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Law Abiding Citizen Pt. VIII: 911 Is A Joke

So I was thinking about a poem I had to recite when I was a part of this youth group during elementary school. (I think it was titled “A Child’s Point of View,” or something like that.) One of the lines went like this: Always be careful Of what you say and do, ‘Cause me … Continue reading

Has Satire News Gone Too Far?

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
Satire news–or fake news–has dominated social media throughout the summer. This has caused many unsuspecting readers to find information on their favorite celebrities and current events, become outraged at horrifying “news,” then even more outraged when they find that they had a mini heart attack for no reason because…

All Hail the Vixen Sew In!!

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
Goodness, weaves are evolving at a very alarming rate.  Just when buying our weave in bundles started to feel normal, the ever elusive “Vixen Sew In” hit the scene.  All over social media were photos of women with what I was sure was weave, but it was styled in…

‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ Coming This September

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
It’s official. The Love & Hip Hop franchise is heading out west for its third installation, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The cast features many familiar celebs including Ray J, Soulja Boy, former B2K members Omarion and Lil Fizz, Yung Berg and Teairra Mari who was once cast on the…

Why I’m Not Marching for #Ferguson or #MikeBrown

Originally posted on Friends of Ebonie:
by Ebonie Johnson Cooper, Chief Millennial Officer You won’t see me out here. Nope. | Protestors drop to their knees and put their arms in the air during a rally for Michael Brown Jr., who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer Saturday, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014,…

Hong Kong: Cultural Reflection

Note: This was one of my final reports due at the end of my study abroad trip to Hong Kong. Introduction I was so excited to be traveling outside of the United States for this study abroad program. I experienced many firsts including my first plane ride, my first time overseas and my first time … Continue reading

“WTFYGD?” by Tameka “Tiny” Harris — Song Review

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
On July 22, Tameka “Tiny” Harris released her new single “WTFYGD?” The song is basically about a woman who is at a low point in her relationship. She feels as if she’s being taken advantage of, and she’s tired of being mistreated by her man. She talks about how…

When Your Summer Fling Wants MORE

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
Summer break is coming to a close and school will be starting soon. As classes begin, summer romances will end… Or maybe not. What happens when your summer fling wants more? More as in, a legit relationship: commitment, dates–the whole nine. Some of you may have already had this…

Follow Directions or Your Phone Will Blow Up

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
Actual photo of the burned phone. In Texas, a 13-year-old girl slept as her Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire. Her pillow, sheets and mattress were also destroyed. While Samsung vowed to replace everything, this raises questions on whether or not it is wise for people to ignore the user guides…

A Crop Top Affair

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
Your parents may hate them. Your friends may think they’re cute. And you may want one in every color. It’s called a crop top. Those things that cover you up until around  an inch or two from your belly button. Yes, those things. They are a fine asset for…

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