Bernie Mac

Bernie MacBernie Mac
Comedian, Actor (1957–2008)

Bernie Mac was a standup comedian and actor on film and television known for his “Bernie Mac Show” and appearance in the “Ocean’s 11” films.

Early Life

Actor and comedian Bernie Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up in a large family on Chicago’s South Side, his grandfather was the deacon of a Baptist church.Mac performed his first standup routine at the age of eight, impersonating his grandparents at the dinner table for the church congregation.

After losing his mother to cancer (his brother, father and grandmother died not long after), Mac realized the healing power of laughter. He began telling jokes for spare change in the Chicago subway. While working various odd jobs, he eventually established his own weekly variety show at Chicago’s Regal Theatre and joined the comedy club circuit in 1977.

Acting Debut

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Pinatas – from NBP

Cyon Black faceI create this crystal clear spell
to show that there is more hell
to life than racism experienced well
and tell.

Behind racism showing coil and fuse,
are very sick minds that will use
any excuse blaming victim to abuse
and misuse.

No poetry to it, when you draw tit,
so that, you inhale ready spit
to exhale ferreting out that grit
and shit.

Some of us have stories to tell about abuse and misuse and that shit.
Instead of claiming to be a poet, I make room for the real deal. No ish. Continue reading

Lost Childhood

By Michael Jackson

Have you seen my Childhood?
I’m searching for the world that I come from
‘Cause I’ve been looking around
In the lost and found of my heart…
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities…
‘Cause I keep kidding around
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Neurotoxic Society Getting Lauryn

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Neurotic Society
By Lauryn Hill

We’re living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men run the whole world, man
Drunken debauchery, old world brutality
Cold world kills softly, whole world runs savagely
Reading into prior things, program TV screens Continue reading

Lauryn Hill – IRS Is Their Back-Up Plan

Lauryn Hill GrammysLauryn Hill Jailed Over Taxes, References Slavery in Court Statement
By JG Vibes,, May 7, 2013

Lauryn Hill was kidnapped by agents of the state and placed in a cage for failing to hand over a significant amount of her income to the government.

Musician Lauryn hill has been sent to jail for failing to pay her taxes on time, and was very vocal about the injustice of her situation in the court room, rightfully identifying her situation as an example of modern slavery.

USA Today Reported that:

Grammy award-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in federal prison for failing to pay taxes on more than $2 million in earnings during a five-year period.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo Continue reading