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…

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…

Santa Claus is comin’ to Frown

 Santa Claus is comin’ to Frown Written by: J. Stokes – December 6, 2016 The year 2016 has been filled with many hardships, ranging from controversial police shootings to acts of terrorism on U.S soil. It doesn’t help that iconic musicians like Prince and Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire as well as various…

Is my résumé White enough? – An Asian’s Plight

Is my résumé  White enough? – An Asian’s Plight Written by: J. Stokes – November 29, 2016 America is a self-proclaimed melting pot, accepting of various cultures, religions, practices, etc. Many seek to inhabit the U.S. from outside countries, due to ideas of prosperity and freedom. Just last year, 2015, a total of 730,259 people…

Black Women are Aggressive!

Black Women are Aggressive! Written by: J. Stokes – November 22, 2016 You saw the title of this blog post, and then what? You instantly clicked to read, figuring you’d see the latest stereotypical rant about Black women being angry, unreasonable, and emasculating, right? Well, we hate to burst your bubble, but it’s not that…

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…