Category: Commentary

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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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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...

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Coming Out As Gay Experiment gets YouTuber spit in his face

YouTuber, Alan Sinclair also known by the channel name Will Is Everything, hits the campus of a university for a social experiment. Although he is not gay, he comes out to strangers to get their reaction. Although the majority of reactions shown were positive, one person literally spits in his face. The good news is, there were far more good reactions in the video. Some even recognized the plight of the stranger before them and attempted to be there for him – one went so far as to offer to walk with him to the LBGT resource center on campus....

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Chester Hanks, Using the N-word is Not All Love

Chester Hanks aka Chet Haze, son of beloved actor Tom Hanks, says he can say whatever he wants. More specifically, Haze is referring to the N-word. In a recent video posted to his Instagram account, he says “can’t no one tell me what I can’t say” after trying to link his insensitive and ignorant defiance to Hip Hop as he defines it. The accompanying text clarifies what he means and goes on to justify his use by trying to say that it’s a term of endearment for him and even invoking the constitution. If I say the word nigga I...