Archive for November 2011

What Penn State Taught Me

A thinking man’s desperate search for solid ground in a sad and infuriating story. It is a scandal that rarely belongs on the Sports page – the stadium is for retreat and hope. As in October 2001, when in the thick of post-9/11 perplexity, the New York Yankees nourished the nation in a collective daydream.…

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Visiting University Church

In short, you should. But come for worship; don’t ogle the rapper-pastor. We’re a lively bunch that would love to welcome you. It’s a great, diverse faith community that is passionate about social justice. We’re right across the street from University of Chicago. We get along well. Start promptly at 10:30am, and end about noon.…

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Trackstarz Podcast: “J.Kwest vs. Kanye West” (video)

The “Field Trackstarz” have a radio show down in ATL, where they big-up Christian artists doing their thing. Honored to be featured. They sent this segment to me and I was more humbled, and shocked. ‘Ye is one of my favorites EVER. He represents a lane of vulnerability and genuine creativity that helped inspire the…

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VIDEO: “I Am (Obama)”

This is my first music video, for a song I wrote for the Barack Obama for President Campaign. The old blog has 10,000 comments on this, from support to hate and everywhere in between. I’ve had the feeling that I should add a disclaimer to this, but no…just listen and watch. Then read my thoughts…

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Fox News Chicago Profile

Every step is a step closer. In the words of a mentor of mine: “Fox did something right. Whaddya know?” Here’s the link for you to enjoy. Please share. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/special_report/chicago-pastor-rapper-julian-j-kwest-deshazier-university-church-hyde-park-20110608 JK        

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