Tagged: politics

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Doin’ It With Kwaisi France: Flash Squad Pt. 2

Part 2 of my conversation with Andre Borczuk of Flash Squad talking technology, diversity, rap and politics. Part 1 is here. Part 3 is here. Flash Squad At Flash Squad, our goal is to create a more personal world. That means that Andrew and I want to share as much...

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Travel Of The World Makes Us Wiser In The World

  TRAVEL Travel is an art form. It’s a gateway to existing outside ourselves for a fleeting time to explore something deeper and with greater purpose. When we leave the comfort of familiarity, we test our inner senses. Our minds becomes more open, our understanding and acceptance of diversity is strengthened,...

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It Is the Gift That Keeps On Giving

  Indiana, and now Arkansas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act is indeed the gift that keeps on giving if you are vested in the 2016 Presidential race. As a progressive Democrat, and a craven political cynic, I see this as an opportunity to paint every conservative Republican running with this brush....

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Judy Chicago at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

  How often is it that we absorb an exhibition, relishing in its beauty, while understanding its ideological undertones? Do we ever engage in genuine critical analysis of a piece, seeing beyond the obvious images displayed to us? Looking beyond can often become the precursor for controversy, as observers delve...

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Why Occupy was Bartleby in the 21st Century

  September 17, 2011 marked a critical moment in the history of protest movements in the United States. Unity, passion, and voices refusing to be silenced came together in Zuccotti Park to oppose the face of inequality. “We are the 99%” has come be to recognized as a statement of refusal,...

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On Our Worst Behavior: We Never Love Us

  The terms really don’t matter: bullying, dissing, throwing shade. They all serve the purpose to undermine and show mankind on our worst behavior.   From the beginning of civilization, it has been human nature to put another down. Jealousy, anger, and insecurity breathe negativity and callous behavior, bringing out the...

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The Breeze: Asher Conniff Will Make You Believe

  Our discussion with professional poker player Asher Conniff and a discussion of race and politics in Trayvon’s America with a KTB moderated panel that Asher joins as well.     Courtesy of rt.com:   The card game of poker has been officially accepted by the International Mind Sports Association...

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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...