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  • Trayvon Martin And The Black Lives Matter Movement

    Across the country, it seemed a “new Trayvon Martin” would appear on America’s television screen daily. As these high profile cases developed with a rise of Black and Brown women and men dying, Hip-Hop artists took to conscious lyrics and activism to express their dismay of America’s justice system and support for the Black Lives Matter movement. After Michael Brown’s death in 2014, J. Cole penned an open letter demanding an end to injustice stating before flying out to Ferguson’s protests: "I 'm tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men, We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend". Further discussing his frustrations Cole took to his music by creating the song Be Free. Inspired by the death of Brown the song heavily proclaimed that Black people were not free and still tied down systematically by the chains of White Supremacy and a corrupt justice system: “Can you tell me why Every time I step outside I see my niggas die I 'm lettin ' you know That there ain 't no gun they make that can kill my soul Oh no All we wanna do is take the chains off All we wanna do is break the chains off All we wanna do is be free All we wanna do is be free” If this was not a direct call to the movement Cole’s performance during David Letterman’s Late Show sealed his call for social change. Instead of performing a song from his 2014 album “Forrest Drive” in which he was there to promote, Cole made the conscious…

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  • Nostalgia In Contemporary Music

    Nostalgia by definition is a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, normally associated with a point in time in which one felt this abstract notion of what it means to be happy. In creating this song, this is a word that often came to mind and I think that’s due to a sort of nostalgia I felt in creating a song out of pure enjoyment and raw feeling, an element I feel is missing in the mass production and commodification of contemporary music. I don’t find fault in the electric…

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  • Don T Shoot Analysis

    Rap music is a constantly evolving art form that has historically given marginalized American minorities an outlet for emotions and an avenue to comfortably speak out against social injustice. Fernando Orejuela describes the aggressive style of rap that began in the late 1980s as the “Hardcore” era of rap music, which is characterized by popular artists creating aggressive and lyrically obscene music in response to racism. In order to understand the social utility of rap music, it is important…

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  • Miley Cyrus Essay Thesis

    A Calculated Metamorphosis When the words “Disney Starlet” come to mind, what does the average person picture? Who do they envision? If millennials were asked this question ten years ago, a blonde haired, bubbly, Miley Cyrus, also known as Hannah Montana, would have come to mind for many. Ten years later, she portrays quite the opposite persona, going from Disney darling to outspoken, edgy it girl. Thesis (last sentence/ play around with this/ topic +claim + reasoning): Miley Cyrus elects to…

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  • Essay On Miley Cyrus

    In “The STory of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard, a quaint old woman, was informed that her husband had died in a terrible accident, in a manner so gentle as not to upset her and cause her heart to give out. The time period that this story was set in shows great contrast to how we live today, more so how the famous actor and songwriter Miley Cyrus does. Mrs. Mallard and Miley Cyris are so obvisouly in different time periods. The tradions and additdes are clearly different, but the idea of freedom still…

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  • Transportation Security Administration Case Study

    Introduction Anyone who has flown in the months following the attacks of 9/11 to present is very familiar with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The officers in the blue shirts can be seen everywhere in airports across the United States. They are supposed to be a symbol of safety, security and reassurance for passengers. Unfortunately have become to symbolize long lines, delays, ineptitude, scandal, and inappropriate conduct. My goal is not to diminish or the work of TSA…

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  • Effects Of 9/11 On Airport Security

    introducing new advanced machines/scanners it brought such a drastic change in security because, for example, there are people that think that they can still take whatever they want on a plane like before 9/11, but since the new machines/scanners are able to detect metal or any hidden foreign object can stop someone from making another drastic tragedy. After 9/11 they started to limit what you are able to take on a plane and introduce new procedures. The airport started to introduce to remove…

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