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Damn Shame What They Did To That Dog!

Damn Shame What They Did To That Dog!

(Deconstructing the Biblical Polemic Against the Pharisees)

By Khalil Amani

Remember that scene in Coming To America where the landlord shows Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall that dirty-ass apartment—complete with a chalk outlining of a dead dog? The slumlord says,…

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Added by Khalil Amani on July 25, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Mumble Rap: This Ain’t That!

Mumble Rap: This Ain’t That!

By Khalil Amani

I don’ took all I’m gonna take! These young hip-hop heads tryna play musical gymnastics and…

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Added by Khalil Amani on July 18, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Midlife Crisis or Born Stunna?

Midlife Crisis or Born Stunna?

By Khalil Amani…

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Added by Khalil Amani on June 20, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

FAMILY RANT. (15,000 mile in 3 weeks!)

FAMILY RANT. (15,000 mile in 3 weeks!)

By Khalil Amani

I just need to address a familial shit-uation, so indulge me please? If you ain't family it's just gonna be some good reading. Might even make you feel better about your OWN…

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Added by Khalil Amani on June 1, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Khalil Amani: The Irregular Regular!

Khalil Amani: The Irregular Regular!

By Khalil Amani

What it do? For the 10 year anniversary of Straight Stuntin Magazine I was supposed to write this awesome article on Brother Polight,…

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Added by Khalil Amani on April 3, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Zumba and the Old Guy!

Zumba and the Old Guy!

By Khalil Amani

This is a fun blog for me to write! As some of you already know, I’m a Zumba practitioner. I’m 57 years old and I’ve been doing…

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Added by Khalil Amani on March 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Kanye West: Faker Than My Fake Yeezys!

Kanye West: Faker Than My Fake Yeezys!

By Khalil Amani…

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Added by Khalil Amani on November 20, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Trump’s Michael The Blackman and Me: The Students of Yahweh Ben Yahweh and our Divergent Paths.

Trump’s Michael The Blackman and Me:

The Students of Yahweh Ben Yahweh and our Divergent Paths.

By Khalil Amani…

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Added by Khalil Amani on November 19, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Jim Jones 2.0: The Black Church Pastored By White Men.

Jim Jones 2.0: The Black Church Pastored By White Men.

By Khalil Amani…

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Added by Khalil Amani on October 23, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Wack 100: Anti-Suge or Boss Bully?

Wack 100: Anti-Suge or Boss Bully?

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Added by Khalil Amani on October 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Young Thug’s Dress: Our Collective Conscious Conundrum

Young Thug’s Dress: Our Collective Conscious Conundrum.

By Khalil Amani

I admit it! I’ve done some things that hip-hop heads would consider “suspect” (i.e. gay). Yes I have!—from being a ballet dancer…

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Added by Khalil Amani on August 29, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Grandparent Show!

The Grandparent Show!

By Khalil Amani

What kind of grandparents did you have? My grandparents (on my mother’s side) were old (as grandparents were back in those days).…

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Added by Khalil Amani on July 31, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

On Killing Cops: When “Chickens Come Home To Roost!”

On Killing Cops: When “Chickens Come Home To Roost!”

By Khalil Amani

We are living in tumultuous times! As the cartoon character Yosemite Sam would say, “What in Tarnations is going on?”…

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Added by Khalil Amani on July 24, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boosie’s Cartoonish Rant Against “The Gays.”

Boosie’s Cartoonish Rant Against “The Gays.

By Khalil Amani

First things first! I’m-a need Lil Boosie Badazz to holla at Andre 3000 about that verse on the remix of “Walk It…

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Added by Khalil Amani on July 2, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Orlando & Our Christian Hypocrisy & Complicity

Orlando & Our Christian Hypocrisy & Complicity

By Khalil Amani

When that white boy (Dylann Roof) went into an all-black church (Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church) in Charleston, S.C. and gunned down…

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Added by Khalil Amani on June 18, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Dying Without Jesus

Dying Without Jesus

By Khalil Amani

Consciousness. As the child of former slaves of the Diaspora I consider myself “conscious”—meaning aware of who I am as a black man in America—meaning that I’m…

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Added by Khalil Amani on June 8, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Roto-Rootering Snoop’s “Roots” Rant!

Roto-Rootering Snoop’s “Roots” Rant!

By Khalil Amani

Nothing unclogs a toilet like the Roto-Rooter man! He’ll take that snake and stick it down your toilet and start turning & cranking that…

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Added by Khalil Amani on May 31, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Bambaataa’s Pederasty Exposes Conscious Community’s Homophobia.

Bambaataa’s Pederasty Exposes Conscious Community’s Homophobia.

By khalil Amani

Just in case you think I write from some coonerific point of view—that I have not…

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Added by Khalil Amani on May 12, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

On King James Side-Eyeing Afrika Bambaataa

On King James Side-Eyeing Afrika Bambaataa

By Khalil Amani

When it comes to this Afrika Bambaataa thingy, everybody prefaces their words with “allegedly”—as though they have something worth being sued over. I won’t be…

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Added by Khalil Amani on May 8, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Even My Old Ass Could Beat Up Young Thug!

Even My Old Ass Could Beat Up Young Thug!

By Khalil Amani

Smh. In 2012 I wrote a blog called, “Top 10 Rappers I Think I Could Beat Up”-(The Khalil Amani Reader:…

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Added by Khalil Amani on April 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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