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This story DON’T MAKE NO DAMN SENSE! County Exec Jack Johnson and his wife Leslie were arrested last week , and were charged with witness and evidence tampering and destruction, alteration and falsification of records in a federal investigation. It’s funny that when I heard about this and saw the TV reports, I couldn’t help but think of that scene from the movie “Goodfellas” of the wife flushing the cocaine down the toilet, Airplanes flying overhead, and FBI agents running in the house. As a long time resident of Prince George’s County it’s already hard enought fighting the stereotypes of crime and corruption, and now this. But the story is getting more and more interstesting as it comes out. Supposedely, a few PG County officers have been arrested, as well as officials. Sidenote though, C’MON Son 80G’s in a BRA!!  That’s one hellava Wonder Bra, j/k.

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As you have heard by now Atlantic Records has been holding Lupe Fiasco’s anticipated album “Lasers” hostage for some time now.  However, fans worldwide have decided not to stand idle while this happends and have started an online petition  requesting that Atlantic Records release the album.  As a thank you to his fans for their continued support, Lupe has released BMF (Building Minds Faster) and I think I speak for all Hip Hop fans when I say thank you Lupe for this jewel.

Seriously!!  The housing crash has really crippled our nation!  Leaving plenty of Americans in a vulnerable state.   Jobless, and homeless?!  We protect the big companies, who btw aren’t lending.   When will it end, and is the government really trying?

“More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.

Nearly 528,000 homes were taken over by lenders in the first six months of the year, a rate that is on track to eclipse the more than 900,000 homes repossessed in 2009, according to data released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc., a foreclosure listing service.

“That would be unprecedented,” said Rick Sharga, a senior vice president at RealtyTrac.

By comparison, lenders have historically taken over about 100,000 homes a year, Sharga said.

The surge in home repossessions reflects the dynamic of a foreclosure crisis that has shown signs of leveling off in recent months, but remains a crippling drag on the housing market.”

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Great read over at News One, about the late Malcolm X.  I recently purchased the Autobiography of Malcolm X which was writting by Alex Haley.  Although I have watched the movie of his life many times, I wanted to buy the book because I was intrigued about his story and his passion for the African American community.    Many may have mix opinions, and views of Malcolm X because he was such a controversial figure during that time; however, let’s keep in mind the changes that have been made in America because of activist and leaders such as him.

Maurice and Marquess in a continuing weekly series will highlight different current events for discussion. This weeks installment we want discuss racism and whether or not it truly exists in this day and age? One would have to be in denial if you believed it did not. Racism has been an undeniable weave in the fabric of America, but we ask you the reader please post up your comments on how in 2010 we can work towards making a change.

BoonDocks Season 3 Episode 1

Posted: May 10, 2010 by Marquess in Culture, Politics, Shows

After a long hiatus, it looks like Aaron McGruder is back with the final season of the BoonDocks! Now only if we can get Dave Chappelle to come back and give us a few laughs! Enjoy…

Above is a referenced quote from the 1978 movie “Blue Collar” staring great acts such as the late Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, and Yaphet Kotto.  I had the opportunity to enjoy this great film with my wife last week.  Just happen to be up late and stumbled upon this movie, and I’m glad I did.  The film with will engross you!  It’s crazy that this movie is close to 32yrs old; however the standards and times (recession) I can relate too.  If you have the opportunity to watch this great film I highly suggest you do so!  The final scene is an eye opener!