Jarrod Horton Articles

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Articles from staff writer Jarrod Horton

Was Colin Kaepernick a Sellout for Accepting Buyout From NFL?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently Colin Kaepernick made an agreement with the NFL to drop his collusion case against their league. He settled for an undisclosed amount of money and agreed to not speak publically about the case.  The details of the settlement have not been revealed,  but it seems like the agreement will bring closure between the owners and the former quarterback. Continue reading

Why Do Black People Assume that all Mass Shootings are Committed by White People?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I noticed two alarming things that I did after hearing about the tragic shooting that occurred in Aurora Illinois last Friday. The first thing was how nonchalant my reaction was when I first heard the news. It’s like there is no more shock value when you hear that multiple people have been shot and killed. The second thing I noticed was that I automatically assumed that it was a White person that did the shooting. Continue reading

Is Jussie Smollett Lying or Telling the Truth?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Increasingly there have been reports that Empire actor Jussie Smollett wasn’t truthful about being attacked in Chicago on January 29th. Smollett told police that he was approached by two men in a MAGA hat’s yelling racial slurs.  He then said the men poured bleach on him, beat him up, and put a noose around his neck. Continue reading

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s “indentured servants” Comment Further Shows What He Thinks about Blacks

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

In an interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” Virginia Governor Ralph Northam tried to clean up his reputation as a racist. Instead, he showed his distorted view on American history with Blacks and slavery. Instead of calling slavery by name, he called Blacks “indentured servants.”

“We are now at the 400-year anniversary,” the Democratic governor said. “Just 90 miles here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while…” Northam said before being interrupted by King. “Also known as slavery,” Gayle King said.

Northam is embroiled in controversy from a 1984 photo in his yearbook from medical school. The photo show the Virginia governor in a Blackface costume. Despite Northam apologizing for the photo, both political parties have suggested that he resign. To read more about this story click here.

Can Cory Booker Become the First Nigga to be Elected President of the United States?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently New Jersey State Senator Cory Booker announced that he will become a nominee in the 2020 presidential election. The former Mayor of Newark New Jersey is the second Black candidate behind Kamala Harris to make an attempt at becoming the 46th president of the country.  Booker is the first Black person to become a Senator from the state of New Jersey. Will he become the first nigga to become President of the United States of America? Continue reading

I Rather Stay in My Jail Cell Than Get Paid $2 Dollars to Shovel Snow in Freezing Chicago Cold

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Photos of Chicago Cook County inmates shoveling snow in Chicago hit the internet and went viral. It is not uncommon for inmates to be assigned duties around facility and surrounding areas. However, temperatures in Chicago have plummeted to a record low. This week have been well below the freezing mark, including the wind chill, it has gone as low as -50 degrees. Many people have said putting the inmates in those conditions is akin to modern day slavery.

Yesterday (01.29.19) Kara Smith of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said  “We take our responsibilities to those in our custody very seriously and that extends to when we have people working out in the elements.” Smith also stated that  inmates were provided insulated jumpsuits, gloves and a warming van nearby. Not to mention that they will be paid $2 dollars for the job.

It would been better if she had just they will be compensated for their work. The fact that she said that they are getting paid two dollars, gives the indication that this is indeed slave labor. Personally, I think I would have preferred to stay in my cell than to go out in the cold. I went outside this morning to start my car and that weather is no joke. Since I’m not in jail, it is easy for me to say that I would preferred being in a cell than to go outside in the cold. I’m sure it’s some brothers in there who just want to breathe some fresh air; regardless of the temperature. It makes me think, to be in a cell or go outside at least once a day? What would you prefer? Leave your comments below.  

Will Kamala Harris Back Up Her Talk for the People if She is Elected?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

California Senator Kamala Harris made an official announcement that she is running for president of the United States in 2020. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I didn’t know who Harris was before her presidential announcement in Oakland California. I did find out that she is a native of Oakland (shout out to the town) and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (salute to my green and pink sisters) Sorority.  Continue reading

Black Students at Oklahoma University Feel “Helpless” after Racist Students Blackface Video Surface

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

A woman who appears in the video was a member of the Tri Delta chapter at the University of Oklahoma.

Two students at the University of Oklahoma withdrew themselves from school after a video surface of them smearing their face with black paint and saying nigger. The video was shared last week on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by Twitter user Gabrielle Lesley. Another Twitter user identified the two students as Olivia Urban and Francis Ford. The two could be seen with blackface and saying “I am a nigger.”

The university president James L. Gallogy said the students will not be returning to campus. “This type of behavior is not welcome here and is condemned in the strongest terms by me and by our University,” Gallogy said. “They decided to withdraw on their own under the circumstances,” he continued. One of the students was a member of Tri Delta sorority and the university’s chapter also released the statement. The sorority said that the student was “no longer a member” of their chapter.

This isn’t the first time racist behavior has surfaced on the OU campus. In 2015, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity was shown on video singing a racist song that included the lyrics “There will never be a n****r in SAE.” Following that incident, university officials stripped SAE of it’s fraternity house. Despite the ramifications of both incidents, OU’s Black Student Union president Taylor Wilson said an “effective standard procedure” hasn’t been implemented at the school regarding racism. He told Huffpost in an email that “Because situations like these are reoccurring, there are many improvements that university officials need to make. It starts with the administration. Without support, including a substantial amount of faculty and staff, as a student of color at a [predominantly white institution], it is not uncommon for us to feel helpless,” he said.