Reverse psychology is a technique involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to do what actually is desired: the opposite of what is suggested. Check out this week's commentary to find out why #MazeSaid reverse psychology is the the perfect description of voting in Illinois.
Last week it was leaked that Governor Rauner intended to install former CPS schools chief Paul Vallas as Interim President of Chicago State University and the Black activist community was outraged, after all CSU is the Black university, OUR university and I agreed there was no way a White should run it. Then I saw the real numbers on CSU and I had to wonder why CSU was in such bad shape if the Black people that have been running it cared so much. Check out this week's commentary to find out what #MazeSaid about Paul Vallas running CSU.
I've been hearing the Democratic battle cry,"Do your job!" from Democrats across the state when addressing Gov. Rauner, but I was caught a little off guard when Chance the Rapper got in on the act. It seems to me that after almost three years without a budget, no politician in Springfield should be pointing the finger at anyone. So I'll take the politics out of it and tell the truth, "EVERYBODY NEEDS TO DO YOUR JOB!" Check out this weeks commentary to find out why #MazeSaid everybody in Springfield deserves to be blamed.
Last week President Trump delivered his first address to the Congress and even though it's Democratic blasphemy, I think he did a good job. Many people have said that one speech will not change all of Trump's racist rhetorics, but most of his speeches seem to have a common denominator, Black People Doing Better, and that's all right with me. So when people ask me should Black People negotiate with Trump, I say "Hell yeah!" Download this week's commentary to find out what else #MazeSaid.
I've finally had it up to here with #44, former President
Barack Obama using his "perceived" blackness to undercut every Black person who is not in his elite circle of "special" Blacks. And after 8 years of being forced hear Black People tell me that he was the "President of all America," not Black people, I bit my tongue. But when as a Black citizen, he chose to undercut the candidacy of Rep. Keith Ellison for Chairman of the DNC, with a Latino candidate, you'll need to listen to this week's commentary to find out why it's time for Obama to Sit Down!"
4:00 PM (2/17/2017)
Tune in to WVON 1690AM - The Talk of Chicago today from 3-6pm, I'll be filling in for Cliff Kelley. Special guests include Republican Analyst Gianno Caldwell, St. Louis Mayoral Candidate Tishaura O. Jones, and a representative from the Illinois Tollway!
As a child growing up, my parents were frugal so we mostly only has AM radios in our car, so WVON has always been in my life. And even when we moved to Bolingbrook, it was WVON that kept me connected to Black Chicago. While my father loved Pervis Spann The Blues Man, there was always something about Lu Palmer that made me want to be on the radio inspiring Black people. So when Mellody Spann-Cooper asked me to join the morning show on WVON, I made a promise to myself. Check out this weeks commentary to find out what #MazeSaid about how I will use my voice.
It was the summer of 2016. I just graduated from college and just started my internship with the my cousins Maze and Tenille. Maze was doing his podcast at Intellectual Radio at the time. I remember we brainstormed on what we could do to make the show better, I suggested a Intro Song. So, Maze gave me a shot to write and record his intro for his The #MazeSaid Podcast. I first showed him the beat and said he was rocking with the beat, but first wanted to see the lyrics that I wrote to it. He told to "be sure to include What's In it for the Black People?, Politically wrong and Maze Said!" I returned the lyrics I had wrote for him two days later. He said, "so you think you a rapper?" I recorded the song the following weekend. From there he was using every podcast at Intellectual Radio. The song served it's purpose for the time being! But none the less still a dope song!
Tell 'Em #MazeSaid - Derrick B.
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