Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Why YOU should care about Michael Brown.

I know that I haven't written a post on this blog in FOREVER but the recent events in St. Louis has inspired me to write. Unless you've been under a rock, a young man by the name of Michael Brown was shot down on Saturday August 9, 2014 by an officer who we now know is Darren Wilson. Since his death, there hasn't been an arrest hence the need for protests. 

The Ferguson Police Department has been completely despicable throughout this whole ordeal - actually the entire presence of authority in the Ferguson area has acted without any tact during this situation.  The amount of information that has come out during the case makes it hard to understand why the city hasn't at the very least arrested him. Yet, they want to condemn the citizens of Ferguson for being upset about the matter. This young man was shot and killed - then left in the street for hours before they picked his body up off of the street. It saddens me that in 2014 we are STILL fighting to let the world know that it is NOT ok to shoot unarmed black people.

Since all of this has started, I've been annoyed with two things- 1. The Media and 2. People who are attempting to blame the victim and blame the African American community. 

Let's tackle the easy one first. My problem with the media is the selective coverage that they are doing. In a time where social media has become a first hand source, I need news outlets to attempt to be a little more careful with the message that they send out. Although I'm happy it's getting coverage, they are painting inaccurate pictures. They tend to focus on violent protestors when in actuality they only make up a small percentage of the crowd. They have NOT shown the excessive force that the police have used against PEACEFUL protestors or the constant violation of rights. Tear gas and rubber bullets. AK 47s pointed at citizens. No fly zone, city curfews, internet sanctions. All of this enforced on US citizens - AMERICANS. It takes the media being threatened for them to even cover these horrific events.  Meanwhile, I've watched a live newsfeed on what they should have reported the night before 2 days ago. 

They question why African Americans are so angry yet there numerous names of unarmed people of 
color that have been killed - John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner - need I go on. Then they begin the smear campaign against the victim. They question what did he DO to make the officer shoot him not WHY did the officer feel the need to use such excessive force. They haven't discussed the 911 tapes that were released and revealed that the officer never called to report the shooting,  just for crowd control. But when Ferguson Police Department released stills and a tape that suggested Brown had participated in illegal activity only to find out later that the tape had NOTHING to do with his murder, they continued to replay those images no matter how incorrect they were. Yet, the media continued to play the video furthermore painting the picture of a young thug. Therefore leading into my second issue. 

Let's remind ourselves that this young man was unarmed and we now know shot 6 times by a police officer. Police officers are supposed to Protect and Serve the community. If they feel that they must use a weapon, it should ONLY be used to disarm the suspect NOT shoot to kill. After reviewing these basics, the officer SHOULD be the one held at fault. He lacked the skills to perform his job correctly.

Yet most of the focus has been on what the African American community has done wrong. Saying that if he was dressed better he could've avoided it. Do you know how absurd that sounds? Martin Luther King Jr. wore a suit everyday and was still murdered. They both were murdered for being black. The autopsy report shows that weed was in his system - how does that justify his murder. Weed is becoming legal across the US so let's stop demonizing him for that.

If I hear one more person say that we need to address black on black crime, or that we never march when one of our own die. Let share something with you. You fell into the media trap. Did you know that 85% percent of murders against whites were committed by whites? Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon, Dark Knight Rises theatre shooting, ALL done by white people. All suspects brought in alive. Hell the guy from the Boston Massacre got the cover of Rolling Stone - how sick is that? Yet black on black crime somehow justifies unarmed black teens being murdered for being black. Stop believing in a system that wasn't created for you. Open your eyes. We are still fighting the same fight that our forefathers fought. 

Ultimately, a mother and father is without a son and they are still hurting. You can help out the cause by donating to the cause here is one of the links 

Open your eyes people. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Reason Why People Take Being A Parent for Granted.....WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING FOR REAL?????

Ok...first off let me state that I am sorry about not posting for awhile.  My life had been consumed by an organism called College lol.  Now that I've graduated the post will continue at a consistent pace.  Just bear with me.  I'm going to try and make some modifications to the blog...once again....bear with me.  

Ok now that that's over's time to discuss the topic at hand.  This is going to address something that I've observed quite a bit in society.  Ungrateful ass parents. People that take out the frustrations they have with each other out on their children.


The picture above depicts the complete and utter disregard for life.  This woman not only endangered her children's health but humiliated them in front of numerous people because she didn't get EXTRA money.  By far this has to be one of the most ignorant things that I have heard.  There are people in the world that can't have kids and wish that they could experience the joy that you were blessed with.  Yet you feel the need to belittle your children over an issue that you have with their father.  If anything, it just shows how immature you are as an adult.  It's amazing what people do for money.  

This subject actually opens up another can of worms.  It seems that today's society will do anything as long as you can get a check.  That includes exploiting your children, family, and everything that you stand for.  People have to get a better grasps on themselves and understand that MONEY isn't EVERYTHING contrary to popular belief.  And QUICK money is NEVER good.  Yes money is a VERY important factor in making the world go around, but when you're all alone what good is it.  So when you find yourself about to do something incredibly stupid and degrading to all of those around you ask yourself....WHAT ARE YOU THINKING FOR REAL????????  

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just an Update...

So I know I haven't posted anything in a while...just bear with me lol. I'm looking for some let me stop. I've just been a little busy with the process of a school starting and it being my last semester and all (YYYYYAAAAYYYYY). But don't worry, I have plenty more things to discuss and question. So in the mean time, if you like what you see TELL SOMEONE. And until the next post, make sure you don't do anything that will make me say for WHAT ARE YOU THINKING FOR REAL?????

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Buy Books for Class and Not Using Them....What Are You Thinking For Real?????

It's almost that time of year again....well actually for me the year never ends....but what ever. Its the time when parents jump for joy, grade school children groan, college freshman are excited, and college students like me are indifferent (because there is NO END until graduation). Anyways getting back to the subject, the beginning of a new semester=New Classes+New Teachers+New Books. Now all of these are pain in the asses, but one can be an avoided pain in the ass.

Now see she has the right idea. Get some paper, a pen, and have your phone nearby just in case you get bored. Too many times in my college career have I wasted money on a book, that wasn't cheap by the way, that I never used. Then most of them you can't sell back or it's highway robbery to sell back. Now I know that the professors usually have to pick a book, but can you do me a favor send me an email telling me we're not going to use the book. I mean I could've saved that $50-$200 that I spent on the book. Seriously, we're already spending thousands of dollars a semester, you can at least look out for us a little bit. You were there at one point....le sigh. Oh and let's not get the jack-a that wrote the book so they want to spend the full price brand new for the book and require remedial things that you could only do if you have the book, ex. label the diagram from the workbook. Then the assignment is actually worth like 10% of your grade. But do you have to read the book; NO...the jack-a's have powerpoints that teach you the lesson. Again thank you for letting me waste my money.

Then we have the infamous we don't know what to study so I guess I should try and read the entire book the night before like the girl above. Then comes test day and the entire test was from the lecture. AGAIN, can you let me know so I could save some money and its a recession too....shooo. I took a stand this summer semester and didn't buy one book...heck we weren't using them anyway. So the next time you buy a book and go the entire semester without cracking it open; on the comment section of your student evaluation write....WHAT ARE YOU THINKING FOR REAL??????

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Abomination that is the BET Awards...MJ Tribute....WHAT ARE YOU THINKING FOR REAL???????

So like I'm really not even going to dwell on how horribly put together the show was. I mean it really looked like they just eff the rehearsals lets just do the show. And how are these people entertainers, but yet they look like the person that's scared to get in the front of the class to present. Again we're not going to dwell on that because we all knew the show was going to be horrible, but we thought that there was inkling of hope because the "MJ Tribute" and I use the term "tribute" extremely loosely.

BET used the King of Pop's death as a shameless plug to get ratings.

I was having some issues with YouTube but now that that's over with...*sidenote if anyone would like to help me out with the formatting part of my blog it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED*.*Back to Scheduled Programming*As I was saying, We ALL know that Ciara can't sing, hell SHE knows that she can't sing. So why put on stage to SING a tribute to Michael and NOT Dance. I'm so confused right now. Examining the entire tribute there wasn't any dancing. HOW IN THE HELL are you going to do a tribute to a man that not only revolutionized singing but DANCING, and we don't have the dancer do a dance tribute. Oh but look who does do a dance tribute....

I like Jamie and all but What the Hell??? I mean HE DID WAY BETTER THAN ME LOL....but really, he's the only one to attempt a dance tribute to Michael Jackson. This is some pure BULL. Michael does NOT approve. They focused so much on trying to upstage the other networks by doing the tribute first that they compromised quality. It just goes to show why no one really has any respect for BET as a network. I mean how to you publicize that there is going to be major Tribute but you leave out a key factor of the man's career. Oh and let's talk about how tasteless we were at the end to post a picture of Janet and Michael on the screen behind her as you have her make a statement....

How tasteless was that...I digress. All I have say is when you publicize something and leave out a key factor ask yourself this question...WHAT ARE YOU THINKING FOR REAL??????

Friday, June 26, 2009


It truly saddens me today to write this post. The world has lost THE BEST ENTERTAINER to EVER grace this earth. I mean....and I believe that I can say this....but there is NO ONE that didn't love Michael at one point in their life. It all came as such a shock. I mean I never got the experience like my parents did to see him in concert but I mean those are truly memorable moments. Do you realize how many stars would NEVER have even existed if it weren't Michael Jackson...hell his own sister wouldn't be in the industry if it weren't for him?

I remember watching this concert on VH1 (I hope they play it again) and HBO. I mean I was amazed by looking at it on T.V.. He just was great. There's no other way to explain it. He was the ultimate entertainer. Who can you listen to now that you can listen with not only your mother and father but your grandparents too? I mean thats longevity.

The thing that ticks me off about this whole thing is that the media feels the need to remind us of all of the negative that MJ has been through. We know about the allegations, the suspected drug use, etc. seriously STOP. The man is dead and WHY WON'T JUST LET HIM BE GREAT?????? He was extremely talented and NOTHING can dispute that. Stop bashing someone who just lost their life. Not only was an extremely talented Artist, but he was also someone's Father, Brother, and Friend. So the next time you hear *I wanna Love You (PYT)....*All I wanna Say is that They Don't Really Care About Us*...or my all time favorite( one of them at least) *I Wanna Rock With YOU*....REMEMBER THE LEGEND AND HIS LEGACY....NOT THE NEGATIVE!!!!!!!



Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Programs on the Laptop...oh wait My Trial is Over...What Are YOU Thinking For Real?????

So you start up your laptop, which you've only had for about a month, and you notice a box that pops up. Yep, its a program on your computer letting you know that your free trial is up and you know have to 39.95 for the program. Ok my problem with this: I just spent $700-$1300 on the laptop and now you are forcing me to spend another extra $75- $200, on something that should have been included with the system, like the picture above shows, Virus protection and Spyware. Yea thank you for being a rip off while the country is in a Recession.

And what the heck happened to having the generic games that you could play on your laptop or pc for free. I went to look for my games on laptop and got happy for a minute. I had like 30 games in the folder. Come to find out I got to play it one time before I found out that that was another scam for me to spend more money. I mean I would prefer having no games on my system versus 30 one time trials. That's pure crap. I want to know who in the heck came up with this idea. I mean really...but yea it's what ever.

Ultimately when you're trying to open programs on you computer, you feel like you are repeatedly seeing the above access denied sign for every program you try to open. So the next time you open a file on your computer and it proceeds to tell you that this a trial version, please join me in asking.....WHAT ARE YOU THINKING FOR REAL???