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Is Black-ish a ‘Parody Gone Wrong’?

Is Black-ish a ‘Parody Gone Wrong’?

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ABC’s new comedy series “Black-ish” premiered with a strong lead-in to the “Modern Family” drawing in a 3.3 ratings of adults between 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers in live-plus-same-day figures, as stated by Hollywood Reporter.

In an article published on the Huffington Post, Frances Cudjoe Waters wrote:

What “Black-ish” misses and what those shows embraced, is that one of the primary things…

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People Bragging About Relationships on Facebook Might Be More Insecure

People Bragging About Relationships on Facebook Might Be More Insecure

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It’s happened to all of us, you log on to one of your many social media accounts and you see someone bragging about their relationship and how awesome their mate is. Again. Bae surprised me with flowers. Bae bae surprised me with dinner. My boo surprised me with concert tickets.There are of course accompanying pictures of bae’s goodness and light. It seems that they just can’t keep all of this…

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Ben Carson Likely to Run for President

Ben Carson Likely to Run for President

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We have two years before electing the next President of the United States, but people are tepidly wading into the candidacy water. Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, who has rapidly become one of the Republican Party’s darlings, has said the “likelihood is strong” that he will end up running for president in 2016.

“Unless the American people indicate in November that they like…

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Sexual Assault Cases Are Lower at HBCUs, But That Doesn’t Stop Criticism

Sexual Assault Cases Are Lower at HBCUs, But That Doesn’t Stop Criticism

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Since 2014 there has been several initiatives launched to address sexual assault on college campuses. Colleges and universities across the nation are exploring the best possible ways to tackle this issue.

Compared to predominately white institutions (PWIs), sexual assault cases are fairly lower at historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs), but that still does not minimize the criticism…

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Racist Tweeters Harass FKA Twigs for Dating Actor Robert Pattinson

Racist Tweeters Harass FKA Twigs for Dating Actor Robert Pattinson

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Haters gonna hate and racists gonna be racists. What’s most unfortunate is that social media gives racists a larger platform to be ignorant. The half-Jamaican, half-Spanish singer/songwriter FKA twigs took time to address the tons of racist tweets she has received since people learned she is dating actor Robert Pattinson.

The fact that the couple is dating is not news, but perhaps it continues…

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A Fat Girl Gets Naked and Shares Her Struggle with Food Addiction

A Fat Girl Gets Naked and Shares Her Struggle with Food Addiction

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Essay author, Lisa Respers France

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 57.6% of Black women over the age of 20 years old are considered obese. Too often we can look to the women in our family or even ourselves for the proof. We have been told by doctors that we need to shed the pounds because they are not only making us sick, but literally killing us.

But Black women…

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“The Equalizer” Marks Denzel Washington’s Third Biggest Box Office Opening

“The Equalizer” Marks Denzel Washington’s Third Biggest Box Office Opening

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“The Equalizer,” which stars Academy Award winner Denzel Washington snagged the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend.

According to Variety, the revenge thriller grossed $35 million across 3,234 locations.

It trumped its fellow new releases including “The Boxtrolls,” which earned $17.2 million across 3,464 locations, and James Dashner’s best-selling young adult novel “The Maze Runner,” which…

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California Approves First “Yes Means Yes” College Sexual Assault Law

California Approves First “Yes Means Yes” College Sexual Assault Law

130631120_sq-2c2b5065ffcba666e1fa032cd6138758c13e0dbe-s2-c85On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed the first bill of its kind to define when “yes means yes.” The bill requires all California state colleges and universities to adopt a policy of a clear-cut, affirmative consent by students who engage in sexual activity.

Last month, California State Senate voted to approve SB967, composed by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, which defines consent…

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