The Hip-Hop Generation

I met these nice young men at a CVS that I was surveying in regards to the “Save Lives Free the Condoms Coalition” (do we see a common thread lately? :) and one young man had a Black and Mild in his little hand and like a hawk I spotted it and chased him down the aisle (not literally- just walked fast). After going through the pamphlet (mentioned below in the blog) and discussing the risks, he promised he would rethink purchasing another black and mild.
After working through the smoking situation I was quite impressed with these young men- a couple are finishing up high school, some are working, and a couple are college focusing in Art! I was telling these young men about my blog and I said a lot of my posts sometimes can be frankly depressing so they would be a breath of fresh air! I feel special they thought I was pretty cool too- they insisted to have a photo with me! On facebook they wrote a few comments about me that I thought were a hoot! “i love her:)” “Lls… that’s my new bestfriend…=]” and this last comment is what excites me the most!!!!!! “I hope u have fun out there…maybe 1 day we can help u”- and of course I was so excited to tell them that we [public health people] would love for them to help out! This is what it is all about- youth connecting with youth!

Left to Right- Domonique Smith, Ronnell Jackson, Shomari Eccentric.inc, Aaron thebombdotcom profit, (bottom) TeVaughn Riot Brunson

12 thoughts on “The Hip-Hop Generation

  1. Nope. Everyone is different. Period. If would scroll up. . . you might want to click on my friend Jordan Carlos- the comedian. . . he graduated from Brown University, and his skit is based off of his real life experience of “not being black enough” etc. . . no body is the same- no one should be the same- I was one of maybe 2 white people at the club last night (by U street in DC). . . and when this guy asked me “Where do you live?” and I said “Close to George Washington University. . . ” and he said “Oh, shouldn’t you be partying in YOUR section of the city in Midtown DC. . . ” I had a few things to say him. . . I hear things, all the time, I have been called everything- well I keep hearing new ones. . . So, No. I don’t think that anyone is the same. I do however know MANY white people who DO think ALL black people are the same- is the answer you were looking for? ;) I just write what I see. . . . if you have any suggestions for posts. . . hit me up. . . really I am a nice person- janabf@hotmail.com

  2. Nope. Everyone is different. Period. If would scroll up. . . you might want to click on my friend Jordan Carlos- the comedian. . . he graduated from Brown University, and his skit is based off of his real life experience of “not being black enough” etc. . . no body is the same- no one should be the same- I was one of maybe 2 white people at the club last night (by U street in DC). . . and when this guy asked me “Where do you live?” and I said “Close to George Washington University. . . ” and he said “Oh, shouldn’t you be partying in YOUR section of the city in Midtown DC. . . ” I had a few things to say him. . . I hear things, all the time, I have been called everything- well I keep hearing new ones. . . So, No. I don’t think that anyone is the same. I do however know MANY white people who DO think ALL black people are the same- is the answer you were looking for? ;) I just write what I see. . . . if you have any suggestions for posts. . . hit me up. . . really I am a nice person- janabf@hotmail.com

  3. oh ok nothing personal..i just wanted to see where u were comeing from..but what u are doing is very nice..keep up the good work

  4. oh ok nothing personal..i just wanted to see where u were comeing from..but what u are doing is very nice..keep up the good work

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