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…

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…

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…

Computer Love

Computer Love Written by: J. Stokes – November 22, 2016 It seems, today, technology is an essential part of most people’s lives. Simple activities such as shopping are now commonly seen on an app or website. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that dating found its way into the mix. Building romantic relationships online through…

It’s going down, for real…

We’ve given you stories highlighting racial and ethnic injustice, empathized with victims of false representation by the media, and even took the time to briefly mull over a highly regarded health theory! All of this, with such short staffing (reasons for our delays in posting at times…). But what’s next? What can we do to captivate…

The “Butterfly” Effect: Social Media Edition

It’s been three days since we’ve launched, you know. More than a Mic Check has stolen the show! If you are new to party, K3mistry Productions recently began a social media campaign looking to highlight the promotion of sex in hip-hop culture and speak on certain realities regarding both sexual relationships and sexual behavior. Hip-hop culture, of course,…

Let’s get a little more Social!

Few will argue against the claim that hip-hop culture greatly influences today’s generation of youth, as well as adults. Just take a look at Jimmy Fallon’s “History of Rap“, VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop“, or even the recent upsurge of “trap gospel” for example. In countless studies and debates it has come into question whether…

“#” 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,…

Let’s spook the Mass with a lesson about Class

Aisha Durham, writer of __While Black: Millennial Race Play and the Post-Hip-Hop Generation, refers to Halloween as “a day of racial terror”. On this national holiday, racial cross-dressing is deemed a socially acceptable way to represent otherness. As BrandsOnSale (a business that sells Halloween attire) owner Jonathan Weeks once stated, “Halloween is one day out…