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Wow world it has been over two years since my last blog, it’s amazing how time flies!!! Well first and foremost, I want to apologize for the hiatus and tell everyone that I will give the most effort humanly possible to keep blogging on a consistent basis. I understand that sometimes life takes a hold of us and we caught up in the daily grind, but that is never an excuse. Effort is something that does not cost anything but time and energy, and I truely appreciate having this blog as an outlet to express my ideas, concerns, thoughts and feelings to the masses. So with that being said, whats new with your boy Handy???

As some of you may know me personally and for those who don’t, over the last couple of years, I have gotten married to my lovely wife Thelma (that’s such an old name haha) and we are expecting our first son in November!! I really wanted to have a daughter, but God wanted different for me so I’m not upset. My oldest son Isaiah was valedictorian of his 5th grade class and is now ready to tackle the new beast called “middle school”. Me and my wife are moving out of our home of the last six years into somewhere bigger because of the oncoming baby. Also, my “blogger in crime” Puff has a one year old daughter! Don’t tell him I told y’all it’s a secret, SShhh!!! As you can see, this is just some of the changes for us over the last couple of years. It has been a time full of surprises to say the least. (more…)

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Hey new world, your man Handy is back in full affect. Like me and my ace boon coon would say, I’m back like I never left baaabbaaayyy!!!!! I’m speaking for both of us when I say we will make a more concerted effort to bang out these blogs more often. How we have been doing lately this year has been unacceptable!! I take full responsibility for that and promise that I will do better!! Now that the pleasantries are out the way, lets get to the meat of the blog.

Dream Big and Stay Humble!!! Now when you see this, most people will say that this is obvious, but I mean something deeper than what you may think.

In the bible it states, (more…)

It’s Real Out Here

Posted: December 27, 2012 by Handy in Life, Love, Media, Politics, risks, faith, Uncategorized

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What do you believe in? That is a question that I have asked people many times in my life. It’s funny the amount of different questions that you receive in return when you ask it though? Why did u ask me that? What do u mean what do i believe in? Are you asking me do I believe in God? It’s quite puzzling to me actually how confused people are by the question. But back to the question: what do you believe in? Do you believe in people? And how do you know if you truly believe in it? I’m here to challenge you today to truly figure that out.

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Crying Wolf ?!!?

Posted: November 14, 2012 by Puff in Life, Media
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“What’s going on good people, we have a guest blogger who wanted to contribute to Backlikeweneverleft.com.  Given the subject matter and recent occurrences I felt it was a good topic. This is from our first female guest writer, so on that note back to money.”  So Puff and I have been discussing the recent news of Kevin Clash, who many know as the voice of Elmo, and his recent troubles. Let me start out by saying I’m a frequent reader of this this blog. I’m a Kevin Clash fan, especially after watching “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” because it showcased his talents, his humble beginnings from Baltimore and his professional relationship with the late Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets and original voices of various Sesame Street characters). Also I currently work in the media industry.

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I love watching movies, so new movie previews will always catch my eyes.  As I look around to see what new movies are out, I see that Tyler Perry has a new Madea movie in theaters.  As of   June 29  ,Madea was in full effect yet again, I can’t wait to see this.  I hope everyone can hear the joy I have looking forward to Tyler Perry putting on another dress, and exaggerating the essence of a black woman.   Normally Madea movies don’t really catch my eyes, but this time it caught my attention for all the wrong reasons.   Usually when I see Tyler Perry wearing these old lady dresses, it’s normally surrounded by African-Americans; this time I noticed a few white faces in the bunch.  The last couple of Madea movies have seem to really push the bar of cooning to another level.  Once you cross the realm to cooning with other races, I feel things are starting to get carried away.  I was thinking out loud when this post first came to mind, and as I did my friend said ” why do all these black male actors/comedians throw on dresses at some point in their career?”

Great question good brother!! As soon as he asked it, I began to think about all the greats have played a woman at some point in their career.   During this conversation he made reference to something Dave Chapelle said in an interview a few years back on Oprah.  I have a link to the clip I’m referring to, but essentially the segment was about how a film director/writer wanted him to wear a dress because “it would be hilarious.”   http://youtu.be/Nk8eBn1D7zk He ended up turning down the role after a few times back and forth with the producers.  In this clip after Chappelle finishes, they show clips of every black male actor who has thrown on a dress throughout their career.  The list is genuinely pretty long, and interesting to me.   It has become the norm for black actors to throw on the dress and over exaggerate the woman character.   Another part of the discussion with my friend, was about the concept of being manipulated. (more…)

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The NFL has teams located in 32 cities across the country, many of the teams have a wide variety races who play on a daily basis. Unfortunately that  does not hold true for the coaching staff, and even the next level of general managers. After the recent firing of Raiders head coach Hue Jackson, we got into heated conversation about the league. Now I do acknowledge that many of followers may not keep up with football as much as  WE do; however, I ask for you to focus more on the numbers at hand then the sport itself.  Often the phrase ” men lie, women lie, numbers don’t”  is tossed around frequently, but in this case it’s very well warranted.  … KEEP READING!

This Can’t Be Life Smh

Posted: December 16, 2011 by Handy in Media
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The following material was created by a guest blogger.

Ok so, in the past few months there have been numerous videos uploaded to both Facebook & Youtube of young females in term getting “slutted out”. I’m not here to talk about the females, lets talk about us males for a second. Notice I said us, ALL males do dirt! Sorry fellas but its true, The point is some of us take pride in it and do absurd things like record the incident and post it on a social network. What I would personally like to know is, why? What could anybody possibly benefit from this? You are not getting paid and no woman wants a man that can’t keep his mouth closed, so you can’t be doing it for them. Lets be real, as a male, if it’s not involving money or women, we aren’t generally interested. The only other logical reason I could think of is to impress someone. We have already established that females are not intrigued by this act of desperation, so essentially you’re doing it to impress other males! How ironic is it that in your feeble quest to prove your masculinity, you’ve actually manage to come to a plateau where your masculinity is being questioned. Ladies don’t get to hype over this blog, depending on how well this one does another will soon follow discussing your role in this issue. All im saying is, real men don’t participate in acts like this boss. I’m not placing myself on a pedastooI. I am human, so I am entitled to do wrong sometimes too, but how far do you have to go these days until you realize you are wrong? Is your young mind really so engulfed in ignorance that you can’t come to terms with yourself in having a little self-respect? This is not a good look for our generation. As young men we should not inspire to disrespect our women nor ourselves with this type of foolishness, get your ish together!

When is Freedom Too Much??

Posted: December 15, 2011 by Handy in Media
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So lately, I have been seeing a bucket load of videos, blogs, or just media in general glorifying black people having too much freedom. What do I mean when I make this statement? I mean anytime a young teenage girl has time to get recorded giving super duper neck action outside on a high school wall, well that’s too much freedom. Anytime young black men have time to upload a video on Youtube receiving super duper neck action on their TOES, well that’s entirely too much freedom. Everyday, especially on cable television, we see young black people essentially cooning for the world. Whether you are a 40 year old woman throwing hands just because you feel as if your friend was disrespected or getting videotaped receiving the smackdown from a multitude of dudes, you are a coon, point, blank, period, no debate. The freedom that our civil rights forefathers fought for relentlessly, should not be abused by those who do not appreciate it or understand the meaning of “total freedom”. Their definition of freedom was for someone like Barack Obama to have the ability to be able to become President of the United States. Their definition of freedom was definitely not for young black people to gain TV access just to fuss, cuss and slander each other. The biggest thing that kills me about all of this is that us, black people, adore this nonsense and idolize these figures and make them superstars. … KEEP READING!