Posts tagged "Journalism"

American Horror Story: An Early Assessment of the Martese Johnson situation

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No matter who you are or where you’re from, no parent wants to get an early morning phone call about their kid being in trouble with the law. Late Wednesday afternoon, social media exploded after photos went viral of yet another African-American male being involved in a situation with law enforcement. According to multiple news... Read more »

An uncomfortable conversation about Ferguson,MO

BLOGGER’S NOTE: Unlike most, I waited as long as I possibly could to write something on Ferguson. After all, I was willing to admit that I couldn’t write a blog/column about what happened without getting a grasp on things. I spoke with police officers, victims of police brutality along with people who grew up in... Read more »

Dear white people, please stop calling me Rick Ross

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BLOGGER’S NOTE: Shout out to the people who had the courage to come up with the idea for the movie, “Dear White People.” A few weeks ago, I was on my way to work when someone looked at me and yelled “Hey! What’s up Rick Ross?” That instance happens more than I care to admit.... Read more »
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The seven people to stay away from in 2014

Here is the list of the type of folks I have encountered this year. This list can also be used as a guide for people to stay away from in 2014. If this list bothers you, then you might be one of these people.Admittedly, I’ve been a few of these people.  At least I can... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell
George Orwell H.L Mencken The name of this blog comes from being fearless and telling it like it is.From a young age, my parents taught me to question the world around me. As a kid, I did not believe in Santa Claus. The story, in my mind, had holes in it. That’s where it all... Read more »

These Assholes Always Get Away:Who's To Blame For The Zimmerman Verdict

These Assholes Always Get Away:Who's To Blame For The Zimmerman Verdict
“These assholes always get away” is what neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman told the police dispatcher right before  he got out of his car to follow Trayvon Martin. Last night, another one got away. I won’t bore you with the details. They have been well documented. As someone who is a journalism student and a... Read more »
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Recapping Last Week's Orgy Of Lazy Journalism

Recapping Last Week's Orgy Of Lazy Journalism
  This is a quick rant. I had to get this off my chest. Journalism took a hit last week. Whether it was CNN,New York Post, Fox News or MSNBC, all became willing participants in an orgy of misinformation. These days in journalism, it seems like almost all news outlets are in a rush to... Read more »

Fanning The Flames Since 1978 endorses LeAlan Jones for U.S. Congress

Fanning The Flames Since 1978 endorses LeAlan Jones for U.S. Congress
More of the same or something different is what the voters in the 2nd Congressional District will have to choose from when they step into the voting booth tomorrow. For historical purposes, let’s talk about what more of the same has done. The past three congressmen (Gus Savage, Mel Reynolds, and Jesse Jackson Jr) have... Read more »

The Lennay Kekua hoax: A watershed moment in journalism

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I was told in journalism, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out. That is an old newspaper adage that warns reporters to check out a story before they send it off to their editors. Thanks to the events that transpired Wednesday afternoon, now reporters have to see if she even exists in... Read more »
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A list of Fanning the Flames since 1978's favorite articles of 2012

This is a list of my favorite articles I have read this year. Click on the links to see you if agree or not. The David Koschman Case, Chicago Sun-Times by Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin I thought that the investigative reporting staff at the Sun-Times did an excellent job bringing the particulars... Read more »