There is no pity for cowards, and Scot Peterson will go down in history as a coward.The former Broward County sheriff's deputy was arrested earlier this month for hiding from the gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 16 months ago. Peterson, the only armed law enforcement official on the campus, is charged with seven felony counts because he took cover outside instead of trying to stop the shooter. By the time other police officers entered the school - 11 minutes after the shooting began - 17 people were dead and another 17 were injured. Surveillance video shows Peterson hid for almost an hour, never setting a foot inside the school he had sworn to protect.The reaction to his arrest has been unsparing, hitting a collective nerve about moral responsibility and failure to act in the midst of a horrific attack. He was quickly dubbed "The Coward of Broward." The anger is raw and festering; many people are even more enraged at Peterson than the shooter."I have no comment except to … [Read more...] about He’ll go down in history as a coward, but is he a criminal?
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Blackbear is more than just a musician. He is one of the most talented, hard-working, dedicated and strong artists to enter the studio. Aside from his ability to create hit records seemingly effortlessly, it’s his real-life experiences battling anxiety and substance abuse that he bravely recounts through his lyrics. Records like “Anxiety” and “If I Could I Would Feel Nothing” give hope and strength, allowing his growing fan base to not only relate but to find comfort.Real name Matthew Musto celebrates many successes, including three independent albums and sold-out shows across the world. In 2017, he landed his first placement on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Do Re Mi” from Digital Druglord, with the remix featuring Gucci Mane accumulating 88 million views on YouTube and counting.Now at 27 years old and in the best headspace he’s been in for a long time, Blackbear plans to take his already flourishing career to the next level. With his … [Read more...] about Blackbear Opens Up in Person and on His Albums
Phoeniz, Ariz. — It was here in Arizona, during John McCain's first run for public office in 1982, that the former Vietnam War prisoner came up with the line that assured his career in public office. McCain, then 46 and struggling to capture the Republican primary for a seat in Congress, was grimacing during a campaign forum at the latest of many accusations that he was a carpetbagger, having just moved in the past year to the congressional district in Tucson he wanted to represent. He'd been diplomatic up to that point. But his soon-to-be-famous temper, sarcasm and no-holds-barred qualities all suddenly exploded. "Listen, pal," he snarled. "I spent 22 years in the Navy. ... We had to live in all parts of the country, all parts of the world. ... When I think about it now, the place I lived in longest in my life was Hanoi." The audience sat shocked, then erupted into thunderous applause. McCain crushed his opponents in the election. He moved easily to the U.S. Senate four years … [Read more...] about McCain: A profile in courage and adaptation
Bob Schutz, AP In this June 22, 1963, file photo, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, left, speaks with civil rights leaders, beginning second from left, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP; and A. Phillip Randolph, president of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, on the White House grounds, in Washington, DC. Civil rights lawyer Joseph Rauh stands in the background at center. Related Links LDS Church, NAACP to launch joint education, employment initiative Rep. Mia Love questions Trump administration trade policies In our opinion: Showtime's 'Who is America?' represents the worst of America's current culture of contempt American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks has been trying to persuade conservatives and liberals to have a different kind of discussion for several decades. He tells individuals and organizations to “Go where you’re not … [Read more...] about In our opinion: Good leaders go where they’re not welcome
Black Business #SupportWhomSupportsYou Black Buying Power — #BuyBlack #LoveBlack #GiveBlack BY: JAMES JONES III, PhD The American labor movement serves as the foundation for the economic might that we each enjoy without a second thought. This particularly thankless task is celebrated by all Americans on the first Monday of each September. Unfortunately, the African-American contribution to American labor as labor leaders, laborers, and entrepreneurs is commonly omitted. There is little room for debate regarding the indispensable nature of persons of African descent in regards to American labor. One must remember that were it not for the labor contributions of enslaved Africans that colonists may have very well be forced to revert back to cannibalism to survive; an action that was occasionally used by colonists as they sought to survive the barren winter months when food was particularly scarce for them on the North American continent. It was the African contribution of food … [Read more...] about Gearing to Make a Change in the Community