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Oklahoma Wants Brainwashing via AP U.S. History

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. – Maya Angelou

History is something that I honestly thirst for. Due to my love of learning, understanding how history actually happens is a desire of mine. To be honest, I don’t want to learn only the […]

By |February 19th, 2015|life, politics|0 Comments|

Domestic Violence Can Be A Risk To Your Life

If anyone has seen A Time To Kill, then they would quickly understand the consequences of trying to harm someone’s daughter. We all know that Carl Lee Haley wasn’t playing that shit. Jake Brigance only represented him because he understood Carl Lee’s disposition. Even the jury found the man not guilty. After Dwayne Looney […]

By |February 17th, 2015|life|0 Comments|

Trey Radel is a Drug Using Hypocrite

hypocrite:

noun

a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs,principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially aperson whose actions belie stated beliefs.

One of the biggest issues that I have with those like Trey Radel, and anyone else, wanting the drug testing of food stamp recipients is the uselessness of the idea. The entire idea is unusable because it has been proven to not work. It hasn’t proven to be worth the effort in states likes […]

By |February 8th, 2015|life|0 Comments|

5 Things About the Howard University Middle School Fiasco

Absurdity.

This is the first word that comes to mind when considering the situation where teachers at a middle school were fired for teaching Black History. Then, the situation evolves into something worse. As I read along, it comes out that Howard University Middle School is on the campus of a HBCU (Howard University). Not […]

By |February 1st, 2015|life|0 Comments|

I’m In Love With My Friend – PT 104

I haven’t done a Plain Truth in a while. I think it has been since around Thanksgiving a year ago. And now I am back at it!

I know you all remember the R.L. and Deborah Cox song yapping about “We Can’t Be Friends”. It is that beautiful song that hints at the hindrance of love […]

By |January 8th, 2015|life|0 Comments|

Antonio Martin Killed By Police at 18

And just like that, another human being becomes a hashtag. This time, he is young (as usual), Black (typical), and was unarmed and minding his own business (again).

In Berkeley, Missouri, a young man by the name of Antonio Martin was gunned down. By cops. While he came out of a gas station. And no, […]

By |December 24th, 2014|life|0 Comments|

The NYPD and their Roosting Chickens

I had always wondered why the idiomatic phrase “the chickens have come home to roost” was used in reference to karma and cause and effect situations. Doing a tad bit of research shed some light on my linguistic inquisition. The idea of karma and bad deeds coming back to haunt their creator had been […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|life|0 Comments|

Dear America: Black People Want A Divorce

Dear America,

I must admit: lately, our relationship has been pretty awful.

These past few years have been tumultuous at best. What the world has seen is the utmost disdain for anyone claiming to be African American. What is worst is the acceptance of the murder/manslaughter/slaying of African Americans with very little judicial recourse. Even worse, […]

By |December 8th, 2014|life|3 Comments|

Darren Wilson, Ferguson, and Indictments

It is after 9:00 and NOW they wanted to drop a decision that they figured out damn near a half a day ago. November 24, 2014 is going to go down as that day that we, as Americans, witnessed another miscarriage of justice. We witnessed the rigmarole of the explanation of whatever the grand […]

By |November 24th, 2014|life|0 Comments|

Turkey Day Classic 2014: The Good, The Bad, and Wonderful

It is the Monday after the Turkey Day Classic. This past game was quite interesting for a few reasons. There was plenty of good to take notice to. In other instances, there was something that may be proven to be problematic. Then again, the entire situation was something wonderful for all to partake in. […]

By |November 24th, 2014|life|0 Comments|