Happy Birthday Assata!
“No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.”
- Assata Shakur
Live from the ROC
When: Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st (1 show per night)
Time: Doors open at 7:30p, Taping time is at 8:30p
Where: German House – 315 Gregory St. Rochester, NY
Also featuring: Edgar Rivera, Yolanda Smilez and More
Early bird tickets: Friday special $15. Saturday $20 (until July 17)
Starting July 18 tickets are $20 Friday and $25 Saturday (more at door)
Ticket locations: Mad Flavors 585-254-4280, Visions Barber Shop 585-269-0941, German House 585-563-2641
Online: Itsjustcomedylive.brownpapertickets.com or charge by phone 800-838-3006.
Calling all aspiring journalists and writers! WDKX.com is looking for new bloggers! If you’re interested check out the below description.
Content Creator Internship Description
Develop and maintain fun, conversational, & engaging blogs. Interface with air personalities and various departments to ensure content is interconnected with company’s brand yet maintains listener & reader interest. Promote blogs on various social media platforms.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Conduct research for content (interviews, articles, social media)
Create topic ideas
Quick turnaround with trending topics
Write 10-12 blogs per week minimum 250 words per blog
Repost blog posts to increase visibility
Other projects as needed
Qualified candidates must have strong English writing and composition skills, be able to work quickly and efficiently, be able to multi-task, be manageable, have reliable internet access, and must love to write!
Time management skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Proofreading and editing skills
Ability to create and write articles
Ability to write with conversational style yet informative
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Maintain high ethics
Act as an ambassador and liaison for the company
Basic videography knowledge
Solid understanding of basic HTML
Experience writing SEO-friendly website content
This is an unpaid part-time internship
Estimated weekly hours are 10-12 hours per week
Schedule is flexible, and you can write the posts when works for you. (minimum 3-month commitment)
Intern will work remotely, on his/her own computer
Will have the opportunity to do on location research at various concerts, events, etc. (blogger will be chosen based on merit)
Create a portfolio of your published work
For more information or to apply please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever felt love for someone to be so unreal that sometimes it’s weakening ? That one nerve in your body you never felt before until that one someone came along ? That one someone who can make your mood go from loving to extreme crazy in a matter of moments? Sometimes love not only can be the best feeling in the world but at some points the worst.
It could feel like a part of you is gone, or that empty feeling in your chest when you go to breathe whenever you think about them. Those emotions you put into someone can be those same emotions that person can take with them, or use against you. Which the sayings being “crazy in love,” “dangerously in love,” or loving someone unconditionally can come from.
But how is it possible that another human being can have that much power over you to control you, just by their actions? I guess to fully understand the feeling you must witness it. No amount of words can paint the picture into somebody’s mind about how love really is or the power it has over you. Because the words used to describe love by a certain individual doesn’t necessarily apply to the next.
Everyone has a different way on how they express their love, because of the different feelings, thoughts and emotions one sorts through their mind. And those thoughts/emotions can have a big impact on the ability on how someone can love another. But I know one thing for sure, in order to experience hate, you must know the feeling of being in love first.
If witnessing your hometown team struggle season after season or hear rumors of a player sliding into an adult film stars DMs wasn’t enough, the Buffalo Bills continue to upset their fans.
With training camp coming up very soon you would think everybody would be on their best behavior, right? Well it is the NFL and with all the controversies happening in the sports world it is not surprising that another incident has occurred to make fans wonder “What is going on?”
Early Sunday morning, Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested in Florida on a misdemeanor battery charge. He allegedly punched a boy in the face and threatened to kill his family.
In a statement released by the Walton County sheriff’s office, Kromer and his son allegedly confronted three boys, who had been fishing on the beach, over the use of beach chairs.
Kromer, 48 was upset that the boys took the chairs from where they were at originally and took his anger out by pushing one of the boys to the ground and punching him in the face. He then told the boys to return the chairs where they found them and that he would kill their family if they reported him to the police.
Aaron Kromer was booked into the Walton County Jail at 1:51 a.m. ET and was released on bond at 3:10 a.m.
“We are aware of the report and in the process of gathering the facts,” the Bills said in a statement released later Sunday morning.
The NFL is reviewing the case, a source told ESPN…
Punching a boy over a stolen chair? The sports world has gone crazy in the last couple of months and this arrest shows the fans that some people in the public eye should remain out of it. Hopefully he learns his lesson and doesn’t get dismissed on his first season as the OL coach.
The Bills have an interesting season ahead of them but on the other hand training camp is coming up July 31st through August 25th. Come out for football fun.
written by: Sedria Thomas
Ever live your life without your parents? Ever had lost them due to the unfair court system in favor for them to serve maximum sentences on non-violent accounts? Well for Denver Broncos wide receiver Damaryius Thomas that’s been his life since the age of 12.
Smith’s grandmother, Minnie Pearl Thomas and his mother Katinia Smith were arrested in March 1999 for drug trafficking with cocaine. Both of them were convicted in February 2000. Smith was sentenced to 20 years in prison and Thomas was handed two life sentences.
His mother was among 46 nonviolent drug offenders who had their sentences commuted by President Barack Obama on Monday. She will be released from bars in November after serving over 15 years.
Thomas’s relationship with the two women behind bars was made public in the 2010 feature in the Denver Post and 2012 story in the New York Post.
On Super Bowl Media Day in 2014 he addressed that both women would be watching from behind bars and cheering him on.
“They drive me more to know that they’re there and they’re watching me,” Thomas said, according to ProFootballTalk. “I try to go out there and play my best because they’re going to talk about it to the people in the jailhouse.”
Obama notified each of the pardoned prisoners with a personalized letter.
“These men and women were not hardened criminals,” Obama said in a video posted to the White House’s Facebook page. “So their punishments didn’t fit the crime, and if they’d been sentenced under today’s laws, nearly all of them would have already served their time.”
written by: Sedria Thomas
The main attraction to young kids when entering school is the option to play sports, right? Sports are what makes friends and obtain status while maintaining a skill set that one is pleased to have. They are fun to watch and interesting to converse about. We see the outcome of repeated practices but we lack the observation of how that outcome comes about. We lack the knowledge of how today coaches are treating their players behind the scene.
Coaches are the main attribute to a team’s success and failure. They are the ones who are supposed to guide children in the right direction in athletics and in school. They are the players’ encouragement.
Each coach has different ways of controlling and disciplining their players. Some yell, some talk and some discipline with threats of running. But do coaches hit, make hurtful or even racist comments? Not in all cases but in the case of a Texas high school softball coach, it is the case.
The family of the young teenager, who reported that her coach called her racist slurs, are still wondering why the high school softball coach didn’t receive any sort of punishment.
An April letter from the principal Carla Rix informed Coach Brenda Jacobson that she “may have made inappropriate comments to students based on race or skin color.”
In the 2014 season, Jacobson had been accused of calling the black players’ hair “nappy and nasty” and making comments on how the sun likes them because it is attracted to black.
Another comment she made was with another teammate when she cut her leg Jacobson said, “See, everyone is white on the inside.”
Is this what sports are coming to be? Sports are supposed to lift teenagers’ spirits up, yet some coach are discouraging them and showing a side of society that they never wanted to witness.
written by: Sedria Thomas