Migos evolves hip-hop culture in ‘Bad and Boujee’ video

The ladies of Migos’ ‘Bad and Boujee’ video are bad, boujee and CLOTHED!! Hip-hop videos are known for showcasing women in ways that many say are disrespectful and derogatory. If you don’t know what I mean, here are some examples: Nelly “Tip Drill” D.R.A.M. ft Lil Yachty “Broccoli” Of course this doesn’t go for ALL hip…

On being the ‘only one’ at Donald Trump, Mike Pence rallies

Disclaimer: The only side I’m taking is mine... I’m Atlanta born and raised, while I’ve grown up in the south my entire life it was a bit of a shock to be in a room of hundreds of people and be the only person who looked like me (besides a couple secret service and videographers).…

How ‘Wilmington on Fire’ director Christopher Everett’s hardship fueled his film

I sat down with Christopher Everett to talk about why he wanted to direct a documentary that puts a microscope on the 1898 massacre of African Americans by an armed white mob in Wilmington, North Carolina. I was surprised to find out the Laurinburg, North Carolina native was so passionate about telling this seldom told…

Why I’m not on the Beyonce ‘LEMONADE’ train

Disclaimer: Before the “Beyhive” drags, tags, or slays me please know, Beyonce will not retweet you. In true Bey form, she released a new album titled LEMONADE in an over the top manner like no one has done before. Two days later, social media is still abuzz with memes and tweets. The album is musically…

Black boys lives cut short in Wilmington

In less than one month, Wilmington, North Carolina was home to seven drive-by shootings that changed the lives of 15 black boys. How many black boy lives must be altered before a change takes place? Five days before Christmas five teenage boys were victims of an afternoon drive-by shooting that left Shane Simpson, 16, dead.…

The power of Social Media: How Twitter fixed my worst Uber ride

If you don’t know it by now, social media is a beast. It has the potential to make you, like James Wright the viral Patti Pie eating singer: And the potential to break you, like Belle Gibson who “lost everything” after she went viral for posing as a cancer survivor to get money: People have…