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Malcolm eXistential  S.U.N.Y. Buff State (undergrad) Albany(grad). LCSW.

Much Respect!. This dude has known celebrity since the 8th grade. With inadequate parenting, he still successful navigated all the pitfalls that so often our young athletes fall victim to. I've not always been a fan of Bron's total game, especially his game in the clutch. However, after last year's series with Golden State, I am now an officially fan of Bron's entire game, I was already a huge fan of how he's always taken care of business off the court. This dude is truly winning in every sense of the word. #Lebron #Bron #family #rolemodel #blackman #nba #nbaplayoffs #espn #abc #sport #sports #basketball #kingjames #nike #LBJ #tnt #cavs #Cavaliers #Life #Cleveland

Lol! Metaphor 4 Life. Welcome back Marshawn, my African brother! This comment may seem unnecessarily raw and graphic, but it's actually the intersection where raw meets real; especially in football. #life #lifequotes #nfl #football #sports #sport #heart #tough #raw #reality #realshit #marshawnlynch

There will be good days, even great days; however, according to the standards of reality, there will be difficult, barley bearable days too. Those L's are promised, they are there for a purpose. Understand what got you there, what actually you are going through and what it will ultimately take to get you through it. The purpose of pain--physical or emotional- is not to hurt you, but rather to alert you, to make you aware of unhealthy choices and movements. The human condition's reflex is attempting to turn off our pain, to try to tune it out; however, growth comes from tuning in to our adversity, aligning ourselves with understanding, not ignoring. #life #love #human #humanity #black #white #reality #america #world #pain #hurt #africa #african
#adversity #earth #existential #growth #existentialism #existentialist #poverty #racism #God #hate #understanding #learn

Respect for this brother, and the young men that were involved in fight. They could have ignored or insulted the brother, but they listened, which provided them with an opportunity to learn. Our young people are our responsibility, period!. It would be nice if there were more policies and community support in place to help us raise these young people, but at the end of the day, the responsibility resides with the parent and the community. #worldstar #violence #genocide #blacks #African #Prisons #jails #responsibility #family #community #life #listen #learn #love

Great message, on a great t-shirt! Gotta get this t-shirt! Live the message, wear the truth, like a tattoo. Black Bourgeois, speaking truth to power. #life #love #race #racism #classism #sexism #privilege #supremacy

If this image simply makes you upset, allows you only an emotional high, then, unfortunately, the proper impact was not made. There should be an overwhelming appreciation for the courage, the sacrifice, this young brotha offered to his people. Our anger is understood and justified, but it has to be demonstrated through constructive, unapologetic actions. We must stop ranting and raving about what company and what person we are going to boycott, and just do it: mobilize family, friends, community and then boycott with your wallet. #boycott #sitin #racist #race #racism #blackmonth #blackhistorymonth #courage #sacrifice #kkk

This picture explains why I appreciate this brother, this family, this presidency, so much. Not a perfect presidency, by any means of measurement, but closer to perfection than any other President. The flaws: too passive at times, too forgiving at times, didn't check enough folk that needed to be checked. These legitimate gripes are all overshadowed, or forgiven, because of this picture. For 8 years, I witnessed a very decent, very intelligent and very strong brother. I also got a chance to witness black love and a beautiful black family on a daily basis, on an international stage. A sincere thanks to the entire Obama family. #Obama #president #presidentobama #america #africanamerican #africans #African #humanity #life #politics #democrats #dems #Black #blackfolk #blacklove #blackfam #panafrican #ovaloffice #whitehouse

Fences. Must see! Absolute great movie. I sincerely hope everyone got a chance to see Denzel and Viola's superb performances--the neccessary intensity; layered with complex levels of nuance. Denzel also did his thing directing. However, the ultimate props still remains at the feet of August Wilson, a masterful writer and playwright who was gifted with the ability to give life to the voice, the experience, of blak folk--our beauty, our strength and our flaws. I will not allow the Academy Awards --an Oscar-- to determine the measure and merit of this outstanding film; I will never fall for that trick again, ever again. It is impossible to see value in something you have habitually devalued. Victory can not be allowed to be measured by those counting on your defeat. #movie #black #blackfolk #AugustWilson #Denzel #Viola #violadavis #Fences #love #life #humanity #human #plays #playwright #writer #race #racist #racism #alabama #pittsburgh #victory #defeat

Happy Kwanzaa!!!! Unfortunately, each year Kwanzaa is greeted with indifference by some black folk or mockery by some ignorant white folk. For the holiday purists out there, all holidays were made up--Kwanzaa, Christmas Hanukkah, etc--no actual difference. Although the age and origin of each holiday varies, they all are attached to purposes related to nationalism, culture and/or religion.
I am not concerned with the interest or mockery directed toward Kwanzaa by those of other races, for some, Kwanzaa is simply yet another opportunity to devalue something black, something African. However, I continue to be disappointed with some of my brothers and sisters whom attach indifference and/or ignorant toward this constructive effort to promote and celebrate ideas and actions that belong in our culture, and should live vibrantly within our lifestyles. We celebrate and consume so many things of lesser value, that have minimal lasting benefits. Why not celebrate Kwanzaa at home, with your family and/or within your community? Too much time? Too much money? Too much ..? Too much, to whom? #Kwanzaa #Black #African #love #panafrican #africanamerican #pride #culture #race #humans #humanity #politics

Yea, of course, Trump won. While this country, and the collective world, feign surprise, unified outrage and indignation, we know, of course we do, that we have been here before; many many times before. History confirms and indicts with the unfortunate facts that there have been many Trumps previous, much worse than this buffonish narcissist we have chose as our next President. Be clear: Trump didn't choose America, America chose Trump. Trump stumbled through the primaries and general election, making it abundantly clear he wasn't qualified to manage office depot, much less the oval office. But I recommend we back away from the low hanging fruit and refuse to devour the deliciously simple urge to demonize Trump and annoint him the next Hitler. Absurd reasoning. If not for the overwhelming discontent and hatred, Trump would have been discredited and quickly dismissed in short term. Hatred elected Trump, as it certainly did Hitler. America has elected, and championed, far worse folk than Trump. Trump supporters possess much greater vile than Trump, for certain.Trump is a figurehead--in case you couldn't figure that out. Therfore, I will save myself from further discourse, and reasoning, for another time; maybe for another lifetime. #trump #america #2016 #2016election #hillary #dems #democrats #republican #hitler #hate #clinton #clintons #whitesupremacy #Whitehouse

Truth, but no no pain here. Some anger, some disappointment. Definitely no surprise. Unchecked pain can transform itself into self-pity, which never ever will be worthwhile or empowering. Voting has some importance, but it is far from the most important. Accountability is the only lasting empowerment tool. Any other offering is fool's gold; allowing only a temporary respite from anger and despair. So, again, the window(looking at others) will forever entice us but the mirror (looking at self) is the only tangible remedy. Most of our ills are not of our making, yet they are our actual ills nonetheless. Action opposed to outrage. They claim us to be too emotional, but their votes were all of emotion, absent of logic, ignorant of the greater consequence--White-Lash! #2016 #2016election #election #voters #voting #sheep #hate #ignorance #trump #america #whitesupremacy #race #racist #racism #black #whitelash #hillary #obama #presidentobama #president #action #anti-outrage #anti-emotion

To properly critique this man, The President, POTUS himself, requires an appreciation for layers, for complexity. It also requires a more than reasonable degree of nuance. Off gate: of course i'm dissapointed The Prez wasn't more assertive in multiple areas, on many occasions. This brotha, The President, got disrespected so many times by so many ignorant, foolish, hateful people; however, he never really checked anyone, ever ever ever really, for real, checked a MF! His tact, temperament were largely why he was so charmingly unique, but sometimes it came off as being too meek, too passive.
His Presidency fell short in someways; largely owed to obstructionist politics by the Republicans. I still think he could have done more, yet i'm not exactly sure what "more" actually means in a realistic sense when understanding the checks and balances of our branches of government, and the actual relative limitations of the Executive Branch. The President is not necessarily a figure head, but the distance from that claim is not as great as you would like to assume.
Despite some disappointments, I truly appreciate this brotha and his beautiful black family. I'm a hardcore cynic but I truly believe Michelle and The Prez are actually still in love with each other. I appreciate Michelle so much it may not be appropriate--her beauty, her intelligence, her everything. Thanks to the Obamas for showcasing, for 8 years, on a global stage, a beautiful black family. Good luck to the Obamas, and a sincere thanks for trying. #potus #presidentobama #president #us #unitedstates #america #Black #blackamerica #politics #kenya #keyan #michelleobama #democrats #dems #BlackFamilyLove #blackfolk #African #Whitehouse #obama #theObamas

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