“#” for Pound!

“#” for Pound! Written by: J. Stokes – November 24, 2015 When will this talk of obesity end?! We get it, Americans are fat. How many times must reports indicating stats such as “75 percent of men and 67 percent of women ages 25 and older are now overweight or obese” be brought to the forefront? What changes…

“His”-Panic…

You were warned, people! You were all warned….. In a recent post regarding Halloween, we gave a detailed explanation for why impersonating other cultures/ethnicities (ESPECIALLY on social media) could lead to outrage and controversy. But instead, people chose to ignore this sentiment and exercise their first amendment rights. What we’re referring to, more specifically here,…

Oreo meets Editorial

“I’ll be blunt, nobody wants to teach black kids,” asserts Shane, a teacher at a New York school named Bushwick, in an interview for Gothamist. This assertion doesn’t come as a surprise, especially when one considers the negative labels often associated with black students. There are countless articles documenting poor behaviors and low achievement regarding…

Dribble, Kick, Punt & Discuss

Athletes in sports today are revered individuals. On the professional level, an average salary can range anywhere from half a million dollars on up! This makes the prospect of having a sports-related career extremely enticing. College athletes, too, are often placed on a pedestal (despite the arguments about their right to a salary). Each year,…