Why Cancel Culture Can be Restricting

It seems like every week there is another celebrity being dragged on social media for on offensive or ignorant tweet. In an attempt to be woke, people love to pull out memes and start #IsOverParty, and canceling people has quickly become part of our new normal. I can’t pretend that I have never found some…

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5 Eco-Friendly Companies Trying to Save the World

Last Monday, Starbucks announced that it will replace all plastic straws with strawless lids or biodegradable paper straws for frappuccinos. Their decision comes after Seattle, the company’s home city, banned single-use plastic straws and utensils in an attempt to reduce plastic pollution. The corporation revealed that it will eliminate more than one billion straws a…

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Winner Takes All or Lonely at the Top? |Battle Royale and the Meaning it Holds

Battle Royale, Hunger Games, PUBG, and Fortnite have had an impact upon the world that has been truly epic. Each of these titles has one thing in common; there can only be one winner. I have looked at each of these experiences and came to one conclusion. Read at your own risk! If we start…

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What Everyone Can Learn From Demi Lovato’s Journey to Sobriety

Singer, Demi Lovato has always been vocal about her struggles with drugs and alcohol and her battle with an eating disorder. In her YouTube documentary, “Simply Complicated,” Lovato reveals that she began using cocaine and abusing alcohol towards the end of her Disney channel career. On June 21, 2018, Lovato confessed in her emotional song,…

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New Summer Obessession- Asian Drama Tv

(The featured image was created on, “Adobe Spark Post” app.) We are halfway through the summer and some of us are bored watching TV all the time. In America, television shows have become predictable, repetitive, and dull. The melodramas are following similar plot lines, but with different tragedies. So, what is there left to watch?…

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Four Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Suicide

The tragic deaths of fashion icon, Kate Spade and celebrity chef and host of “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain placed suicide and mental illness back into the spotlight. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and each year, about 44,965 people commit suicide. The most common method used in a suicide…

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The War is Over?! | The End of the Console War Could Mean a Decrease to the Gaming Community

At the beginning of June, there is an event that takes place every year, E3. It brings together all the video game companies and developers, giving them a chance to flex on the gaming community and each other. This year before the start of E3 Ubisoft a triple-A game studio suggested that the next generation…

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Son of a Murderer |What God of War Showed Me about Fatherhood

God of War has always been about vengeance and victory, but this most recent entry into the series was about fatherhood. The video game God of War has been around since 2005. Within the games you play as Kratos a Spartan that wanted to achieve victory in battle, so he pledged his allegiance to Aries…

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Happy Juneteenth: This is Our History 

Juneteenth is a day of independence for African Americans to celebrate the remaining slaves gaining freedom. Recently, I read an article about Juneteenth and I want to acknowledge this important day for everyone to learn about another piece of Black History. Nowadays in the black culture, we are constantly tearing each other down and the…

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10 Celebrity Memoirs Worth Reading

Although reading non-fiction books may appear boring, memoirs can give you an interesting look into someone else’s life, and what better item to bring along a plan ride or beach trip than a good book. While reading the autobiography, you are able to learn from their mistakes, become more empathetic and get a better understanding…

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Romance and the Bible | How the Story of Ruth Could Change Your Dating Life

  The story of Boaz and Ruth is a go to in the bible for dating advice, but why? Ruth is the 8th book in the Bible and tells the story of a widow who journeys with her daughter in law back to Bethlehem. Upon returning to Bethlehem, Ruth meets a wealthy relative of Naomi…

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Why You Need To Know Who Mari Copeny Is

The public was first introduced to 10 year old, Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny back in 2016 when she wrote a letter to Barack Obama asking to meet with him while she was in Washington D.C. Her letter gained national attention and highlighted the struggles the people of Flint still deal with til this day. Although President…

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Esther | Courage to Stand Even if it Means Death

In our present age, there has been an outcry from women and for women. Monsters like Weinstein, Nassar and even Cosby are the faces of sexual assault. I struggled to write this post because I don’t want to miss speak. With these current events, I can’t help but think of Esther from the bible and…

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Five Ways To Be a Good Ally During Pride Month

If you didn’t know, June is Pride Month which means celebrating the members of the LGBTQ= community and continuing the fight for equality. Straight individuals are not banned from joining in on the celebration, but there are things we have to remember if we want to be good allies for out LGBTQ+ friends. Listed are…

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My Experience at Blavity’s Summit 21 Conference|Brief Recap

by Nisey Once a year, Blavity holds a 2-day conference for women of color who want to enhance their lives by providing them with engaging fireside chats and masterclasses. I attended this year’s conference which was held in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend -at the Atlanta Convention Center at Americas.          …

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Six Ways To Stay Committed To Your Summer Workout Routine

As we enter into the bright season of summer, many people are finally remembering the new year’s resolution they set in the beginning of the year and have decided to recommit themselves to working out. But it is much easier to tell yourself you are going to exercise than it is to actually do the…

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Why Documentaries Are A Powerful Resource

The documentary genre is not the same category it used to be years ago. Nowadays whether you are watching Lady Gaga’s Five Foot Two or Fire at Sea, documentaries reveal moving stories that might have appeared distant. Watching the lives of the people shown in these non-fiction flicks can be transformative and can bring the…

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My List for Anticipated Summer Reads

Who else is tired of binge-watching TV shows? I know I am, which is why I’m about to turn to second favorite pastime: reading. Before judgment, reading can be an enjoyable pastime with the right story in your hands. Have you read the wrong story? I know I have countless times on standardize tests, newspaper…

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How To Read the News Efficiently

Nowadays inaccurate stories spread faster than credible articles, and while you might try to run from the news, being completely clueless about the events that indirectly or directly impact you doesn’t do you any good. At first glance, the 24-hour news cycle looks overwhelming and the fake news and real stories look the same. But…

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How to Overcome The Crushing Feelings of Failure

Everyone understands that as humans we are doomed to making mistakes. It won’t happen once in a blue moon instead it might be a daily occurrence. But even though it is understood that we will be rejected once in a while, many people fear failure. They jump through some many hoops to ensure they won’t…

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Three Reasons Why Summer is The Best Season to be Single

Nowadays people are constantly trying to enter new relationships, but if you’re single right, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While being in a relationship may have some perks, don’t completely rule out being single just yet. In the season of 100-degree weather, being single during the summer definitely has advantages. If you aren’t convinced,…

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Can You Hear Me?| Reflection on “13 Reasons Why”

by Evelyn Davis After binge-watching season two of “13 Reasons Why”, the constant theme of communication, the lack thereof, is seen but not applied. The reason being is because we live in an alienation society where its one man for himself. Not everyone is a blessing with the opportunity of creating great friendships and not…

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Creating Memories For This Summer

Summer time is approaching soon. Starting within the next week, summer programs take off to keep the younger kids busy, while the parents relax at home or work. What will the Millennials do? Believe it or not, we will be enjoying the summer sun at beaches, road trips to music concerts, and attend barbecues. Unless…

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Tradition vs. Social Media: Which Team Should You Be On?

In today’s time, more and more individuals are finding alternative ways to becoming successful in the fields of music and writing. Many young people are using YouTube to promote their music while getting to know their fans early on in their careers. Creative Writers, Influencers, and stay at home moms are writing books and publishing…

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FIVE WAYS TO FIND NEW MUSIC TO ADD TO YOUR SUMMER PLAYLIST

As many enter this new bright season, we may be searching for that song to use as the anthem for summer. With the amount of new songs entering the scene, finding music you will like at times may appear to be a daunting task. There are so many different tactics you can use to find…

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This is America | Let Those Who See and Hear Do Something

Childish Gambino dropped a new song and that honestly after watching it more than a dozen times, is saddening (and stuck in my head). If you haven’t checked it out yet you can find a link to it on the site (here). It showcases Donald Glover’s creative style and paints a picture that is depressing,…

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Tips and Remedies for College Finals

by Evelyn Davis College Finals, whether in the Fall or Spring semester, is an illness student receive with symptoms of anxiety, stress, and ingesting too much caffeine drinks. How can a student succeed during finals week? Some may say by studying, others will want to approach the teacher about discussing their grade. Even after midterms,…

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Slim Jxmmi Announces $50K College Scholarship Offer

Slim Jxmmi took to IG to announce $50K scholarship offer. “I want to put 50k toward your future!” Jxmmi wrote in the caption “I will be picking 5 hardworking students (10k a piece). Send your transcripts and a brief video explaining what you plan to major in to jxmscholarship@gmail.com. Winner will be selected in July.”…

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5 Rappers You’ve Been Sleeping On

Alright so we all know that the rap game is over saturated with wannabes and mumble. So, when I say that you’ve been sleeping on these rappers I am not suggesting underground rap. I am talking about 5 artists that you may have heard of, but didn’t bother to check out. They are my favorites…

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