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CRISIS IN HAITI! EAR THQUAKE ROCKS LAND, ROCKS LIVES
KPTMUSIC.COM STEPS UP TO ANSWER HAITI'S CALL! THE PORT-AU-PRINCE REVIVAL! (FULL STORY INSIDE!)
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twofold for the whole island. Along with all the media coverage, wallets are opening again to yet PAIN AND SUFFERING EMERGES SUPPORT, another world disaster brought upon by another HUMAN KINDNESS AND ALL SORTS OF celebrity laced promotion. We should help, we EMOTIONS... should give, but what is more and more being misunderstood is giving money only prolongs the effort of helping. Money for Haiti will go into WE ARE TALKING ABOUT planning, which takes years, for the infrastructures to build, which takes more years. What these people need now is food, water, shelter and love and a substantial uplifting of the curse that has plagued on these lands for so long. It’s been over 200 years since the most successful slave revolution has occurred, but through that time and even before, the land has been shifted, ravaged and famine. The most recent earthquake shook the surfaces in 1963 and the most devastating being in 1842. That one shook the whole island. It was reported last year that Haiti is the most dangerously destructive place in the Atlantic and in the Western Hemisphere, topping our west coast, which at any moment, the state of California could shake off the continent and volcanoes can erupt in Washington state and Alaska. To say they PHOTO COURTESY OF CNN PHOTOS HAITIANS UNITING TO RESCUE FAMILY, NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS FROM were warned is an understatement because of the fact that natural disasters happen all over the THE RUBBLE. globe. But what is more so the problem is the fact that……could this have been a man made earthquake? It has been reported that anything over a 7.0 magnitude other than under our seas and BY BALIK WHACK along the San Andres fault line could be influenced by a severity of technology beyond the public’s It’s been about three weeks now and the view. Well, pretty much everything is above the looting have started and the dying continues. This public’s view. This was first theorized after the small stamp of land attached to the end of China’s Sichuan 8.0 earthquake last year and Dominican Republic has had its share of despair scientist scrambling to research other disasters
THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE
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similar. The theory entailed the message that if Not many people know what other you can track, calculate and assimilate an disasters distraught the island of Hispaniola earthquake, how can you not know how to make around the time Christopher Columbus or before one? The seriousness of these questions is without when the Arawaks roamed undisturbed. The island doubt far too much for someone to track down in was also once a pirate country, so to say that the one lifetime and if so, they may not live to tell. Haitian Revolution caused this echo of terror and Before the revolution in 1791, they were 6 poverty might not be the complete truth. Maybe reported disasters in Haiti among others that may Haiti was cursed not by African influenced dark have happened, but could not be proved worshipers, but by the greed of other whites. concretely. A hurricane as early as 1508 destroyed Santo Domingo, which is on the Dominican Republic side. Little more than 200 years later, Saint Louis de Sud was leveled by a hurricane and shortly after that; Port-Au-Prince had its first earthquake.
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For the Love of Loyalty
I am a person who believes that they are no bad relationships unless they are in some way abusive
By Balik Whack Writer/Poet/Author
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I can bullshit a conversation about relationships. We often as human beings can and get broken up in the Catholicism of the meaning of staying. The meaning of believing no matter what. The meaning of finishing what you started and whatever. We think we know what it takes to burrow through a relationship but find out we know nothing at all. Life is like that altogether, yet is it suppose to stop you from living.
everything within and beyond the relationship. Some of us can’t stay long enough for things to change and actually reach the point where they have exhausted all of their options. I, and a lot of
and/or stopping the process of growth of any and
As black men and women, we find ourselves hating each other or ultimately giving up on our bond that has taken hundreds of years to actually come together. One question comes to mind when I think about the issues our culture encounter. Actually it’s not a question, but a quote from a poet on a site that I frequent. "How can you stand right in front of the truth and not see it?" well, how can we? Everybody wants to weight in on relationship talk, including me, like we got the best insight from a fly on the wall prospective. The most obvious dereistic thing you can do is listen to your single friend guide you through a relationship. Especially if that person is in and out of relationships and is still bitter about it. But we do this anyway, we listen to others and the media and magazines that tell women they are people, value loyalty. This is not talking about nothing and men they will never be right. The kingmenship or glory, but it’s similar. But then biggest problem we allow ourselves to encounter again, what is loyalty? It has to be something with relationships is damage control and beyond sticking it out through the tough times. misunderstanding that what you see is what you get. Loyalty has to be more than dirty drawers and dishes and rebuilding. Loyalty is more than good How are you going to know something that you cooking, but is it more than love? Or is it love? have not seen? We’ve looked at relationships, both ours and other’s, but we haven’t really seen it. We Sometimes we mistake loyalty for love and it see familiar signs and run with that instead of makes us afraid. We’ve all been there where we’re accepting the fact that we are all different. We all either afraid to leave a relationship or too afraid to make similar decisions, but different choices. start it. Loyalty is simply faithfulness to commitment and obligations. Sometimes we’re We all live similar but different lives. We all meet afraid because it sounds to strict, but at the end of similar but different people. the day, as old as you are, you do realize your
family care about you and you care about your KPTMUSIC.COM family. That’s loyalty. And we as a black culture has stomped on that long enough. We hang on to these stigmas and stereotypes which perpetuate the root problem of why relationships are what they are for us today. We value the devalue of our people as if it’s the truth and it’s not. We also hang on to these liberations. Someone has to be the blame. Someone has to come and rescue us. Someone has to be the addiction. We live to find these godly signs, but we overlook them because it’s not what we want it to look like. Ultimately, in the end, we forget that love is an unconditional conditioned phenomenal phobic episode that kind of metamorphasize the way we look at and live life. The only sadder thing is we stay loyal to the wrong things. Ladies, there are good men out there and fellas, all women are not out for your money and sperm. Women want security and all we really want is a companion who is cool with what we're cool with, but do not over step the invisible boundaries we set up. Yes, that ties into the whole "good girl gone bad" gangsta boo chick. Sometimes it's good to be bad. That may be the only acceptable oxymoron in out society because it is evident through everything. Just find out what loyalty is for you and build a relationship around it. Not all relationships are meant to be a certain relationship. Maybe instead of lovers in some of our cases, it's best fit if we're friends. Still having a loyal bond to anyone is worth it. When are we going to get back to that? The Vulgarity Report
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“Fear, personal wise, that person breathes the same air as me. He bleeds when he gets cut. I had to learn over the years, I refuse to let myself get..(ya know)..intimidated by certain people because when
you do that you’re already on the road to losing.
The Chrismorale Experience By Balik Whack Writer/Poet/Author Mr. Chrismorale Villain is the feature this month and it’s nice to have a man of his talents being praised. This guy rivals the talents of our great CEO Dark Knyte with all the gidgets and gadgets and overall love for getting out to other people and having them express their voice and talents. This was a little more than just an interview per se, so I’m not going to follow the interview guidelines, which I rarely do anyway. When I caught up with Chris, we used the Ustream link to conduct the interview. We started off by trying to get to know Chris as Chrismorale. He chronicalized his life from his start at the age of 10 and jumping in to the many things we all find ourselves doing. He found out what Hip Hop was for PHOTO COURTESY OF KPTMUSIC.COM CHRISMORALE VILLAIN HOSTING HIS SHOW him and his friends and ran with it. He started out as a battle rapper and learned the hard way of the tricks of the trade of making beats and becoming a Once you invite them “basically” to take your heart, producer. He taught himself most of all the things I realized instead of me trying to take somebody’s heart, gain they heart. Gain the person.” Chris is the he associates with now and has cherished the type of person who rather someone respect him experience immensely. than fear him. Along his journey, we emphasized on respect and the aspect of it. Most people want the respect as a When we got to the subject of Hip Hop for real, it form of intimidation. “The stronger man wins.” But was really about the freedom. “If I wanted to wear Chris opened my eyes to a whole different respect my hat like this, Hip Hop says, “Yo, that’s ok. Do that!” That’s what Hip Hop culture has given me”. that I knew about, but couldn’t always put it into words. The most common thing about respect that We all love Hip Hop and it will never go away. There is often undermined is the respect of maturity. Chris is still wonderful music out and Chris believes that. As a person, Hip Hop made him realize that he was went after that the most. a gift. And it could also be reciprocated because Hip Hop was a gift to him as well. It’s a gift to us all We also got more in detail about fear and and we are a gift to it. We get lost in the business intimidation. Fear is a dangerous thing. We seek aspect of it and never maturely think about the fear sometimes and in return become fearful cultural side of it beyond the clothes or art it ourselves. “What happens that day when that person is not afraid of you anymore?” it takes a true inspires. Other genres of music can generate the same thing. “When people started learning that they artist, MC, writer, person to truly understand that. can make money off this, stuff got weird.”
about the right rebellion when we hold the voice Flowing through Hip Hop and what it does for him, ourselves to left past anything. “We won, we won, we veered off to what the youth has done to Hip we won, No, he won! My dream is to have a Hop. Well, not so much of what they have done, but president that know what he is doing, black or the misunderstanding that they find themselves lost white.” In essence of all of that, Chris, like Obama, in. When asked what advice he would give to the is helping and believing he is helping to fill the void youth, Chris replied with questions for the young of our future and for our children. Chris will not fall artist to asked themselves, “What do you want to in between the cracks of aspiration. do? Why do you want to do it? Can you actually see yourself doing it? Then invest in yourself. INVEST, With being a renaissance man, majority of the time INVEST, INVEST in yourself, even when there is you lead a single like. It’s not necessarily that little return. You rap, own the mic or something.” you’re lonely all the time, but you have your “You have to be 24/7 what you strive to be. If you’re moments. “Music is my girlfriend. Music is my wife. not ready to take everything that’s going to come at She keeps me sane. She keeps me grounded. She you, music is not for you.” keeps me aware, keeps me exercised, well feed as far as freedom.” Chris is not married, but he is Most young rappers don’t understand the small or married to the game. “Music is my thing. She been large struggle you have to go through. All they see here, she always going to be here.” This leaves time is the money. They see the cars on the videos that to do his show and all his other ventures because are most of the time rented, but they don’t know he is spending time with the one he loves, music. that. They see the women and groupies, which And he is happy for the freedom of it, because if he really do happen, but they don’t see the babies and was mainstream, things could get ugly. “I’m I court fees and child support reports. They don’t prepared to be told what I can or can’t do (with understand the business madness that they can be radio)? I don’t want to be prepared to do that. It’s trapped in. There’s only two routes, “You want to be like you got everybody’s attention, what you going a quick pop, make a million dollars, get it sliced in to do now?” half, got $500,000 and owe a lot of that money to the people around you. Do you want that or do you Chris is an artist, producer, host, radio personality, want longevity, where you have more lanes and entrepreneur, partner and a slew of other things. He more money and actually put out music that you’re is respected among his people and gaining respect proud of. The quickest you got the money is the in our KPT community as well. You can catch him quickest it can be gone.” In misstepping the grind, every Wednesdays at 9pm EST on the “The in the business light, you can’t get up, whereas in Chrismorale Experience” on WIFI146AM.com You the independent route, depending on how hard you can catch previous episodes on werunradio.com. fall, you can always get up. It may take awhile, but His company is Zero Balance Management. He also it’s always possible. One last advice that Chris had runs with a crew called Madd P Pull. His partner, was, “2 people you need to connect with: Someone Donna Hurt, is also a co host on the show. You can who is doing what you’re doing and someone who find them both at Maddppull.net. Look out for is doing what you’re doing and seceded already.” what’s next from Chrismorale in Oh 10. You can find him on facebook, soundclick, MySpace, twitter, the We touched on Obama and what the first black man is everywhere. “I’m very accessible!!!” president did to him and his work. He was pretty much the same. I asked this question because with The Vulgarity Report all the turmoil and expectations of the black community and culture in the result of Obama being president, for some reason we look to our black people to step up like Obama did. Obama came like other great men has and people look up to him, but our mistake is that we wait for other people like him to speak for us. Chris doesn’t do that. He speaks for himself. “Anything can happen if you put your energy towards it and if you have enough people believing in you. And have them believe in you like you believe in yourself. Barack was that guy who said “hey, I’ma try extra hard to be something that no one has ever, ever had actually succeeded at doing.” A lot of people in our community don’t try extra hard like that. Some of us act like we don’t have to. We wait around for these rescuers to speak
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Roberson or the urgency of Barack Obama or even the history of bad luck that may have started even before the Haitian Revolution, but for the mere fact that they are still human beings and…..why? why for so long has this country being on the left
The Left Side of Reality and Poverty By Balik Whack Writer/Poet/Author
side of an island with left morals and politics still
be left up to us to rescue. They are more than 600,000 Haitians in the south and possibly another Like in another article, it is now in the 3rd million in the New York/New Jersey area and still 6 week since the earthquake shook Haiti into our million or more reside in the country of Haiti. In minds once again as a troubled, malnourished and the past 60 years, through the reign of “Papa Doc” very needy country. The looting has started, (Francois Duvalier) and “Baby Doc” (Jean-Claude ceased and started again with people burning Duvalier) and Jean-Bertrand Aristide, more than 3 thieves in the street and gangs heading and million people, either by the hands of genocide or cashing in on the desperation of the their people. natural disaster, have died in Haiti. Haiti is half the The dying continues as well. Relatives are lying size of its neighbor, Dominican Republic, but twice along roadways as well as still inside the rubble the amount of corruption. Dominican Republic has that has been hard to move with very little had their share of poverty and corruption. Also equipment and patience still to save those they Cuba and everyone knows about Jamaica. Cite think they can save. The death toll has reached Soleil is the worst slum in the Western Hemisphere more than 150,000 and the government of Haiti, and rivals many countries in Africa as being the like always, wants to move on with preparations to drenched in extreme poverty. leave whoever is left in the rubble and start How can we attempt to restore order if demolishing to build again. This country has our order is out of order? Haiti doesn’t need more treated their people like throwaways and it’s sad money. Within the last 5 years, the United States to say, but we have too. The media coverage has of America has given Haiti over $400 million been horrid and unprofessional but we cannot see dollars along in relief and preparations along with that because of our urge to know what’s going on, an embassy not only there, but in DC as well. Haiti what happened and how much money can we put is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere in so we can say we did something. and quite possibly in the world. Each person may There’s a reason why I wanted to be the make less than $2 a day and though making little last to report on this. One, I have been busy with over $7 billion in 2009, has only a combined $18 interviews on people going there to help, waiting billion since 1990. People still believe the Duvalier to hear from family or friends over there and just have stolen money from the government. plain people trying to find some justification of all Receiving aid from China, Venezuela, Cuba and of this not just past the statements of Pat
much of the European Union nations including and when they are shipping and send it directly to Germany, not much, if any, has come from France. them or directly to Haiti. There is added cost, of If anything, we should be sending food, course, but that is the immediate help these blankets, pillows, water to the victims of this people need. Also, check out our compilation heinous disruption. John Travolta, though coming album for the people of Haiti. Dark Knyte and out with two movies this year, flew one of his jets others have come together quickly to put out to Haiti supplied with doctors, food and drinks to music to uplift the moods and spirits so we can do help people ease. Wyclef has already presented as much as we can. Remember, some wonderful much help and publicity to help the hurt. people have come from Haiti, have relatives in Haiti or just inspired by all Haiti has had to offer. Harry Belafonte has ties in Haiti and Jamaica. Beautiful writer, Edwidge Danticat is from Haiti. Garcelle Beauvais, the beautiful actress also known as “Fancy” from the Jamie Foxx show, is from Haiti. We all know one, inspired be one, lived by one, whatever, this Haitian Diaspora is everywhere and now more than ever, they need us. We need to stop watching them scream from barbed wired fences and limbs hanging out between rocks. We need to be in these people’s lives and help them realize that they are just like us, human. Port-Au-Prince may be disrupted, but not destroyed. Neither is Haiti as a whole. We should be more focused on seeing what immediate care we can give these people and track where our dollars go to help these people. The Vulgarity Report Money is a long term thing. Preparation takes years. Planning takes years. These people have days to live. It’s been reported that even after rescue from the rubble, these people are still in danger of dying if not treated carefully and consistently, which is not what’s going on over there. The media coverage shows the desperation and devastation, but how long can you run that before people get tired of it? Not tired as in we wish somebody will get this off my TV, but tired as in with all the effort and time we have put in, why are we still not helping these people. If you want to help, I consider you donate to the Red Cross. Do not, and I repeat, do not just give money. We have to do for these people what we did for the people of New Orleans. (Does anybody see the irony in all of this?) Please give food, water and supplies to the Red Cross. You can even get an address to where
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