The Problem With The Endless Drive For War

The Problem With The Endless Drive For War

Greetings my readers. In discussing the actions of the American government of the last week with people offline, I find that people are generally against these attacks. One of the points of impasse, however, is what to do about the matter. Of course, everyone is aware that last Thursday, Syria was bombed with 59 Tomahawk missiles. This week, the Mother of All Bombs, a 21,000 pound explosive with a blast radius of a mile was dropped on a cave in Afghanistan to fight ISIS. People may not want to hear it, but the reality of the matter is that actions...
1984- Film Review 

1984- Film Review 

Last week, there was a nationwide screening of “1984” held in theaters around the country. I was quoted in IndieWire about some of my off the cuff thoughts after the film. The purpose of it was to bring attention to the book, and further a public political conversation about the parallels between the novel and the current political climate in this Trump Administration. I had the opportunity to catch one of the screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, and would like to share more of my thoughts. Firstly, I thought that this film was very faithful to the book....
Trump’s Wiretapping Claims & Other Lies Lead to Autocracy

Trump’s Wiretapping Claims & Other Lies Lead to Autocracy

Trump’s wiretapping claims, other lies, have autocratic twist  by Christopher F. Arndt   First there was the birther theory, which Trump continued to champion in 2011 even after President Obama’s long-form birth certificate was shown to the world. Then we heard statements like “Nobody really knows if climate change is real;” and, more recently, “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” These are, of course, but a few of the countless lies Trump has uttered over the years, over the course of...
Rants and Retorts- A Commentary on Internet Discourse

Rants and Retorts- A Commentary on Internet Discourse

The state of online discourse is a confounding topic. It appears as though that the worst, and least thoughtful comments just bubble to the top on many websites where feedback is allowed. Journalist Anita Samuels wrote a book to address the culture of hate and slander that we see way too often in online spaces, Samuels, who wrote for the New York Times and the Daily News, discussed her book “Rants and Retorts” at a booksigning at Mist Harlem. In addressing the types of comments that she has received on some of her articles, as well as observing comments in...
Black History Month 2017- Opening Remarks

Black History Month 2017- Opening Remarks

Here we are again. It’s February, so that means its Black History Month. This time around, we find ourselves in a different predicament than BHM 2016. The country has decided that a rich jerk with a bad toupee will wear the 45, and he’s out here dropping executive orders like they are mixtapes with the intent to set everybody who isn’t a straight white male back in “their place.” Because of this reality, the last week and a half has caused many people to become “Trump traumatized”- and it is coming out in various ways. I think now is a...