My Thoughts On Shaun King (A.K.A. Rachel Dolezal 2.0)

By: T. Shelton

In the words of Stephen King: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” That quote seems so fitting with the story below.

An investigative blogger has accused Shaun King, a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, of misleading media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an “Oprah scholarship” to historically black Morehouse College. The blogger says King is white and has been lying about his ethnicity for years.

…Yet, in recent weeks, rumours have been circulating about his ethnicity. A 1995 police incident report lists Shaun King’s ethnicity as white. And blogger Vicki Pate, who has been assembling forensic accounts of Shaun King’s background and family tree on her blog, “Re-NewsIt!,” has published her findings.

(via Breitbart)

I’m not going to lie here but I find this hilarious. This has to be third time within the past two years black folks got played by somebody white pretending to be black. For those wondering about the third case, does anybody remember that Texas school board candidate that got elected by pretending to be related to a famous black guy? Remember how outraged the black folks were when they found out the guy was really white? Hey, at least he didn’t change his physical appearance like Rachel Dolezal and Shaun King.

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It’s Official, The TS Report Is Back!

By: T. Shelton

Hello everyone!

Long time, no see. I know I haven’t posted anything since November of last year, but I stayed true to my promise though.

Why I didn’t post anything in 2014?

Back in late 2013, I decided that I would take 2014 off because I was overwhelmed with events in my life. Plus, I wanted to focus more on school, work, and life in 2014. In order to do this, I had to give up something, so I decided to give up blogging until I got things together. Fortunately, last year was a great year for me, and my life improved dramatically. Things are going to be better for me this year also.

Look out for a new article soon.

The TS Report Will Return In Early 2015

By: T. Shelton

Hello readers of my blog!

I am proud to say that I will be returning to the blog early next year (the latest will be March 2015). I had to stop posting on the blog for a minute because I was overwhelmed with some life situations, which I will not get into on this post. When I return in 2015, I probably will post on here at least once a month. I really not sure because I’m trying to work out my schedule right now. I’m going start off by posting my socioeconomic commentary of things in the news, but as my income grows I hope to do more travel and event review since they are the most popular posts on my blog. I still will post things about architecture and urban design because these are still my favorite subjects to type about. To the loyal readers of my blog, I would like to say thanks for staying in there, and I apologize for not keeping you updated the past year. I will try my best to make sure it won’t happen again. To my new readers of the blog, thanks for reading and please share the articles; moreover, feel free to comment on the articles if you agree with me or not. I think having open discussions about things are important so we all can learn some new things. This is the end of the post, see ya in 2015!

Best Regards,

T. Shelton

The Best College Documentary I’ve Ever Seen

By: T. Shelton

Yesterday, The Reason Foundation released a video with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs. For those who do not know, Dirty Jobs was a TV show that came on the Discovery Channel. The show is about the “dirty jobs” most Americans will not do if given the chance. I only seen a few episodes of the show because of my complex schedule. I always thought the show was very interesting.

Anyways, Mike Rowe sat down Reason’s Nick Gillespie to discuss the high cost of college. Continue reading

The Heidelberg Firebug Strikes Again

By: T. Shelton

The “Heidelberg Firebug” struck again last night, causing damage to the “Clock House”. This is the fifth time within the past two months the firebug has targeted the project. Continue reading

Detroit Elects First White Mayor In 40 Years

By: T. Shelton

Normally, I do not get wild up about elections but this one was history in the making. I honestly do not know where I should start on this election news. I guess I will work way my from the small stories and work my way up to the big ones. Continue reading

Local College Extends In-State Tuition To Great Lake Region

By: T. Shelton

This is some great news for people who live along the Great Lakes and thinking about going to Wayne State University (WSU).

Beginning in January, students from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario who receive the Great Lakes Tuition Award will save about $11,633 a year, based on 15-credit-hour semesters. In-state undergraduates pay $11,097 for a 30-credit hour load, about $907 more than in the 2012-13 school year.

The effort to boost enrollment comes as universities are seeing less state funding and campuses compete for a smaller pool of Michigan high school graduates. (Detroit News)

I honestly do not know what to say in my commentary at this point. I say this because my opinion on this news is mixed. So, I guess I will start with the good and then the bad. Continue reading