Mixed Martial Arts before Mixed Martial Arts

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If I can speak for all Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans, I believe I can say–I can’t get enough of this stuff. Mixed Martial Arts these days has it all: champions, entertainment, and story-lines. If you look at the genesis of MMA, as we know it, it derived from inter-mingling the fighting disciplines (karate, judo, […]

Tolerance: Never Been a Riper Time


So NBA’s Jason Collins is out of the closet. In doing so, he became the first openly gay player in the 4 major U.S pro-sports leagues. The day the notoriously homophobic elements in professional sport had dreaded is finally upon us. Yet, much like the Mayan doomsday and Y2k, the world did not end! In […]

North of Manhattan

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Welcome to the Borough of Sorrow The Poorest Congressional District in the United States of America. Some call us violent criminals Ghetto scenes of modest means but through this poem please see our perspective. The children and teens roaming the streets Seek escape as much as they do play. It begins in jest but in […]

Who is Defining Rape? The Difference Between Todd Akin and Rick Ross


On August 19, 2012 Missouri Congressman Todd Akin made a set of controversial comments that lit up the media and blogosphere alike. His comments were centered around the debate on abortion rights. His infamous comment: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body […]

Eight Miles of Seperation


I am troubled when a student in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles asks, “Are you Spanish Mr. A?” I’m not sure what he means.  He may be asking if I’m from Spain, or perhaps that I’ve suddenly transformed into a language spoken in Latin America the way Optimus Prime turns into a trailer.  Yet the student […]