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August 1619 – America’s First Sin

Written by Jannah Bolds
Editor-In-Chief, The Bold Opinion

Late August 2019 marks the 400th year anniversary of the introduction of African flesh via the African slave trade here in America. 

Honestly, 400 years was not that long ago. Certainly much longer than the fight for civil rights 56 years ago today, and also preceding the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation only 100 years before that. So, it’s definitely safe to say we are still feeling the effects of those dark times in 2019. Some may not agree, but I would challenge them to look deeper than themselves in contrast with 20th century modernisms. Pardon my digressions, this is a topic for another day! Continue reading August 1619 – America’s First Sin

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Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor 

Mismarketed Puppet Film a Decent Crime Drama, With Raunch

3 out of 5 stars (Average)

The Hapytime Murders is by far the most heavily mismarketed film of 2018.  Advertised as a wild and raunchy comedy, the film is actually a decent crime drama with raunchy humor that showcases that puppets can do far more in movies than sing to your kids.  However, people who want a unique (if flawed) crime drama with some ribald humor will likely be impressed at the immaculate puppetry on display here, along with a solid human cast that plays surprisingly well off of their stuffed cast members.  The Happytime Murders is a good step in legitimizing puppetry as adult entertainment, despite a few bad jokes and some questionable script decisions.  It’s not as good as it could be, but my God, if it couldn’t be a lot worse. Continue reading Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

Did We Not Get Real? Song of the Summer 2018

By Gregory Castel
Writer, Contributor

In 2017, we had what was seemingly a clear-cut winner for hottest song of the summer with “Bodak Yellow” by last year’s rising star, Cardi B. However, within this inning, we had a strong lineup up full of heavy hitters. Many artists got on base. We saw a few strikeouts, many were walked, and we even saw some hits. In June, we even had bases loaded, but unfortunately, I don’t know if anybody delivered a jam that I can classify as a home run. Crushing the the ball out of the park.

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