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…

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…

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…

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…

Should we Care?

Should we Care? Written by: J. Stokes – November 15, 2016 Just last year, we posted an article in reference to the media hype surrounding women and breast cancer. We pointed out that despite breast cancer’s wide appeal it is only the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. after skin cancer. We…

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,…

The Fault in our News

Let’s start off this post with a scenario, shall we? The setting is a brisk autumn afternoon, about four o’clock, in Upper Manhattan near Columbia University. Andre, an 18 year old black male dressed in athletic attire, is walking home from a day of playing touch football with his friends. Upon his travels, Andre crosses…