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Why “old millennials” (or maybe just me) struggle with social media

A friend and I had a discussion recently about why we and other “old millennials” struggle with the state of social media today. We talked about his slightly younger girlfriend and her willingness to share her workouts on SnapChat. A rather benign activity as far as social media goes, he went on to sarcastically imply that her Snaps were effective lies, or at best,...

Melissa Harris-Perry's mistake was that she didn’t "own her masters"

As you must have heard at some point by now, Melissa Harris-Perry is a former host and media personality on the cable network MSNBC. The story arch is too long to get into, but Harris-Perry was essentially fired from the network after four years of the MHP Show, which aired for a couple of hours on Saturdays and Sundays each week. Harris-Perry shared an email to her show staff...

Black Thanksgiving, Black Friday and the Black Lives Matter Blackout

This week, black American families will stop to give thanks for the many blessings in their lives including shelter, clothing, God’s grace and for the coverage given to Uncle George in his successful trip to Walmart where he was able to purchase one of Patti’s pies. It’s Thanksgiving week. A time to remember our ancestors, for had it not been for getting the worst cuts of meat of...