Shared Culture, Shared Pain?

I’m not sure if the tumultuous and volatile nature of our development as a species is hitting a critical mass, but it seems as if the new media age has made certain events impossible to ignore. Since we have access to insane amounts of information instantly, we hold each other to increasingly high expectations when … Continue reading

Everything Has Changed & Nothing Has Changed

“When it comes to the economy, when it comes to inequality, when it comes to wealth, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, [Martin Luther King, Jr.] would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social progress that we’ve made, and that it’s not enough just … Continue reading

The Survival Guide Pt. 1: The Barbershop

I know my blog output has suffered recently, but having a job where I (now) have to write for a living and trying to write a book don’t leave a whole lot of time for blogging. I’ve learned a lot in my time since I moved up to DC and my first full-time job, and … Continue reading

Optimized Duality

I’m a grown ass man. I’ve been saying that since I was eighteen years old but being grown is relative. I’m sure when I’m fifty, I’ll look back and say, “You ain’t know shit boy”. Until then, I’d like to think of myself as pleasantly seasoned at the comfy quarter-century mark. Seen a lot of life with … Continue reading

The T-Dog Theory: The Walking Dead and Politics

T-Dog

Let me get started by saying this: “The Walking Dead” blows. It certainly used to be great, but it appears that chimpanzees have gradually replaced humans as principle writers. The season finale was laughably boring and had no sense of pacing or drama. Somehow, the writers managed to make a boring finale episode of a … Continue reading

The Chicken Cliff

The greatest crisis of our time is upon us. This is a world which has survived multiple apocalypse scares and political crises in the past few months. The National Chicken Council has reported that there will be a chicken wing shortage caused by rising production costs which may lead to an increase in wing prices … Continue reading

The Ratchet Knows No Color

  In a time when any star can stay relevant by displaying their shamefully foolish lifestyle to the public, the Oxygen network plans on airing a new series called All My Babies’ Mamas, with Shawty Lo. To remind you, Shawty Lo is the drug dealer/rapper from Bankhead, Atlanta who released such hits as “Dey Know” … Continue reading

Hold Me Back

It’s been a full two weeks since the election and Republican commentators are still angry and shocked about losing to Obama in the general election. Although the racist tweets and media comments have largely subsided, Republicans by and large are absolutely shocked by their not winning the election by a landslide. Romney himself seemed blindsided … Continue reading

Post [Election] Race America

The race for presidential office of the United States is over and whether or not you agree with the electoral college’s selection, your feelings of uncertainty have surely been reduced to a degree. President Obama tried to convey a sense of optimism regarding the future of this nation and its ability to achieve great heights … Continue reading

Forward is the Only Direction

This isn’t a highbrow endorsement of the President, nor do we at 40 Acres possess the hubris to believe that an “endorsement” on behalf of our blog means anything beyond an extra couple hundred words fired into the cyber ether. I’d gather that finding an endorsement for President Obama here would rank among the least … Continue reading