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Wut My Name is?

If we were made in His Image then call Us by our name, most intellects do not believe in God but they fear Us just the same! My cypher keeps moving like a rolling stone! What in the world is Badu talking about? Yall just sanging and sanging? Who’s the “His“? Who’s the “God“? and most importantly who’s the “Us“?

The Image!

Let’s break that thang down the “His” we are the majority made in the image of the one true God, Allah, Buddah, Muhammad, what ever you choose to call him, I know you know somebody that looks like Him.  And I know you know somebody who doesn’t! Ya dig!

The Us, is me, you, he, she, him, and her! Those of you have been oppressed because of your natural “image”, HIS image. Feel me! Yes I am talking about you, walking round here thinking you free cause you think you earned a degree! So quick to turn your back when she and He, was there with you when you were wearing payless shoes! Now look at your attitude, so damn rude and cruel.  Wake  you intelligent FOOL!

Badu speak to people please! See usually I don’t do this but Imma hit wit a blast from da past! On and On- Baduism, then I want you to Jump up in the Air and you bet not brang you ass down! Ya heard!

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Now Playing: Get MuNNY

New AmERYKAH Get Naked Round dis Bitch!

Um… If yall ain’t went and copped that New AmERYKAH Part 2 , Imma say it like Badu “that’s terrible itnit” Sholl is! If  the first single Window Seat didn’t get your panties in a bunch I am sure the video did with all the hoopla the media is trying to create about it. I was talking to a customer service rep with Verizon Wireless today. His name is Brandon while I was waiting on Brandon to review my account; I simply asked “hey Brandon you got Badu’s new CD?” He said “Nope but I heard the video was a must see” I said “Indeed it is” and I asked for his email address and sent him the link to Badu’s Window Seat Video!

So Brandon I hope that inspired you and if it didn’t let me give you some more reasons to go out and buy the CD not now but rite now!My personal favorites:

Badu said “look nicca you coming round here acting like you want this, yo you don’t wanna fall in love with me! Cause I’m tellin you off gate I’m crazy! (slow sangin and flower brangin if my burgular alarm starts ringing) Yall I don’t think she talking about ADT. Nicca play with me if you want too. (Your funeral)!

Badu’s you know you wrong for this one! See first I thought Badu was telling this guy “dude I ain’t going now where I love you”! You Got Me! Wrong! Badu like nicca as long as the MuNNy is right! You can’t turn me away! I will do whatever it takes to stay in the running. Watch your back dudes she got her fingers crossed behind her back waiting on you to drop your stack!

This one is so deep! Ladies I really hope you are listening! Men this could be for you too I don’t want to give it all away but listen! When she sits down and focus on what it is you are doing to her “get of my knees” she’ll remember who she was before you built that wall!

That’s all Imma give yall gone on and cop the CD! It comes with the lyrics put on your thinking caps cause there is a lesson to be learnt!

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Sade’s Music 1984-2010, A Fountain of Youth

Yall, Sade’s Soldier of Love, the first single from her new album also titled  Soldier of love, I tried real hard not to like. Imma keep it real but I couldn’t help it. Sade just blows my mind every single time she has dropped an album. And personally I don’t think she gets enough recognition. How many albums can you drop in the CD player and just let it ride? Only people like Lauryn Hill, Sade, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce’s Dangerously in Love yes, Bee I’m still rocking to your first solo album.

I’m riding in the car with my Mom just zoning cause the radio station in Charlotte V101.9,Preston Miles (radio personality), had a Sade, Soldier of Love, listening party. I had to share it with somebody cause you don’t let people miss out on a good thing so I immediately sent out a Tweet alert: @Unclerush @revrunwisdom Ummm Sade’s having a listening Party in Charlotte Tune in to V101.9 Right now! I CAN DIG it Sade! 4 Eighty!

My personal favorite is BabyFather“Your Daddy knows (you’re a flame), Your Daddy knows (you’re a flame)… your Daddy loves comes with a lifetime guarantee“. Preston I think you said track 3, Morning Bird, was your favorite I feel you homey but Babyfather just speaks to me. I remember a few years back I would go and sit out in my car and listen to music (Sade, Beyonce, Mary, Lauryn Hill, Musiq Soulchild, John Legend and others like them) while meditating on my day, the past week and days to come. One night my aunt comes outside, with her nosey ass. She was observing because I don’t like too much conversation when I’m in my zone, my aunt says “I think that music blows your mind!” I turned to her and said “is it that obvious?”  Yo, she still didn’t get it. I bet she understands now! Hey I challenge you to see for yourself. Let Sade blow your mind check out all of her music by clicking here (Sade)! Or let Arra Simmons blow your mind with my personal Sade mix Sade 1984-2010! The choice is yours!

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The Cricket Haircut!

So all week I’m listening to the radio as I usually do while in the shower or while blogging and always while driving. So I hear this commercial this “popular” second chance cellar phone company in Charlotte was sponsoring a “free haircut event”. Now this event was scheduled on a Friday, today February 12, 2010 from 12-4pm now who da hell did they expect to come and get their haircuts? Not any school children, and then on a Friday, at a cricket store on a side of town that many folk like you and me don’t travel too. So again I ask who in da hell did they expect to come and get their haircuts. Is that really me… Yea my mind was too strong for them to enter! That’s why they wanted me to become dependent on a narcotic. Believe me when I tell you!

Um… I think somebody sending a message just look at his face yall. He tired of the BS. Too much isolation will drive you insane in the membrane!He’s shy too.
The “Nazi” marketing person Jamie scheduled the event on a Friday during 12-4 during traffic and on a side of town where people who need “second chance” services won’t travel because if’s far as hell. I find it ironic during the interview she says “this is for anybody who can come out and get a haircut“. Yea, right who? And another thing they use the local radio station the “hip hop” urban station to promote the event as well as “host” this was to confuse us. She also had Barbers from Heavenly Cuts come out. However again it was held at a store in a part of town where Heavenly Cut’s customers won’t travel to nor will the majority of the Power 98’s listeners will travel too. Hmmm However I made it my business to come out and support!!! Check out my girl Arty the one Woman Party!!!
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The Michael Vick Project? or Conspiracy?- Arra Simmons

One of the my most memorable and proudest moments in history was the OJ Simpson verdict, Summer 1995 I was pregnant with Kris and watching the OJ trial cause Young and the Restless was interrupted. I remember hearing the verdict not guilty. I was in my bedroom my mom was out in the “Florida room” another term for den. I heard scream and yell out whaaaat!!! He got off. A black man got off. I was in my room crying she came back and we cried together. It was just like the day President Obama won the election. I hate to make such a comparison but when a black man gets out going to jail for life… It’s a happy day for African Americans all over the United States, believe it.

Last night I watched the Michael Vick Project and I just couldn’t believe my ears as I listened to Michael and his family describe their lives leading up to the “raid” on his mansion. My son was watching with me. I asked him during the commercials. Can you see what happened. All he could say is they just don’t want to succeed. Then I asked him to provide details. He said this “they knew Michael Vick liked football and he also helped other black people. They don’t want us helping one another when we make it and they don’t us doing anything they do without them knowing about it… that’s on any level“.

That’s the jist of it basically. However this is what I explained to him based on what Michael and his family said about their lives prior to making it. And this is why I was so pissed off. Time line “I grew up in the projects, all I saw everyday was dog fighting, that’s all I knew” Michael Vick. Football and dog-fighting, those were his passions because that’s what he saw around him. Why didn’t the police go to the projects and inform those people hosting dog-fighting events during those times that what they were doing was illegal. I will tell you why because it was the projects filled with Afrikans who didn’t know any better had nothing else better to do so they chose dog fighting as away to entertain themselves and make money. Know different from what the men in the villages of Africa did, they may not have been fighting dogs in Africa but they sure as hell was trying to depend on white folk as the source of getting by.

Lets fast forward, so Michael Vick gets the NFL slavery contract and “Life was Good it was like a dream, there wasn’t anything we couldn’t do or buy”… That’s was his false sense of freedom and control of his own life. “I remember it was like shop til you drop, Nieman Marcus stayed open late for us” Vick’s wife…. Imma pause right there. Who you think profited from that? Imma tell you who didn’t, it, for sure as hell, wasn’t the store clerk working off her commission, either going to school or a college graduate struggling to feed her family, who probably needed to be home with a child a not working over a shift that she isn’t gonna get over time for, why, because she is only schedule to work 30 hours a week. “And a white man get paid off of all of that..” Kanye West.

But Vick, they said wasn’t a person who said no. Meaning he went back to his neighborhoods and was helping people in need. “Oh no he didn’t…” Whitey. See once we make it we ain’t suppose to go give back to those we leave behind in the projects whitey gave Vick a meal ticket he was suppose to forget where his came from. But check this white man, Vick told you,  “That’s all I knew“.  We are a people, who, by nature we go back and share, we want people to know that there is something better out there and just like I got you can get it to. It’s called motivation, sharing and teaching… We ain’t spose to know nothing about that in the hood.Not only was life good, money, cars, clothes they were just making all types of dreams come true. Vick wanted to “get big in the dog fighting game”. Hey I’m not certain whether Vick knew if that part was illegal but I am certain that somebody that knew about it knew and all they had to do was say “look Mike, this dog fighting  is something that can ruin you, so if it’s really want you want to do let’s take out of your hands“. That’s exactly what the man does to cover their names and images use a person who won’t get as much attention from the media or time in jail, if caught, and it never links back to person running the show.

However this is what happened to Vick, knowing that his dog fighting events were becoming popular and black people were profiting from them, they had to find a way to infiltrate “legally“. Trust, the powers that be were watching everybody to see who they could “catch slipping” and that person had to be someone who wasn’t aware of his constitutional rights, because they’ll give up information easily. Once threaten with you know you can go to jail for a long time, however we can make a deal, tell us what we want to know and you’ll get a slap on the rest this time (meaning you’ll get the original sentence for the minor crime committed).

So Vick’s cousin was stopped by the Nazi’s oops police he had 3 ounces, yup I think he said OUNCES of marijuana, in his possession. Not cocaine, XTC, nothing that would get him any real time, marijuana yall . However the police persuaded him to give him all of the information on his cousin MICHAEL VICK, the real target. Homeboy, told the address to the house, where they could find what they need to link him to the dog fights, the address to the kennell dude gave up all the information for three ounces of marijuana.  Michael Vick’s house was raided. Imma just stop right there.

Cause their next move really pissed me off. Once Michael Vick’s house was raided and he was to embarrassed to answer his phone, couldn’t talk to his mother, his brother or his coach. Then his “life stopped”. Where were his supporters, his fans, you know,those people who had their hands out when his life changed? Where were all of those people during his trial and hard times?  Imma tell who was there, the damn “Organizations” such as PETA, waiting to speak out against him and make him look like scum. Why because they knew we, as a people (African American), were to damn distracted to try to come together and support, our brother.. Man of GOD. Souds like what the did to Jesus too. I’m just saying, Judas wasn’t Jesus cousin but I bet for damn sure if he was living in today’s society he would have been the one giving up the goods because he got caught with a bag of weed.

This question was asked in my Criminal Justice class in reagrds to Miranda rights… You the stuff the police say suspects when they’re making an arrest.

Why is the Miranda ruling important for police to understand? Explain your answer.

Here are some of the responses from my class mates:

Response 1:(female) The importance of Miranda rights and having them read to an individual under arrested is to protect them from self-incrimination ( the fifth amendment protects against this) and protects the police from allegations of coercion.

Response 2: (female) The Miranda ruling is important for police to understand because it is based on the Fifth Amendment, which states that “no one shall be compelled to be a witness against him-or herself in a criminal case.” If the police want their evidence and statements to “hold up” in court the person has to be read their rights when going into custody and or interrogation. Self incriminating when not read those rights, or even understanding those rights would create a major problem, not only for those officers, but also for the prosecutors taking the offender to trial. The last thing both parties would want is a mistrial. This way, the police officers are covering all of their bases so to speak.

Response 3:(Male) The Miranda ruling is important for the police to understand because it establishes that a defendant in a criminal case has to be made aware of their rights or any evidence or statements obtained may be suppressible by the court. The theory behind this is that it is not only important that a person have rights, but also that they are aware of them and can make a full and knowing waiver if they choose to talk to the police. Which I think it is a great law.  My response to response 3: I agree it’s a great law for those who understand it, many people are arrested and read the Miranda Rights and continue to allow the police to interrogate them. They speak to police and give up information that can be held against them in a court of law that if an attorney is present might not be as “substantial” in a court of law. It is a good law for those who understand that they can refuse to speak to the police until there is a some sort of representation present. For those who are ignorant to the true meaning of Miranda rights in many cases become entrapped because of their “fear’ of the police.

Response 4: The Miranda ruling is important for police to understand because it’s the officer’s protection. Once an arrest is made Miranda Rights should be quoted in a way that the suspect should understand as well. Miranda rights also protects the victim from police interrogation. Many suspects become their own victims because they were entrapped into saying “I understand” once the officer has read them their rights. Do they really understand that anything they say from that point on can be held against them, do they really understand they have the right to shut up until an attorney is present? Police must understand the Miranda ruling because he is responsible for ensuring the suspect understands once they have been read. Also the officer should be held accountable if those rights are misinterpreted by the suspect. That suspect may have pressured into saying “I understand“. Cristina Arra Simmons


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Hey Stalkers, Cristina Arra Simmons

Hey for those of you getting fake profiles of people that look like you cause you want to get in on my blogs or up  in my business. If you saying something Good I will post it but check it… You ain’t getting linked to your profiles cause you faking and hiding behind other people. What yall gone do when yall read it again and you can’t click on your name. Guilty until proven innocent. LMAO

Yall this is another example of how far they’ll go to keep up with me. Remember I told you all I didn’t want to tell anybody that I was writing with Russell Simmons’  GlobalGrind online magazine because of the stalkers. Well this is one of them hiding behind a profile on Facebook. Wanting to get my resume that was already posted on Google. However this is the trick this person used to keep up with me and he didn’t think I was going to figure out it was him/them. Jesus Christ I have to call these damn stalkers out every time. And it usually the ones that are “in the closet”. Girls and Boys!!! Please pay attention to the BOLD and how this fool wasn’t paying attention to the clues I was giving him. Feel free, and click on the names I love to expose fools.
Alex James Bevly III: January 13 at 10:41am
…what is it you are presently doing now? That is, to make a living for yourself?

The reason I ask is because I am trying to make sure I know who and where all the conscious Afrikans are I come across in case there is opportunity for us to work together or provide a means for us to be more self-sufficient.

Also, if aren’t necessarily working in the area you desire, could you share with me what you are good at and what you want to do (functionally)?

Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 10:44am
Here is a copy of me cover letter I am currently unemployed. I will send my resume with the next email.
Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 10:45am
My Resume.
Alex James Bevly III January 13 at 10:53am
I can’t read them…are you able to email me at ____.____@gmail.com?

It keeps asking me to log into University of Phoenix…

Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 10:53am
ok one second
Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 11:08am
Did you get my email?
Alex James Bevly III January 13 at 11:18am
Yes, I got it….thanks…

Just so you know, I used to be a professional resume writer. If you want some help with your resume I’d be glad to revise it for you. Plus, if you want them then I would have a few suggestions for you.

How long have you been out of work?

Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 11:19am
since Dec 09

Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 11:20am
sure if you have some suggestions on things I can add or revise I am open to it.
Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 11:37am
But to be honest people come to me to get help with their resume writing which is why I posted it on google cause people are thieves so I give it to them for free no need to steal
Alex James Bevly III January 13 at 12:15pm
Well, perhaps it is just my line of work, but I would take out reference to your blog in your cover letter. I am a manager that does regular hiring, and I can tell you that you are risking alot. I would also try a bulletized approach to your work experience. Lastly, you may want someone else to proofread your resume because I found a few grammatical errors.

Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 12:38pm
well highlight those errors and email me back please. And in all honesty I knew that my cover letter and resume wasn’t gonna get me hired because of what my blog says. I just needed my blog to be read because of the things I was going through.
Alex James Bevly III January 13 at 12:42pm
well, first of all, what kind of job do you want?
Alex James Bevly III January 13 at 12:42pm
What field?
Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 12:47pm
I want a career that’s help people learn be it on a professional level, a personal level, or just because they have a desire to learn more. I want a position that helps me enable others to achieve their full potential. I want to share my experiences to help others and I know this is a type of position that open to all fields.
Alex James Bevly III January 13 at 12:48pm
Ok…cool…

What do you want to do with your Criminal Justice degree when you finish?

Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 12:55pm
I am glad you asked that question. I don’t want to be a police officer however since I am a writer I want to help solve crimes and write about things I see, who are victims, who are criminals and possibly help somebody determine why these things happen in hopes to prevent similar activities in the future. Make sense?
Alex James Bevly III January 13 at 1:08pm
It does make sense, just don’t know of any particular jobs like that right now. Not to say you can’t actually create that field for yourself.
Cristina Arra Simmons January 13 at 1:13pm
I think I can create in the future however right now I think I would like to work with an Attorney, investigator, detective or in the field. I want to see the how things function on the inside. And write about it.
They just can’t get enough. I got this email after I this blog was originally posted. Also read the comment at the end of the blog. STALKER!

Cristina Arra Simmons December 29, 2009 at 1:00pm
This is what I went through working for “diverse” small companies in Tallahassee, Fl.

So while these men were (ex bosses) people who run companies and has access to all types of private information. I just wanted to make sure I tell you that part “access to all types of private information”…
Alex James Bevly III February 4 at 9:37pm Report
You need to take that BS off them blogs, because it shows up when someone does a Google search of my name. No one is stalking you, or at least I am not. I have a wife and children, and what you are doing is just beyond ridiculous. If those blogs are not removed about me then I will be reporting you on FaceBook administration, as well as the websites that are carrying your blogs. Everyone that reads them says that you are obviously delusional.

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Old Blue Eyes, Cristina Arra Simmons

I tried to ignore the signs calling for this blog because thinking about this makes me so emotional. However I am so thankful that I am chosen to share. The happiest day of my life was the day I laid eyes on my son. Everybody was there awaiting his arrival, my mom, grandma, grandpa (waiting in the car) great grandma, my cousins, and a few aunts.  I never thought I could love another person so much. I immediately wanted to shun him from the world and I didn’t even understand why. Though I was only 18 when I gave birth a 8lb 0 ounce baby boy, Kristopher Marcus Hamilton, 6/25/1995, I instantly knew I wanted to do my best to ensure that he’d never feel the pain I felt as a black woman. I hadn’t (at that time) really understood the struggles of a black man. I mean in my eyes men were men no matter what the color because all I knew when the guys and girls, I hung out with and went to school with. And all of us were minorities. However my son taught me something I will never ever forget. Something my Grandma and my Grandma had been sharing with us about their childhoods and dealing with “the white man”.

Wow… How can I say it and it make sense to you all? Give me the strength, God. Well because my son wasn’t talking and communicating the same as the other children in our family people thought “something’s wrong”. They kept trying to get me to take him to doctor and have him “checked out”. And I am going to tell yall why. My son as a baby didn’t trust lots of people I took him around including family. Strange I know. I mean as long as I my grandmother, my mother, and my father, were in his sight he was fine. No matter who was around. But the moment one of us stepped out he would cut up. I remember his first pediatrician telling me. I know people may look and you and judge you and say his is spoiled. But believe me it’s not that. He sees and senses and she said he is trying to show you (talking about me), she was Indian, she started asking questions about his behavior that were right on point. She said to me only a few people can handle children such as your child then she said. Don’t be ashamed be thankful. I never was ashamed it was just people would get mad at me because they would want to keep him and take him out with them and he just wasn’t having it. So of course after telling me this the insurance that was covering my son at that time “dropped” that doctor and I had to switch him to another doctor. See what they do for those who will not conform?

I was wearing this same dress that day I went to the church... Read on you'll see

Well to make a long story short this doctor wanted to conduct all this test “researching” minority children with delayed “sensory” and communication issues at that time they called it (Autism). However during the first test which was just a “Mom step out of the room and let’s see how he reacts to us”, test. A group of white people, some white kids and some black kids all the same age as my son. Let me tell yall when Kris looked up and saw his mom was gone. He went to cutting up. Then he went over by the black kids until I came back inside. I was in another room watching, you know how they watch a criminal being interrogated behind that “they can’t see you” glass. I went inside grabbed him up the white lady said “Mom” knows what to do. And then she said “Mom, he is only acting like this because he doesn’t trust us?” That stuck with me. They never offer medication though the lady wanted to but instead said “mom has a good grip” so I guess that meant she won’t medicate him if we tried.

Now Imma really make yall think. Does anybody remember the Lipton Brisk tea commercials? There was this one in particular the commercial was black and white (animated) and the only color were in the eyes of the characters. Frank Sinatra (ole blue eyes) was in lots of them. Check it when those commercials would come on my son would flip out running and hiding and crying looking for me to save him until the commercial went off. Black innocent male baby don’t know nothing about color however has been diagnose with the “he doesn’t trust us disease”. And he running from a (animated) Lipton commercial in black in white only showing the color of the EYES of the characters. Now think about that for a minute.

I remember taking him to a church my aunt attended in Cocoa, Fl. He was a little over two. It was a white church something like a cult I swear to God. Check it the minister, pastor, cult leader whatever he called himself wanted to hold my son. I was like uh oh… I said “noooo he’s sleepy he might not want to be bothered“… You know you can’t tell them nothing because they know everything so he says “oh it will be fine“. Man dude tried to touch Kris, he went to acting like he was ready to go to war kicking and screaming and hollering. My aunt, I know for sure was embarrassed. I just grabbed him up took him outside he cried for a minute and then looked up at me like… “You know better, Mom“. He wouldn’t say it words but them eyes told a story as if he’d been here before. Now, well as you can see if you read his blogs… He definitely has a lot to say and he has certainly helped me understand the mind of a black man. The mind of god!

For example, “THE WHITE MAN IS THE DEVIL.” We have to remember the climate of the country during this time. It was an all out war and the Nation was not about to back-down. The Nation of Islam, which was started by Elijah Muhammad and a white man named, Master Fard Muhammad, always pointed out that one day we would all live in harmony. Although this still isn’t quite true, their message under the leadership of Minister Louis Farrakhan has evolved to fit the time.

It is true that some blacks are still not “free” and stuck in a slave mentality, due to the lingering affects of 400+ years of slavery. It is the recognition of this condition that the Nation continues its important work in ghettos across America, giving steady doses of spirituality or sense of higher self to many men and women who need it.” – Uncle Rush

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