• HE Is Right. WE Are Right. YOU Are Wrong, Period.
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #43: Greek Life, Race Relations, Sports)


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    There comes a time in a person’s life where they’ve had enough.  Whether it’s being financially unstable or being in an unstable and unhealthy relationship, it’s a point that one reaches where a fork in the road comes and they take the road marked ‘Exit.’

    Colin Kaepernick finally reached his fork in the road.

    If you didn’t know who Colin Kaepernick was, you probably do now.  He’s a member of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc.; one of the 5 historically Black Greek-letter fraternities within the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and a professional athlete who plays for a team within one of the four primary sports leagues in America: The NFL®.

    This league is so gargantuan in America that its flagship championship game is the 4th largest sporting event ever watched in world history.  The National Football League, the league’s official name, has so much power and wealth that it even fought off facts of what 200 lb – 400 lb men colliding with one another at great speeds and with devastating force did and does to its players, particular their brains.  They even made a movie about it.

    The NFL®, in essence, did the same thing that the tobacco industry did when it came to what tobacco did and does to its customers(CLICK HERE to Read More…).


    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.






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  • The ‘Letter’ That Reshaped History
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    By Tavon Harris (Blog #6: Lifestyle)


    The 'Letter' That Reshaped History

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    I still believe one of the greatest things a human can posses is knowledge, and it is with this knowledge we understand the root of many of our issues today and stop the cycle known as oppression.

    To deeply and richly understand history and the development of today’s norms, classes and statutes, we are to look at the pioneer.  The British slave owner who had that much hate for African-Americans as a people, came up with a “fool proof method” of how to control and enslave a vulnerable population for years to come.

    This explains our hatred for one another because it had been instilled in us.

    We have been conditioned even within our own culture to dislike our race, discredit our history.  The only real changes we are seeing are the ones who are fighting harder to stay the same. David Banner said that the black population is the only race who takes advice of how to get out of oppression from the very people who oppress us.

    The deeper issue is(CLICK HERE to Read More…)

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    Tavon Harris

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  • My Racist MLK Day
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #28: Racism)


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    Today, my company was suppose to put out a press release about how we are helping aspiring writers, who are members of an eligible Greek-letter organization, to expand their reader base by joining forces with the National Greek Awards™.  I was really looking forward to sharing that with all of my Greek-Life friends and colleagues.  Sadly, a temporary cloud decided to rear its ugly, but not unfamiliar head, and I felt it necessary to first shine a light on and through that darkness.

    I cannot remember their name, but there was a comedian who said that yes, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was all about non-violence, but if you drove down any street named after him, there would definitely be some violence going on.

    Unfortunately, it seems the same goes for racism on any MLK Day.

    I’ve noticed over the years how racism seems to get turned up on the day of one of the most non-violent, prominent figures in American history.  It is as though the privileged feel attacked when they are reminded of the atrocities of slavery, genocide, and oppression done by their ancestors and the American economic, political, judicial, and ‘law enforcement’ systems that both directly and indirectly perpetuate those atrocities to this day.  And those of the privileged who are fueled to the fullest by the depths of bigotry and misdirected rage seem to use…(CLICK HERE to Read More…).
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    Tim Carthon; Author, Educator

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    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.

     






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  • Democratic Socialism for Dummies
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #26: Politics)


    Beernie Sanders on Socialism


    If you don’t know the non-Wikipedia, non-right-wing-propaganda-demonization definition of the word “Socialism,” then I suggest you drink a tall glass of shut the heck up, please.

    Too harsh?

    Forgive me, but I have an extremely high level of disdain for ignorance, especially when it’s purposeful.  I find that purposeful ignorance exudes cowardice, and when I look at the right-wing base, all I see is cowardice.

    Anyone who is willing to just take what someone says without even thinking about researching it, let alone actually doing it, all because it elicits a strong emotional response, is an intellectual coward.  In my opinion, this is the right-wing base.  Their “leadership” publicly lies on a level I haven’t seen since the Bush 43 years, and their base just sucks it up as if it’s truth.  Then they directly contract media propaganda machines like Fox “News” to reinforce the lies through repetition for weeks and months, but with added key buzzwords:

    • Socialism
    • “Unfettered” Capitalism
    • Oligarchy
    • Communism

    These particular buzzwords are specifically used to evoke a particular emotional response from their massively-ill-informed base.  Democratic socialism is calculatingly-demonized while unfettered capitalism is pushed by the rich and powerful as the ‘gold standard’ of running a country economically.  So, for the easily manipulated, let’s discuss the actual definition of all of these terms right now(CLICK HERE to Read More…).


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