by Michael Bracy
Do you think trust plays an important role in relationships? I do
Trust is the foundation of any relationship. It helps you build and is a major component of having respect for one another. Being able to communicate and being open minded. When you’re able to communicate with one another the confidence, trust, and sense of security expands
by Shyra Gums
Rapper T.I., alongside his wife Tiny and children took a picture for Touch Magazine. The photo shows the family posing in a way similar to that of a photo taken of the fictional Huxtable family from “The Cosby Show.” T.I. has declared his show, which documents him and his family, “The Hip-Hop Cosby show.” This has been a topic discussed on Street Soldiers, a Bay Area radio show that airs every Sunday on 106 KMEL FM. The biggest question on this show was “Is this a good comparison?”
by Derick Cade
Being a father comes with lots of responsibilities. But most fathers don’t have what it takes to be a good one. Some blame it on their own fathers not being in their lives but that never makes it okay for a man to abandon his child. A lot of kids grow up fatherless and more often than not begin to look up to the men in their neighborhood who are selling drugs, involved in gang activities, or have a negative impact on their community in any way. But why do they look up to them? In my opinion it is because of the media taking things such as guns, cars, chains, women, and drugs and making them “cool.” Some kids buy into it, while others choose a more positive road to success.
by Shyra Gums
According to CNN, a company that reports U.S as well as world news, a story about Chris Brown renewing his friendship with Rihanna is considered to be and can be found under the category of “breaking news.”
Meanwhile, in Oakland, 7 people are killed within the first week of October. And what’s most unsettling about this is that most of the victims’ stories were not even reported on the local ABC 7 news report. Looking at stories being reported about everything from Chris Brown to Kardashians, while other more serious topics get little to no attention made me ask this question: Should news companies be taken seriously?
By: Chris Pressley
Cheating is a very questionable and confusing topic. Just about everybody has their own meaning of cheating. Some people think doing small things with someone other than your partner isn't cheating, while others may say doing big things with someone other than your partner is cheating. I also have my own concept of what cheating is. I think cheating is basically doing almost anything you have to hide from your partner or wouldn’t do in front of your partner.
By: Josefine Charles-Harris
There are a lot of different aspects to a relationship and key things are needed to make a healthy one. Most people want a loving relationship to feel loved so they can give it back.
However, just like life... relationships are COMPLICATED and there are things people don't always take into consideration. In my opinion, there are 4 main things that are need in a relationship which are: communication, balance, commitment and trust. I believe when any one of these are missing it becomes a lot harder to have the solid, good, healthy relationship you are looking for.
By: Jabree Seymour
When I was little technology and social network didn't exist like they do now. It wasn't a way to update a status and put someone's business out there. You know, “put them on blast” meaning you expose something confidential, or secretive about somebody you wouldn’t normally say. It wasn’t until I got in the 7th grade and MySpace became a popular social site, that's when people began putting themselves on blast, or in other words putting themselves out!
By: Joi Morgan
In this society, it seems like music has changed the mindset of our young generation. Men and Women had more regard for each other, and music had more meaning! Now and days the younger generation is use to saying “I don't need no n**** “ or “ b******* ain't s***”. When we think of the music me and my peers listen to now, we wonder where did these ideals of negativity between men & women, and young relationships come from? As we review some of the music from artist the younger generation listen to, it doesn't always make sense.
What is the difference between the youth today and the youth from the earlier age (50's- 80's)? The difference is that the youth today have more academic challenges and the youth from the earlier age have more social challenges.
Imagine growing up in the 50’s. There was segregation in schools, no civil rights yet, more families who own small farms and more racial killings, hate crimes and injustices. Children from the 50’s of all races would enroll into college at the minimum age of 14. Now, let's fast forward back into the year of 2012. There is desegregation in schools, there are civil rights and more jobs are available. However, change has come, academic level requirements are more complex. So what does that mean? This means the bar has raised for all of us, but responsibility is an issue still.
I know at least half of the people reading this has had a best friend. A friend you’ve known since middle school and have been close with all the way up to high school, and feelings start to creep into your mind. You don’t know what to do, but you do know this could ruin your friendship with this person. At the same time, you could tell this person what you feel since you’ve known each other for so long! Which may have been most of your life.
How do you deal with this dilemma?