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by / on December 14, 2014 at 10:57 am / in Culture, Current Events, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Society, Uncategorized, Women's issues

Your Blackness is Not My Blackness So Please Stay in Your Lane

The social media can be both a curse and a blessing. It is a blessing because you have the opportunity to read the viewpoints of millions of people. However, it is also a curse because very often, you are also exposed to the ignorant arrogance of people. Especially when it comes to defining “Blackness” because some Black folks have declared […]

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by / on December 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm / in Country, Culture, Government, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Society

Hate The Government?

Discussion topic submitted by: Scott Hacker, Taboo Jive blogger/admin Just a few thoughts on this line of thinking. When it comes to venting, be sure your anger and frustration are aimed in the right direction. People who rail so hard against the Government need to understand that Government is the only system set up in place to regulate corporations. Why?…because […]

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by / on December 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm / in Art, Body, Celebrities, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Entertainment, Gender, Prejudice, Psychology

White Supremacy, Reality TV, and The African-American Woman

The history of African-American women in America is one in which there has been much joy and a lot of pain. It is not easy being a woman in this society, particularly an African-American woman because they have three strikes against them. They are women, strike one. They belong to a class that is associated with poverty and welfare, strike two. […]

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by / on April 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government

Corporate Takers!

An informed audience – at least one not sated with propaganda — would turn off the constant stream of demonization of the so-called “takers” perpetrated by Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity — the whole Fox News crew. If Fox were “fair and balanced,” their pitches of poop at the poor and the vulnerable would give equal time to pillorying rich takers, […]

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by / on April 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Media

This Koch’s not for you!

A few months ago, the Washington Post looked inside the Koch brothers political empire[i].  The Post said, “The money flows through a complex maze of tax-exempt groups and limited liability corporations, creating multiple barriers that shield the identities of the donors.” Over twenty organizations are shown, but probably the biggest influence is Americans for Prosperity (AFP), masquerading as Tea Party […]

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by / on April 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials

Christie: Remorse Done; Bully Back!

Details on the Gibson, Dunn and Cruccher report, intended to exonerate Chris Christie of all Bridgegate blame, stands out as a heavy-handed attempt to not only verbally exalts Christie but  also attempts to steer attention to Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien. It appears to be dramatized, prepared and calculated to cover all probable prosecution bases that will be covered in […]

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by / on March 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm / in Art, Book reviews, Culture, Entertainment, Facebook Fan pages, Society, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

Menthol Slim One-Twenty Blues: A Poetry Review on Walter Beck

Walter Beck’s poetry is not for the weak spined, new age generation who look for light at the end of every dark tunnel and believes that fairness can be doled out through the power of positive thinking. But they should read it, even if it’s force fed down their throats between their helpings of Wiccan poetry and spiritual healing books, […]

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by / on March 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, News

Corporate Power Going Wild

If you have any doubt about how some 90% of Americans are being swept out of contention in the national political and economic market, indeed how it is spreading worldwide, look at the lobbying apparatus set up by the money pot that is corporate America, a money pot that grows as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. […]

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by / on March 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Media, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Privatized Elections Trump Democracy

More and more, multi-millionaires and billionaires are hiding behind patriotic-sounding organizations that do their bidding – many paying no taxes – to marshal mercenary companies who in turn outsource to professional snoops and trackers secretly collecting data, and hiring production companies which produce attack ads against political opponents. With Citizens United campaign funding, political parties are becoming an afterthought. In […]

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by / on March 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, News

Not in my Frack Yard

Why do we feel no sympathy for Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, not to speak of former Tea Party leader, Dick Armey. Both are suing  Bartonville Water Supply Corporation  to stop the building of a 160 foot water tower “monstrosity” adjacent to Tillerson’s $5 million Bar RR Ranch and Armey’s $2 million property, both near Dallas? The complaint is that the […]

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