Jackie Robinson Day

69-years ago, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

In celebration of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball, all MLB teams retired the #42 and April 15th is now known as ‘Jackie Robinson Day’. On this day all players, coaches, and umpires wear Robinson’s #42.

If you have not seen the Ken Burns‘ documentary on Robinson you can check it out online

Jackie Robinson Part 1

Jackie Robinson Part 2

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Taylor Swift’s New Apple Commercial

In 2015 Taylor Swift made headlines when she used her influence to pressure Apple into making sure writers, producers and artist were being going to be paid when Apple dropped their streaming service with a free trial period.

Well it looks like  Swift and Apple are cool again with the release of this new Apple Music commercial starring Swift.

HAHAHA, it’s always a good look when those in the lime-light can make fun of themselves.

When can we see Swift rapping Kanye West lyrics?

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My bad Taylor…..

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Heroin vs Crack Epidemic

The Senate passed a bill today to help the growing epidemic of heroin and painkiller abuse. Sponsored by New Hampshire Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) will focus on the following:

  • Establish grant programs to help state and local governments improve education and treatment for drug abuse
  • Encourage medical providers to reduce unnecessary prescriptions
  • Commit resources to help veterans deal with addiction
  • Give local law enforcement and mental health officials tools to lower the death rate from overdoses
  • Provide states with incentives to make naloxone, which can counteract overdoses, more widely available by offering liability protections to officials who distribute it

This is much-needed, but I can’t help to think how drastically different the thinking is now versus the 80s and 90s when Crack-Cocaine destroyed inner cities. Instead of treatment the focus was on fighting the crack epidemic with force which included harsher penalties.

Unlike the crack epidemic, heroin addiction is being treated with compassion.

What would have the 80s and 90s been in the inner cities if the approach to the crack epidemic was treatment along with law enforcement?

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Jeremy Lin Not Laughing At Chris Rock’s Asian Joke During the #Oscars

During the Oscars last night Chris Rock used his platform as host to slam Hollywood for their lack of diversity.

His takedown of Hollywood was straight to point as he pulled no punches in classic Chris Rock style.

While many have praised Rock, there have been some to criticize him for going too far with his jokes.

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The Charlotte Hornets’ Jeremy Lin Tweeted his disappointment in the joke

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Rock was also criticized by Shaun King (Columnist for the Daily News and Black Lives Matter activist) for his use of rape and lynchings as joke material.

Can everyone please step-down from their soapbox and cool out with the fake outrage.

Does Chris Rock’s comedy push the limit? Yes, but while he was making light of a stereotype he was also pointing out the hypocrisy in the 2nd part of the joke…

“If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids,”

You can be angry about Rock’s joke but where’s the anger concerning child labor and poor work conditions in China?

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Welcome to the Fight Marco Rubio…

Wednesday night I asked the question, When Will Marco Rubio Actually Win? 

Well if his performance Thursday night in CNN‘s GOP debate is any indicator. Rubio might start seeing some victories coming his way.

Ok, ok Marco!

Now, a good debate performance doesn’t necessarily translate into primary wins, but at this point Rubio needed to make something happen. And it looks like his new strategy was effective.

Last night Rubio stopped trying to be the “Adult in the room” and he smacked Donald Trump with one-liners/zingers. Rubio, time and time again relentlessly fired shots at Trump. At times overwhelming the Donald and kept the business man on the defensive.

It remains to be seen if Rubio’s switch to an attack style can carry him to some victories on Super Tuesday, but desperate times calls for desperate measures.

But here’s something to keep in mind….

Rubio’s attack strategy seemed to have caught Trump off-guard, but I can’t see that happening again. The next couple of days should be interesting.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

When Will Marco Rubio Actually Win?

It’s time for Rubio to step his game up!

When will Marco Rubio start living up to the media and pundits expectations and actually give Donald Trump a run for his money?

To be honest, when will he start living up to his own team’s expectations. The Washington Post reported that Rubio’s team had a strategy of “3-2-1”; coming in 3rd in Iowa, 2nd in New Hampshire, and 1st in South Carolina.

The only problem, Trump mania!

I shouldn’t give Trump ALL the credit, Rubio hasn’t helped his cause stumbling in debates and coming off as the manufactured candidate.

Time is running out for Rubio and with Trump’s victory in Nevada, he has to be feeling the pressure. And we know what happens when he feels the pressure…..

SMH, Rubio has to get it together soon or else he will be on the sidelines with his old mentor Jeb Bush.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

The Fake Beyonce Outrage

Soon after Beyoncé completed her halftime performance at Super Bowl 50, the fake Beyoncé outraged reared its ugly head.

Twitter exploded with trolls criticizing the “celebration” of the Black Panthers and continued with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani going on Fox & Friends and stating with no shame that Beyoncé performance was anti-police.

Days after the performance trolls talked about protesting the NFL at their headquarters in NYC. They wanted the NFL to know they will not standby and let everyone know how inappropriate it was for her to celebrate her Blackness during the Super Bowl…

My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma
I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I got hot sauce in my bag, swag – Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

Damn you Beyoncé for loving your “negro nose”, how dare you!!!

PROTEST, PROTEST, PROTEST, protest, protest…..

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Yeah, about that protest….

According to the NY Post, the anti-Beyonce protest had 4 people in attendance. And as Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z once said

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Photo Credit: Charlamange Tha God Instagram

Credit: NY Post