Barack Obama: EXPOSED! Report (Don’t Get Too Excited, I Didn’t Read It Yet)

I don’t really have the time, but I downloaded a report called "Barack Obama: Exposed". It’s a 37 page report warning Conservatives about the Obama threat. Just to be "fair and balanced" (hehehe), I’m going to read this over the weekend and see what this is about. However, the titles of each report in this PDF file leaves little to desire.

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Do You! – Just Brewin’ by Roy B. Swygert

Cartoonist Mr. Controversial, who formerly used to draw “Striply Drama”, my own little creation, is a student of art. Currently attending art school in Georgia State, he’s working hard to become a full-time cartoonist. He’s following his dream and of course, doing it on his own terms.

For the first “Do You!”, I’m featuring his own webcomic called Just Brewin’. The story follows a sarcastic student named Roy (yes, the character is somewhat based off the author. He even looks like him.), who just started his second year of college. After reading a poem called “Doormat” in class, a student invited him to an Open Mic session at the local coffeehouse. He reluctantly go to the Open Mic, only to be thrown into a world that he just wasn’t prepared for.

Even thought it just started, Just Brewin’ does have a following of artists that read Roy’s journals, which of course are thought provoking as well (although, he writes a lot of personal entries. He averages over 50 comments per posting of his artwork as well as his journal entries). He’s also an active member of LR and used to be a moderator for The Boondocks before it’s closing. He’s coming on his own and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this artist.

To start reading the comic Just Brewin’ , click on the comic below. You can click on the “Next” to go to the next page or “Recent” to look at the most recent comic. To date, there are 9 pages and new ones are released every Friday. One thing about web comics, however, is that they tend to be a bit late, which is understandable when you are a one-man band and you’re doing it just for the love of it. If you are a deviantArt member, visit the Just Brewin’ deviantArt profile and watch him to get updates. Also, visits Mr. Controversial‘s profile on My.LR. Lastly, visit Mr. Controversial’s deviantArt profile.

Just brewin’ 01 by ~justbrewin on deviantART

About Do You!

Do You! is a section of LR that features either members of LR or up-and-coming creative artists that I would like to promote. It can be art, music, poetry or even outspoken entries in blogs. There is a new “Do You!” every Friday. To get feature on LR, simply hit “Contact LR” and make yourself known. You don’t have to be a member of LR, but you must not have commercial dollars backing you up.

Update: Do you! is no more.

Advertising on LR and My.LR – No Control

Log onto, my social network which is controlled by Ning and sadly, I saw some advertisements by Google that made me want to write a reminder of my disclosure policy. Since I decided that this site will be a blog, I also know that chances are, people look up to this site for inspiration and debate my points. Ads are usually tossed in to help pay for expenses. However, I do have to let you know:

I only have control over the ads here on, not the social network for I have yet to pay for ad control. However, the disclosure policy is for both sites. OF course, I might have to fix this disclosure up:

This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. We write for our own purposes. However, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

I do accept advertising, but not "paid insertions". This is going to have to be revised a bit because it seems to be conflicting the rest of the disclosure. Tell me if you feel I should clear this up. I’ll have to look into that language when I get a chance.

Anyway, this is a reminder to let you know that all the ads are third party ads and I have little control over what they display and, until I get control of the network, no control over the social network ads.

Boondocks – New Episodes and Correction "Hunger Strike Banned"


According to a very reliable source… the remaining episodes will premiere back-to-back (-to-back-to-back-to-back) starting Jan. 21, 28 and Feb 4th, 11th and 18th. They will also be on Adult Swim Fix on Friday, 3 days before the premiere on TV.

Here’s hoping that the remaining episodes are headbangers… or at least laughable with smarts.

As far as the controversy over the BET episode, it seems that it wasn’t suppose to air the day people thought it was going to air. See how following sources such as your head can make you a fool? (Yes, I was fooled too. Damn you, Internet Heads!)

And to think, we been getting excited over nothing.

So, yep… new episode this Friday on the Fix!

Deborah Tang, BET Journalist and Head of News Programming, Passed Away Christmas Day 2007.


Deborah Tang, one of the quality BET journalist, developed and produced programming at Black Entertainment Television and was focused on making news a focal point of the network. She past away from cancer on December 25, 2007.

She developed many of the News programs on BET, which includes "For Black Men Only," a male-oriented discussion show, a daily talk show with host Tavis Smiley, "BET Talk." as well as the popular "Teen Summit", which was honored by NAACP as well as other industry organizations.

Sadly, the news programming of BET had went down the drain since the purchase of BET to Viacom (owner of many channels. MTV Networks being one of them). I used to be a watcher of Teen Summit and the nightly news. She’ll be missed.

Fighting to Save the Birthplace of Hip-Hop

Every spot in NYC seem to be up for sale. Especially 520 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx. If you don’t know, that the area where DJ Kool Herc had his block parties and thus, hip-hop was born there. It’s basically an affordable apartment complex. However, last year, BSR Management, the property’s owner, announced plans to sell the 100-unit complex to Mark Karasick, a private equity investor. The residents feared that the new owner will raise rent, booting out most (or all) of the residence. So, they are fighting back by buying the building from Mark Karasick and converting the complex into a co-op.

Interesting idea to save the community from gentrification. So far, they managed to raise $11.5 Million, 3 million short of the asking price. Mark Karasick, however, isn’t going to lower his asking price, even thought they managed to raise a lot of money in a short time.

Other considerations, such as making the building a historical landmark status, had been considered. Sadly, it’s a timely process to see if the city of NY will even consider such a thing a historic landmark. (Graceland, the storied home of Elvis Presley the "King of Rock", is listed as one.)

Will there be a victory here? Some people feel that they are using the "hip-hop" status just to get out of paying rent. However, this deal is between the residents and the owner. For now, only time will tell.

To find out more about this, visit There, you can also make a contribution.

How to Become A Pop Star [LinkUp]

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Ain’t this suppose to be about Hip-Hop? Well, not really.

Also, why is this listed under "Productive Tactics"? Because selling yourself is such an important skill. Just take away "Pop" and put "hip-hop" or "Spoken Word" or "Rock" and it can be applied to any career involving the limelight. Also, I kind of think this would be a fun topic to read. :)

How to Become a Pop Star – Linkup Via