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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/12/16

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1. People of Orlando - I can't explain how awesome it was to see the people of Orlando in long lines just hours after the tragic events this weekend, ready and willing to give blood to help those who can still be saved. The human spirit is such a powerful thing, especially, in the face of such senselessness. 

2. #BrockTurner - Social media can at times be annoying and the bearer of terrible things for our culture, but the hashtag brought to the forefront the story of the Standford Rape situation, and angered many, as it should. 

3. Pitcher Home Run Derby - I like the idea of Madison Bumgarner showing some moxie and announcing his intent to get into the Home Run Derby. It's a different element, but one that is definitely intriguing. 

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1. Orlando Mass/Public Shootings - First it was the shooting that killed former voice contestant, Christine Gimmie, and then of course, it was the senesless tragedy at The Pulse nightclub. A lot for Orlando in the weekend, more deaths for us all to ponder about. When will this end? 

2. Los Angeles Pride Parade Arrest - Hidden behind the obvious headline is this story of a man caught with firearms and explosives near the Santa Monica pride Parade. Who knows what his intentions were? This is all too ridiculous. 

3. Brock Turner's Dad - This clown might be the scumbag of the year. "Twenty minutes of action", huh? Anyone notice not once - NOT ONCE! - did he mention or show compassion for the victim. Scumbag. 

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/17/19

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1. "They Didn't Steal Slaves" Teacher's Door - This was easily one of my favorite things of the week - probably the year thus far. Much props to Jovan Bradshaw and her powerful use of Rev. Nadine Drayton-Keen's words. The story of slavery shouldn't minimized to just Black History Month. But you know, whatevs.

2. Amazon NY HQ - So much props to my fellow New Yorkers who saw right through this Amazon to NYC deal, and pushed hard against it. The company would simply bring more gentrification to a city that doesn't need it, and of course, driving small businesses out. Amazon and NYC are just not a fit.

3. NBA All-Star Game - Look, the dunk contest stunk. It really did. But I have to give the actual game it's due - it was entertaining. And dare I say, there was some defense - DEFENSE! - being played in the 4th quarter.

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The real story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with his voice and a surrogate Jewish detective.

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2013 Bucket List - #26 Encourage a Guest Post - "Football: Dislike"

In a year where the DP has branched out to other sites, it's only natural that we have other contributors do so on this platform as well. As one of my goals for 2013, I wanted to have a guest blogger, and decided to go with my tag team partner (my wife for you DP newbies). See, she has an undying dislike for football, and I thought it would make for a good piece, would provide common ground for those that feel the same way, and of course, instant therapy for her problem with America's phenomenon. So without further adieu, here it is: