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Zoom I wanna start off this Septemeber with a huge shout out to #RogerGoodell for stepping up to the plate and toughening the NFL’s #DomesticViolence policy.  Six games for your first offense and banishment from the NFL for any after.  That’s is BOSS!  This message needs to also spread to the NBA and all other sports (even record labels).  These men need to learn that they are not Gods. Until we as men hold other men accountable for violence against women…it will never change.   Many men do not agree because of the grey areas in these matters.  But without this kind of reform to the rules, we teach young boys that the “Grey Areas” give them a scape goat to use brute force against women at their leasure.  I have had a few girls with a finger in my face speaking at high volumes…even try and get physical with me throughout my dating years, and I still found a way to deal with it without putting my hands on her or calling her out of her name. Unless you’re dating Laila Ali (who you might need to defend yourself against if you cheat on her lol), I don’t see why these muscle-bound athletes can’t do the same.  Good move Goodell.

I wanna start off this Septemeber with a huge shout out to #RogerGoodell for stepping up to the plate and toughening the NFL’s #DomesticViolence policy. Six games for your first offense and banishment from the NFL for any after. That’s is BOSS! This message needs to also spread to the NBA and all other sports (even record labels). These men need to learn that they are not Gods. Until we as men hold other men accountable for violence against women…it will never change. Many men do not agree because of the grey areas in these matters. But without this kind of reform to the rules, we teach young boys that the “Grey Areas” give them a scape goat to use brute force against women at their leasure. I have had a few girls with a finger in my face speaking at high volumes…even try and get physical with me throughout my dating years, and I still found a way to deal with it without putting my hands on her or calling her out of her name. Unless you’re dating Laila Ali (who you might need to defend yourself against if you cheat on her lol), I don’t see why these muscle-bound athletes can’t do the same. Good move Goodell.

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Zoom If you look at every aspect of history, you will find that there has ALWAYS been those of us (and I use the term “us” loosely) that have been willing to talk down on their own people in order to be patted on the head by white America. If you haven’t seen this tap dancing clown #JohnathanGentry on Fox News apologizing to white America, you should YouTube it immediately. Just make sure you do so on an empty stomach. #UncleRuckas  (at New York)

If you look at every aspect of history, you will find that there has ALWAYS been those of us (and I use the term “us” loosely) that have been willing to talk down on their own people in order to be patted on the head by white America. If you haven’t seen this tap dancing clown #JohnathanGentry on Fox News apologizing to white America, you should YouTube it immediately. Just make sure you do so on an empty stomach. #UncleRuckas (at New York)

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Zoom When will we TRULY get tired of this shit!?!?  I don’t mean shaking our heads, say “What a shame”, and scroll to what’s next on our timeline…I mean TRULY tired!  Like I repeatedly say, it’s time to legally arm ourselves and “Police” the police again.  Without the potential threat of anarchy…marches and another bullshit speech by Al Sharpton mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the powers that be.  This is not my opinion, history has proven this to be true.  There has never been one single society in history that has changed its policies towards the oppressed without violence or the threat thereof.  Just because you don’t “want” this to be the solution (out of fear or whatever), doesn’t mean it’s not the solution.   Imagine if we took every black boy with a gun on the street and taught them to point it at the right people. Small white towns have civilian militias that go to the gun range to train every other day in case the police in their towns become ineffective. Many of them mostly use the faces of black men as their targets.  But, we just continue to sit here singing old negro spirituals and wait for the next Martin Luther King Jr.  

Read: “The Spook who say by the door” by Sam Greenlee. #NoJusticeNoPeace

When will we TRULY get tired of this shit!?!? I don’t mean shaking our heads, say “What a shame”, and scroll to what’s next on our timeline…I mean TRULY tired! Like I repeatedly say, it’s time to legally arm ourselves and “Police” the police again. Without the potential threat of anarchy…marches and another bullshit speech by Al Sharpton mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the powers that be. This is not my opinion, history has proven this to be true. There has never been one single society in history that has changed its policies towards the oppressed without violence or the threat thereof. Just because you don’t “want” this to be the solution (out of fear or whatever), doesn’t mean it’s not the solution. Imagine if we took every black boy with a gun on the street and taught them to point it at the right people. Small white towns have civilian militias that go to the gun range to train every other day in case the police in their towns become ineffective. Many of them mostly use the faces of black men as their targets. But, we just continue to sit here singing old negro spirituals and wait for the next Martin Luther King Jr.

Read: “The Spook who say by the door” by Sam Greenlee. #NoJusticeNoPeace

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Negril, Jamaica 2014

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why would u write that about black women? i'm not even black but i am a poc woman and i noticed that black men date white women a LOT. Like it's one of the top most popular interracial coupling. So when a black woman, who is usually left in the dust by your black men turning their backs on blackness, thirsting for white women and putting them on a pedestal, finally finds ANY love, and yes, sometimes with a white guy, its a rare thing.

Asked by Anonymous

What you are speaking of is a thing of the past. White men and black women are EVERYWHERE now…especially with the onslaught of Scandal. What I wrote is very true. Why aren’t black men ever able to be honest with how we feel…but black women can drag us through the ringer allllll day. I didn’t say black women were the devil….I just said there is a double standard in this situation. I love black women….but I must speak my truth.

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hello, just passing through. ur quite handome on a side note lol but on your post on the double standards of interracial dating, isn't it more the other way around? like when men do it, its seen as conquering while when women date white men, its like colonization because that's whats been historically done. colonizers kill the men and take the women, so...well, anyway, i feel its best for people to date their own race especially PoC, in order to preserve and protect ones culture and identity..

Asked by Anonymous

Why thank you lol. I feel traditionally that is the way it goes…but in 2014…women hold more power than black men….and are definitely more vocal. With the onslaught of Scandal and other shows and movies where black women are with white men….interracial dating with white men is becoming more and more popular…and these women are not being dragged through the ringer like black men are.

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Zoom Today is not just a enormous loss in
The black community
The poetry community
The arts community
Women’s activism
or The Civil Rights Era

The loss of Maya Angelou
is a loss to humanity
It is a ripping of the foundation of a pilar of strength
Of wisdom
Heritage
Grace
Class
Pride 
Beauty 
Positivity amidst despair
Hope

Her poems were not just poems
They were ways of life
Ways of defining ourselves
redefining ourselves
Reinventing ourselves
They dissected emotions
They dried tears
Made us love our black skin 
Made us love each other
Made us beautiful 
Shattered ignorance 
Brought world leaders to her feet
Made us want to be better 
Changed our worlds

Her flesh is gone 
But her words will live forever

Rest in Peace Phenomenal Woman 
#MayaAngelou

Love,
Nathan James

Today is not just a enormous loss in
The black community
The poetry community
The arts community
Women’s activism
or The Civil Rights Era

The loss of Maya Angelou
is a loss to humanity
It is a ripping of the foundation of a pilar of strength
Of wisdom
Heritage
Grace
Class
Pride
Beauty
Positivity amidst despair
Hope

Her poems were not just poems
They were ways of life
Ways of defining ourselves
redefining ourselves
Reinventing ourselves
They dissected emotions
They dried tears
Made us love our black skin
Made us love each other
Made us beautiful
Shattered ignorance
Brought world leaders to her feet
Made us want to be better
Changed our worlds

Her flesh is gone
But her words will live forever

Rest in Peace Phenomenal Woman
#MayaAngelou

Love,
Nathan James

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Zoom Read my new poem “The New Black” to sign off #NationalPoetryMonth. I guarantee most people have had this argument in a work setting. Check it out on Facebook at:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10102017609665993&id=14211729
  (at Inwood)

Read my new poem “The New Black” to sign off #NationalPoetryMonth. I guarantee most people have had this argument in a work setting. Check it out on Facebook at:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10102017609665993&id=14211729
(at Inwood)

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Zoom bootyfriedrice:

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bootyfriedrice:

getnthevanihavecandy:

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Zoom If JUST ONE white American or British school girl goes missing, the entire world stops and starts an international search party.  Bit 234 Nigerian school girls go missing at once and…….?  #Crickets.   Read more at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-weeks-234-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-are-still-missing-180951236/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist #BringBackOurGirls #NigerianSchoolGirls

If JUST ONE white American or British school girl goes missing, the entire world stops and starts an international search party. Bit 234 Nigerian school girls go missing at once and…….? #Crickets. Read more at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-weeks-234-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls-are-still-missing-180951236/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist #BringBackOurGirls #NigerianSchoolGirls

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Zoom Check out this book of poetry by my frat brother, @will_poetic.  You can buy it online at: http://www.1209enterprise.com/1209publishing/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20:welcome-to-my-realm-words-of-a-man-raised-in-an-urban-jungl 

You can’t click the link straight from Instagram….so copy and paste the link to your browser or go online to 1209enterprise.com and do a search.   (at Bronx, New York)

Check out this book of poetry by my frat brother, @will_poetic. You can buy it online at:
http://www.1209enterprise.com/1209publishing/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20:welcome-to-my-realm-words-of-a-man-raised-in-an-urban-jungl

You can’t click the link straight from Instagram….so copy and paste the link to your browser or go online to 1209enterprise.com and do a search. (at Bronx, New York)

04.23.14 1
Zoom Greetings from the green room.  ITS SHOWTIME!!!! #AmateurNightAtTheApollo (at Apollo Theater)

Greetings from the green room. ITS SHOWTIME!!!! #AmateurNightAtTheApollo (at Apollo Theater)

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Zoom Kick off black history month next weekend with 
Nathan James’ “GrowingPains” 

Jan. 30th - Feb. 1st

The Gene Frankel Theater 
24 Bond Street
New York, New York 10012

$20 at the door
Group rates available w/ advance reservation
Call: (212) 777-1767 

#GrowingPains 

 (at New York City)

Kick off black history month next weekend with
Nathan James’ “GrowingPains”

Jan. 30th - Feb. 1st

The Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street
New York, New York 10012

$20 at the door
Group rates available w/ advance reservation
Call: (212) 777-1767 

#GrowingPains

(at New York City)

01.22.14 0
Zoom Happy founders day to my sorors of ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INCORPORATED!!!!!  #ZPhiB #1920 #BlueAndWhite #ZetaPhiBetaSigma #TrueBrotherSisterhood #TheOnlyFam  (at New york)

Happy founders day to my sorors of ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INCORPORATED!!!!! #ZPhiB #1920 #BlueAndWhite #ZetaPhiBetaSigma #TrueBrotherSisterhood #TheOnlyFam (at New york)

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Zoom #SaveTheDate
The Gene Frankel Theater has decided to kick off Black History Month with Nathan James’ GROWING PAINS…in dedication to one of the productions the theater is famous for, The Blacks.  Directed by Gene Frankel and written by Jean Genet, The Blacks was the longest-running Off-Broadway non-musical of the 1960’s.  The legendary cast included James Earl Jones, Roscoe Lee Browne, Louis Gossett, Jr., Cicely Tyson, Godfrey Cambridge, Maya Angelou, and Charles Gordone.   
GROWING PAINS:

Through fictional characters and personal experiences 
growing up around gang violence and the drug trade in 
Pittsburgh, Nathan James’ one man show, Growing Pains, 
uses monologues, poetry, and movement to challenge
society’s perception of the African American male.  It takes 
a first-hand look at how rap videos, media, and environment 
have all played a part in the desensitization process 
of black males, turning them into one-dimensional entities. 

The Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street
New York NY, 10012

January 30th - February 1st
8pm
runtime: 1 hr 15 min


Tickets:
$20 at the door
Group rates are available 

S/o to @theonlybd and www.yameanstudios.com for the new design

#GrowingPains  (at New york)

#SaveTheDate
The Gene Frankel Theater has decided to kick off Black History Month with Nathan James’ GROWING PAINS…in dedication to one of the productions the theater is famous for, The Blacks. Directed by Gene Frankel and written by Jean Genet, The Blacks was the longest-running Off-Broadway non-musical of the 1960’s. The legendary cast included James Earl Jones, Roscoe Lee Browne, Louis Gossett, Jr., Cicely Tyson, Godfrey Cambridge, Maya Angelou, and Charles Gordone.

GROWING PAINS:

Through fictional characters and personal experiences
growing up around gang violence and the drug trade in
Pittsburgh, Nathan James’ one man show, Growing Pains,
uses monologues, poetry, and movement to challenge
society’s perception of the African American male. It takes
a first-hand look at how rap videos, media, and environment
have all played a part in the desensitization process
of black males, turning them into one-dimensional entities.

The Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street
New York NY, 10012

January 30th - February 1st
8pm
runtime: 1 hr 15 min


Tickets:
$20 at the door
Group rates are available

S/o to @theonlybd and www.yameanstudios.com for the new design

#GrowingPains (at New york)

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