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LPBF Community Profile: David G. Brown Studios

Were you a fan of Static Shock some years ago? I know I was obsessed with that show and wanted to riot when it went off the air. There was something about seeing a story about a kid that looked like me come through adversity and become a hero that was so fly. It made […]

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LPBF Community Profile: Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles

As I walked into the fair, I was immediately drawn in the direction of a tent for a group called Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles. Being that I am a concerned Black man in Los Angeles… it only seemed appropriate to see what they were about, ya dig? As soon as they caught my […]

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Field Community Profile Series: Leimert Park Book Fair (LPBF)

Whuddup field-people-folk? This past Saturday I was down in Leimert Park for their 6th Annual Book Fair and to say the least, the day was dopaliciousness. What you’ll find here at The Field is a Field Community Profile Series on the fair. The series will provide info about books to check out, people to check […]

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Yo Po-Po, Can I Live?

*Dedicated to Rodney King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012)* Someone tell me why is it that when I drive around in my little Chevy Cav, I tense up a little when I see Po-Po behind me. I have no contraband, no weapons, no drugs, no motive, and no priors to cause my muscles […]

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Debunking the Debunking of the Myth: Blacks, Prisons, Colleges

I recently saw a picture going around on Facebook addressing the age-old myth in The Field that there are more Black men in prison than there are in college. According to the picture (seen above), there are 824,340 Black men in prison or Jail while there are 1,444,979 Black men in college. While these numbers […]

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Field History Profile: Black-Folk and the War of 1812

What’s good everyone out there in The Field? Today I thought I’d learn a little history lesson and bring you along with me. I found an article earlier discussing the role of Blacks in the War of 1812 and I was pleasantly surprised. Basically, I see the War of 1812 having one purpose, American expansionism. […]

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For The Field Ladies: D’Angelo’s Dreamin’ Eyes Are Back

So How Does It Feel that it has been since you ladies felt as sweet as Brown Sugar as you give your man a Jonz In His Bones. Fellas, how long as it been since you seen your Spanish Joint? Cuz I know all of you Feel Like Makin Love and tasting eachother’s Devil’s Pie. […]

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God, Obama, and Kool-Aid

I call it “the recipe for complacency” and for all of you squeamish folks out there, no, this is neither an attack on God, Obama, nor Kool-Aid for that matter. It is an attack on the complacency… excuse me, “patience,” that I’ve been criticized for not having: I have seen Obama speak out on gay […]

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From Desk To Cell: One Youth’s Green-Brick Road to Prison

 Here’s the (hypothetical) story : Emmett Till was just born in a hospital somewhere in The Field. His mother passed away during birth and he is being raised by a single father. His father did not graduate high school because he had to drop out to support his new family. He is now employed in […]

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Congrats To The Sankofa Scholarship Applicants

Congrats to the entire King/Drew graduating class of 2012, who received over $5 million in Scholarships. Located not far from the historic Watts Towers, King/Drew is truly a diamond in the rough and seeing all the students at the Senior Awards Night tonight was amazing and refreshing. Special congrats to the applicants and winners of the Spirit […]

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