Police and their Tasers…Enough is Enough!

In 1993, TASER International's founders, brothers Rick and Tom Smith, developed devices that use “proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement officers, innocent citizens, or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force.” The website claims that …

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What’s the TRUTH behind ISIS and do we need to be Afraid?

I've always had an interest in politics, local and international, and I like to stay abreast of current events, and issues that affect me directly and indirectly. And of course I'd like to believe that my degree in Political Science has helped shaped the lens in which I view the political landscape, or if nothing else, gave …

My two cents on celebrity role models for our young black girls.

I had a conversation recently with a co-worker who happens to love Beyonce and believes that she is such a great role model for young girls and women. Now, I don't begrudge the sista for her success, she's a good entertainer and is apparently a good businesswoman, or at least has competent, knowledgeable business folks …

A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society

Hip Hop has been a realistic, disheartening, yet artistic reflection on our larger American culture with respect to male/female relationships. Misogynistic ideas and practices from the past have been passed down from generation to generation. Ideally, hip hop could be a valuable tool for men to explore core issues such as peer relations, self worth, …

Sleepless in Seattle

So, my mom and I are stuck in Seattle, at Sea-Tac (the airport), and I'm sitting at a table sipping my caramel macchiato, on my iPad, when I pause to glance around the vast marketplace. Looking at the sea of faces, I'm struck with the realization that I can count on one hand the number …