Category: The Breeze

news

The Breeze: What Is It That Will Make It News?

  Are Beyonce’s hair, Trayvon Martin, Johnny Manziel, and the adventures of Maclee all news?     Courtesy of The National Center for Fair and Open Testing:   Experts agree that defining news can be a difficult task. Most journalists agree that the following eight elements make up what is...

asher conniff

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...

white girls

The Breeze: What Happens When White Girls Go Wild

  The KTB take on white girls gone wild, Miley Cyrus and Kreayshawn.     Courtesy of Wikipedia:   White Girls Gone Wild Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American actress and recording artist. The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, she held...

Ladies, Challenge Yourselves. It’s Just a Gym.

Anxiety There is a common fear shared amongst many women: the gym. For some reason, many ladies feel that upon entering the gym, they will immediately face these heroic-looking muscle fiends and radiate the “I have no idea what I’m doing here” look. It can seem like there’s nowhere to...

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...

Natraj Bhushan

KTB Political Roundtable: Natraj Bhushan

    Courtesy of Decide NYC:   About the Candidate Natraj Bhushan is a lifelong resident of Brighton Beach. He has previously worked as an attorney and co-founded Green Clearinghouse, Inc. a non-profit corporation aimed at improving access to green technologies for underserved communities. Bhushan has emphasized his previous experience...

True Detective: My Obsession With This Season

At first glance, HBO’s new hour-long crime drama shows promise primarily for the unlikely pairing of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two antithetical Louisiana detectives.  What emerges is a densely layered and intriguing drama surrounding the investigation of a possible serial murderer and its effect on the investigators lives...

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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...