISASTER VICTIMS IN HOUSTON, TX………….
832.428.8566 SO I CAN FURTHER INSTRUCT MY PPL ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THE IMPENDING MICROWAVE- GENTRIFICATION (original post on FB here.)

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