United Nations Urgent Meeting on Ukraine

On Thursday a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, containing 298 passengers, exploded, crashed, and burned in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine. The plane was blown out of the sky at 33,000 feet, and while believed to be a terrorist attack, has not yet been confirmed. The United States is currently analyzing the trajectory of the […]

On Why You Just Need to Do You.

The internet has been getting on my nerves a lot recently. I’ve had to stop checking my Facebook upon waking because I simply don’t have time to be appalled first thing in the morning. Since when did we, as a society, feel like it is our job to tell people how to live? Wake up, […]

What to Know about the Hobby Lobby Case and Its Effects

A craft store would seem the last setting for such an extensive debate involving religious convictions, workers rights, and body rights, yet the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has propelled an outburst from America’s citizens as the perpetual debate over religious rights continues. The onset to this debate began with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision […]

Home of the Free and Land of Workplace Discrimination

Americans take pride in our country’s ideals of justice and equality, and in that fact that each citizen is made to be equal under the law. Here’s the truth though: Every citizen is not equal under the law, and justice/equality are terribly lacking in many areas, specifically in regards to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, […]

A Country Against its People?

9/11  hit America swiftly, violently, and with a vengeance. Post 9/11 leaves U.S. security bounding into a new age, where in reality know one is above being questioned or considered dangerous. For some this is with good reason, after tragidies  like the Boston Bombing or even home grown terrorism in public places, once considered to […]

Consider the following: Diversity

This week I had the opportunity to visit our wonderful capitol of Washington D.C. It was all that I could expect in most ways. Cute little houses, great food and a very fast paced metro system. But one thing that surprised me about D.C. was not the lack of diversity, but in essence the seemingly […]

Heroine Consumption Doubled in Suburban Areas

The issue of heroine abuse is often considered part of the past.  Many believe that heroine is not as much of a threat as it used to be in the 80’s and 90’s. New drugs entered the market and gain fast popularity among consumers, while heroine became outdated. Recent facts show, however, that reality is […]

Is that news? I mean it happens all the time.

What is it about pain, anger, suffering, anguish, and death in America, that has desensitized us, it boils our blood at the time, much like the news that the innocent were done wrong? But then we sink back into complacency and sit there, like bumps on a log, until something else comes along. What and […]

Chris Christie Caught in Bridge Scandal

On Wednesday January 8th, new documents surfaced suggesting that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s staff were behind the closure of a major bridge last year in a calculated attempt to exact political revenge. Emails and text messages were published by a New Jersey newspaper revealing Christie’s top aides discussing how to clog traffic […]

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Nelson Mandela, former South African president who led his country to multiracial democracy, died at age 95. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the news late Thursday. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.” A state funeral will […]

CISPA: Employers Can Demand Your Facebook Password

Though it hasn’t garnered the media attention that SOPA did, a new act currently working through Congress has the potential to affect the daily lives of Facebook users and even casual, online browsers. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), is primarily intended to prevent cyber terrorism. According to a recent PC Mag article, […]

Cold War Warrior ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, affectionately dubbed the Iron Lady for her crusade against encroaching communism during the Cold War, has died at age 87 from a stroke. “It was with great sadness that I learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister, and a great Briton,” […]

Letter About One’s Favorite Racist Interactions

To: People That Work So Tirelessly to Disrespect Me Simply Because I’m Black Let me first start by saying that I do know I’m expected to show my superior maturity by saying you do not bother me, but that would be a lie. You actually do often make me angry, though I always opt to […]

Will TIME’s Next Person of the Year Be Sponsored by Red Bull?

As we speak, the editors from TIME magazine are once again convening to determine who the Person of the Year will be. Intended to identify the person who has most influenced the news, previous winners include such names as Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, and current president Barack Obama. You might recall that last […]

Racial Assumptions

Election season has really allowed for a lot of usually reserved for your intimate group of friends racism, to come to the forefront in a very unattractive way. Most irritating of all the comments, assumptions, and stereotypes that get passed around about all Black people during this time, is to me, the idea that if […]

Latest Chick-fil-a Move Hatches New Controversy

Over the summer, the Atlanta-based company Chick-fil-a found itself in the center of the media’s attention after President Dan Cathy mentioned in an interview that he supported what he called the “biblical definition of marriage”, and came under fire after the company was found to have donated millions of dollars to anti-gay organizations. This news […]

Chuck Norris says America faces 1,000 years of Darkness if Obama Wins Re-Election

It’s truly ridiculous that some people feel the need to be so extreme about the things that leave their mouths when they don’t like a politician. It’s just never this serious. But anyway, Chuck Norris and his wife Gena decided to make a YouTube video encouraging  Evangelical Christians not to vote for Obama because he’s […]

Joe Biden’s Major “Slip Up”

On Tuesday morning, August 14th, Vice President Joe Biden visited and spoke in my hometown, Danville Virginia. The morning started out with a crowd of over 1,200 supporters of the Obama campaign, individuals eager to hear what their president was going to do for them over the next 4 years. However, through the course of […]

Yale Invites Criticism for its Foray into Asia

About 2 years ago, Yale University, in New Haven, CT, ‘climbed into bed’ (I quote Yale Daily News) with what many consider one of Southeast Asia’s most despotic authoritarian-democracy regimes, Singapore. The Ivy League college had partnered with the National University of Singapore to create Yale’s satellite campus and Singapore’s first liberal arts college (LAC), […]

Sorry, Not Sorry

One of the most trending topics of today is the new and crucial detail of the Mitt Romney- Bain Capital incident.  In the early hours of today, July 12th, documents released a more accurate departure time of Romney from the Boston based private equity firm. At the release of this information, the Obama campaign began their advance on Romney, stating […]