August, 2014

 

Hey Sharpton, Hip Hop is the real problem

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MarcoReport is a forum wherein Marco and his guest writers share their opinions on hot topics of the day.Along with sharing personal essays; poetry; and anything else we feel may interest you!

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It’s no secret that the Hip Hop industry long ago discovered that the glamorization of thugs and hoes is a very lucrative business. Hip Hop moguls like Jay Z , Diddy, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Russell Simmons and others have created empires by targeting impressionable black youth and thwarting their socioeconomic development. The Hip Hop culture famously has aligned itself with gangs and street criminals have always been mainstays on the fringes of the industry. These black moguls in the entertainment industry glamorize the harshness and violence of poverty andRead More


So the World’s Ending…big deal. Happy Labor Day!!!

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Chaos in the world is nothing new and every generation goes through it. America has fought in wars throughout the 20th Century and started the 21st in constant vigilance against radical Muslim terrorists. The one difference between us and prior generations is that news is reported with rapid fire speed and we have instant access to every conflict or disaster. “Breaking news” can’t get by you if you have an iphone with internet access. And if you don’t catch the breaking news on a website, I’m sure you’ll see itRead More


Martin Luther King’s speech from his grave.

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50 years plus one month ago, I stood behind the most powerful man on the free earth and watched him sign an executive order that corrected America’s worst sin against the Negroe. It was a giant leap over a stubborn but penetrable hurdle that needed to be destroyed once our feet justly landed on our new American soil. I recalled the faces of my Negroe brothers and sisters who temporarily suffered the pain cast from the baton strikes of policemen and suffered the added humiliation of high-speed water hoses pointedRead More


NYPD ticketing bike riders…..chi ching!!!

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In their never-ending quest to squeeze every dollar out of people, NYPD announced yesterday that it’s going after bike riders with a ticket blitz for all kinds of infractions. As I predicted after the CitiBikes program launched, NYPD will make riding a bike just as miserable and stressful as driving a car has become. These are now 2 things you can’t enjoy doing because of the cat and mouse game law enforcement has created. Of course NYPD didn’t enforce any rules until a year after CitiBikes was launched. That wouldn’tRead More


What is a “good friend”?

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“Back in the day” before we became glued to our cells and ipads a “good friend” was someone who you actually met, spent time with, and liked… And when I say “like” I mean it as an emotion not as a button on Facebook. Traditionally, a good friendship required time and demanded shared interest like sports or clowning around doing the same things. Good friends went through some shit together, proved loyalty, and persevered. A good friend was a person – not a profile with data. A good friend wasRead More


Dead Comedians Society (Top 9 members).

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If heaven or an afterlife exists, I would like to imagine that next to the dead poets and dead actors there is a meeting place for comedians who are finally at peace. If so, you know there’s been a lot of laughing and hugging up there the past couple of days as they welcomed one of their greatest, Robin Williams. It was probably the same excitement the Dead Baseball Players Society had when Dimaggio joined them or when Sinatra showed up and was welcomed by the Dead Singers Society andRead More


Robin Williams’ death and depression.

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The media took a pause yesterday from reporting on the atrocities in the Middle East to report the death of an American genius, Robin Williams.  TV and social media were inundated with praise, prayers, condolences and tributes for a man that entertained us all with his brilliant comedy and incredible acting range.  Even in death Robin Williams got America to take a timeout from the chaos of the world as we smiled or laughed one more time while reflecting upon his many characters. However, I must say that Robin WilliamsRead More


Black teen shot by cops in Missouri is used as a reason for blacks to loot and get free stuff.

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This past weekend Michael Brown – an 18 year-old black teen – was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. As per the police, Brown was wrestling with a police officer inside a police car when a shot was fired.  The police have also conceded to the fact that Brown was not armed and that he was shot a few more times outside of the police car by a police officer. As per the victim’s family – and friends who allegedly witnessed the incident- the victim wasRead More


Visibly Invisible

Arda Itez

Thriving truth seeker. Human conduit. Moon Goddess. Lover of all beings two legged and four. Child of nature. Teacher and student of Universal belief. Writer, poet, Spoken Word performer, former tortured soul. La Loba. Dakini. Opinionated, vocal, avid human and animal rights activist, founder and CEO of Sebastian and Mia's House, non profit animal rescue. National Director of Education Lakme USA.

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Clear as day Bright as the sun Sharper than winter’s moon My friend, my protector, my touchstone. It’s you who sees the treasure in me, my strength and fear, my humor and pain. It’s you who cries with me, smiles with me, flies with me, makes me forget. It’s you who believes that I am created of stars, each word that I speak, a pearl from my lips, a brilliant flash and glimpse of my soul. It’s you who at once, makes me feel like a delicate gift, with theRead More


Domestic Violence – A Two Way Street

Gary Joshua

Gary Joshua was born and raised in northern New Jersey.After serving in the United States Marine Corps from 2001-2006, he was honorably discharged and began a career in the private sector as an electrical engineer.A graduate of Southern Illinois University, with an extensive military electrical background, he currently works as an electrical design engineer in New York City.Gary’s interest in writing primarily surround politics and entertainment and how mass media shapes helps shape the public’s opinion on issues arising from these two topics.

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Domestic violence is a very serious issue.  It involves a (typically female) victim, a (typically male) perpetrator and has consequences that reverberate throughout the families and the communities of both parties.  Domestic violence stories become even more mainstream when celebrities and subsequently the media get involved.  Whether it’s O.J. Simpson & Nicole Brown, Bobby & Whitney, or Chris Brown & Rihanna, we can all recollect a tragic domestic violence story we’ve heard about or one that we’ve unfortunately witnessed first or second hand. In the fight against domestic violence, thereRead More