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How To Have A Fabulous Baby Shower And Not Go Broke

When I graduated from college with my BA, I learned an important lesson: celebrate life whenever you can. At the time, I was a 29 year old nontraditional student. I was just happy to have a degree in hand. But my mother implored me to have a graduation party; especially since I was the first…

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An Update on Tweetchup

3 years ago, I gushed about this new, free tool that could be used for Twitter analytics; Tweetchup. Well I am happy to report that it is still free and still awesome. In fact, for my purposes, it has displaced Twitonomy as my go-to, free Twitter analytics tool. Here’s why: You Can Analyze Any Twitter…

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The Movie ‘Barry’ Was A Soft Letdown

Ever since I saw the trailer, I really wanted to see the movie Barry on Netflix. I have yet to read any of the books that Barack Obama published on his life, so I was eager to see a bit of our current President’s formative years fleshed out on film. Well the movie didn’t really…

Afterthoughts of a Third Party Voter

This past Tuesday I patiently waited for my boyfriend to get off of work so that he could watch my 3 week old baby so that I could go vote. It was 3 p.m., and I was the only voter at my polling location. Two gentlemen were there to support the campaign efforts of local…

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That Pesky ‘N-Word’

McKeesport made national news this week when a Snapchat photo sent by a McKeesport police officer went viral on the internet; and not for a good reason. The offending office took a selfie in her police uniform and included the caption “I’m the law today nigga”. Here, see for yourself: Given the current state of…

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What Makes Us Black?

So the name on the tip of the media’s tongue currently is Colin Kaepernick; a man who I really had no idea existed until he protested the national anthem. While reading one of the many articles regarding his protest, I saw that someone left the comment “I didn’t know that he was Black”. My off-the-cuff…

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Ellen’s Innocuous Racism

After Usain Bolt won his first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, an iconic photo of the track & field superstar surfaced and the meme games began. Ellen (DeGeneres) jumped on the bandwagon and photoshopped a picture of herself on Usain’s back along with the comment “This is how I’m running errands from…

A Poor Woman’s Cable: Streaming TV

About 10 years ago, I ditched cable TV. Initially it was because I was hardly ever at home, I had a decent DVD collection, and of course, it just cost way too much. About 4 years ago, I signed up for Netflix (I used to do their DVD-by-mail service, remember that?) and I haven’t looked…