When you think of budget priced sneakers, Hush Puppies and velcro-strapped clompers come to mind, not Patrick Ewings and Jordans! It seems too good to be true, but as Manolo Prado (el cheapo bastardo extraordinaire) tells us, there’s a million and one bargains out there, you just have to have your thrifty game on lock. This guy is so cheap, he’ll wait three years to pull the trigger – all so he doesn’t have to break a fifty! We needed to get schooled in his tight-ass ways, so we hit up the scrooge to see just how low he goes.
Yo Manolo, tell us who you are and what you do!
I’m from College Park Georgia (by way of Panama) and I rep Embassy Music Board brotha! I’m a hip-hop artist, fashion designer and a part-time shoe collector… so cliché but who cares, that’s what I do.
You pride yourself on being a cheap-ass don’t you?
It started for me when I was 15 years old. Having a job in the mall and a little bit of my own money with no bills to pay, I would come across $20 sneakers all the time. I had insider info on when markdowns were going to happen, so from there it just took off. I would buy shoes just because of the price not because I needed them or planned on wearing them. But as time pushed on and I had no clothes to match the kicks, I would just put them in the closet. So next thing you know, they have become collectables. I get the ‘cheap-assness’ from my mother. If you all think I’m cheap, you don’t want to see this woman in action! Continue reading
Well it looks like we’ll soon be hearing what she’s been up to in the very near future. Media sources state the group, which features vocalist Sade Adu, has completed work on its sixth studio album, Soldier of Love. Plans call for the album to hit stores Feb. 8, 2010, just in time to make Valentine’s Day a lot sexier for those looking for a soundtrack to set the mood with your significant other.
By Harry Davidson, Ph.D.
In reaction to the brutal killing of a young Chicago student, a Web article, “Violent America makes for violent youth,” September 30 by Noel Anderson, challenged all Americans to “transfigure ourselves and the American society. Certainly we should abhor the actions of these young men. However, we should also look at the pervasive violence in our ‘youth culture’ and its relationship to a violent America. “Black youth do not live in isolation, away from a violent America. The sickness of violence affects everyone and permeates our society.”
I wish to add that America applauds violence, rudely disrespects foreign leaders and rejects any notion that America utilizes nonviolent diplomacy in an attempt to resolve conflicts with other nations. Hence, it is hypocritical to somehow expect that our youth be better able to govern and control their behavior while those in our government and contrived media continue to advocate and act out violent aggression against any one who dares to impede the elitist “noble conquest” for dominance over the whole world.
To quote Mr. Anderson: “On any given night you can turn on the television or Internet and get news that reveals plots to kill the president. You’ll see images of wailing mothers in front Continue reading
By Jesse Muhammad
Army Corp of Engineers partly responsible for Katrina disaster
(FinalCall.com) – In what is being hailed as a ground breaking decision, a federal judge recently ruled that the Army Corps of Engineerswere directly responsible for flood damage in St. Bernard Parish and the Lower 9th Ward following Hurricane Katrina, due to poor management of maintenance at the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet(MR-GO).
“The failure of the Corps to recognize the destruction that the Continue reading
NOV. 25, 2009
TO ALL OF MY FANS:
I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association. I always thought that when I left the game, it would be because I couldn’t help my team the way that I was accustomed to. However, that is not the case.
I still have tremendous love for the game, the desire to play, and a whole lot left in my tank. I feel strongly that I can still compete at the highest level.
Stepping away from the game will allow me to spend quality time with my wife and kids. This is a reward that far exceeds anything that I’ve ever Continue reading
keri: hey dickie.
drey: what’s good b!tch? Continue reading