As a parent we do all we can to protect our kids from the evils in the world. We shield their young eyes from the crimes on TV, cover their ears when the new is on, and we censor what cartoons and movies they watch all in an attempt to keep their innocence within them just a little bit longer. But when we send them to school we get to breathe a little because they’re in the hands of professionals. That wasn’t the case January 10, 2013 when Kendrick Johnson went to yet another day at Lowndes High School. His body was found a day later rolled up in a gym mat. Continue reading
Christopher Kyle was born April 8, 1974 survived four tours to Iraq and was tragically murdered by a fellow serviceman on February 2, 2013. Recently a movie titled “American Sniper” has come out with the permission and assistance of his wife. This movie has gotten a lot of praise as well as a lot of criticism. Dubbed the “Devil of Ramadi” by Iraqi Insurgents, Chris Kyle’s legacy is being attacked by the people who he fought to protect. Continue reading
On January 7, two muslim extremists went into the office of a French weekly magazine called Charlie Hebdo, and called out their more notable artists by name and murdered them in cold blood. The reason behind the massacre was because they did not like the way that these artists comically depicted their prophet Mohammed. Continue reading
Typically I leave the relationship and family stuff up to Suga to write but this week marks a major milestone in my life and I don’t quite know how I feel about it. I figured I would share with you all since I know we all deal with loss of life differently. On September 11, 2001 I lost a friend of mine in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Then a few years later I lost my grandmother on September 11, 2004. This marks 10 years that I have been trying to deal with a loss that is so profound there are no words. Continue reading
So I have finally decided to open my mouth to the situation going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Mow lets get down to the nitty gritty… first and foremost I am going to say this, this article is my opinion based on evidence presented so far and does not reflect the opinion of anyone else at BCE. If you cannot respect my opinion as I respect yours on this highly controversial topic then DO NOT COMMENT! Continue reading
I was always told “an idle mind is the Devil’s playground” when I was growing up. That being said I was always given a book or a sketch pad or something to keep me busy. If I wasn’t outside playing I was doing something constructive. I was creating something or reading a book. Now it seems kids lack an imagination. I know that people will blame it on technology and say that we’re too busy with social networking and video games to be creative but in fact that isn’t the point. When we were growing up we had chat rooms. we had computers, we had an ever evolving game console. The difference was we had parents who set limits. Now kids are given everything in the world they want and they have no creativity. So they do stupid shit to try and make it big on social media or YouTube. Continue reading
This is a subject that would be good for all of is to learn. The reason for this article is very personal but I know that everyone can relate. This article is dedicated to my cousin Kemi, whom we’ve recently lost.
We all know that we’re going to die and so will the people around us. We don’t know if they’ll go before us or after, just that at some point it happens. Even though we know this we still are shocked by it. No matter whom it happens to, when, or the matter in which it happens. You never get used to death. No matter how many funerals we attend it is never something that we say, “It just happens.” Continue reading