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Chicago Will Kill You…

Chicago will kill you…won’t it? At least that’s how the entertainment industry makes it seem. From J. Cole to Meek Mill to Kanye West and many others, all that I seem to hear about Chicago is how you, for lack of better words, don’t want none. There used to be a time when even I took pride in people knowing here in the Chi we are not going, PERIOD! But as the death toll rose the pride quickly faded to shame. I realize we have a lot of violence here, and that acting like some areas of Chicago are not dangerous is just that- acting. What I can’t understand is why the entertainment industry continues to use their platform to glamorize that fact instead of combat it. Young guys in Chicago hear rappers basically praise what they are doing and they go out and feel like being a vicious murderer is a reputable thing. I am in no way blaming rappers for being the sole reason that violence exists in Chicago, but I am calling them out. We live in a world where the age that one becomes a parent is getting younger and younger. We live in a world where parents are no longer being their children’s first teacher, and are letting video hoes* and imaginary gangstas* tell their children how to be men/women. Here in Chicago, we live in a world where we have hosts of places that you do not go under any circumstance unless you have family in the neighborhood or you grew up there. In Chicago, we live in a world where a simple trip to work, school, the store, etc. may cost you your life. In Chicago, our children are killing our babies. But hey, rapping about how hard they go in the Chi is cool right? Rapping about how the Chi has some “hittas” is wassup right? I challenge any rapper to go incognito in Chicago ON HIS OWN for just one day and see the things that take place, and then ask himself how hot it is to perpetuate the negativity. While the entertainment industry is not the root of the problem, if they would just use the influence that they have to ask these young people to get some common sense and value their lives just a little bit more than they currently do, we just might see a slight change. And “slight” where I’m sitting from is more than enough of a start for me. 

*Video Hoe: A woman’s whose sole goal in life is to use her body in music video’s to get money/attention
*Imaginary Gangsta: Rappers who have lived all of ZERO days of the lives they rap so passionately about

DONT BLINK*MUAH*

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Apr 1, 2014

Chicago Will Kill You…

Chicago will kill you…won’t it? At least that’s how the entertainment industry makes it seem. From J. Cole to Meek Mill to Kanye West and many others, all that I seem to hear about Chicago is how you, for lack of better words, don’t want none. There used to be a time when even I took pride in people knowing here in the Chi we are not going, PERIOD! But as the death toll rose the pride quickly faded to shame. I realize we have a lot of violence here, and that acting like some areas of Chicago are not dangerous is just that- acting. What I can’t understand is why the entertainment industry continues to use their platform to glamorize that fact instead of combat it. Young guys in Chicago hear rappers basically praise what they are doing and they go out and feel like being a vicious murderer is a reputable thing. I am in no way blaming rappers for being the sole reason that violence exists in Chicago, but I am calling them out. We live in a world where the age that one becomes a parent is getting younger and younger. We live in a world where parents are no longer being their children’s first teacher, and are letting video hoes* and imaginary gangstas* tell their children how to be men/women. Here in Chicago, we live in a world where we have hosts of places that you do not go under any circumstance unless you have family in the neighborhood or you grew up there. In Chicago, we live in a world where a simple trip to work, school, the store, etc. may cost you your life. In Chicago, our children are killing our babies. But hey, rapping about how hard they go in the Chi is cool right? Rapping about how the Chi has some “hittas” is wassup right? I challenge any rapper to go incognito in Chicago ON HIS OWN for just one day and see the things that take place, and then ask himself how hot it is to perpetuate the negativity. While the entertainment industry is not the root of the problem, if they would just use the influence that they have to ask these young people to get some common sense and value their lives just a little bit more than they currently do, we just might see a slight change. And “slight” where I’m sitting from is more than enough of a start for me. 

*Video Hoe: A woman’s whose sole goal in life is to use her body in music video’s to get money/attention

*Imaginary Gangsta: Rappers who have lived all of ZERO days of the lives they rap so passionately about

DONT BLINK
*MUAH*

PC: www.richard-seaman.com

jodieglass:

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Well guys, Miley has finally twerked her relationship apart! Reps for the “We Can’t Stop” singer have confirmed that her engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth is officially off. Sources say that the split was bad, but mutual. Sources also say that the two have been having trouble for quite some time, and when in public they came off as strangers. I’m not going to lie, I called this the first time I got wind of the first Miley Cyrus twerk video. To me, she’s still trying to figure out who she is. Take it from someone who knows, you don’t marry someone who doesn’t even know who they are…ijs! Maybe she will find herself soon, hopefully sooner rather than later because I quickly grew tired of this tongue thing she keeps doing and she’s embarrassing herself. And hopefully he finds someone who has it together, or at least someone who he can grew and learn with. Happy hunting!

TBTCan’t say I’m mad at this breakup *Kanye Shrug*. Think I just read something that said she was quoted saying she wanted a boyfriend :/
Dec 5, 2013 / 2 notes

jodieglass:

Photo via celebuzz.com


Well guys, Miley has finally twerked her relationship apart! Reps for the “We Can’t Stop” singer have confirmed that her engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth is officially off. Sources say that the split was bad, but mutual. Sources also say that the two have been having trouble for quite some time, and when in public they came off as strangers. I’m not going to lie, I called this the first time I got wind of the first Miley Cyrus twerk video. To me, she’s still trying to figure out who she is. Take it from someone who knows, you don’t marry someone who doesn’t even know who they are…ijs! Maybe she will find herself soon, hopefully sooner rather than later because I quickly grew tired of this tongue thing she keeps doing and she’s embarrassing herself. And hopefully he finds someone who has it together, or at least someone who he can grew and learn with. Happy hunting!

TBT

Can’t say I’m mad at this breakup *Kanye Shrug*. Think I just read something that said she was quoted saying she wanted a boyfriend :/

Dec 5, 2013 / 1 note
jodieglass:

No charges will be pressed against Amanda Bynes, according to the Ventura police department. Hopefully she is taking this mental stint seriously and trying to come back to herself. 
PC: Raymond Hall/Film Magic

She’s out!!! Amanda Bynes has been released from a Malibu Treatment Facility where she was being for obvious mental illness. This comes just in time for the Holidays and in time for her to make a fresh start for 2014. She was released under the supervision of her mom and is reportedly doing very well. Let’s just hope it stays this way! If you are unaware of what was going on with her, check out the article below, and a few more on my page from when the trouble began!
Dec 5, 2013 / 3 notes

jodieglass:

No charges will be pressed against Amanda Bynes, according to the Ventura police department. Hopefully she is taking this mental stint seriously and trying to come back to herself.

PC: Raymond Hall/Film Magic

She’s out!!! Amanda Bynes has been released from a Malibu Treatment Facility where she was being for obvious mental illness. This comes just in time for the Holidays and in time for her to make a fresh start for 2014. She was released under the supervision of her mom and is reportedly doing very well. Let’s just hope it stays this way! If you are unaware of what was going on with her, check out the article below, and a few more on my page from when the trouble began!

Blue Ivy is doing what?!?!



So I just read an article headlined “Blue Ivy is Walking etc etc…”. Then I read on and the article was about BIC’s growth and style imparted by her super parents Beyonce and Jay-Z. Once I finished the article and stopped for a second, I glanced back at the title…something’s not right. It then dawned on me that they made it a point to say that BIC is now walking on her own. Is that some sort of phenomenon that I’m unaware of? The child was born just one month shy of TWO YEARS AGO!!!! Should she not have already been walking? Have I been out of touch with the milestones of children since I have birth to my son 3 years ago? Or is the person who wrote the article completely clueless about children and needed something to add to make it interesting? I choose the latter. Most kids (“kids” meaning black kids lol) walk before the age of one. This is actually one of the reasons we’ve coined the phrase “moving out of the way”. Is this baby carried so much that they really honestly didn’t know she could walk? Lol Oh well, maybe it’s just me. She’s cute though *Kanye Shrug*



PC: Beyonce’s Tumblr
Dec 5, 2013 / 3 notes

Blue Ivy is doing what?!?!

So I just read an article headlined “Blue Ivy is Walking etc etc…”. Then I read on and the article was about BIC’s growth and style imparted by her super parents Beyonce and Jay-Z. Once I finished the article and stopped for a second, I glanced back at the title…something’s not right. It then dawned on me that they made it a point to say that BIC is now walking on her own. Is that some sort of phenomenon that I’m unaware of? The child was born just one month shy of TWO YEARS AGO!!!! Should she not have already been walking? Have I been out of touch with the milestones of children since I have birth to my son 3 years ago? Or is the person who wrote the article completely clueless about children and needed something to add to make it interesting? I choose the latter. Most kids (“kids” meaning black kids lol) walk before the age of one. This is actually one of the reasons we’ve coined the phrase “moving out of the way”. Is this baby carried so much that they really honestly didn’t know she could walk? Lol Oh well, maybe it’s just me. She’s cute though *Kanye Shrug*

PC: Beyonce’s Tumblr