How do we define terrorism? Must the act be done by Islamic extremists? The Boston Bombers set off bombs at the Boston marathon and they were immediately branded as terrorists. They targeted a public event and they killed and maimed many of the people in attendance. Yesterday 3 young men targeted a Mother’s Day parade and shot over 12 people. Should this also be defined as terrorism and if not why not?
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Charles Ramsey showed he has the ability to tell a story. His account of the rescue of Amanda Berry has garnered him instant fame, but why? Why do people find his account fascinating? Is it the way he told the story? Is the the way he looks? Is it the fact that normally he would dwell among the invisible? Who are the invisible? They are people who live in a neighborhood often urban and they rarely venture out of it. I am not pretending to know Ramsey or his schedule, but I do know people like him. Their world is small and they are rarely called upon to talk to anyone that does not look like or talk like them. When he said it was odd for a little white girl to run into a black man’s arms he was not lying. Cleveland ranks in the 10 of segregated cities. I lived in Cleveland years ago and I chose to live on the west side because it was close to where I worked and once I started working there I was told I should have chosen the east side because more people of color lived on the east side. It is just interesting to see the reaction to Ramsey. He is seen as oh so different, but on his block he is the norm. Sadly, the reporters and the cameras don’t frequent his block unless a trio of deranged kidnappers are holding 3 women and children in their home for a decade, and how often does that happen? http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/05/07/181982154/are-we-laughing-with-charles-ramsey?sc=tw
Charles Ramsey helped free 3 women who had been held captive in a cleveland home for years. Will he be hailed as a hero? I ask the question because today as I read coverage of the story on the web some seemed to mock his speech, his hair and his overall appearnce, but will that matter? Do you have to look the part or his a heroic act enough? Share your thoughts.
Fox News Andrea Tantaros takes a shot at Malia Obama…there is nothing like a grown woman attacking a child
Below you will find what Fox News analyst, Andrea Tantaros, had to say about the President’s daughter, Malia. whatever happened to simply discussing politics. when did it take this turn toward the personal. I know the answer it happened in January 2009.
TANTAROS: I mean look, if the president is going to talk about his daughters, typically I would not talk about the daughters, unless, of course, they go to the Bahamas on spring break and we have to pay for it and I think it’s wrong, which I do. But they’re not grown women. So I’m just wondering, at 15 years old, is the Obama daughter, Malia, going to go on birth control? Are they gonna put her on birth control? Because he’s very concerned with the contraceptives and pharmaceuticals that are going in the mouths of everybody else’s 15-year old daughter.
But it’s definitely collectivism, right? “It takes a village.” Do you hear it, everybody? “It takes a village to raise your kids.” President Obama is now the parent-in-chief. Kathleen Sebelius is raising your kids. Joe Biden is raising your kids. Oh not even, it doesn’t stop there. It’s not kids. They consider 15-year olds to be women. They want to tell grown women what to do. They know how grown women feel. They have no idea how women feel. They should stop talking about it, because they have no clue.
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Morehouse is a renoun historically black college with a proud tradition. Today several Morehouse men have been accused of rape. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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Early this morning Chris Rock tweeted Jason Kidd was gay not Jason Collins. Rock did it for laughs, but was it funny? Share your thoughts.
NBA veteran Jason Collins announced that he is gay. He received a call from President Obama and a tweet of support from the first lady. Kobe Bryant and Commisioner Dave Stern joined in with their support. It’s a lovefest, but what if a player did not support him would they be vilified? Charles Barkley made an interesting statement, “I’m happy for Jason Collins…If you don’t like it, you should be able to say that too and not be crucified”. In this climate you are not able to express anything, but support without being crucified or labeled a homophobe. If you are in the NBA and you say you are not comfortable with Collins, and you have any endorsement deals you run the risk of advocacy groups targeting your sponsors. So it is alright to praise his courage, but if you don’t want to do that you simply have to be silent for your own good.
Veteran NBA player Jason Collins has come out. he has been in the league for 12 years and he is 34 years old so he is on the backside of his career. This is historic but will it matter? Share your thoughts.
(Jason Collins on left, pictured with his brother.)
Who Among us does not know that blackface is never right. University of California Irvine fraternity members decided to do it. Of course it sparked controversy but isn’t that the point? share your thoughts.