Dr. Ben Carson A Potential Presidential Candidate
Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative political figure, just might be a contender for the 2016 Presidential race. Apparently Dr. Carson wowed a conservative crowd at a Republican Club meeting recently and they fervently urged him to put his bid in. Via PageSix
We’re two years away from the next election for President of the United States, but the race is already heating up.
Among the contenders: Dr. Ben Carson, who gave it good to President Obama at last year’s National Prayer Breakfast — and who had more digs for the commander in chief last Wednesday at the Women’s National Republican Club on West 51st Street.
“People say to me, ‘Dr. Carson, you’d make a great president, but Obama has ruined it for another black candidate.’ I say, ‘He’s half-white, so I guess he ruined it for them, too.’ ”
Carson, who retired as director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital, gave a speech, answered questions from a crowd of about 300 and signed copies of his sixth book, “One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future.”
“A PBS reporter asked me, ‘How come you don’t talk more about race?’ I said, ‘Because I’m a neurosurgeon. When I open up a patient’s skull, I’m working on what makes him or her a human being — not his skin. ’”
Carson also had quips on several other subjects, including legalizing marijuana (“Data show it reduces IQ. We have enough stupid people. We don’t need to create more of them.”) and unions (“They will strangle the goose that lays the golden egg for that last egg.”).
The partisan crowd was hanging on every word, and urging Carson to run for president.
Is it possible to have 2 African-American Presidents is a row?
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Is it time to take a stand against ignorance in rap music?
Black Music Executives Continue To Promote Death And Negativity For Profit
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While some of the most popular rap records of all time are misogynistic, violent, and void of intellect, we might have reached a point where we need to purge these tropes and the rich record executives who promote them.
RapRehab writer Sebastien Elkouby explores that idea and more in his recent article.
While watching the video for “Hot N****” by Epic Records’ newest artist Bobby Shmurda, I could hear a voice in my head repeatedly cry out, “the music industry hates Black people.”
Out of countless amazingly talented unsigned artists waiting for their big break, why would a record company sign yet another half-ass artist whose message is all about death, murder, guns, and more death? It couldn’t possibly be about all the money they project making off this Youtube one-hit wonder since the past couple of years have shown us that viral video stars like Trinidad James and Chief Keef don’t necessarily translate to real-world superstardom.
Why would music industry executives who are supposedly astute businessmen invest in the type of artists other labels don’t seem to have been very successful with? While these rappers may achieve short-term popularity, the amount of free mixtapes, guest appearances, and YouTube-to-MP3 music they put out can’t be profitable for the companies.
Why would someone like Bobby Shmurda get a major label deal on the strength of one poorly-produced video? Is it because Beyonce did the Shmoney Dance (Bobby’s signature move) during one of her shows? Is it because Jay Z shouted out the dance in a freestyle at a concert? Is it because Drake, Meek Mill, Raekwon (WTF Rae?) and Busta Rhymes co-signed Shmurda?
Why would a label invest in a mediocre rapper who may be “hot” for a minute but will undoubtedly fade into oblivion like so many of his forgettable predecessors? Is it because Bobby Shmurda is an underground sensation who kids in NY have been listening to for the past few months so Epic Records jumped on who they felt might be rap’s next flavor-of-the-moment before someone else does?
Or is it simply because the music industry’s agenda to promote death and dysfunction to Black youth is bigger than its desire to make money?
It's no secret that rap music as a whole is getting worse by the day. Specifically, the content and language is declining and becoming more negative by the day. Personally, i'm waiting to see how far they'll let this go. I feel bad for the youth because they listen to it.
So has the government gone from flooding neighborhoods with drugs to flooding the airwaves with self-destructing product?
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