Archive for November, 2012

The Central Park Five…

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

The watershed moment which made me realize I HAD to become a writer was the trial of the Central Park Five. These boys were railroaded by a system which fed on the myth of the dangerous Black boogeyman. Sadly they were trapped by the perfect storm of corrupt policemen, inept prosecutors and complicit press agents.

Award winning filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of the Central Park Five from their perspectives as they encounter the hell of the American criminal justice system for a crime they didn’t commit yet would still serve the full sentences for irreversibly changing their lives forever.

The Central Park Five was me and my brothers, or some other group of young Black teenagers who had to take the weight of the whole New York City piled on top of their shoulders. They are still standing. The Central Park Five are my heroes.

Outfit Architecture…

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Don’t forget to mind your infrastructure when building your Outfit Architecture. Century21 has the best prices on Polo underwear on the regular, but Macy’s, Dillard’s and Bloomie’s have sales with coupons. I FUX with coupons.

If you ever see me in the streets and I don’t have any Lifestyle obviously on my back just know I have it on my ass and feet. Yeah, it’s that serious.

Black Friday S.F.U. Archives…

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

black friday

Here’s a few Sneaker Fiends Unite! clips from Black Fridays past (2010 and 2011). In one year you could go from just walking into a store (albeit madd early) to being forced to wait on a line in the middle of the night to get your shoes.

Damn the game done changed, but I’ma keep up tradition by bringing my camera into the streets to see what Black Friday means THIS year.

SNEAKER FIENDS UNITE!: Black Friday from dallas penn on Vimeo.

Kicksmas Kickoff…

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

What are you doing sitting in your house watching this video?

Get your ass in line somewhere!

Get Ready For Combat…

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Shyne Po calls in from outerspace.

I love the interview even tho’ it was a phoner because Shyne answered all the questions we threw at him. You might will not always agree with Shyne, but you have to respect his journey. He’s ready for combat…