Posts tagged "Violence"

A letter to the folks who dislike #SoChicago

A letter to the folks who dislike #SoChicago
To the folks (no pun intended) who dislike “So Chicago,” The people who grew up here used the moniker to reminisce about the city they grew up in. Let’s not overthink it. This isn’t Animal Farm or 1984. For the people who spend a lot of time being a wet blanket for no apparent reason,... Read more »

Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 4: George Zimmerman's artistic outlet

THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the fourth in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here are the first three called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings,and “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 3: Game of Thrones.” Photoshop or the manipulation of pictures, is... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party
The people in the neighborhoods of Englewood, South Shore, Chatham, and Auburn Gresham among others in the city, have been begging for help for decades. Long before White liberals decided that something is wrong with the city. These people continue to be ignored because of race and lack of political clout. Things started to turn... Read more »
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Ray Lewis: Atlanta mega-church pastor slick or leader of men

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The night the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots, I tuned into my favorite sports talk radio station. I heard the host at the time say that he was sick of the Ray Lewis thing. One person called in to ask why the host did not like Lewis. He said that because he was... 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 »

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 »
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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 »