Lebron James’s HBO Special Discusses Race, Sports, and Politics Like Never Before

Lebron James’s HBO Special Discusses Race, Sports, and Politics Like Never Before

A show worth watching.

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I've written about Lebron James numerous times in the past two months, which isn't intentional, but he continues to give me more good things to write about. On August 28th, Lebron's new series called "The Shop" premiered on HBO. The show was created and produced by Lebron James, longtime friend Maverick Carter, and other notable producers that have worked on other HBO documentaries. The concept of the show is Lebron and other notable athletes and celebrities talk about controversial topics in a barbershop.

The topics discussed range from racism, sexism, and politics. One topic that caught my attention was when Lebron discussed how his house was vandalized last year. Someone wrote the "n-word" on his house, which caused a media firestorm. The celebrities and athletes that sat with Lebron were Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., rapper Snoop Dogg, comedian Jon Stewart, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, rapper Vince Staples, WNBA star Candice Parker, Eagles defensive tackle Micheal Bennet, and comedian Jerrod Carmichael. Everyone who sat down with Lebron has been vocal about social issues in the past, so it made sense that they would be guests on his show.

Another topic they discussed that I thought was interesting was about how Lebron regretted naming his son Lebron. He didn't realize how much pressure he was putting on his son, because Lebron has done so much in his career. It's cool to see how celebrities think about the current state of the world because we don't hear about their views often. Celebrities being so transparent is rare, so I love how Lebron has created a platform for celebrities to freely voice their opinions.

As an African American, I think it's positive to see successful black people all together talking about issues that we face on a regular basis. Police brutality, unfair socioeconomic opportunities, racism, and prejudice are issues that black people face. I suggest anyone interested in hearing interesting points of views on social issues should watch this show. I will eagerly be sitting at my TV when the next episode premieres because I know it's going to be informative and enlightening. The world is a controversial place, so hearing about these controversies from another perspective is nice.

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6 Things You Should Know About The Woman Who Can't Stand Modern Feminism

Yes, she wants to be heard too.

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2018 is sort of a trap for this woman. She believes in women with all of the fire inside of her, but it is hard for her to offer support when people are making fools of themselves and disguising it as feminism.

The fact of the matter is that women possess qualities that men don't and men possess qualities that women don't. That is natural. Plus, no one sees men parading the streets in penis costumes complaining that they don't get to carry their own fetus for nine months.

1. She really loves and values women.

She is incredibly proud to be a woman.

She knows the amount of power than a woman's presence alone can hold. She sees when a woman walks into a room and makes the whole place light up. She begs that you won't make her feel like a "lady hater" because she doesn't want to follow a trend that she doesn't agree with.

2. She wants equality, too

She has seen the fundamental issues in the corporate world, where women and men are not receiving equal pay.

She doesn't cheer on the businesses that don't see women and men as equivalents. But she does recognize that if she works her butt off, she can be as successful as she wants to.

3. She wears a bra.

While she knows the "I don't have to wear a bra for society" trend isn't a new one, but she doesn't quite get it. Like maybe she wants to wear a bra because it makes her feel better. Maybe she wears a bra because it is the normal things to do... And that's OK.

Maybe she wants to put wear a lacy bra and pretty makeup to feel girly on .a date night. She is confused by the women who claim to be "fighting for women," because sometimes they make her feel bad for expressing her ladyhood in a different way than them.

4. She hates creeps just as much as you do. .

Just because she isn't a feminist does not mean that she is cool with the gruesome reality that 1 in 5 women are sexually abused.

In fact, this makes her stomach turn inside out to think about. She knows and loves people who have been through such a tragedy and wants to put the terrible, creepy, sexually charged criminals behind bars just as bad as the next woman.

Remember that just because she isn't a feminist doesn't mean she thinks awful men can do whatever they want.

5. There is a reason she is ashamed of 2018's version of feminism.

She looks at women in history who have made a difference and is miserably blown away by modern feminism's performance.

Not only have women in the past won themselves the right to vote, but also the right to buy birth control and have credit cards in their names and EVEN saw marital rape become a criminal offense.

None of them dressed in vagina costumes to win anyone over though... Crazy, right?

6. She isn't going to dress in a lady parts costume to prove a point.

This leaves her speechless. It is like the women around her have absolutely lost their minds and their agendas, only lessening their own credibility.

"Mom, what are those ladies on TV dressed up as?"

"Ummm... it looks to me like they are pink taco's honey."

She loves who she is and she cherished what makes her different from the men around her. She doesn't want to compromise who she is as a woman just so she can be "equal with men."

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The State Of Our Country Motivated Me To Major In Political Science

I'm very happy I claimed the major I do now.

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I didn't always know what I wanted to do. I was raised on the idea that I could only be three things. I could be a doctor, lawyer or a teacher.

Over time, I tried to fit into those roles. I shaped my interests into those jobs. Although I had already decided, there was always a voice that questioned that choice.

I was very quiet because I knew how my parents would feel if I decided I wanted to be something that may not have fit into the small criteria I was given.

First, I'd like to explain why my parents held such a concept in high regards. My parents are immigrants who had to work incredibly hard to get me through school. They always had to pull through so they could get me what I needed. They had no problem working this hard if it meant that I could secure my future by going into a career that would bring in a good income. These were the jobs they associated with this.

However, the last two years of high school, I found myself attracted to our political world. I love history, I love the law, but most importantly, I love helping people.

I saw the state our country and thought that I'd like to change it. I think politics has become too much about money and too little about helping the people.

Studying political science is the most fulfilling thing I've done thus far. I feel like I will be able to do something for others.

My goal is to create change, even on a small scale. I want to give back to the people. I want to help them improve their lives. I want to show people that there are people who are on their side.

I want to give back to my parents, the people who have supported and fought for me.

There are the reasons why I chose what I did but more importantly, I do this for my parents but I also do it for this country.

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