By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion
The NFL disappoints, yet again.
Imagine it’s the year 2020, four years post the start of, yet another, social injustice revolution, and haven’t seen progression? Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the US national anthem on 9/01/2016 to bring the reality of social injustices and police brutality amongst Black Americans; and in return, received the blackest of balls! No pun intended, but the man has not been allowed to step foot in the National Football League since. But where are we now? You would think the nation would recognize and acknowledge the REAL problem in America since then. Well, think again. Continue reading It Was NEVER About The Flag
Atlanta, GA native, filmmaker, director, and eye-popping musical genius keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as he releases a jaw-dropping music video this passed weekend titled “This Is America”.
Everyone has grown to know Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) by his works that exude bold doses of self and the reality around him. His latest content release communicated exactly that! This is America is nothing short of what he usually does, if you’ve been a follower of his work since his “Camp” album, but this time he delivered on a visual level. Serving up a hot knuckle sandwich on a silver platter, this video was a compilation of sensitive symbolism and meaningful metaphors. This video has so much going on visually and conceptually, it’s impossible to watch it just once. Continue reading A Bold Breakdown of Donald Glover’s “This is America”
By Kimberly Edwards
Shrieks. Racing thoughts. Anxiety gushing through acidic veins. The faint beating of faltering hearts. That’s the ambiance of the classroom when a deadly shooting starts. Kids, children, teenagers all eager to learn and get to that point in their life where they hold a degree, are racing through hallways, searching for shelter, shrinking down to their knees, kissing the floor while trying to breathe lightly, light-headed and almost unable to breathe. Waiting for a shooter to finish playing god. It’s difficult to imagine the horror of being trapped in a facility and to hold this constant fear daily that at any time during a school day a classmate could become a shooter, or an outsider may walk in with heavy artillery like an AR-15 and attempt to annihilate everyone in sight. Authorities need to realize is that in order to eliminate these mass school shootings they must tighten gun control legislation, improve school security measures and practices, and lessen the NRA’s power over politicians. Continue reading Gun Control: Preserve our Future Generation instead of Past Amendments