Kylie Jenner Accused of Blackface

Once again, one of the Kardashians (or should I say Jenner’s) has made it into the news. The youngest Jenner, Kylie, has recently been the topic of a lot of controversy particularly about her involvement with rapper Tyga but currently she finds herself in the middle of another debate. Over the weekend the 17-year-old posted some photos on Instagram from her most recent photoshoot. Like quickfire people began commenting on the photos, some loving it and other accusing her of blackface. As soon as the idea of blackface was proposed,…

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Comcast is Attemptimg to Improve their Customer Service

I’m sure we are all aware of how terrible Comcast’s customer service is. Well, they’ve come up with a solution. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have become the mecca for customer complaints. For this reason, Comcast has decided to expand its social media customer service team in order to improve their reputation.   Tom Karinshak, Comcast’s head of Customer Service, said that the company is adding more people to its team as well as giving them more tools to help customers according to an article by The Huffington…

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You’re Facebook Page Can Live On Forever, If You Let It

Facebook "Get A Life" Picture by Nate Bolt

Have no fear. When you die, your Facebook page will live on forever. Facebook just made it possible for you to set a legacy contact so that when you die, someone, of your choosing, will be able to control certain aspects of your page. However, I see it as our obsession with social media and our social media identities getting a little out of hand.   Is you’re Facebook page really so serious that you can’t, I don’t know, maybe have it deleted when you die? According to Facebook it…

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Hype TV Show Watch Party Wants You

Join us for the Hype TV show watch party on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm located at Centre Square, 1500 Market Street, Lower Mezzanine, Philadelphia, PA 19102. The Hype’s featured subject for the week is entitled “You’re Not Really Black” which centers on individuals’ preconceived notions and stereotypes concerning what constitutes ‘blackness’ in a person. This will be a great time for adults and youth to come together to discuss topics including racial/ethnicity issues that adolescents encounter today. Please note that although admission is FREE, it…

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The Fate of Spotify

Taylor Swift’s new album released just a little over a week ago and has created quite a stir. In it’s first week Swift sold more than 1 million copies of her new album. But the popularity of her music is not the only thing getting people’s attention this week. Taylor Swift decided to pull her entire music collection of the popular music streaming service, Spotify.   Spotify is a popular streaming service that allows listeners to browse their extensive collection of music free of charge, or with a monthly fee…

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Around 2,000 Bodies Cover the Grounds Of Nigeria

The terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped 200 schoolgirls has attacked again. The militants opened fire on villages in Northern Nigeria, killing around 2,000 people. Bodies are scattered everywhere in what is considered the deadliest Boko Haram attack yet. The raid started January 3 where hundreds of gunmen attacked a total of 16 villages—the town of Baga and neighboring villages. The militants entered the villages in trucks and armored vehicles, unloading bullets everywhere and pursuing people who fled into the bush. Boko Haram has terrorized northern Nigeria since 2009. They…

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Lupita, Alek, Viola, & Gabby

As Viola Davis accepted the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series rocking a straight brown shoulder length wig, I thought it was funny that she thanked Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Peter Nowalk for “thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty”.  What is classic black beauty, and does it wear a shiny, straight, brown, shoulder-length wig? Oh the images and drama of dark skinned women in the entertainment industry!  Initially, I couldn’t figure out the value of even writing about these…

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