Monday, November 30, 2009

Disturbia: Excerpt from Last Book

A conversation between a father and his daughter about Rihanna, Chris Brown and Domestic Violence...

...So what's up with Chris Brown?
None of your male rappers and Hip Hop artists are willing to stand together against violence on females, so why should he? What's up with Rihanna?
Disturbia!!!

Seriously, dad, what'you think about how everything went down? 'Cause I know you called her a chickenhead for goin' back! But people can be quick to judge until they're in the same position.
Hold on, now. I admit I was disappointed in them both. And you're right. It's easy to point the finger when you haven't been in that same situation.
But?
Well, I just think she had an opportunity to use all that drama not only to her advantage but to make a powerful statement about domestic violence.
What'you mean?
That photo of her beat up that was posted for the entire world to see...
The one the cops leaked out?
Yea. I think she would've gotten her power back if she had used that same photo as her next cd cover and called it 'Bite This', since lil' bruh likes to bite females; with songs about dv and rebirth. She would've gotten world respect, gotten mad grammy's, made Oprah proud, and showed young Black girls, especially, what having a strong sense of self looks and sounds like.
That's dope!
Instead she chose...
Disturbia!!!




Next project: A help guide for and about young african american males with topics from hyper-masculinity, buffoonery and improving the education of Black males to business know-how, sexual and cultural identity, and finding a more wholistic definition of Black manhood. Input from other educators, youth counselors, parents, and the young bruhs themselves are welcomed!!!

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