Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mr. Contradictions: The Mixed Premises of Martin Shkreli

For someone who appears to be a moral, capitalist, self-interested person, Martin Shkreli has demonstrated that he is none of these things.  I immersed myself in this particular case and have crafted sequels to follow up this post.  But in this particular article, I sought to display the irony and backwardness of Shkreli's case.  His fortune should reflect that he is a greedy, selfish businessman, not a confused little boy who feels he should be guilty about his productiveness.  Altruism, that fatal disease running through the veins of society must be checked and eliminated.  Otherwise we'll have a whole new crop of Martin Shkrelis.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hip Hop Savior?: The Potential of Slim Jesus

I must admit it.  I thought that this white boy known as Slim Jesus would be the rap god that that other white rapper, Eminem, raps about.  I took a loss on predicting that he would be the golden child of the hip hop genre, but I still offered an objective viewpoint on how he even came to modest prominence.  Though I missed the mark on this one, I relish the humor that I injected into this piece and I hope that you can appreciate it as well. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Part of the Story: How Four Journalists went from Bylines to Headlines

These stories are sickening yet they motivated me to apply an objective perspective anyway. In the first report, the reckless, gay, Black monster who gunned down two people in the name of excuses and alleged disrespect, stands for the actual term of nigger. I queried whether LBGTQ groups would come out in defense of the assailant or not.  The other story made me ill in the way that a supposed professional journalist called out of turn and interrupted the then candidate for the President of the United States of America.  Now, both of these stories brought about a sense that the fourth estate should be considered a precious commodity and should be safeguarded from irrational, evil men and rude people.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Forthright: How 'Straight Outta Compton' Promotes Self-Empowered Black Men

I was taken by the sheer forcefulness and assertiveness that is present in the film.  With five Negro men with a band name that could reflect virtually every Black rap act, Niggaz Wit Attitudes (NWA) came onto the scene with street knowledge.  The film depicts them as going through the world as men with spines who stand for something and have something to say.  I enjoyed writing this piece and it is one of the few that came out as close as possible to the way I had envisioned it.  Kudos to all involved in the production of "Straight Outta Compton."

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Bond Like No Other: The Legacy of A Light-Skinned Man Who Fought for All

One of the pioneering figures within the Civil Rights era, Julian Bond embodied eloquence, elegance, and justice. In the wake of his death, I just wanted to send a tribute to this gallant gentleman.  May his legacy be one for the ages.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

What God, Where?: The Unfortunate Religiosity of Today's Political Landscape

With the dust now settled from the Presidential race from two years ago, it is interesting to bring this particular piece up from the vault.  I wanted to show how mysticism and faith are so intertwined with political matters.  There is a definite sense that any atheist or secular notions within a political candidate could cause him or her disaster as far as polls are concerned.  So, enjoy this brief meditation on faith and politics as it relates to the Republican Party.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Rap Repute: How Hip Hop Artists Struggle to Live Up to Their Raps

It brought me great joy to pump the breaks and take a look at the genre of hip hop. I wanted to showcase the peculiar dealings that go on when friends become rivals and the dollars begin to pile up in response to beats, battles, and rhymes.  So, enjoy this little piece that I wrote back in the summer of 2015.

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