Web Writing in Different Forms

There are many news stories and major news websites. To make or create a unique news story you have to be different from others. Many of the unique websites or stories have things in common. The similarities could be the technology, web design and topics of the stories. SX Salon Kelly Baker Josephs is an English professor […]

There are many news stories and major news websites. To make or create a unique news story you have to be different from others. Many of the unique websites or stories have things in common. The similarities could be the technology, web design and topics of the stories.

SX Salon

Kelly Baker Josephs is an English professor at CUNY York College. Professor Baker teaches courses in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Gender Studies and more.She is an editor of an online literal journal. The journal is where Caribbean literature is defined.  The website consists of many things. They do interviews, reviews, poetry and so much more.

NY Times

The NY Times is a place where everybody receives there news. While in class we read an article that was really good and it’s different than the SX Salon website. The NY Times has a website and an actual newspaper that you can buy in stories or get in the mail. The NY Times is based in New York.

Similarities

Since this SX Salon is an online journal it’s different than new websites or news stories. Even though they are both different, they share similarities. SX Salon and NY Times both have subheadings. Both websites have a different section. On SX Salon each category has their own section, such as reviews, discussions, poetry and much more. The NY Times is also the same but their sections arent titled the same. The sections include home, politics, New York and much more.

SX salon has reviews and new books. The NY Times has a section for books as well. The content is almost the same. NY Times shows best sellers and book reviews. SX Salon is also the same way.

Differences

SX Salon features different stories than NY Times or the articles on NY Times. The NY Times is more serious and relates important news that everyone should now. SX Salon has more of a literary content while the NY Times is news based. The NY Times covers serious stories. In one article by the NY Times, it is about the Mass shooters and how the attack with rifles that is usually for war.

Within the article, the writers used a narrative nut graf. The article included statistics, images, and even videos. The article goes into details about weapons used in mass shootings. The article includes quotes from experts and reliable resources.

On SX Salon there aren’t any serious stories. While on the website you cannot find serious stories only literary content. The poems on the website are about overcoming or facing problems. They are less serious than the article in the NY Times. The NY Times talk more serious and SX Salon talks conversationally but also in a literal form.

State of Emergency

Governor Cuomo Visits Housing Complex In recent media, Governor Andrew Cuomo went on a tour of a housing complex in East Harlem. The housing complex is apart of New York City Housing Authority. The complex is Taft Houses. The tour of the NYCHA complex comes after many NYCHA residents filed a lawsuit against them. After […]

Governor Cuomo Visits Housing Complex

In recent media, Governor Andrew Cuomo went on a tour of a housing complex in East Harlem. The housing complex is apart of New York City Housing Authority. The complex is Taft Houses. The tour of the NYCHA complex comes after many NYCHA residents filed a lawsuit against them.

After the visit, Governor Cuomo said he would declare a state of emergency because residents should live in better conditions. During the tour he saw broken stoves, mold, leaks and peeling paint. To make it worse during the cold winter residents had no heat or hot water. The governor is vowing to free up millions of dollars in order to get repairs done.

Is Governor Cuomo Faking It?

After viewing the houses Governor Cuomo is more concerned than ever, but many feel it is from the lawsuit residents have. CUNY York College professor, George White, says “The lawsuit by NYCHA residents probably has a little something to do with the Governor’s recent concerns about public housing in New York City.  However, I think the Governor is mostly motivated by his desire to run for President in 2020, as well as his on-going beef with Mayor DeBlasio.”

Change needs to be done because living conditions are important. Whether or not if it is because a lawsuit is filed, NYCHA Resident, Jasmine Smith,24 years old, says “There was a couple of times where it was really cold outside and there was no heat.”. If you are paying your rent you should be able to come home to a warm house.

Smith, Brooklyn resident, believes that if people did not file a lawsuit and get the media involved then actions would not be taken. This is not the first time and it won’t be the last, Smith feels.

Putting the blame on management 

Governor Cuomo is looking into many ways to help improve NYCHA’s living conditions. He is considering changing the management of NYCHA altogether. A real question, would be is the management the problem? White, history and philosophy professor said in an email interview “However, it seems a little foolish to blame NYCHA management if they have not had robust support and incentives to upgrade, repair, and maintain the public housing properties.  Of course, if the residents can demonstrate mismanagement by NYCHA leaders, then YES they should be fired.”

Life without heat

Shyann Giffith, a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident, says ” Heat is a main necessity in the winter time. Nobody wants to be cold especially if they are paying rent.”

New Blog Idea

Next major post that I will be writing is will be about one of these: Governor Cuomo announced a state of emergency for New York City Public Housing The start of the jury selection for the “Brooklyn Butcher” who stabbed two children in the elevator killing one. Driver who hit and killed two kids in Park […]

Next major post that I will be writing is will be about one of these:

  • Governor Cuomo announced a state of emergency for New York City Public Housing
  • The start of the jury selection for the “Brooklyn Butcher” who stabbed two children in the elevator killing one.
  • Driver who hit and killed two kids in Park Slope, Brooklyn

New Brooklyn Rapper

Finding the perfect beat or the perfect flow is something all lyricist need. Some struggle and some prevail, it takes […]

Finding the perfect beat or the perfect flow is something all lyricist need. Some struggle and some prevail, it takes determination to try to make it in the industry.

Rapping is something people do for the fun of it but for some its what drives them and makes them want to be the next big thing.

At 20 years old, a rapper by the name of  MenaceVrses whose from  Brooklyn, NY plans on making rapping his career.

Our name defines us, it makes us who we are. Some of us get nicknames but the name we run with tells a story. Face it our name is pretty much our brand.

MenaceVrses said, “My stage name came about from a nickname given to me by my family. My family calls me Dennis The Menace. I took that, ran with it and added the Vrses at the end.”

“I began rapping as a way to vent and talk about things I usually wouldn’t. I don’t really talk about my feelings or like to explain things so I let my music speak for me.” MenaceVrses said.

Being a rapper means there are people you look up to. People who some would say influence the rapping culture.

For MenaceVrses he has many different influences. MenaceVrses says, “Some of my influences are A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie, Common, J. Cole, Jay-Z, Joey Bada$$, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Method Man, Nas, The Fugees and many more.”

With all these influences he looks up to one more than any other. “I mostly look up to J. Cole because he took a route not many rappers would take in terms of his approach to his music.” Why does he look up to J. Cole, he says “He shows a huge amount of vulnerability in his music, sometimes it feels like he talks for me or that he’s talking to me. Listening to J. Cole’s discography helped me realize that my music should always be authentic and an extension of me.”

Many of us have different passions. Sometimes one drives us more than the other. Not only is MenaceVrses is a rapper he is also a photographer. Picking one or the other is hard but some of us can juggle doing both.

With having two passions he sees them both defining him.When asked “does he see photography in his future?” he made the statement “I definitely see photography being apart of my future because it’s another outlet for my creativity. Rapping is the main focus for now because I’m starting to see results such as more attention towards my music & being reached out to perform at concerts.”

All rappers have their own way of writing, finding their flows and finding a beat that fits them best. When asked how he writes and his process he stated, “The process of me writing a song consists of me listening to a beat repeatedly and analyzing how I can contribute to this piece of music. I usually mumble outflows before writing words to see the direction and type energy I’m going to have for the duration of the track.”

Even in rapping, there is trial and error, like writing there is first drafts, second drafts even third drafts until we are satisfied and happy with the work we put in.