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Rapist Brock Turner’s Case is a Perfect Example of Classism and Racism in America’s Justice System

On January 18, 2015, Brock Turner was arrested after two people passing by found him on top of an intoxicated, unconscious woman. June 2, 2016 Turner was convicted of three felonies, including intent to rape which carries a maximum sentence of fourteen years. A California judge decided that a stiff …

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Real World Examples of God’s Peace Surpassing All Understanding

A side effect of developing a relationship with God is the widening of your perspective on the world. As the omniscient lone source of truth, God begins revealing it to you as your faith allows you to handle it.  Before long you’ve realized that God’s existence, and your reconciliation to …

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Common Drops a Freestyle Addressing Racism on Sway’s Universe

Common appeared on Shade45 yesterday, giving us a glimpse of his upcoming music.  The hip-hop veteran addressed “black lives matter” in two verses within the context of a discussion around the American Black Film Festival.  Watch below and let me know in the comments what your favorite line is. “Thinking of Sandra …

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Harvard Student Challenges Race & Education with Incredible Graduation Speech

When Donovan Sullivan graduated from high school, his English teacher threatened to cut his mic if he recited a poem during his commencement speech.  Ironically, Sullivan’s spoken word poem addressed to fellow graduates of Harvard University has fetched 9 million Facebook views and shares from the likes of Hillary Clinton …

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Native Americans Defy Political Correctness: Not Offended Over “Redskins”

A few weeks ago I authored a post about an ESPN commentator wearing a t-shirt on television that featured “Caucasians” written in the fashion of the Cleveland Indians’ logo.  It was worn to make a statement and start a discussion about sports teams using Native American inspired logos–one I believe is worth having. …

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What is True American Patriotism? (Part 2)

Let’s start this second part off with the definition for “Patriot”: 1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion. 2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government. …

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Brilliant Gumball Display May Shatter Your Perspective on Immigration

Humans have a strange relationship with numbers.  Depending on what we are attempting to apply them to, they can reach a level large enough that we begin to grapple with understanding. Often, we struggle to have a realistic perspective on topics such as the amount of immigration already taking place versus …

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New Reality Show Features a Sex Competition for Porn Star Hopefuls

Abuse, drugs, depression and disease run rampant throughout the porn industry.  It is also well documented how the out of control demand for porn is psychologically destroying sexual reality for entire generations of men and women.  The effects of which I’m afraid we can’t even begin to understand the depth of. Even still, …

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Sho Baraka’s ‘&’ Campaign Challenges Our Civic Duties With the Gospel

Did you grow up with people telling you which political party you should be a member of and think to yourself, “How about I just evaluate the candidates for myself?”  Have you ever thought if Jesus was an American, he wouldn’t be a Republican or Democrat? Make no mistake, He was involved …

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What is True American Patriotism? (Part 1)

I am an American citizen. For many, that would mean “I am a legally recognized citizen of the greatest and most successful country on earth in the history of mankind”. Now, when that statement is made, it generally carries the notion of the successes inherited from the Industrial Revolution, the perceived …

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