‘War on Whistleblowers’ Continues

Obama’s embittered attack on whistleblowers continues With the controversial verdict in the Trayvon Martin Shooting trial of George Zimmerman, the mainstream media has flooded the public with the trial and the dramatic developments throughout, and even stoked the flames of stereotypes and racial hatred, and has caught the attention and emotions of the general public. Moving forward, we must not allow the mainstream media to distract us or make us… Read More »

Black Public Figures Need to Stop Making Excuses

Black public figures need to stop making excuses for Obama’s failure to support the black community Here is the ‘Meet the Press’ clip of Tavis Smiley expressing his discontent with Obama’s speech on race, in regards to the black community: Not only do I agree with Tavis Smiley for the most part, but Charles Ogletree, a professor at Harvard law school, might consider refraining from, what many would call, the… Read More »

Obama: A Corporatist President

President Obama goes ‘above and beyond’ for corporations “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power” ― Benito Mussolini In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama ran on core, progressive principles that the majority of the nation was in favor of. He ran on the promise of ‘change,’ in an economic climate where the country wanted someone who would fight for the… Read More »

Zimmerman and The New Jim Crow

Zimmerman verdict confirmation of the New Jim Crow After over 16 hours of deliberation, the six person, all white, female jury gave their verdict: George Zimmerman not guilty on all counts. Even the lesser charge of manslaughter, which would have been much easier to convict Zimmerman on, fell to the waste side. Zimmerman showed no emotion after the jury gave their verdict. It was almost as if he knew that… Read More »

Chomsky: Interview About US Current Events

  A Firebrand Central interview with Noam Chomsky Below is the recording of my telephone interview with emeritus professor of MIT, world-renowned intellectual, and political dissident Noam Chomsky. This was my first interview for Firebrand Central and my first interview of a public figure of this magnitude. Needless to say but I was in awe and little nervous, to say the least. This interview was conducted on February 1st, 2013.… Read More »

6 Figure Dreams Coming True

6 figure income and achieving the dream In these days and times, making a 6 figure income seems to be a tough task, and even tougher for the new generation moving forward. The economic times we live in will not likely improve any time soon, since there is a ‘class’ war, as well as ‘culture’ war that is intertwined, in the long-lasting recession. We must consider what our options are… Read More »

Fracking: Bad for Your Health

Just how detrimental is fracking for the natural environment? The question to answer here is whether fracking is bad for the natural environment. We will find out what the definition of fracking while taking a look at whether the evidence supports this claim, but first I want to express my experience living in the State of Pennsylvania. I’ve lived in the State of Pennsylvania for about four years now, and… Read More »

Gary Webb Exposes CIA Drug Trafficking

Journalist Gary Webb reveals CIA involvement in drug trafficking in the U.S. Gary Webb: “Investigative reporting is being sort of squeezed out of the picture, and I think intentionally, because it tends to ruffle feathers and it’s good investigative reporting that does ruffle feathers, and it draws lawsuits and it gets newspapers in trouble.” These words of the late journalist Gary Webb, who was a reporter for the San Jose… Read More »

Clarence Thomas; Enemy of Thurgood Marshall

Clarence Thomas is no Thurgood Marshall On October 15, 1991, Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 52-48 vote by the Senate. This was the narrowest margin of confirmation in over a century. Thomas is the second African-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Justice Thomas’s confirmation did not come without controversy; the Senate hearings where Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment nearly… Read More »

Gun Rights: Giving Them Up the Answer?

Abolishing gun rights may not be the answer To all liberals or progressives who think taking away guns from citizens is the answer: You’d better think again. In light of the Sandy Hook School Massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 26 innocent people, many politicians, pundits, and average citizens are calling for new gun control laws. There is a bigger sense of urgency for gun control than there has been… Read More »