Posts tagged "Racism"

Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings

THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the second in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here’s the first one called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1.” The relationship between the African American community and law enforcement is contentious to say the least. Especially when an African-American male is killed... Read more »

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 »

Affluenza doesn't work for us normal folk

                                                                         (Courtesy of the Associated Press) Affluent or ‘connected’ people getting their way and influencing court cases is an old story. Our former mayor may have done something similar regarding the David Koschman case in which his nephew is involved in. Having said that, why does this case involving a 16 year-old kid from an... Read more »
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The Southside Sucks

The Southside Sucks
The Southside of Chicago has taken a beating this year. The mayor along with the governor closed schools and mental health facilities along with the national media comparing our side of town to a war-torn, middle eastern city. To add insult to injury, our favorite son, Derrick Rose on the shelf again. I gave the... 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 »

Fanning the Flames since 1978's Top 10 blog posts of 2012

Here is a list of the best blogs I read in 2012: Why Do Black People Reject Conservatism & Rock & Roll?  by Vincent Jackson I liked this blog because it tells the truth about the origins of a musical genre and a political party that black people have roots in. I get weird looks... 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 »

The original and current victims of gun control

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Blogger’s Note:People on both sides of the gun control debate has used the school shootings in Connecticut further their claims.Just like Adam Lanza and anyone else who uses to gun for malicious intent, they have no use for stats. They couldn’t care less about opinions polls,straw polls, or gun laws. “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary... Read more »

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride - Never underestimate stupid people in large numbers

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride - Never underestimate stupid people in large numbers
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18 Pride normally makes people feel really good about themselves. On the other side of that coin,pride can make people do and say some colossally stupid things. What is pride? It is easy to Google it. But what is it really? What... Read more »
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If you are an adult and you don’t have an ID to vote you probably shouldn’t be voting

Applying for a credit card, using a debit card or credit card to make a purchase, applying for a marriage liscense,checking yourself into hospital, buying a home, checking ones credit, entering a restaurant or a bar, pick up a package from Fed Ex or UPS,starting up a bank account, and applying for a job. Those... Read more »