Last summer I wrote about the nations ongoing heroin and opioid epidemic and how it is affecting Rhode Island and the rest of New England. Opioid addiction in most cases begins from a prescription opiate such as Oxycontin or Percocet. Because of this, people who are recovering from injuries are susceptible. Usually that would make us think … More The NFL’s Opioid Problem
In 2014, the Boston Globe’s Spotlight division published a trio of articles named Shadow Campus, that highlighted the dangers of overcrowding in off-campus housing at schools like Boston University and Northeastern. The combination of careless and sometimes greedy landlords and neglect by city officials to enforce laws cultivated neighborhoods of broken down apartments, jam packed with students at … More The Risk of Off-Campus Housing
In May, Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that he would be bringing back the midnight basketball leagues as a way to combat the violence that is so often associated with Providence. The league features 24 teams and has games played on Tuesday and Thursday nights across the city at Bucklin, Davey Lopes, Davis and Gano parks. … More Despite Negative Headlines, Basketball Programs A Success
In the wake of Wednesdays tragedy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, we have once again seen the mainstream medias complete failure in times of crisis. They have disappointed in their coverage of race oriented issues in past years. Fox News seems to do everything they can to pretend racism is not … More Charleston Shooting Further Exposes Racial Bias In Media
Last night the Golden State Warriors won their first NBA title since 1975, beating Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games. The improbable champs were led by NBA MVP Steph Curry and first year head coach Steve Kerr. The Warriors took the NBA by storm this season, especially their electric backcourt of Curry … More The Vindication Of D’Antoni
The city of Gloucester, located on Massachusetts’ North Shore, about 40 minutes from Boston, is roughly one sixth the size of Providence. Like other Boston suburbs like Lowell and Quincy, this small city has faced an epidemic of heroin addiction, and the death that comes with it. According to the Boston Globe, through the first three … More Providence In Need Of An ANGEL
As individuals in society, we must ask ourselves “When is enough?”, and why are police officers so eager to arrest black people. There is no disputing the video evidence of what took place in McKinney, Texas. The video shows police officer Eric Casebolt using excessive force on a group of black teenagers in order to subdue … More When Is Enough?
By Jackson Ibelle Pop and R&B singer Akon blew up following his 2004 album Trouble, which spawned hits such as Locked Up and Lonely. The Sengalese-American singer from Jersey City, New Jersey remained a force in the music industry throughout the mid to late 2000’s, topping the charts with the singles Don’t Matter and I Wanna Love … More Akon’s Powerful Comeback
By Jackson Ibelle At the beginning of May, Neighborhoodscout.com released a report of the 100 most dangerous cities in America in 2015 based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people. Twelve cities from New England made it on the list, led by New Haven, Connecticut at #36. Noticeably left off of the list: … More Cruel Summer?