Why the Youth Does Not Fight Back?

Youth-Resistance

8 reasons why young Americans don’t fight back is a very interesting read from Bruce Levine a clinical psychologist and author of Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite.   The youth is often distracted with many things that seems to curve some of the enthusiasm to take action.  Kids can watch their favorite shows where ever they go.  Cell phones and tablets make it easier to carry entertainment around.  So instead of paying attention to what’s going on in front of them, they only see what is going on the internet.  I don’t agree with everything he states but there is some truth behind it.  I also believe that it can easily be 8 reason why the youth need to fight back in the U.S.   Read Bruce 8 reasons why the youth don’t fight back piece.

 

 

Michael Bradford Video Demo

IMG_0028My name is Michael Bradford and I just finished my video demo.  I will graduating from the Illinois Center for Broadcasting on Aug 29th, 2014.  I have worked very hard to get a diploma/certificate of broadcasting.  My goal is to become a video editor and cameraman for a great production company.  As I progress my skills in this industry I want to produce commercials, music videos, comedy shows, and have my own talk show called Talks at the Bar.  Click on Mike B Video Demo to watch.

Justice for Michael Brown

Rally for Mike Brown in ChicagoOn August 14 Raphael Gibson from Chicago Nite Life grabbed a camera and went to the Daley Plaza for the Michael Brown Rally.  As people began to march in the streets of downtown Chicago, I was able to catch up with Raphael to see people of different colors and culture come together to support the Brown family.  This is just one of many rallies that were taking place in the US.  Other cities such as New York and Philadelphia rallied for Justice for Mike Brown. Click the link to see #JusticeForMikeBrown.

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Stoned while driving

“Click It or Ticket” is a national public ad campaign that is focused on increasing the use of seat belts among teens and young adults.  The whole set up is that if you do not have a seat belt on you could get a ticket by police officers.  Well one individual in Springfield, Massachusetts forgot to put on a seat belt while smoking a joint.  That is correct a Springfield man ran through a stop sign and blew out a cloud of marijuana smoke when he was pulled over.  The officer who stoped the man asked the driver “Are you smoking marijuana while operating this motor vehicle?” His response “Why, yes, I am, officer.”  The 30 year old man is schedule for arraignment on charges of operating under the influence of drugs, failure to obey a stop sign, and wear a seat belt.

Dems New Approach to increase taxes

Today in Springfield, Illinois House of Democrats took a vote today to determine if state income tax increase will remain permanent at 5 percent.  The 5 percent state income tax increase is only temporary and will expire on May 31.  If they do not make the income tax permenant at 5 percent it will drop to 3 percent.    This decease will cause funding in education and other services to take deep cuts. Speaker Michael Madigan has developed a plan to cut spending by $4 billion from their $38 billion budget that was approved last week.

Governor Quinn has proposed to the House of Democrats that they keep the income state tax at 5 percent.  The House needs 60 votes to make the income tax hike permanent.  Among the 71 members of Democrats, 34 favor to keep the higher tax rate, 30 are opposed, and 4 undecided.   Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says the Governor is working on passing a budget that will help to fund education in Illinois.

Republicans are expect not to vote to keep the tax increase at 5 percent.  With the threat of budget cuts to education and other services.  Governor Quinn and Speaker Madigan hope that the threats of the deep cuts will force other members of the House to keep the tax increase.    With lack of support of this proposal Governor Quinn could be out of a job when elections come on November 4.  more info

Total Slaughter 1

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Battle Rap over the years has seen some of the greatest mc’s battle for supremacy.  However, this year Eminem and Slaughter House are providing a platform for Battle Rap to become even more popular.  Eminem’s Shady films and WATCHOUTLOUD.com are teaming up to create a new Battle Rap League called Total Slaughter.  Not only are they creating a new battle league but they are also creating a new competitive reality series that will showcase some of the best battle raps known in the world.  Big things are coming from Shady and their are even more announcement click on the link to get more info about what is going on TOTAL SLAUGHTER 1.