Donald Trump’s hate for America

How can we have and elect such a president who is always saying whatever he feels like on Twitter, who is always spreads hateful comments on people, groups, and organizations,  there has been over 700 hate crimes already within the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Society and media really needs to change its …

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How can we have and elect such a president who is always saying whatever he feels like on Twitter, who is always spreads hateful comments on people, groups, and organizations,  there has been over 700 hate crimes already within the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Society and media really needs to change its perspective by having more of an open mind and embracing differences between one person to another, in many Muslim communities like those seven countries also recall campaign promises that they wouldnt be welcome when Donald Trump gets elected as president,  so to elabarate more further in this travel ban, where they pushed through a ban before to deny visitors with passports and visa entry into the United States on basis of their home country.

My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!

Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!

I am extremely pleased to see that has finally been exposed as and garbage journalism. It’s about time!

Watched low rated for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show

I heard poorly rated speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.

I am thinking about changing the name CNN to !

The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media – but remember, I won..

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Lifestyle with Madjeen Isaac

Madjeen Isaac Artist “Trust your journey, avoid looking in the rearview” IG: @madjxo www.madjxart.bigcartel.com NYC What is Art to you? Art has become a lifestyle for me overtime. I realized how much of an impact my skills had on my mental health and it has given me the voice I never thought i would ever […]

Madjeen Isaac

Artist

“Trust your journey, avoid looking in the rearview”

IG: @madjxo

www.madjxart.bigcartel.com

NYC
What is Art to you?
Art has become a lifestyle for me overtime. I realized how much of an impact my skills had on my mental health and it has given me the voice I never thought i would ever have. I was always ridiculously shy [laughs] I still am, but I rather call it “chill” because i’m more aware of who i am. I’m an artist, and I can only hope that my morals and ideologies translate into my paintings.
What is your background in Art?
Well i’m currently a student at The Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Fine Art. Art was once a hobby for me especially because I grew up first generation Haitian-American.. and caribbean parents aren’t always accepting of the creative lifestyle but once I began school and was more exposed to the art world, I felt as though I had more options and opportunities awaiting me. It just felt right because this is what i’ve always wanted to do.
What are some of your inspirations to create?
I am deeply inspired by Brooklyn specifically Flatbush where i have live all my life. For me, Flatbush is a place that screams “culture” and “hustle”. As i got older, i sort of developed a concern for immigrants (like myself) becoming “americanized” or assimilated out of fear without reflecting back on the culture of our ancestors. Too often we don’t know about our own history. We need to talk about it, be about it, in order to preserve it.
My all time favorite artist is Kerry James Marshall. I respect him for revealing the realities of race and identity within Black America. His work always puts forth the “crisis of representation”
What is your Favorite medium to create?
I’m a sucker for oil paint. I love it’s thickness, the different textures I am able to create and lastly it’s rich colors. I’m the type to paint for hours and forget to eat for the whole day [laughs] But once I have a vision and good music, i’m in my happy place!
Elaborate on your creative process like where does it begin and end?
My creative process consist of me having to workout just so that I can have a clear mind for the day. I am constantly researching and reading about topics of my interest such as my Haitian culture, feminism, identity and self care/love. I keep a visual file of my favorite works from great artist just to look at if i’m ever in doubt. Im currently trying to build a little library for myself. I view my creative lifestyle as a journey that is constantly evolving and so there’s really no end to it.
where do you see your work in 5 years?
I mostly definitely want to give back to my community by gifting them with a mural or two. My community has shaped me to be humble and make use of all that I have. Everyone’s always on the go, making life happen in order to make ends meet. It makes me appreciate the hard work and effort our elders have embedded in us. I would also want for my paintings to be in galleries and as well as overseas! That of course is when i’ll begin traveling after graduating from FIT.

UFC 213 Preview: Pettis vs Miller

Image Credit:MMA-Core.com Can Showtime bounce back in the Lightweight Division? On July 8, the UFC will feature its Pay Per View Event UFC 213.  UFC 213 will feature two championship fights and a possible title contender fight between Allistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum, with the opener being Anthony “Showtime” Pettis vs Jim Miller. It wasn’t…

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Can Showtime bounce back in the Lightweight Division?

On July 8, the UFC will feature its Pay Per View Event UFC 213.  UFC 213 will feature two championship fights and a possible title contender fight between Allistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum, with the opener being Anthony “Showtime” Pettis vs Jim Miller. It wasn’t too long ago that the former Lightweight Champion Pettis was featured in the Main Event of a Pay Per View. However, Pettis is in a interesting point in his career, needing to pick up a win in the UFC Lightweight Division. In his way is Jim Miller, a veteran and tough fighter looking to derail Pettis from climbing up the ranks.

Once considered one of the best pound for pound fighters in the UFC, Pettis has become lost in the shuffle. Pettis lost his UFC Lightweight Championship back in 2015 against Rafael Dos Anjos, in a fight Pettis was completely dominated. Pettis would lose two more fights in the Lightweight Division against Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza, which Pettis would decide to try to change weight class and dropped to the UFC Featherweight Division. In Pettis first fight in the Featherweight Division, Pettis would defeat Charles Oliveira by Submission in a tough fight. The weight cut proved to be challenging, as Pettis would miss weight and lose in the Interim UFC Featherweight Championship fight against Max Holloway by TKO.  Now 30 years old, Pettis is still in his prime and is looking make his return to the Lightweight Division.

Miller has been fighting in the UFC since 2008 and at age 33 is still at the top of his game. Although currently Miller isn’t ranked in the Lightweight Division, Miller can still get it done and has won 3 of his last 4 fights. Miller lost his last fight by Majority Decision against Dustin Poirier at UFC 208, but the fight was still a gritty fight and would win Fight of the Night. Being a well rounded fighter on the feet with his striking and on the ground with his jujitsu, Miller is the perfect test for Pettis return to the Lightweight Division.

The opener for UFC 213 is a interesting fight in an already stacked Lightweight Division. Pettis fight against Miller, will help determine if Pettis can still get it done at the highest level in the Lightweight Division. If Pettis can get by Miller, Pettis can get back on track and aim for a future title fight. For Miller, a win would help get him ranked in the Lightweight Division and open more opportunities.  Both fighters are going into UFC 213 looking to take a big step forward in the Lightweight Division, however one of them will have to reevaluate their future moving forward in their MMA career.

 

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    Police work is very dangerous and sometimes they are put into situations where excessive force is needed. But it often goes to a level where there is too much force used and it seems to often target African Americans in particular. This topic should really be looked upon by police commissioners and also should …

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    Police work is very dangerous and sometimes they are put into situations where excessive force is needed. But it often goes to a level where there is too much force used and it seems to often target African Americans in particular. This topic should really be looked upon by police commissioners and also should be addressed to the community of New York. The job of the police should be to protect and serve the citizens of New York City and make sure the law gets put into place. The black community experiences racial profiling through excessive force from the police.    

     African Americans experience more arrests than whites. 79% of people who have been surveyed are not satisfied with the way the justice system deals with individuals. Studies have shown that police are more likely to target black males in cities with violent crime.  Race and color can be one of the factors that they specifically target. Blacks are more likely to get pulled over and be killed instead of whites.  As of 2010, blacks were the most likely racial group to be arrested by marijuana possession in United States. In 2013, statistics of New Yorkers being stopped by police showed that 56 percent of those stopped and frisked were black males. In comparison, only 11 percent were white males.

The police use excessive power when dealing with minorities. 84% of people who have been surveyed say that they have witnessed other police officers using more force than needed to make an arrest. Blacks are more likely to be stopped 80 percent of the time and arrested 69 percent of the time. According to 2012, the stats show that 87% people who are shot by police are black, while Latino make up 9%. These statistics are more than a coincidence.

Some individuals may argue that race is not involved in police brutality. Peter King, a Republican, said regarding Eric Garner: “There was no damage to the wind pipe and no damage to the neck. If he had not been obese, if he had not had diabetes, and if he didn’t have asthma, this probably wouldn’t have happened.” Eric Garner’s death was ruled as a homicide caused by compression to his neck and chest, as well as the way he was positioned on the ground by police officers. His asthma, obesity, cardiovascular disease were also factors that led to his death which made the grand jury not to indict the police officer. Those who don’t believe in police brutality such as King did not factor race into the Eric Garner death at all.

In conclusion, there is plenty of evidence that the police use too much force when dealing with black males. We should move forward by putting body camera’s on police officers so there is more transparency and less debate of what actually happened. Peaceful protests by all communities should be welcomed. There might also need to be retraining of police officers so they can be better officers who serve and protect the community. The black community currently doesn’t have a trusting relationship with the police and feel targeted many times. The police department must work together with all of its citizens to stop this misunderstanding.

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Bilal’s Stand, What an inspiring movie

After viewing this film, I was reflecting on my childhood life, on the impact that my family has made on my life, they always supported me and helped me in any possible way. When I one day finish my education and pursue in the career that makes me and everyone happy, I want to really …

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After viewing this film, I was reflecting on my childhood life, on the impact that my family has made on my life, they always supported me and helped me in any possible way. When I one day finish my education and pursue in the career that makes me and everyone happy, I want to really give back to my family and I am someone who would do anything for my family, and to me I feel that the idea of a family is very important in order to succeed and continue in life.

People always have to remember that what legacy do you want to leave or what you do to want people to remember you by. Even though Bilal has miscommunication and lack of trust between him and his family, I would have to say that I will have to agree with what choices he has made after his uncle passed away, the idea that what is the point in living life, if you cant have a career or job where it makes you happy. Some problems that take place during this films involves Bilal, struggling between attending college, and managing his family’s taxi business. One of the problems in this movie deals with going to the college he wants to go, but certain things happen that prevent him from going into that college, until he gets involved in the senior project with the idea of ice carving so he can get scholarships. Bilal’s role as a family member is to work in the taxi business and go to school. While the role that Bilal takes part in his school community doesn’t take place until his senior year, where he has to do decide what colleges he wants to attend in the near future, I would say that these are conflicting roles that Bilal faces throughout the movie because he keeps secrets and not telling his family important things like college applications, and instead gives in his college application, and takes up ice carving without telling anyone in his family, and that contradicts with the daughter  ask her mom at the end of the movie if she wont let Bilal do what he wants to do, then she wont let her daughter do the same. Some of the similarities I would say that I share with Bilal involves the idea around how can I give back to my family and how will I make the world a better place with my own interests and traditions.

This film will act as a lasting catalyst for both my personal growth and awareness because whenever I am involved in any decision making, I always try to consult and share with anything that I do, because I don’t ever want to end up doing something that  my family will not approve of because like I said there are many things that I  really value in life and family is the most important aspect of my life, and it is also because you may not know some thing yet that your family already knows about.  I really don’t quite agree with Bilal when he makes decisions in life without the regard and respect of his family. Everyone should always ask himself or herself why are they here for, what aspect in life do they really want to accomplish and who is it that they are ultimately doing this for and what will leave behind for people to remember them by. I will always remember that I am not living life so I can be happy, I want to try to make a everlasting impression on my family as a whole, who else will I will be working hard for if my family wasn’t there.

The key to an successful life is in my opinion, is having a good family oriented relationship, trust, communication, and always being responsible, and it doesn’t matter if you’re the youngest, oldest, or in my case the eldest child.  In general, we are all human beings sent by God to do-good things and live life to your full potential.  Whether we like it or not, god is always testing us and always sees everything that we do, and how we are impacting the world and making it a better place with our inner talents that we all share, and how we are helping the less fortunate or people in need.

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