Author: Jaylon Carter

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It’s Not Diversity Marvel, It’s Poor Implementation

A lot has been said about Marvel Comics vice president of sales David Gabriel’s comments indicating that diversity was the cause of their sales slumped. Following the outcry, Gabriel attempted to clarify the initial statements. “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not. I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales.” – David Gabriel, Marvel’s vice president of sales He didn’t just focus on women on the diversity spectrum either. “We saw the sales...

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What Media Can Do To Combat Fake News Label

On January 28, 1786, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to James Currie this quote, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” Indeed, free dissemination of news is essential to keeping a citizenry informed with the information they need to form opinions and make decisions. An informed population is an empowered one. To that point, news organizations have a huge responsibility when they take on that role. As such, news reporting agencies and journalists should hold themselves to a higher standard. Credibility and ethics are important to say the least....

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About Your Acceptance Speech Donald Trump

The 2016 presidential election cycle was long and tiring. For roughly two years we’ve been campaigned at by numerous hopefuls vying for our vote by extolling their vision of the United States with them behind the Resolute desk. Above all contenders, you, Donald Trump prevailed as the president-elect and recently gave your 15-minute acceptance speech in anticipation of becoming the 45th president of the United States of America. Let’s talk about your acceptance speech. More specifically, let’s talk about something you said in the beginning of the speech. “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division,...

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Jesse Williams speaks out against racism, up for Black people at the 2016 BET Awards

The 2016 BET Awards honored Jesse Williams with a Humanitarian Award and his speech showed why he deserved it. Williams is more than just the actor who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the TV medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. He’s also a very outspoken activist for justice and equality; particularly involving the black community. In a press release about Williams receiving the award BET stated, “Williams uses his celebrity platform to shine a light on the injustices of our society and became an outspoken advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement.” Williams accepted the award then acknowledged his parents and wife...

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RZA is Hypocritical, Wrong, and Dangerous on Police Brutality and Black Fashion

If you put a camera in someone’s face, you never know what you’ll get. RZA has long been respected in Hip Hop and music for his position at the head of the Wu Tang Clan. That respect is being tested after RZA made some very controversial remarks in a Bloomberg interview when questioned about the Black Lives Matter movement. “When you think about some of the brothers who are being brutalized by the police, you also got to have them take a look, and us take a look , in the mirror, at the image we portray. If I’m a...