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A Few Thoughts.

November 9, 2016
c/o of John Towner

I grew up in a black church. Services were long, songs were loud, and the people were spirited. Looking back on it, I lacked the perspective to really appreciate the experience for what it was, but now it’s something that I reflect on with fondness; I met Jesus there, made friends there, and learned the importance of being around people that look like you, and understand your experience. But as we all know, you never really appreciate things until you no…

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Rant: What You Need To Stop Saying About Ferguson

August 22, 2014
Photo c/o of Loavesofbread

It’s been almost two weeks since the killing of black, unarmed teen, Michael Brown, and to say that social media has been ablaze is an understatement. In fact, many attribute the media attention that the case is now getting to sites like Twitter, where news of the killing really started circulating. Since August 9th, people from all across the globe have been throwing in their two cents concerning the situation, as we’ve all watched events in Ferguson, Missouri go from…

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Rant: Please leave us alone, J.K. Rowling.

July 9, 2014
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I’ve had it. It’s been three years since the world finally received closure via Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2. Three years since everyone who didn’t read the books finally found out what happened to everyone in the Harry Potter universe, so that we could all breathe one, collective sigh of relief. At this point, those who belong to the Harry Potter fandom (“Potterheads”), get their fix from Harry Potter marathons on ABC Family, weird fan fictions, or trips to The Wizarding…

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Rant: Good vs. Nice

May 27, 2014
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At this point, you’ve probably all heard about Elliot Rodger. And if for some reason you haven’t, then do yourself a favor and run a quick Google search before you read this, because while this blog post was inspired by what Elliot Rodger did (as a bonus, you can read his entire manifesto here), it’s not exclusively about him. You see, instead of taking to Twitter to call Elliot everything that I’ve seen him called over the course of the last…

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Rant: On Michael B. Jordan And The Human Torch Outrage

February 20, 2014
Photo c/o of Greg Hernandez

So in this week’s superhero news, the cast of the highly-anticipated Fantastic Four reboot has been announced. The film, (set to hit theaters in June of 2015), will see Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic/Reid Richards, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. But as is the custom of comic book nerds, the cast announcement was met with quite a bit of anger and outrage, specifically…

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Rant: Why This George Zimmerman Situation Bothers Me

February 5, 2014
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Hey people. So if you’ve been paying attention to the news recently, then you’ve undoubtedly heard about George “Turn Down For What” Zimmerman, and his plans to enter the realm of celebrity boxing. While it was initially reported that George wanted to go toe-to-toe with Kanye West in the ring, it was revealed on Wednesday that Zimmerman would instead be fighting rapper DMX. I mean, the fact that this person who got thrown into the spotlight for reasons that you…

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Rant: On Dr. King’s Dream, Sarah Palin, and Why Some Of You Have It All Wrong

January 21, 2014
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I’m back! Truth be told, I didn’t plan on doing two posts this close together, but after surveying the interwebs yesterday, I decided that this one was necessary. So sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy. Or don’t. That’s fine too.   As you all know, yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. You know, the day when everyone gets on their favorite social media sites to post a meme and a few “kind” words. We’re all familiar with…

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