The Starting 5 Podcast Guest Appearance – HBCU Drama, NBA Playoffs, Etc

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Once again, I made a guest appearance on Dan and John’s epic sports podcast The Starting 5. In this episode, we discuss the NBA Playoffs, HBCU drama which includes the school Bethune-Cookman University, John Edward’s death by the hands of the police, racist moments in wrestling, Curt Shillings waste of space behind, and BBB shoes. Special guest Katara from her Tru Radio Network and music by Toni Steelz were on hand to make this episode complete. From serious topics to pure, unapologetic laughter this an episode you shouldn’t miss.

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Podcast Guest Appearance: The Starting 5 Show

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Once again, I made a guest appearance on Mayor Dan’s and JP’s podcast entitled, The Starting 5 Show. We discuss an array of topics, but the highlights were the murder of Joe McKnight, and the suicide of former running back Rashaan Salaam and more. Follow The Starting 5 Show at SoundCloud. You can also email the starting 5 at THESTARTING5SHOW@gmail.com and follow them on Twitter @THESTARTING5TMT and @SF_ACE5. I hope you enjoy the show.

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Political Endorsements Are Insignificant To Me

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(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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OPINION – When I turned on the local or cable news, not a moment goes by when I’m subjected to cheerleading from other politicians endorsing a candidate for office. In this state of the political game as we head into “Super Tuesday” for the Presidential primaries, candidates believe that key endorsements are one of the components to victory.

Back when I didn’t have the political knowledge, I would rely on seeing endorsements from figures that I was familiar with to guide me when it was my time to vote. I used to take endorsements seriously and trusted the politician that was co-signing for the candidate. Better yet, if the politician was of a particular allegiance like a Democrat or an Independent, then they automatically will receive my vote. I didn’t bother to check out Green Party Candidates, or even check out Republican candidates. It didn’t matter if the politician that was running for office didn’t share my ideology; I was listening to endorsements from people I knew. Of course, that style would change a few years later when I took the time to do some investigative work and read more.

Endorsements mean nothing to me anymore, in fact, when I see another political figure endorse a candidate my thought process is what did the candidate promise them. Some politicians that love to support other candidates, either get a promise that they will be in a cabinet post if elected, or some extra funding in their districts (which never seems to reach their current community), or some other private incentive at the voter’s expense.

When I check my Facebook page, I have to read my representative, in my district Hakeem Jefferies every morning like clockwork, praising Hillary Clinton for President. The constant ass kissing is so blatant I want to regurgitate. When asked about why she should even get my vote and what has she done for Black people, all I hear is crickets. Every chance I get I respond to Jefferies Facebook post with a sarcastic condensing tone that I’m surprised the handlers on his professional page haven’t banned me yet.

Recently representative and civil rights icon John Lewis endorsed Hillary Clinton. During the initial endorsement speech Lewis couldn’t wait to take a shot at Sanders. Lewis implied that he didn’t see Sanders during the civil rights movement. I mean how could he, I still find it difficult to locate Waldo in the finding Where’s Waldo book series, so how could Lewis see Sanders during that time? I think Lewis was attempting to inform Blacks to vote for Hillary because Sanders record on civil rights is shady. I mean there isn’t a hidden agenda from Lewis, he is one of our Black icons. Lewis wouldn’t just endorse without being promised anything, right?

[Pause] Maybe I’m missing something, but what has Clinton done for Black people, besides calling Black men/boys “super predators”? Better yet, where was Hillary’s outrage as her husband ensured many Black families were destroyed during the signing of the Crime Bill? Why should I listen to Lewis, Jefferies, Representative Clyburn, The Latino Caucus and others, when they come out and endorse Hillary Clinton?

Sorry, there is too much information out there for me to vote blindly for candidates because someone told me too and like a sucker I should follow. We are in the new age of social media, where I don’t have an excuse to be politically ignorant and vote for a candidate just because of name recognition, endorsements, or because someone told me too and if I don’t Trump will be President (folks like that are attempting to force one to vote out of fear). I rather think for myself independently than to rely on voting for someone based on endorsements.

Lastly, to all the other politicians that endorse other candidates and expect one to fall in line, guess what? I’m just not that type of voter, and if a lot of voters were to do their independent research, they would realize that these key endorsements aren’t worth anything because it’s not to the benefit of the electorate, but the benefit of those who are doing the endorsing.

Happy Super Tuesday!

-Ms Scripter

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Top 10 Things I Hope I Won’t See in 2016

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FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 11: Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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The New Year has taken shape and New Year resolutions have also been announced. Without further ado Happy New Year! I have a few resolutions, but this blog post isn’t about me on a personal level. I just wish everyone peace, good health and prosperity. Avoiding certain events and actions, is what I want, so I compiled a list. Some of them are probably impossible to get, but hey maybe if I put in in the universe it will manifest itself into reality.

  1. The continuous killing of unarmed Black people by the police. I mean seriously, the police have killed more Black people than they have been lynched since Jim Crow. The constant killing of Black bodies have taken a toll on so many people, that some of us are numb to these realities of police culture, whenever the latest trigger warning video takes place.

  2. Donald Trump winning the Presidency. If America is that stupid (well some are) to vote for the man who is the epitome of a racist, then it may be time for some of us who aren’t of a Caucasian persuasion to rebel. It astonishes me how this racist nut job is leading the polls. Hopefully, it is all a mirage, and the GOP voters will be voting for someone else. Even if they do, it’s still scary due to the options that are just as bad as Trump.

  3. Local District Attorneys overseeing police shootings that kill civilians. DA’s have too much of a close relationship, with police officers. They willfully throw away cases for police officers that commit murder, so that the officers can get away with it. Let someone who has no relationship with the local police, take over the investigation.

  4. Folks contributing to rape culture. So many people are taking their superhero uniforms out the closet to defend those, who are accused of rape. They contribute to the ignorance with the narrative that suggests rape didn’t happen because they took way to long to report it. People like that are the reasons why rape victims, are hesitate to speak up.

  5. That All Lives Matter crap. Of course, all lives are important, but seriously, are all lives (all races) being murdered at astronomical levels, by police? You know that answer to that, so shut up!

  6. People on their soap box on social media complaining about Facebook status updates. If one does not like a status, it’s quite easy to unfriend or unfollow the person. No one, and I mean, not a soul is holding the complainer cyber hostage.

  7. Comparing The Weeknd to Michael Jackson. That is beyond disrespectful. That also goes for those who want to compare Adele to being the next Whitney Houston; just stop it.

  8. The what about Black-on-Black crime narrative, when discussing brutality by police. Please Black-on-Black crime advocates, take a criminology course, review the FBI crime statistics reports and stop allowing the news to shape one’s narrative. Some people sound like Fox News pundits, and it’s even worse when they are Black spewing that foolery.

  9. Refusing to vote in local elections. Judges, prosecutors, representatives are on the ballots in a lot of local elections, and when I go to vote, it’s like a ghost town. Don’t be enthusiastic about just voting for the Presidential Election, one needs to get an education on these judges, prosecutors, etc. who have the power and has brought injustices to your life. Start voting!

  10. Avoiding jury duty. Another nail in the coffin as far as justice goes, when we get upset that an all-white jury is selected for Ray-Ray and Pookie’s trial. Maybe, if Black people stop avoiding jury duty, they can be on one of these cases and listen to evidence without the racial bias it embeds itself in when it’s an all-white jury. Just food for thought.

There are other things I hope I don’t see, but for now, these are the main topics that should be left in 2015.

-Ms Scripter

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Episode 33: Time Spent Behind Federal Prison Walls

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In this episode, Debbie interviews Yarima Karama about his life behind Federal prison walls for almost two decades. In the second part of the podcast, Debbie and Chris discuss hot topic in the news like: James Blake, Serena Williams U.S. Open loss, television shows on Netflix and other hot topics.

Also, check out one of Yarima Karima’s youtube videos.

-Ms Scripter

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Nicki Minaj & Her Assistance in Destroying Positive Black Women Imagery

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nicki-vma-stageOPINION – The MTV Video Music Awards has changed dramatically over the years, and it’s not for the good. It’s produced to me as if the artists are wrestling stars with plots. I couldn’t watch all of it, the show put me to sleep, and it’s typical how I’ve been feeling as of late, when it comes to award shows in general.

I saw parts of the VWM’s last night, nevertheless. I stopped watching and was out like a light when Kanye West went on with his extended speech. Now one knows what I had to go through at one of his concerts when he went on a rambling crusade for at least 20 minutes. At least he is ambitious enough to run for President in a few years, with confidence even if has a 0 chance of winning. As much as Kanye gets on my nerves with the ramblings at the wrong time, if one took the time to digest a lot of things he says he makes a lot of sense. Sorry, I didn’t have time to digest what he was trying to relay, and by the time he received his Vanguard Award presented by Taylor Swift, I was already bored out of my mind.

Early parts of the show presented itself like I was watching an old version of The Real World. Nicki Minaj came out on stage with Taylor Swift to kick off the opening of the show, and that was the end of the Swift vs. Minaj feud. Then the shenanigans of Minaj has everyone talking when Minaj accepted her award that she won and took that opportunity to target Miley Cyrus verbally. Minaj called Cyrus a bitch and included the “what’s good”, line as a closing statement.

Cyrus came across as elegant and classy with her response, simply stating to Minaj that we all do interviews and that what is said is manipulative in the press. I do believe this was staged, and I can’t understand why Minaj would participate in this foolery. It appears Minaj supported the “angry Black woman” narrative, that many in the mainstream media loves to exploit.

How can Minaj happily play that role of the so-called “angry Black woman” in front of millions and thinks it’s okay. Minaj gives the impression as if she came out of her house into the street, vaseline on her face, with a head scarf on her head, razor blade in her mouth, attempting to shoot the fair one, with the only white girl on the block or something. I was cringing when I watch that and disappointed that Minaj didn’t know (or maybe she didn’t care), that she participated in a staged routine to make herself be portrayed this way. Then it gives the impression that the white woman doesn’t want to get involved. Cyrus gives a great response that demonstrate she has class and elegance (even though Miley exposed her breast on the show, like a good ole Miley antic we know).

When I woke up this morning, the mainstream media couldn’t wait to play that clip of the Miley and Minaj interaction. Then the newscasters gleefully say, Cyrus responded with class, even though they knew that whole entire routine was staged, but one has to know that some naïve viewers thought this entire interaction was real.

Minaj willfully or un-willfully partners with the system, by being a participate of destroying the Black woman’s positive imagery. Minaj and others who contribute to trying their best to destroy our imagery is part of the problem. It’s clear that Minaj has no conscious, otherwise she would’t be continuing to do so, no matter how destructive the results.

-Ms Scripter

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Episode 31: The Charleston, S.C. Massacre & Black Appropriation Episode

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In this episode Debbie and Chris with guest host John discussed the Charleston Massacre. They also touch on Black appropriation with the news concerning Rachel Dolezal. The topic of the confederate flag and this weeks NBA draft.

-Ms Scripter

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Episode 30: The Random Thoughts Episode With Mayor Dan

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FTM LogoIn episode 30, Debbie and Chris discuss the major news that have been hitting the media circuit. With special guest Dan, who also assisted in co-hosting duties for this episode. The topic of discussion was: the NBA Finals, Joe Biden’s son, the FIFA investigation, the death of LaQuan McDonald at the hands of the police, Jay Z’s Tidal, Lil Mama’s sausage song, among other things.

 

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Learn To Leave The Hood Behind: The Chinx Story

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OPINION – I was up bright in early this past Sunday morning when my newsfeed on social media declared Queens rapper Lionel Pickens who goes by the stage name Chinx was shot and killed in Queens. As a trapped in the 80’s and 90’s hip-hop/rap fan, I wasn’t familiar with Chinx’s body of work. All I knew was that he was part of French Montana’s “Coke Boys” crew. Once one is associated with the likes of French Montana, then I have zero interests from hearing any music from that circle, thus my reasons for being unfamiliar with Chinx’s music.

The victim, shot multiple times in the torso, has been identified as 31-year old Lionel Pickens of Ozone Park, who performed as Chinx.

The incident happened just after 4 a.m. at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive in Briarwood.

Police say the victims were driving a Porsche westbound on Queens Boulevard when a second vehicle pulled up to them at 84th Road, where a gunman from the second vehicle fired multiple rounds inside the first car, striking the driver and the passenger.

While hearing the early circumstances surrounding his death, I started to question several things. Who knows the reasoning behind the murder of Chinx, but I pose a few points for those who are on the come up. Too many new artists have the illusion that one can go back to the place where it all started – which is the hood. One can’t go back to the hood, not even for a millisecond. The dynamics have changed dramatically; there are people out there still unemployed, or just keeping themselves afloat that see a Porsche in the neighborhood and get jealous. They know the person they used to grow up with back in the hood, who in their eyes made it, and deemed that as a sign of disrespect for driving around with a nice car. Yes, there are folks who have irrational thinking.

Jealousy is another element to the devils playground. Some may feel that they can rap and are frustrated that they aren’t on the come up like Chinx and decide to take him out, and the killer feels good about himself in the process, because they eliminated the competition. There is a recent posting by someone on social media, who was actually celebrating Chinx’s death. I won’t name this individual, but I’m sure law enforcement is analyzing him, nevertheless.

Another element that may be the cause of Chinx’s demised is the contents of Chinx’s lyrics. I stated before, I am unfamiliar with the young man’s body of work, but doing research it was full of gangster street tales. If one is not living a life of crime, rapping about it only draws that unwanted attention from those who are living that life.

It can also be other hidden reasons (until police find out the motive), as to why this unfortunate murder took place. The facts do not change nevertheless, as far as the location where the murder took place. When one makes it, going back in the hood should, unfortunately, not be an option. Sometimes, one’s circle can set someone up, and this isn’t an accusation until the police can prove otherwise, but one never knows. That crime scene resembles a hit, in fact, a contract killing.

Take Biggie Smalls as an example. The west coast vs. east coast beef was too hot, why did P-Diddy feel the need for Biggie to be out there on the west coast? We have to think ahead that outside forces, want to put an end to success or any potential success.

There is nothing wrong with trying to stay in touch with the hood, but there are ways to do it. One can stay in their state, but it would be wise to live in an area where the demographics change and implementing security procedures at the same time. We all can show the hood some love, without going back in the physical realm if that is what one desires to do. From what the media is currently reporting, the murder may have been a result of a car jacking. If one doesn’t learn to stay away from old neighborhoods when on the come up, then Chinx, Stack Buddles, and countless others can become a victim to the same hood that birth them.

-Ms Scripter

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Ep 29: Interview With HipHop-Album-Debate Writer DeCorey Hale

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FTM LogoIn episode 29, Debbie and Chris interview DeCorey Hale, who is a writer for the website www.hiphop-album-debate.com. We discuss the focus of the site, about the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquaio fight, and the most recent state of police brutality including the killing of unarmed Black men and women in America.

Also, to see DeCorey and the founder of hiphop-album-debate.com, check out their latest YouTube episode after this podcast below:

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