Balancing Black and White

This morning I was offered a cup of coffee. Becky asked if I wanted anything in it (ie, honey, sugar…) I thought to myself, “should I ask for something white to balance the black?”I usually start my day at home with a latte or an americano, with a splash of moo juice. But this was not a mooment.

What came out of my mouth was a surprise to the young lady who was simply trying to give me a cup of joe- before we started our morning meeting.

“Black is Back, all in, we’re gonna win
Check it out, yeah y’all c’mon, here we go again
Turn it up! Bring the noise!” – Public Enemy

She looked at me with a WTF look on her face. I replied, “Do you know PE?” With a little more explanation of why I could bust out such phrases and the influence of rap on my life and our culture it laid the topic to rest. Until tonight. I wanted to get the “song out of my head” so I listened to the first version I came across on the Tube: Bring the Noise.

Then I thought to myself, how did they think to come together with Anthrax for that gig. Follow the leader and Walk This Way. I couldn’t stop there and went to the first personal experience that I had signing along to the black and white in junior high  in Ebony and Ivory.




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