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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They Make You Burn Like Ether

blackrepublicansFrom Ether
by NAS
[This is an excerpt. An excerpt. Get the lyrics at songlyrics.com.]

I am the truest, name a rapper that I ain’t influenced
Gave y’all chapters but now I keep my eyes on the Judas

(I)
F@ck with your soul like ether
(Will)
Teach you the king you know you
(Not)
“God’s son”, across the belly
(Lose)
I prove you lost already

I’ve been f@cked over, left for dead, dissed and forgotten
Luck ran out, they hoped that I’d be gone, stiff and rotten
Y’all just piss on me, shit on me, spit on my grave
Talk about me, laugh behind my back but in my face Continue reading

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

Michael_Jackson_childhood_picturesChildhood
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
Like a child, but pardon me… Continue reading