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How Drake Mastered Social Media

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Drake has been around for a while, but the summer of 2015 was definitely a high water mark for an already remarkably successful tenure. His 2015 mixtape, If You’re Reading This it’s Too Late, launched with extraordinary fanfare and every single track eventually reached the Billboard Hot 100. Drake’s music was spreading further than it ever had before and thanks …

What American Perceptions of the Civil Rights Movement Say About Race Relations Today

Thanks to American high school history classes it is easy for many Americans to remember the Civil Rights Movement as largely just Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and grainy black and white video clips of police trying to shut down protests. It is more difficult to have a nuanced discussion detailing the harsh reactions many …

Frank Ocean’s Long Anticipated Album to be Released Friday

According to the New York Times, Frank Ocean will finally release his second studio album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ on Friday.   The album, which has been speculated on for years, will reportedly be released on Apple Music. Nonsubscribers to Apple Music will be able to hear the album after the reported two week exclusivity deal with Apple.   Ocean’s last …

Dear NFL: Let Your Athletes Smoke Weed

Heading into the 2016 season, three of the NFL’s most talented athletes will miss significant time for failing the league’s antiquated drug test. Le’Veon Bell and Josh Gordon will miss the first quarter of the season, and Martavis Bryant will miss the entire season, all for marijuana consumption.   The NFL has little to say on moral standards Suspending players …

Bill O’Reilly’s Round About Defense of Slavery is Everything Wrong with Fox News

Bill O’Reilly isn’t exactly known for his political correctness, so maybe it should come as no surprise that the controversial Fox News figure came out with a segment discussing the “interesting history” behind Michelle Obama’s comment on watching her daughters grow up in a house built by slaves. The history of the White House certainly is interesting, but Bill O’Reilly’s …

What America Misses about Black Lives Matter

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Jessie Williams recently delivered a resounding speech on racial justice and Black Lives Matter at the BET awards that drew a lot of praise and controversy. One of Williams most striking lines was aimed at critics of the Black Lives Matter movement.   “The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander… If you have a critique for …

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