Inconvenient History Part 1: No Cake For George Washington

#BlackHistoryMonth Inconvenient History Pt 1: No Cake For George

Last month Scholastic released a new picture book on Amazon called,  “A Birthday Cake For George”. No, not George Stephanopoulos, our first President, George Washington. The book was just in time for Black History Month and Presidents Day. Perfect! Who doesn’t love a new book? Certainly not me. However, it quickly became apparent that this book wasn’t the gift is was supposed to be. [Read more…]

Kanye West Is Obsessed and It Is Nothing To Laugh At

Amber Rose via @AmberRose Instagram

In case you haven’t been anywhere near Twitter today, let me tell you its’ been a hot bed of Kanye West nonsense. That’s the nicest way I can put it. But the fact is, it’s not “nonsense”, it’s not funny, and it’s not inconsequential. Kanye West once again showed us who he is. The question is are we willing to look at what he’s displaying. [Read more…]

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, More Prince Than Clown

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon a True Prince

Photo courtesy of the Meadowlark Lemon Official Website

We lost a Prince this weekend, Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, “The Clown Prince of Basketball”. Though that is actually the widely accepted and celebrated title of Meadowlark I think it does him, and ultimately us, a disservice. It doesn’t fully exemplify his role in history, and the gift that he gave to the world. [Read more…]

5 Social Media Hacks To Help The Overwhelmed Prepare to Social

5 Social Media Hacks #MLTVsocial

Prepare To Social #MLTVsocial

Perhaps you have been resisting social media because it overwhelms you. Maybe you figured that was okay because you thought social media was just a passing fancy, more of a toy that young people are playing with than a real business tool. Wake up and smell the apps! [Read more…]

Magic Mike XXL Movie Will Give You Your Smile Back

Got My Smile Back #MagicMikeXXL #MLTVchi

In case you have been living under a rock, the much anticipated sequel Magic Mike XXL opens this week. I had the great fortune of attending the Chicago screening of the movie last week thanks to my dear friend Afrobella. We arrived to find a gaggle of anxious women hoping to get an early glimpse of the extra large film. Gratefully our blogger status sent us straight through to our seats. I didn’t even buy popcorn! No, I wanted to be fully available to every nuance of the movie. [Read more…]