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Barack Hussein Obama faced a set of historically singular and extraordinary events during his first term as President of the United States. Moreover, not only did President Obama negotiate this uniquely challenging set of circumstances, he did so with a mature and balanced diplomatic demeanor. Certainly, one expects this of any nation’s Commander-in-Chief. However, when one considers that Barack Obama is the first person of his ethnic group to ascend to his nation’s pinnacle of political power, the challenges he faced and negotiated take on significant proportions. (more…)
I watched the first debate on that fateful early October evening and for what it’s worth, I really didn’t see a flailing president, or someone who necessarily lost. Now as far as debates go, response-rebuttal format, yes, point wise, Romney won, but I rather saw it simply as Obama taking a calculated backseat and then going from there.
The Obama campaign is a well-oiled machine and they don’t make mistakes. The 2008 campaign run by the Obama campaign, as far as I’m concerned, has been the best campaign run since the 1960 campaign with JFK running against Nixon. The reason I say that is because it was the last time you could find the decisive differences between the candidates and see a campaign virtually make no mistakes—and JFK murked Nixon in those debates! Not to mention, it was a deathly close race, one where JFK still lost the popular vote, but was able to clench the electoral college vote. Very much so, Obama could do the same thing and defeat Romney. (more…)
I have been using Facebook as a megaphone to voice my political opinions for a while now. Actually, it was one of the first things I used it for back when I got one in 2006. I had a run of re-broadcasting “Bush-isms” or quotes by former President George W. Bush from press conferences I found particularly hilarious. “Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning.” I mean come on, you can’t write this kind of stuff! I evolved in sophistication to make a post during the 2008 election in favor of Barack Obama. Being older than most of my friends, I was going to be allowed to vote in the election and I was getting quite involved. Now, my second presidential election and I still use Facebook repeatedly as a means of challenging my friends opinions, voicing my own, and ok maybe posting some more Bush-isms. (more…)
In just the first week of October’s National Anti-Bullying Month, two courageous women emerged to show that bullying can backfire. In West Branch, Michigan, high school sophomore Whitney Kropp went from victim to fairy tale princess after vindictive classmates nominated her to the school’s homecoming court as a cruel prank. Across the Great Lakes, in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, local morning TV show anchor Jennifer Livingston gave a searing on-air editorial response to an email bully who complained that she had a “community responsibility” to lose weight to be a role model for young girls. Though from two different generations, Whitney and Jennifer both shot to nationwide fame and are WIN GIRLS for outshining their bullies. (more…)
To all the die-hard horror movie fans, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but trust me when I say you’ll be waiting a long while in the movie The Possession for the ultimate scary moment that makes you jump out of your seat. In fact, you’ll be slouching, twisting, and maybe even sulking a bit during this film but it’s fair enough to say that I warned you. (more…)
What if you were forced to sit through therapy to change the way you were born? Luckily, in California, LGBT youth can no longer be subjected to “reparative therapy” practices which try to change their sexual orientation. As a gay man, I can assure you that no one can “pray away the gay” any more than I could change my Asian racial background. Thankfully, California Governor Jerry Brown agreed by signing into law this Saturday law a bill (SB 1172 sponsored by State Senator Ted Lieu) banning “reparative therapy” for minors. (more…)
While present election banter has touched a wide range of issues ranging from abortion policies to foreign policy, the one issue that has always enticed bipartisan attention is the issue of the economy. What are your policies Mr. President? Governor Romney? Under either of you, we the people are concerned about our paychecks, or worried about a lack thereof. I promise that the blogging that I do do between now and election time will be as free of my own partisan opinions as possible. We’ll stick to the facts here, and the decision will be as it always has been, yours.
I’ll admit, I didn’t watch a whole lot of the Republican National Convention. I had good reason though: as a resident of New Orleans, I was in the middle of an evacuation. As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was approaching and I myself was getting nervous about a potential evacuation as the hurricane track kept shifting closer and closer to New Orleans, I became less and less interested in what the GOP had to say. Mind you it was hard pressing past the stories that Rush Limbaugh had gotten on his radio show conspiring that President Obama had somehow manipulated the weather forecast so that Republicans in Tampa would be concerned about the hurricane hitting Tampa.
Chris Lighty: Top Hip-Hop Exec Dies in Apparent Suicide (1968-2012)
What do 50 Cent, P Diddy, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Missy Eliot, Mariah Carey, Soulja Boy, Mobb Deep, Fat Joe, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and countless other Hip-Hop artists all have in common? They all owe part of their musical success to the late Chris Lighty.
The founder of Violator Management (a management company representing many Hip-Hop artists such as those listed above), Chris Lighty was known and respected as one of the most important execs in the Hip-Hop industry for his ability to spot talent and negotiate deals that allowed Hip-Hop artists to gain mainstream visibility from 1990s on to this day. Hip-Hop wouldn’t be what it is, musically and in terms of influence and inclusion into contemporary mainstream culture, had it not been for Chris Lighty. MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson told Billboard that Lighty, “taught so many artists how to become business juggernauts while making timeless hits at the same time.” (more…)