Facebook was right! America was wrong…

Facebook was right! America was wrong… Written by: J. Stokes – July 17, 2018 A few weeks ago, Facebook wound up in an odd predicament right before the Fourth of July. Many entities, including popular news media, found that its algorithm classified parts of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech. It all began with a…

Is this really gay bashing, or just a Joke?

Is this really gay bashing, or just a Joke? Written by: J. Stokes – July 4, 2018 For those of you who might recall, American actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson got himself into a bit of a squabble with the Twitterverse when he posted what many considered an insensitive message toward President Donald J….

Killer Mike’s killer Gripe

Killer Mike’s killer Gripe Written by: J. Stokes – March 28, 2018 Americans have been in constant debate, especially within the past couple of months, over gun control. Just four days ago students, staff, and members from Parkland, Florida, which experienced a deadly mass school shooting this past Valentine’s Day, organized March For Our Lives,…

A brief lesson about the “N-word.”

A brief lesson about the “N-word.” Written by: J Stokes – March 21, 2018 **Warning – What you are about to read contains racial and derogatory slurs** Recently, an admirer sent us a worthwhile article about a disturbance involving a group of Victoria’s Secret models. You know, those scantily clad ladies seen every year walking…

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…

“#” 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,…