Category Archives: Culture

Innocent Man Smeared in Dallas Police Shooting

Innocent Texas Man Smeared without Vindication from Dallas Police Shooting This story of the Dallas Police Shooting makes me sad and angry simultaneously. Mark Hughes, a legal gun owner, carried his AR-15 rifle during the BLM protest in Dallas, Texas. In theory, he has that right in open carry Texas. His brother, Cory, is a leader in the movement. When a sniper began shooting and killing police, Cory wisely told… Read More »

Clementa Pinckney, Senator in SC, Killed in Hate Crime

SC State Senator Clementa Pinckney killed in church shooting, called a hate crime PressTV reported that South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney was killed in a church shooting, in Charleston, where nine people were killed. The 41-year-old Clementa Pinckney was pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Pinckney’s sister was also among the people who were shot and killed. The suspect who is reported to be a young white man… Read More »

Truth has No Name; Truth has No Face

The truth can be nameless and faceless through social media Truth; The first obligation of journalism. The obligation to truth has been heavily neglected and discarded through the death of editorial independence, since corporate media’s primary goal appears to be the ‘bottom line’ and political access rather than presenting truthful reporting to the public. Disinformation brings profits and maintains the status quo. Platforms that empower the public to transcend mainstream… Read More »

Second Amendment’s Real History

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery. Here’s the proof. I found an article on the website Truthout, written by Thom Hartmann, and it made it very clear on the intent of the ratification of the Second Amendment. According to Hartmann, “The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says ‘State’ instead of ‘Country’ (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th Amendment), was to… Read More »

Cyber-Bullying: A Bigger Problem Than We Know

Cyber-bullying: More powerful than people know and something more people need to be aware of What’s cyber-bullying? A short answer would be bullying that’s conveyed through technology such as the internet. To understand cyber-bullying, we must first understand what bullying is and its existence in society. Bullying in society before the “Cyber” part Bullying has been part of human society from the very beginning. Bullies have always been known as… Read More »

Law: The Kind The Unjust Hide Behind

How the law becomes the excuse to pardon an unjust criminal justice system All too often, we hear people say “it’s ‘the law’ so we have to respect the decision.” As a matter of fact, no we don’t. Just because a decision is rendered by a judge or a jury doesn’t mean that justice was served. After all, isn’t that what our court systems are supposed to be about? Seeking… Read More »

Criminalization; Form of Cultural Warfare

Criminalization is a tool of the oppressors To “criminalize,” according to the dictionary, means “to make illegal : outlaw; also : to turn into a criminal or treat as criminal — crim·i·nal·i·za·tion noun.”  Criminalization certainly goes much deeper than it’s basic definition; it goes to the heart of societies and what they stand for. A “Society,” on a macro-level, is shaped by its laws, and those who legislate, Judge, execute, and… Read More »

Snitch Towns; Towns Ran by Snitches

Small towns ran by snitches Just about everyone in this world knows someone who’s a “snitch.” Snitch reference and definition A “snitch,” also referred to as a “rat,” is commonly defined as someone who is an informant and/or witness used by law enforcement and the criminal court system. This is a person who can be paid or unpaid, for services that can be temporary or for long periods of time… Read More »

Zimmerman Supporters Got it Right

What we need to learn from supporters of George Zimmerman First off, let me start by saying that in no way do I believe that justice was served by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. From everything I know about this case, Zimmerman should have been found guilty of manslaughter at the very least, although I still believe he killed the young man in cold blood, and that he’s… Read More »

Raising a Child in Today’s World

The fear of raising a child in today’s society In June of 2009, I was blessed to have a beautiful child; a baby girl came into my life. She is my first and only. She is my most precious gift and has truly made my life worth living. It is a feeling that you can never understand until you have your own, particularly when you’re there to witness their birth.… Read More »

Black; More Than a Race in the US

“Black” not just a race in America The Black community is most often viewed as a racially-connected group by the dominant society. This label is not only superficial but also deeply inaccurate historically and ethnically. In all other racial groups in the U.S., the differences in ethnicity and nationality are widely recognized, whether they be white, red, yellow, brown, or black; for example, people of German, Irish, and English descent… Read More »

Message for Registered Members

Message to all visitors: It would be greatly appreciated if you would “click” the Facebook ‘like’ button, and Google +1 us, in the upper right hand corner of the front page. This is the first message of all time. We will be sending information to registered members from time to time, so definitely check all of the messages notifications, and know that messages could be for special offers to our… Read More »

Don Lemon Gets ‘Fact-Check’ of Another Kind

Don Lemon gets a ‘fact check’ on his 5 solutions I just wanted to address CNN’s Don Lemon and his “5 ways to fix our community” segment. Don Lemon apparently thinks that fixing the result of a bigger problem in the black community will fix cultural problems that stem all the way back to slavery. I think that Mr. Lemon needs to dig a little deeper than that into the… Read More »

Police Brutality Becoming a Social Norm

Police Brutality becoming commonplace in society With so many lawsuits and claims of assaults on civilians, Police Brutality is on a meteoric rise in the U.S.. Surely most of us are not naive enough to believe that police brutality is as rare as we’d like to believe, because it isn’t. Many cases of Police Brutality never get reported. According to USA Today, “Federal records show the vast majority of police… Read More »