Author: Kwaisi France

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Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 3

  People riot within their own communities because they have arrived at a decision that they have nothing to lose. The people who talk about “jobs that are lost” are not paying attention.   The CVS was not mandated by the people of the community nor did they have any...

you weren't paying attention - part 2

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 2

  People are seeing two sides here and there are not. In Baltimore and many other cities in America, black American citizens are having their 5th (due process) and 14th amendment (equal protection) rights violated. These are Many are saying they feel sad, angry, unsafe, shaken, scared. You weren’t paying...

Baltimore: You Weren't Paying Attention - Part 1

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 1

  I grew up on Garrison and Laurel after moving from Liberty Heights and El Dorado. Moving from Chester St. and Collington Sq, my grandparents on my mother’s side (Ma and daddy) were at Hillsdale and Oakley. My aunt, not too far away on Granada and Oakley. My grandparents on...

hopkins

Hopkins, Chick Fil-A, Carson and What He Did

  The JHU student government recently voted to ban any hypothetical future Chick-Fil-A outlet from campus because of the company owner’s support for traditional marriage. The JHU student government feels that the presence of Chick-fil-A on campus would promote homophobia and amount to discrimination against the LGBT community.   JHU...

Lynch

Racist? Oh Yeah? Wait Til You See Us Confirm Lynch.

  “Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar.” – Senator Dick Durbin (D., IL)   This was his response to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell who postponed the vote...

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Freddie Gray: What Happens When You Live It

  Freddie Gray was a man who was arrested by police in my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. While in police custody, Mr. Gray suffered injuries to his spinal cord, brain, voice box and vertebrae, from which he would die.   Baltimore police officials have admitted that the reasons for Gray’s...

Bob Murray

Doin It With Kwaisi France: Bob Murray

  This week I sit down with Bob Murray to talk consulting, entrepreneurship, and the difficulties of making a living outside of the normal realm of the “9 to 5”.     Bob Murray The dictionary defines a consultant as “an expert in a particular field who works as an...

jadon woodard

Doin’ It With Kwaisi France: Jadon Woodard

  I sat down with aspiring rapper/actor Jadon Woodard to talk movies, television, film, homelessness, freestyling, “the game”, traveling, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Oakland and California. Though he is only 24, Jadon has a maturity and worldliness about him that make him seem much older.     Jadon Woodard...

Cuba

What This Guy Barack Obama Did With Cuba

  Human Rights We should all be concerned about Cuba‘s human rights violations; however, let’s not overstate them nor fail to recognize marked changes. Here’s the latest Human Rights Watch report on Cuba. When looking at our own record, we should not throw stones living in the glass house we...

This Is What Americans Do Electing The POTUS

  Electoral College Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections. The biggest advantage that the Democrats have is that California went from being a reliably Republican state in presidential elections from 1952 through 1988 into a reliably Democrat state beginning in 1992. The...