My Social Media Goals for 2017

In spite of having a new baby and all, I’ve decided that I would really like to grow in regards to my presence and influence on social media. Therefore I decided to take a quick inventory of my social media accounts, and set some goals in regards to where I want to be by next…

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Multicultural Parenting in the Trump Era

It is official – Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Given his highly divisive campaign and approach to politics, this fact has many American minorities wringing their hands in worry. However we need to keep things in perspective. While Mr. Trump may have been a star in reality TV, that does…

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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…