Ignorance Kills

September 21, 2008
Ignorance Kills. by Mathew With One T.
Stolen without permission from flickr. I think the end justifies the means in this case. Read. Listen. Learn.
My close friends know that I love Africa — the entire continent. In fact, I’m going to Uganda for three weeks in just a few days and when people ask me why I am going, I am just left speechless. There are so many atrocities, problems, and reasons, I want to look at them and ask them why they are not going.


In our society, we claim ignorance as a valid reason to ignoring things like genocide, rape, mass murders, poverty, malnutrition, kidnapping, etc. We hear about it on the nightly news while eating our dinners and feel sad for about 30 minutes until the next big sitcom airs.

Here is a list of problems that I am putting up so that you can no longer claim ignorance as an excuse: 
– 315,000,000 people in Africa survive on less than 1 US dollar per day. (Per capita income of the US is over $40,000. Average personal income is significantly less, but not so small that we can’t spare a dollar a day.)
– 184,000,000 Africans (that is 33% of the entire continent) suffer from malnutrition.
– As recently as 2000, over 300,000,000 did not have access to safe drinking water.
– Average African life expectancy is 41 years old. (That is less than 66% of the most pessimistic life expectancy numbers for the average American.)
– 1 out of 6 African kids never make it past the age of 5.
– 50% of civilian causalities in African wars (and there are always multiple African wars going on at any given moment) are children under the age of 13.
– Of 1,000 Africans, statistically, only 200 have any electricity at all, only 15 have access to a telephone, and only 7 can use the internet.
– 3,000 children under the age of 5 die from malaria EVERYDAY in Africa — that’s over a million CHILDREN a year. (Only 8 people — all together — in the US died from malaria last year.)
– 12,000,000 children have lost their parents to AIDS.
– At least 25,000,000 people in Africa are HIV-positive.
There are plenty more facts like this. Educate yourself.

Know the facts. Stop ignorance. Support Africa. Spread the love.

Here are some organizations you can support:
World Vision
DATA — Supported by U2, Switchfoot, etc.
The ONE Campaign
Invisible Children — Started by some students from San Diego.
Africa Hope Apparel — Started by a student at UC Davis.
African Renewal Ministries — One of the organizations I worked with last year and will work with this year. The organization through which I am sponsoring a child.

H.I.S.D. The Summer Sessions

September 21, 2008

Okay just got put onto these cats but the boy Questlove has been cosigning so thats enough for us. Check em out and you can tell your friends I remember when I first heard them on PDS.


H.I.S.D. (HUEston Independent Spit District) – “TruSkoolCrew”

“Welcome to the District..” H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District) was born in 2005 through the collaboration of eight artists of varying mediums wanting to introduce a refreshing perspective to the sound and visual aesthetic of hip hop culture, classic soul music, poetry, visual art, fashion, and photography. Read the rest of this entry »

Presidential Debate Viewing & Networking Mixer (Debate Watching Party)

September 21, 2008

Just got an email on this joint if you’re in the H-Town area make sure you check it out

Be informed to know your positions on the issues at hand, then party celebrate making your vote count! The Cotton Exchange is where you will find beautifully accomplished individuals in a relaxed environment while enjoying cocktails with an appreciation for Great Music, Great People, and Art

Presented by Hennessy, i10Media, and 925hustle Event Marketing

Presidential Debate 08

Juelz Santana feat Lil Wayne – Problems

September 21, 2008

Juelz Santana feat Lil Wayne and some other no name (see skull gang, squad up) type cats. You know you want it.

Download Juelz Santana feat Lil Wayne – Problems. Argue over who is more nice/annoying

This and all kinds of music can be found at PDS AUDIO

The Origin of the Brand

September 21, 2008

I got Tip and Shah, so whom shall I fear

Stop look and listen, but PLEASE DONT STARE

Michelle’s Makeover?

September 21, 2008

Michelle Obama’s Makeover for America

Who ever thought that Michelle Obama needed a makeover? Personally I thought she was looking pretty good. But according to sculptor Daniel Edwards Michelle has been given his version of a makeover that provides for her a ‘signature look’ to take to Washington. Read the rest of this entry »

Jay-Z quotes to live by

September 21, 2008


This was written by the one and only Recshop at the old site but since it got so much love over there had to bring it back one time.

Who says that hip hop and our Mc’s don’t do a good job of providing us with our fix of daily inspiration. After all hip hop is the reason some of us get up in the morning. After looking for inspirational quotes online I decided to make up my own hip hop version of quotes to live by. I’m gonna go through some of the greatest MC’s of all time…first up Mr.Beyonce/Carter/Artful Dodger/ 40/40/Sean Carter Music Group/Mr just inked a mega deal…let’s bring water to the world…h-o-v-a Read the rest of this entry »

John Legend feat Kanye West- It’s Over

September 21, 2008

Well if you hate Kanye and AutoTune then get your snarky comments ready


Download John Legend feat Kanye West- It’s Over. Talk mess.

This and all kind of other music can be found at PDS AUDIO.

Nas- Ya’ll My Niggas video (unofficial)

September 21, 2008

Props to whoever made this shits nice. I’m late but the Nas album is crazy. That intro joint about him being an insect….sheeeeeet….

Spotted at 2dopeboyz

New Graf! Like Oh Remix! Jim Jones Jadakiss!

September 21, 2008

I think thats all their is to say about this one. shouts to blackhand ent and the boy graf.


Download Graf – Like Oh Remix! feat Jim Jones & Jadakiss!  Discuss!

This and other music can be found at PDS AUDIO