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Again our country, our community, has been struck with a senseless act of violence.  The people in the Boston area have been shaken and their sense of security has been forever marred and tarnished. What started out as Patriot’s day, a holiday in Massachusetts celebrating the first battles of the American Revolutionary War, quickly turned …

Open Letter to Jay-Z

In light of the recent post Media Stunt or Reckless Responsibility, it’s intriguing to read the mire that continues to surround the Carter’s recent “vacation.”  We never know how our actions may affect one or many, but when positioned to influence, that effect is far reaching and stirs emotions never imagined.  Enjoy this “open letter” from …

Media Stunt or Reckless Responsibility

Hip-Hop’s power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, have been creating a storm of controversy and conversation as of late.  Starting with Beyonce’s out-of-left-field song Bow Down Bitch, the Carter’s have been the talk of the town.  With the couple’s criticized and scrutinized trip to Cuba for their anniversary, one begins to wonder is this wanted attention …

Are all discussions good?

“Accidental Racist” by hip-hop artist LL Cool J and country western singer Brad Paisley has ignited a firestorm of conversation and controversy… just like the artists planned.  A strategic song aimed to stoke emotions, the artists purposely released the song to garner an impact and provoke dialogue.  But was it too much, did it go too far, was it irresponsible and insensitive?  You be the judge and if you haven’t heard the song or seen the artists comments, take a look and listen below.  Make sure to leave a comment as this one is sure to have you thinking and keep you talking.