NC House Republicans Want to Ban Gay Marriage…Again

I was having a normal day in my normal life when I saw this story pop up on my Facebook newsfeed. If you don't want to click, here's the first paragraph: A bill filed by four Republicans in the North Carolina House would make same-sex marriage illegal, again restoring the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex... Continue Reading →

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Trump’s Syria Strike Is Not Abnormal 

President Trump and his administration is an ongoing disaster for the United States. However, that doesn't mean that every decision he makes is a new low in the presidency. By now, you've probably read or uheard about the US missile strike in Syria. PolitiFact Wisconsin rated a statement by Rep. Mark Pocan that "There is no legal basis... Continue Reading →

What Has Trump Done Now? 

Earlier this week, the president did something I've been waiting for him to do. He announced his intention to cut the Pell grant program, along with various other cuts.  Politico first reported the story, but I first saw it here. HIV programs and the National Institutes of Health are also on the chopping block.  Unfortunately, there's... Continue Reading →

Rather You Than Me – Review 

Rick Ross' last couple of releases have been forgettable, but Rather You Than Me is a return to form. It's the best Ross album in 5 years.  The album opens strongly with "Apple of My Eye". Ross is a master of the soulful, introspective track, and it shows here. Raphael Saadiq provides another amazing feature. ... Continue Reading →

I was bullied for over a decade but pageantry has helped me increase my self-confidence!

From a friend.

Miss Piedmont 2017 Blog

Warning(graphic)

Throughout my years in elementary, middle, and high school I experienced bullying every day. This bullying ranged from being jumped in a bathroom, having trash stuffed in my mouth, having people dump food on my plate during lunch and call me anorexic and/or bulimic, etc. I rode the bus on and off throughout school and almost every time I would get home I would cry…sometimes for hours. To this day I can vividly remember crying on the bus after school, crying on my mom’s white staircase, and of course crying in bed. To describe how bullying accurately made me feel is almost impossible because in many ways it is indescribable. I experienced both physical and verbal assaults but the verbal assaults had longer lasting impressions. When you are bullied at school, you bring it home with you and most of the time torture yourself…constantly trying to figure if I…

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Iron Fist – Episode 13 Review

For some reason, this episode opens with Meachum plots. I don't want too much of this in a season finale. Danny is the star so let's only focus on him. I saw the Stan Lee poster. *As an aside, Lee's health is not good. I hope he pulls through, but he's pushing to a century.... Continue Reading →

Iron Fist – Episode 12 Review

This episode is all about trust...and distrust. I actually liked the Meachum family drama this time around. Jessica Stroup performed admirably. Once again, the women are consistently the best performers on the show. Sacha Dhawan is great as Davos too. Bakuto proves his villain bonafides. Purple Man is still the best villain of the Netflix... Continue Reading →

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