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Why YouTube Vlogs Are Better Than Reality TV

Millennial adults have grown up with reality tv ever since probably the first reality TV show of our time, Flavor of Love and those following it just kept our attention. Older adults mostly cringe at the fact that reality TV is so prevalent now in 2016 and there’s literally a show for everything. The thing that bothers people who decide to not watch reality TV is probably that it lacks “reality”. Of course in previous times they were probably more real and less scripted but the exploitation that it does to people especially black women. From the Love & Hip-Hops to…

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How Barbershop 3 Was Everything Chiraq Wasn’t

Last December, Spike Lee debuted the film Chiraq that he directed and produced described as an “American satirical musical drama film.” The film was set in Chicago and was supposed to focus on the heavy gang violence in the city by using the old Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes’ which is a “comedy play in which women withhold sex from their husbands as punishment for fighting in the Peloponnesian War.” You would think that the big name director who usually leaves us with a message and the familiar faces in the film like Jennifer Hudson, who has been directly affected by Chicago’s gang…

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Ain’t No Valentine but Here Are My Favorite Couples

Valentine’s Day. The one day out the year is when you have to express your love to your significant other or others.  Wether you wake up to breakfast in bed and roses or a text message being told that you’re the side chick, Valentine’s Day is only one day and it isn’t that serious.  Social media is filled with harsh memes of side chick versus main chick and also tears of loneliness. Instead of crying about not being showered with gifts, I’ve decided to embrace my favorite couples and hope that one day I will get married and have something like…

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Incriminating Yourself with Periscope

Periscope is the newest social media app sensation that allows all users to get up close and very personal with anyone across the world. According to the Periscope website, it was created because “we became fascinated by the idea of discovering the world through someone else’s eyes.” In today’s age, everything is about sharing your life and thoughts with friends or anyone through social media, when does sharing become too much? Of course all new social media is fun and exciting to try out but in the back of my mind I can’t help but to think of all of…

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HOW STACEY DASH SLAPPED EVERY BLACK PERSON IN THE FACE

I’m sure I’m not the only one who sometimes feel that in most cases, black people stick together and have each other’s back via social media. In this case, Black Twitter and black social media in general has clapped back at Stacey Dash’s comments on Fox News. Due to #Oscarssowhite and Jada Pickett Smith’s response to lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations, it has stirred up the controversy of award shows and their lack of representation of African-Americans. Since Dash’s comments many people have voiced their opinions and most importantly, BET even clapped back asking for their check back…

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