Opinion

It’s The Murders Stupid

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It’s the murders. For those who have not been paying attention Kansas City in 2017 had the second highest murder total in its history. The year ended with a higher per capita rate of murder than Chicago with 150 homicides. What is strange is the deafening quiet coming from City Hall. I guess they think …

Omarosa: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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What do you get when you cross a fame seeking, money grubber with a fake conservative who only believes what will get her the next payday? Who is Omarosa? Correct. This train wreck was predictable from the beginning. I don’t blame Omarosa she only did what she does latching onto the coattails of someone she …

Government Overreach or Survival

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Is it government overreach or survival? There is a debate going on in Kansas City, MO which has sparked questions about the ability of a commercial and entertainment district to protect itself from ongoing violence. The area in question known as Westport, which has traditionally been an entertainment destination for young people in Kansas City. …

Revenge of the Nerds

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Rumors of tech companies hiring models to attend their parties have existed for years. When I worked in tech I heard the rumors, but never attended such an event. Some companies even brought in strippers and hookers according to the rumors. A true case of revenge of the nerds. With the lack of women in …

Give Me That Ole Time Religion

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The debate on how the church should impact the world and what is its mission is the subject of debate by theologians from the early days of Christianity. It was the impetus for the western church’s reformation and countless other splits in the church. Today with church attendance dwindling especially among younger people many pastors …

Trump’s Personality

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Anyone familiar with Donald Trump’s history should not be surprised by anything he is doing or has done to this point. Since he was a child Trump has had one overarching principle: win at all costs. Even as a cadet at New York Military Academy, his classmates spoke of his singular desire to win. He …

How Hollywood is Corrupting Our Values

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  I grew up watching television. I was part of the first generation that grew up watching television. Television no longer entertains me. Hollywood is corrupting our values by arousing the base natures of those who watch. The level of sex, the morals of the characters, and the overrepresentation of the LBGT community makes television …

Denzel: Malcolm X to Uncle Tom

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So how does one go from being an acclaimed actor, a two-time Academy Award winner and beloved by his community to an Uncle Tom? Denzel Washington starred in such epic roles as Malcolm X, Private Trip in Glory, and Steve Biko in Cry Freedom. He has been married to the same black woman since 1983 …

The Impending Backlash: Tribalism

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One issue getting little attention from black activists groups including Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the media is the impending backlash from all the protests. We witnessed a glimpse of it with the election of Donald Trump. Some claim the election has empowered racists and white supremacy groups. I disagree. What we are seeing is …

Do Tigers Worship God?

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One question I always ask my classes is, “Do tigers worship God?” And no one knows, but if they did I tell them they do it by being tigers. They do not try to be giraffes, or antelopes, or zebras. They stick with being tigers. Only humans have the ability and the desire to be …