What’s the TRUTH behind ISIS and do we need to be Afraid?

I've always had an interest in politics, local and international, and I like to stay abreast of current events, and issues that affect me directly and indirectly. And of course I'd like to believe that my degree in Political Science has helped shaped the lens in which I view the political landscape, or if nothing else, gave … Continue reading What’s the TRUTH behind ISIS and do we need to be Afraid?

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The age of the Super Hero

Over the past 10 years or so, we have all been hungry for films that feature a hero in them—from Spiderman, to Ironman, to Captain America, to the Guardians of the Galaxy, which according to the latest box office reports, is the #1 movie of the summer, grossing nearly $252 million. We especially love the … Continue reading The age of the Super Hero

My two cents on celebrity role models for our young black girls.

I had a conversation recently with a co-worker who happens to love Beyonce and believes that she is such a great role model for young girls and women. Now, I don't begrudge the sista for her success, she's a good entertainer and is apparently a good businesswoman, or at least has competent, knowledgeable business folks … Continue reading My two cents on celebrity role models for our young black girls.

A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society

Hip Hop has been a realistic, disheartening, yet artistic reflection on our larger American culture with respect to male/female relationships. Misogynistic ideas and practices from the past have been passed down from generation to generation. Ideally, hip hop could be a valuable tool for men to explore core issues such as peer relations, self worth, … Continue reading A little social commentary on hip hop, mainstream media, and society