Their Brother’s Keeper

Posted in Blogroll on December 18th, 2012 by Ronald Glover

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No four walls can compare to the mental prison Josh Brent lives in.

Last week, the Dallas Cowboys were placed in the unenviable position of burying teammate Jerry Brown and wondering how to deal with the person responsible for his death.

Under normal circumstances the answers vary, but when the man responsible is teammate Josh Brent, the Cowboys chose to circle the wagons.

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Tip Off for 12/18/12 (featuring Boyz II Men): Serge Ibaka goes off as Thunder win 11th in a row

Posted in Blogroll on December 18th, 2012 by Ronald Glover

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Serge Ibaka was cleared for takeoff last night against the Spurs.

In three short seasons Serge Ibaka has become the NBA’s top interior defender. Last season, Ibaka’s offensive game opened up as he improved his perimeter game.

Last night Ibaka was huge against the San Antonio Spurs as the Oklahoma City Thunder dumped the San Antonio Spurs 107-93.

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Manhood Crisis At The Heart of The Newtown Tragedy: Part I

Posted in Blogroll on December 18th, 2012 by Christian Avard

As Mizzo always says, “Change the Narrative.” The Starting Five takes a critical look at the Newtown, Conn. shootings and how gender affects complex social problems. – CA

 

Newtown, Conn

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The tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut shocked America to its core. On Friday Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, of Newtown killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, 52, before carrying out a horrific shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He forced his way into the school wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying three semi-automatic weapons. Lanza walked into a classroom, killing 20 children and six teachers and administrators, and turned the gun on himself.

The question on everyone’s minds is why did Lanza do this? People want to see action to prevent mass shootings. The common suggestions are: stricter gun control, greater mental health evaluation and treatment, enhanced school security, or even arming school administrators.

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