Penny For Your Thoughts With … TERRANCE DEAN


In 5 words or less, what do you think about…

George Bush?
Unapologetic and courageous.

Bill Clinton?
Intelligent. He gets America and the pulse of our world.

Malcolm X?
Prolific and ahead of his time.

A powerhouse and not afraid to be so.

What is your airplane ritual? IPod? Sleep? Sweat Pants? Alcohol? Spill the beans.
Pray, pray, and pray. I can’t sleep on planes. I try listening to the IPod, but something about being in the air, and not in control keeps me on edge. I have a fear of heights.

What is your favorite tune to sing in the shower?
I don’t sing in the shower. I’m always thinking about something.

What do you think about unidentified flying objects and people who see them?
Uhm, that it’s true. I’m a conspiracy theorist.

What is your favorite American city?
Okay, I have a few - Detroit (my hometown), New York City (my second hometown), Washington, DC, Wilmington, NC, and Los Angeles.

What do you think about the war in Iraq?
Can we please bring our troops home?

Tell us about your tattoos.
I am addicted to tattoos. I have several, and I love people with tats. I think they are extremely sexy.

What do you think about interracial relationships?
Love it. The power of love despite another person’s race, ethnicity, culture, and religion.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Brooke Shields, LL Cool J, Bunny Debarge

Who is your celebrity crush now?
It’s no longer a crush; I’ve been intimate with them.

What song and/or artist would people be surprised to know you dig?
Hmmm, I’m big fan of Lil Scrappy, Flo-Rida, T-Pain, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Nas, Beyonce, Rashaan Patterson and Rachell Farrell.

What’s your favorite late-night snack?
Anything sweet.

Who is the biggest influence in your personal life?
My grandmother Pearl.

What is your favorite scene in a film?
“Malcolm X:” “You’ve been lied to, hoodwinked, bamboozled!”

Obama, Clinton or McCain?
Come on now, OBAMA!!!

Name one book that you consider a must read.
“Hiding In Hip Hop.”

What frightens you?

Shout out the website for a cause/issue that’s close to your heart.
Black Aids Institute,

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