George and Weezy or Slave and Master?

When you think of Superbowl, what do you think about? Food and Commercials. Well, this is about the commercials. During Superbowl 50, a commercial for apartment listings aired. It was a commercial that played the theme song to “The Jefferson’s”, a television show that aired in the late 1970’s to the early 1980’s. The main characters were George and his wife Weezy. The commercial made a spin off of the tv show playing the song “moving on up” while the man sits on the piano making his way up to the top floor. Upon reaching the top, he is greeted by George Washington and Lil Wayne aka “Weezy”.  Critics are saying that the clothes that Lil Wayne was reminiscent of a slave and Washington looked like a slave master. Do you agree of do you think people are overreacting?

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I Slay, #Formation: Beyoncé’s New Pro-Black Anthem Shines Light on #BLM

Queen Bey has done it again with her pro-black trap-song anthem, #Formation that she dropped on the unsuspecting world Saturday afternoon. You may be asking, “What justifies this song as a pro-black, #BlackGirlMagic, #BLM, anthem?” Well just like Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ Beyoncé displays her ‘I’m black and I’m proud’ message using powerful imagery and song lyrics with the help from producer Mike Will Made It and co-writer Swae Lee of the rap group, Rae Sremmurd with lyrics like:

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Avoiding the Zika

Recently a virus has spread across the Asian, African and Latino countries and now has surfaced in parts of Florida. This virus is named the Zika virus and it is spread by mosquito bits as well as other bug bites. This virus has started to torment people more and more everyday to the point where people don’t want to leave their country.

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Clinton on Sexism

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Sunday the only way for women to deal with the “double standard” in the way female candidates are treated by pundits is to “keep forging through it.”

“We are still living with a double standard,” Clinton told CNN’s Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I know it. Every woman I know knows it, whether you’re in the media as a woman, or you’re in the professions or business or politics, and I don’t know anything other to do than just keep forging through it, and just keep taking the slings and arrows that comes with being a woman in the arena.

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Turkey preparing for invasion of Syria warned Russian Defense Ministry

The Russian defense ministry claims it has grounds that Turkey is gearing up for invasion claims Igor Konashenkov due to the surveillance of stealth planes near Turkish air space. Other evidence was the banning of a Russian observation flight which is under the open skies treaty countries can flight over each others boarders as well as military and Turkey has denied that right to Russia. The Turkish military has also been shelling villages near the Turkish boarder over the past week, which it is not known if this is due to the Turkish governments growing aggression on the Kurd’s or not. Also the Turkish military has crossed into Syrian territory with Turkish tanks and bulldozers building fortifications which again is on the Syrian side of the boarder. The construction crews were met by Syrians who were protesting against this act, which they were told by local residents that they were trespassing and offending their rights. The Turkish claim they are trying to stop any Kurdish military buildup in the northern part of Syria. The other factor is that northern Syria has oil wells which would spike the interest of the Turkish government.

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“The Food Surgeon” and a New Type of Operation

While on YouTube this week, I found a channel that really jumped out at me. The name of the account was “The Food Surgeon.” When I first saw the name, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. A food surgeon? What does that even mean? I clicked on the channel and I was instantly intrigued. This account was started on January 19, and it already has over 23,000 subscribers! The first video the user uploaded was titled, “Dissecting a Cutie (Californian Mandarin Orange).” In this video, “The Food Surgeon” cuts open the orange with a scalpel and then separates pith from flesh with sharp precision and accuracy. His second video was the one that jumped out at me the most… and not just because it involved my favorite candy! The title is “Reese’s Peanut-Butter-Ectomy with Oreo Cream Transplant.” I was immediately interested in what this video might entail. The Food Surgeon cut open a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and through a series of careful steps, removed the peanut butter that was inside and replaced it with the cream from an Oreo, which he also dissected. Not only did he combine two delicious treats, he did so in a way that almost appeared eerie. The scene looked just like an operating table where you would expect to see a surgery taking place- not a food dissection. He does all of this as naturally as possible, avoiding anything that would make the video seem fake, like music and editing. His latest video is called “Avocado In Vitro Fertilization.” In this video, he cuts open an avocado, inserts avocado juice into the seed, and then puts it all back together. The account only has these three videos at the moment, but I will definitely be checking back in to see what The Food Surgeon’s next operation will be.

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R.I.P Maurice White, one of the founding members of Earth, Wind & Fire

Maurice White, one of the founding members of Earth, Wind & Fire, Co writer of many hits such as “Shining Star”, “Sing A Song”, and “September”  passed away peacefully in his sleep late Wednesday night at 74 years old. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 2000. Though Maurice had not been touring with Earth, Wind & Fire since 1995, he wrote many of their hit songs and is responsible for putting the band together. White got his start drumming for the Ramsey Lewis’ trio in 1966, after becoming a staple drummer in the Chess Records studio in Chicago. White left the trio in 1969 and formed a new band with friends called The Salty Peppers. The band only enjoyed moderate success. White decided to relocate to Los Angeles, and rename the band Earth, Wind & Fire. The band did not achieve worldwide success until they signed with Columbia Records and released their first and only #1 pop hit “Shining Star”. The band’s sound incorporated a mix of jazz, funk, soul, gospel, blues, rock , dance and pop, inevitably attracting a racially diverse audience. Their uplifting songs consisted of themes of universal love and harmony. Over the course of their career Earth, Wind and Fire had 16 Top 40 singles, as well as winning 6 Grammys. The band sold an estimated 90 million albums. Maurice also won an additional Grammy for his arrangement cover of The Beatles “Got To Get You Into My Life”. He is survived by his brothers Fred and Verdine, both of whom were members of Earth, Wind & Fire for many years.

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New Head Coach Scott Frost looks to rebuild UCF Football.

For the first Time since 2004 UCF’s Football program will have a man in charged not named George O’ Leary. during  the Knight’s winless season in 2015  O’Leary stepped down from his position thus ending his 47 year coaching career.
Offensive coordinator of the Oregon Ducks  Scott Frost accepted his new role as the Knight’s Head Football coach on December 1st 2015. Prior to his Coaching career Frost had won  1997 National Championship as the starting quarterback of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, defeating Peyton Manning’s Tennessee Volunteers. upon graduation Scott from enjoyed 6 years playing Defensive Back in the NFL being coached by greats such as Bill Belichick,Bill Walsh and Jon Gruen.
After the Knights 0-12 season this past year many look to Frost return UCF to National spotlight. After this past Wednesday’s national signing day it would appear Coach Frost and his new staff has taken the first step in achieving that goal.  20 signings  will be joining this knights this coming spring, highlighted by convincing  four star wide receiver Dredrick Nelson to jump from formally committed Minnesota. The most not worthy heading from this first class of recruits of this new coaching staff his how many of the players have been signed from Central Florida and south florida. Getting “Home Grown” Talent has been something that has been missing from past classes and is something that for coach o’ Leary has struggled with over the decade.This recruiting class will serve as the bench mark for Scott Frost’s Tenure at UCF as he and his staff looks to revidalize this football program from the bottom of the American Athletic Conference bad to a Championship level of Play.

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Ferrari 335 Spider Scaglietti Sells for $36.2 Million, Highest Ever at Auction

Ferrari is known for making beautiful and very fast cars. These days they show off the likes of their monstrously powerful Ferrari LaFerrari and Ferrari F12; the Ferrari 488 GTB is no pushover either, after replacing the iconic 458 Italia. Ferrari has built a reputation of being some of, if not the best performance car makers in the entire world. That being said their classics are definitely still hot items and don’t appear on auction too often as most collectors enjoy keeping their Ferraris. Such as Cameron’s dad in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off who never drove his classic 250GT Spider California. But one of the rarest Ferrari’s ever to roll out of the factory was recently auctioned off for a world record smashing $36.2 Million.

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