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HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR ANXIOUS FRIEND

By Amy Mareno / May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

AN INSIDE PERSPECTIVE: HOW NOT BE AN A**HOLE TO YOUR ANXIOUS FRIEND I am one of 40 million Americans who live with an anxiety disorder. I have experienced negative judgments and unfair assessments that come with this package. In our experience, our issues of anxiety have been used against us, by our employers, teachers, peers, […]

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THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION ON RACE

By Donald Vincent / May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Philosopher Frantz Fanon once wrote, “The oppressed will always believe the worst about themselves.” In marginalized communities, there is doubt, there is a lack of self-esteem, and overall poor morale when it comes to uplifting one’s self. A common misconception is that black and minority people do not suffer from depression. Without a balance of […]

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FEMINISM & WOMANISM; ONE IN THE SAME?

By Natalie Overton / May 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

We have been hearing about that F word since the dawn of time. Yup, Feminist.   Our country carries a generational history of women (and men) who used their voices to create and support the women’s movement for equality. While successful (just look around at all the women who are living their best lives) the movement […]

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THE LATEST GLOBAL WARMING FEAR

By Bonsu Thompson / May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Global Warming, although not accepted by all, is nothing new. For the adopters of this attribution for climate change, overlapping seasons, melting poles and increased hurricanes have one catalyst. They know the Earth is hotter than ever. What many don’t know is exactly how raised temperatures affect the planet. One specific fear on the horizon […]

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EXACTLY WHY IS BARNES & NOBLE DYING?

By Bonsu Thompson / May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last decade, Barnes & Noble and other big book stores were viewed as the capitalistic enemy–attempting to crush local literary shops. These days, the once big fish appears to be the prey of a larger orca: technology mammoths such as Amazon.  The problem with this big-eat-little irony is that the larger, more popular digital companies […]

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THIS IS [WOKE] AMERICA: A GAMBINO REVIEW

By Donald Vincent / May 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Every once in a blue moon, I am amazed by the art that black bodies put out for the world to share. Childish Gambino joins the ranks of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, Lena Waithe’s The Chi, and Beyonce’s Lemonade as magnificent pieces of art with his latest music video: This is […]

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WHY IS THIS LICENSED GUN CARRIER IN JAIL, PREGNANT?

By Bonsu Thompson / May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

How do a mother, seasoned activist and a licensed gun carrier end up in jail for a firearm felony…pregnant? That’s a query for which the family and legal team of African-American Michigan native Siwatu-Salama Ra are doggedly trying to acquire an answer. Last summer, Ra got into an altercation with a woman she claims tried […]

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2017 HOLDS RECORD FOR MASS SHOOTINGS

By Bonsu Thompson / May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

A recent report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation states that 2017 produced more “active shootings” in America than any other year in the 21st century. Of course, the high score came from last October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, where a lone gunman killed 58 people while wounding 489.  Also unsurprising is the that […]

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WOMEN LEAD CANNES FESTIVAL JURORS

By Donald Vincent / May 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Girls. Who run the world? Girls. 5 out of 9 jurors for this year Cannes Film Festival jury are women. This is one woman more than the four previous years. More importantly, it comes in the wake of the Post-Weinstein movie industry era. In its 71st year, Cate Blanchett is just the 12th woman to […]

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IS REDDIT HELPING MENTAL ILLNESS?

By Bonsu Thompson / May 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

You’d be challenged to find many in the medical field who refer to Reddit as an advocate for mental health. Albeit a recent study has found that the platform’s social media interaction has supplied organic safe ground for users wrestling with various emotional and cognitive challenges. Below is an excerpt from a Futurism.com article on the […]

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KANYE SAYS “FREEDOM OF THOUGHT” DOESN’T EXIST

By Bonsu Thompson / April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

At the top of pop culture’s current mountain stands none other than Kanye West, hip-hop producer and rapper extraordinaire and husband to Kim Kardashian. After a year plus hiatus out of the limelight, West has returned, in true Yeezy fashion, with a boatload of proclamations and opinions. On the lighter and fun side, he has […]

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BILL COSBY FOUND GUILTY

By Bonsu Thompson / April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Over the years, rumors of Bill Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting women were omnipresent inside the entertainment industry. Countless women went on record accusing the fallen comedic giant of those very crimes. It wasn’t until December 30, 2015, when Cosby was charged, for the first time, of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, the former operations manager […]

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