Author: Kwaisi France

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart: It’s All F*cked Up Now

Marcus Smart Marcus Smart was a McDonald’s All-American and the number one rated point guard nationally in his high school class. He enrolled at Oklahoma State where he led the Cowboys to an NCAA tournament berth with a 24–8 record, averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game...

Michael Sam

Here Are 5 Important Reasons That Michael Sam Matters

University of Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam, announced to his teammates last fall that he was gay. Sam went on to become the co-SEC defensive player of the year and a First Team All-American. Most of the world is finding out Michael Sam is openly gay today, and, as expected, the...

State of the Union

This Is The 2014 State Of The Union Address

State of the Union Address replay State of the Union fact check State of the Union We have our highest graduation rate in three decades. There have been eight million new jobs created over the past four years, and we currently have the lowest unemployment rate in 5 years. We...

minimum wage

Minimum Wage and Damage For Probable Growth

  In 2013, bills to raise the minimum wage were introduced in more than 30 states and Washington, D.C.   Minimum Wage Increasing the minimum wage would help shrink the gender pay gap. Women make $.77 on the $1 that men make, and comprise 56% of all minimum wage workers....

Social Security: If It’s Still Around, Wait

Social Security Act The Social Security Act was signed into law on Aug. 14, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Social Security calculates benefits on the average of the 35 best earning years. Low or zero earning years will reduce the benefit. Half of all people begin social security at...

huddled masses

What Did The Tired, Poor, And Huddled Masses Do?

  Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shores. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door. The Problem 11.7 million undocumented immigrants currently reside in the country. There is a current...