Watch Out!

Watch Out! Written by: J. Stokes – February 7, 2017 If there’s one thing people wanted to see during Super Bowl 51, it was the commercials. For years, the Super Bowl has been filled with entertaining advertisements meant to draw in customers. Companies have spent millions of dollars just to grab an audience’s attention in…

Sistas n’ the Hood

Sistas n’ the Hood Written by: J. Stokes –February 7, 2017 Super Bowl 51 was quite a show. The New England Patriots managed a historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, with Tom Brady, New England’s quarterback, winning his fifth Super Bowl ring, the most of any quarterback in NFL history. Lady Gaga’s halftime performance also…

No Homo

No Homo Written by: J. Stokes –January 31, 2017 The U.S. is constantly changing with each new year. As of January 20th this country has concluded a historic presidency, with Barack Hussein Obama being the first Black individual to ever occupy the White House. Moreover, marijuana, deemed a Schedule I drug, has been legalized in…

Mob against the Hijab

Mob against the Hijab Written by: J. Stokes – January 31, 2017 If you’ve been following news reports lately, whether through television, the internet, or social media, chances are you’ve come across images of people gathered in large groups at airports around the U.S. protesting what some consider President Donald J. Trump’s “Muslim Ban.” Last…

We’ve got Good News!

We’ve got Good News! Written by: J. Stokes – January 24, 2017 We’d like to begin today’s post with a blast from the past. If you can remember, last year the music world lost Prince Rogers Nelson, an iconic artist known for making hit songs such as “Purple Rain” and “1999.” Some have even considered…

Are you playing, or being Played?

Are you playing, or being Played? Written by: J. Stokes – January 17, 2017 For years there has been talk of the negative impacts that certain video games can have on gamers. Of course there’s the whole “video games cause violent behaviors” debate, in which some strongly assert there is a link between violent video…

New Year? Let’s See…

New Year? Let’s See… Written by: J. Stokes – January 10, 2017 Welcome to the new year, everyone! It’s now 2017 and the American drama hasn’t changed one bit. From Meryl Streep firing shots at president-elect Donald Trump to the beef between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown, we’re in for quite a show. Seems many…

Do you wanna’ build a Snowman?

Do you wanna’ build a Snowman? Written by: J. Stokes – December 20, 2016 This morning, we happened upon a humorous news report concerning President Barak Obama and his fear of the snowmen staffers have been placing on the White House yard. President Obama has been quoted saying, “There’s a whole kind of Chucky element…

Haircare, Black Where?

Haircare, Black Where? Written by: J. Stokes – December 20, 2016 At the beginning of this week we came across a video posted via YouTube by scholar, social commentator, and creator of The Black Business School, Dr. Boyce Watkins, in which he expressed his concerns about Black women and their spending habits regarding hair and…

Read between the Lines

Read between the Lines Written by: J. Stokes – December 13, 2016 Traditionally speaking, the holidays are a time for gift giving. While we here at Tit 4 Tat don’t wish to further perpetuate this idea that the holidays are only about buying things, there is something we’d like to offer as a gift choice….

For the People or For Themselves?

For the People or For Themselves? Written by: J. Stokes – December 13, 2016 We start today’s blog post with mention of a widely known rapper/hip-hip artist who goes by the name of Nas. He has composed great music over the years such as “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That),” and is the artist…

Take back your Roots

Take back your Roots Written by: J. Stokes – December 13, 2016 Just last week a video surfaced, via social media, showing Atlanta-based hip-hop artist Young Thug having a verbal altercation with two Black female Alaska Airline employees. In this video, he referred to these women as “peasants” and “ants,” and offered them $15,000 to quit their jobs. This situation…