“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.
We had a two man show this week but it didn’t stop the crew from going in. More people stabbed over Air Jordans, and there was a shootout at legendary Rucker Park over a blown call at a basketball game. When is the hood going to do better? Should the Rucker Park tournament be turned over to David Stern or similar powers? Should it be removed from the hands of the hood?
We talk gun laws in relation to the Colorado Batman shootings. Would gun laws have done anything to stop a premed student with no priors from owning a gun? Is it a reflection of the violence displayed in the movies? Is there something more to this shooting than meets the eye?
We look at the outcome of the Penn State penalty from the NCAA. Is this the first time that someone actually paid a price for Black life. Did the football program really suffer without the death penalty? If the players all decide to stay, will they even feel the penalty? Either way at least a price was exacted (60 Million). We discuss.
We look at the death of Sherman Hemsley and the legacy of George Jefferson. We look at his evolution and what he represented to the idea of Black masculinity portrayed on television. As a sidebar we look at 227 and what that meant. Did 227 establish stoop culture?
We take a preliminary look at Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t and how it stacks up in his catalog. Does it add to his legacy? Does it possess the singularity of vision that made Rich Forever special? We examine after an early listen. What makes a classic? We take a look at what make sa classic record and what the necessary elements are to nail it.
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