“Real journalism is publishing something someone else does not want published – the rest is just public relations.” George Orwell
With so much drama in the world today in our communities on both macro and micro levels, it’s always strange to see the news or people that claim to be journalists talking about all kinds of silly things and never what’s going on. The Firing Squad is here to take aim at all that is wrong with the world, starting with our own communities. Three men of color with no censor and no objectives but truth, justice and common sense. Each episode will deal with hot-button issues with honesty, straight talk, and humor whenever possible . No personality is untouchable, and no one is spared the venom, or the praise whenever fit.
The Firing Squad goes double barrel as we show the appropriate respect respect for the death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and the true importance of their group.
President Obama came out in strong support of gay marriage this week. Was it the correct political move? Will he gain/lose support? Is it even an issue that should concern the President?
From there we go in on recent reports that 60% pf the new AIDS cases in places like Atlanta happen to be Black women. We go ahrd in the paint on the root causes and what can be done to stop this epidemic.
We segue to Terrell Owens’ recent appearance on Dr. Phil with his baby mamas. Does his appearance lend credence to the overall feeling that Black men lack responsibility for their actions? Does Owens deserve ANY sympathy?
Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 2 mixtape also dropped this week. Was it all that? What should we be expecting from rappers like Meek? Does he have the ability to move the culture?
Finally we take a look at Red Velvet cake. Is it overhyped? Does it possess the classic Negro affiliation of delicious sweet potato pie? We discuss.
The Firing Squad, brought to you by Planet Ill. Let’s go.
P.S. Fuck Phil Mushnick.
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