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Embattled host of ABC’s moneymaker franchise The Bachelor, Chris Harrison has been weathering the controversy of his ill-fated appearance on Extra correspondent and former Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay’s TV segment, where the two had a fiery discussion about current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell’s resurfaced social media posts.

The damning images confirmed her participation in a racist sorority formal back in 2018, and that discovery initiated the streak of bad press for a lucratively popular franchise that’s trying to restore its reputation by employing more diversity, with the first-ever Black Bachelor and Bachelorette, after decades of nonchalance.

Harrison’s attempt to diplomatically smoothen…


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The beginning…

The arrival of a brand new decade was just the incentive I needed to kick my butt into action, after spending two years away from the hustle and bustle that had worn me down to the ground.

2020 meant the beginning of something that could change my life overnight, but I would have to flee from my current status in a nondescript town that doesn’t have much to offer outside of the much-needed respite that was no longer fueling my creative drive.

The plan was to book the almost 3-hour train ride to New York City, during the first week…


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These one-on-one sessions didn’t age well for the Cuomo brothers

Embattled New York City governor Andrew Cuomo is currently weathering the other side of the coin that saw him being hailed as an American hero, and strong contender for the highest office in the land, based on his highly favorable approach to guiding the hardest hit city in the nation through the scariest season of an unprecedented health crisis.

Cuomo’s popularity soared during the darkest months of a global pandemic, thanks to the high-visibility appearances on his younger sibling’s nightly show on CNN — Cuomo Prime Time — where the two brother’s indulged in playful banter that seemed to provide…


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Living in a household that’s tuned into CNN all day into the night is one of the unbearable aspects of being stuck in a situation that’s beyond your control. It also means you will never miss the excitement of “breaking news” when it breaks.

Such was the case when golf legend Tiger Woods blared through the headlines late Tuesday afternoon, after the horrific images of his crushed vehicle confirmed that the single-car accident in a suburb of Los Angeles was quite serious.

While pertinent information about the ghastly crash and the physical condition of its famous victim was slowly populating…


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This time last year, I was dissolving into a slushy mess that got even worse once COVID-19 unexpectedly resulted in the nationwide shutdown that altered our existence beyond anything we could’ve foreseen.

By late summer 2020, I had made the tough decision to stop drinking until whenever.

After a month of substituting wine and vodka for water, juices and tea, I began to notice the twinkle in my eyes, and slowly uncovered the smooth, medium-brown skin color that had eluded me. …


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For the past few weeks, Twitter has been hosting the dreaded blast from the past via viral clips of old interviews featuring troubled superstars of their eras, who were forced to eat shit on the glitzy platforms of influential media personalities, mercilessly interrogating vulnerable guests for the world to witness.

From Lindsay Lohan to Britney Spears and a handful more, there’s been a growing case study on how shitty things were, back when nobody cared enough about “hurt feelings” and grossly crossing over the line of reasonability and humanness.

We should be able to look back and heave a sigh…


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Get up and do something!

Before the reality of a global pandemic dominated our lives, most of us were juggling schedules that allowed us to be reasonably active; a regimen we never imagined would be challenged or indefinitely halted.

Living in New York City trained my ability to turn the concrete jungle into my very own workout space, which is the habitual tendency that’s unavoidable, when you surrender to the mainstays of city living, with daily commutes that force you up and down those damn stairs, leading in and out of train stations — and the guarantee that you will have to stand for the…


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Conservative radio personality and iconic leader of the white power movement Rush Limbaugh passed away almost year after confirming his battle with stage four lung cancer. It was around the same time that former President Trump awarded his greatest ally the Medal of Freedom, during his disgustingly combative State of the Union address in 2020.

His death announcement catapulted the mechanisms of social media platforms, particularly Twitter, a place where civil discourse is rarely on display.

#RestInPiss

The eruption of regularly scheduled activities made way for a rowdy celebration of two kinds.

Inconsolable conservatives who are quite frankly racists and always…


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What does Blackness mean to you?

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since the global phenomenon and cultural shapeshifter Black Panther, ceremoniously hit theaters with the abundance of thematic gloriousness that propelled the celebratory crowns of Black folks both near and far.

Social media became an vibrant photo album, hosting the once-in-a-lifetime experience, documenting the unification of brothers and sisters, decked out in traditional garb that evidenced the undefeated force of Black power, and how it transcends the horrific infiltration of white power.

Returning to the stunning scene, depicting the elaborate reception to Marvel’s marvelous investment in the theatrical embodiment of a Black…


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The two-week ordeal of the Louisiana woman, who became a viral sensation after sharing video clips of her harrowing ordeal, involving a scary introduction to a powerful adhesive known as Gorilla Glue, which she hoped would provide a temporary fix for unruly strands, thankfully ended with a miraculous save by Beverly Hill-based plastic surgeon — Dr. Michael Obeng.

It was a long time holding breaths and watching from a distance with prayers for a stranger, who became a familiar face with an agonized look of terror, that matched how we felt as we tried to imagine the horrors of being…

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