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And Black America knows what that message is.

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The occupation of the U.S Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 is irrefutable proof of the reality of white privilege and the existence of two Americas: one white, the other Black.

There are already op-eds and think pieces being written at this very moment which will attempt to rewrite history…

Words of encouragement for those deemed “over the hill.”

Life begins at 50. Image credit: WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock

I’m old enough to remember when there were only three broadcast networks and how crucial a set of rabbit ears were to getting television reception.

But just a few blinks later, I find myself surfing for something to watch on television with my Roku box and celebrating my 52nd year…

These tunes are the prescription when the world feels like it’s weighing you down.

Music has undeniable inspirational power. Image credit: Kristina Kokhanova via Shutterstock

Music doesn’t just entertain. It has the power to brighten your heart and uplift your soul. It can comfort, affirm, energize, motivate, and inspire you.

Music is… life, and it is universal in its influence.

Music can also empower and encourage; songs with this kind of impact on our psyche…

Fake sentimentality can’t cover this nation’s sins.

Thumbs down to fake holiday sentimentality. Image Credit: KrakenImages via Shutterstock

The false sentimentality of the holidays is the epitome of hypocrisy.

I detest the major holiday season.

There, I said it and I’m not alone in feeling this way.

Nothing to me screams hypocrisy more than the false, forced, and manipulative tidal waves of syrupy-sweet sentimentality gushing to drown us…

It boils down to style and substance.

DUNE (2021) is remarkable. Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Frank Herbert’s DUNE holds a similar position of esteem in science fiction as The Lord Of The Rings holds in fantasy: both are considered the most influential and seminal novels ever written in their respective genres.

However, unlike The Lord Of The Rings, DUNE never had a successful onscreen adaptation…

Financial shaming is gross, elitist, and needs to stop.

When you create you add beauty AND value to the world. Photo credit: Tim Mossholder via Pexels

A writer on this platform took time to author a piece complaining about other writers who place links at the end of their articles enabling readers to tip or donate to them if they so choose.

Seriously.

This person also has a problem with those who choose to create Patreon…

The Capitol Hill testimony from the Facebook whistleblower just confirms what has been evident about the social media giant for years.

Yes, Facebook does more harm than good. Photo credit: rvlsoft via ShutterStock

Facebook’s official mission statement reads, in part:

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

But in the 17 years since the social media behemoth was founded, one thing has been proven clear: Facebook’s true purpose isn’t connecting people.

Its real…

Rod T. Faulkner

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