Date archive for January, 2011
By David Gaines On Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Chad’s in Town, For Now

Chad called not too long ago saying he’ll be in town not too long from now. So, we packed up the little one and headed out to Largo Town Center. And just as we finished our meals at Carolina Kitchen, Chad More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Najwa Rockin’ Street Fatigues by Umar Riggs

If you were at North Carolina A&T State University back in 90s, you knew Street Fatigues. You weren’t going to find them at Macy’s or Four Seasons Mall, but if you visited the Student Union, More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Meaning Behind Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”

Many, many, many, many years ago, my homeboy Daz asked me to dub a mix tape [yes, a cassette tape; it was that long ago!] with Prince’s best slow jams. I did, back then thinking I was Prince’s More...

By David Gaines On Friday, January 7th, 2011

Remembering My First Time Being Scammed

Reading about Dana’s recent misfortunes of getting scammed got my thinking about some of the scams I’ve fallen for. One in particular may not be for as much as Dana, but getting scammed even More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Now These Two Will Never Get Along

It’s ACC Basketball Time! Growing up in ACC country, you were either a Carolina fan or Duke fan. Before North Carolina welcomed the Panthers, Hurricanes and Hornets/Bobcats, it was all about the college basketball. More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Congrats to Shanna and Daughter Sydnee!

Doesn’t it always seem like when one person gets pregnant, everyone gets pregnant? First it was my brother who witnessed the birth of my niece Alexis. Then my homegirl Rukiyah gave birth to Kadar on my birthday. More...