Category Archives: Society

Watch: Don’t Want to be Found? There Are Ways to ‘Delete Yourself’ from the Internet


*Let’s face it, some of us, er, y’all, just don’t want to be found, dammit! I personally run into more people than I would’ve guessed who are not interested in social media. Some of them are older, others just old-minded, and because they may not have businesses to market or a need to take a picture of themselves WHEREVER THEY GO to show others online that they have a life, they could care less about remaining relevant or visible to the online, unknown, masses.

And then there are those who want to be undercover for other reasons (Wink. wink).


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Donald Trump’s Biggest Fear is (Wait for It) ‘Public Humiliation’ According to Pre-Run Interviews


*We may have identified what drives Donald Trump even more than his massive ego. According to taped interviews given months before he decided to run for president, Mr. Trump made statements that showed, unequivocally, that he is terribly afraid of being publicly humiliated. And as his run for POTUS comes to a close, a defeat would no doubt fit the bill.

According to an article in The New York Times…

The intense ambitions and undisciplined behaviors of Mr. Trump have confounded even those close to him, especially as his presidential campaign comes to a tumultuous end, and he confronts the possibility of the most stinging defeat of his life. But in the more than five hours of conversations — the last extensive biographical interviews Mr. Trump granted before running for president — a powerful driving force emerges: his deep-seated fear of public embarrassment.

Motivational speaker and TV personality, Iyanla Vanzant once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” and according to the recordings handed to the publication, Trump is revealed as a man who is fixated on his own celebrity (“Celebrities can do anything!”), anxious about losing his status (“It’s rigged!”) and contemptuous of those who fall from grace (Scroll down to hear what he says about Arsenio Hall).

The article states Trump once spoke with disgust about the very likable and highly successful Arsenio Hall. Though Hall was considered successful by any Hollywood standards with a great career as a comic, host of a late-night show bearing his name, and even some acting at one time, previously unreleased interviews from two years ago show Trump referring to Hall as “Dead as a door-nail…Dead as dog meat.”

[He] “couldn’t get on television,” Mr. Trump said with disgust. “They wouldn’t even take his phone call.”

The article goes on to say that Trump felt Hall had suffered the most grievous form of public humiliation: His celebrity had waned. His star had dimmed.

It should come as no surprise, if you’ve watched any of the debates, that Mr. Trump has done no self reflection at all. Perhaps a statement Hillary Clinton once made is true. “Donald,” she said, “lives in an alternate universe.” He demonstrates this often. On the one hand he will admit to “locker room talk” being the reason for his vulgar remarks about women; while in the same breath he will say, “No one respects women more than me.”

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Message to Those Voting ‘Third Party’ — Put Your Big Boy/Girl Pants On! (Video)

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*So you think you’re doing something special? Out of the box rebellious? Or even cute as you head to the polls and vote third party; for someone you know won’t win?

Word to the bad. You’re not!

Drop the mic.

I have heard there are those who, because they are not crazy about either presidential candidate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, or Republican nominee Donald Trump, say they will vote Third Party in this election.

Why would you use your voting power to vote for someone that you KNOW won’t win? 


I think of those who are voting for the first time, high school seniors, immigrants who have become citizens; who were unable to vote in their former countries and I think, “They must be so appreciative of this right?”

Surely they recognize this is an opportunity to contribute, on a personal level, to making a better America and maybe even a greater world. Right?

This is the one and only opportunity that we have to make change on a level greater than ourselves. Not only voting people into office, but not walking away from them once they are there. Holding them accountable every step of the way. And never, no matter how hard things get, giving up on this because defeat only happens to those who stop trying.

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Artists, Fans & Supporters of LA Women’s Theatre Festival (Tweet Your Support by Midnight 10/21!!!)

Twitter-based contest will help this arts organization win $10K in grant dollars

*Don’t you just love when an organization that is worthy of support let’s you know what you can do to help? And don’t you love it even more when it doesn’t include giving money?

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has applied for a grant with the philanthropic arm of the century-old check printing company, Deluxe Corporation Foundation. LAWTF will be awarded one of 10 grants in a Twitter-based competition called the “Short & Tweet” grant program.

YOU…yes you, can help this 23-year-old arts organization, that has given women artists from around the globe an onstage presence through producing one-woman performances, by TWEETING why you feel LA Women’s Theatre Festival would be a great recipient for the grant.

Easy right?

But here’s the thing…

You’ve got to do it NOW. Do it while its on your mind because all tweets must be received by midnight tonight, October 21, 2016. Continue reading

White Students Offended By Teachers ‘To Be White is to Be Racist’ Comment (Watch)

This student decided to start selling hoodies based on a white teacher's comments!
ENTREPRENEURSHIP? This student decided to start selling hoodies based on a white teacher’s comments!

*In a lecture that was intended to close the racial divide gap, a Norman, Oklahoma teacher showed a YouTube video on imperialism and followed it up with a discussion on why ALL white people are racist.

Uh oh.

And though the teacher was not identified, anyone listening to the voice on the video (scroll down) can pretty much presume he’s not Black.

Screen shot of a section of the imperialist video shown in class.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t add that, if he was Black, we would know exactly who he is.

A video was sent to NBC affiliate, KFOR, from a student who was offended by the class discussion. A white student, who felt the comment was unsubstantiated and unfair. The student felt that white people were being blamed for something just because they are white.

I can see Black folk now. Arms outspread in a ‘What?’ kind of posture. Puzzled looks on their faces as if to say, “But the comment is coming from one of you.” Continue reading

White Students Storm Out of Class After TSU Professor Shares ‘Out of Africa’ Theory

Professor R. Jon McGee, Texas State University
Professor R. Jon McGee, Texas State University

*Want to know what some white students really think about Black people? Tell ’em EVERYBODY came from Africa! Black. White. Hispanic. Asian. Mixed.


Then just sit back and watch them scatter! That’s what happened at Texas State University when Dr. R. Jon McGee, a seasoned anthropology professor offered what is known as the “Out of Africa” theory. (Scroll down to see a photo courtesy of Twitter user).

According to The Tab, when the professor asserted that all living beings originated in Africa, the white students got up and walked out…in droves.

But that’s not all.

The white students who stayed behind reportedly started yelling “Black Lives Matter,” according to the news site reports. And others went into some serious dialogue with one another. Continue reading

Mickey Stevenson, Motown Legend, Seeks Talent for Original Musical This Sunday! (All Ethnicities)


*A Motown legend is calling. Will you answer? See message from Motown’s ‘Original A&R’ man below.

I had the pleasure of interviewing William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson recently for an upcoming EURweb feature about his involvement in the upcoming “50th Anniversary” celebration of the late C. Bernard Jackson‘s “Inner City Cultural Center” taking place on November 4-6, 2016 in Los Angeles.

In the process of that interview (look forward to the feature soon) I learned of this casting call and wanted to pass it along to you.

Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and William 'Mickey' Stevenson were inseparable back in the day.
Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson were inseparable back in the day.

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POTUS Plans ‘One Last Change’ Before He Leaves Office: Reform Prisoners Child Support Payments

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Frontiers conference in Pittsburgh, U.S. October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

*We’ve got approximately 21 days before we head to the polls to choose a new POTUS, but President Barack Obama is working up until the very last minute to reform the criminal justice system he began working on months back. But the issue has been with him for much longer. And according to an article in The Washington Post he shared…

“Since my first campaign, I’ve talked about how, in too many cases, our criminal justice system ends up being a pipeline from underfunded, inadequate schools to overcrowded jails.”

And he made good on his word in August 2016, when he commuted the prison sentences of federal 214 inmates (in a single day) who were locked up on drug charges — some of whom were to be locked up for life.

And as of this writing, according to The Daily News, the total number of commuted sentences has gone up to 775; with 102 of them occuring just last week.

But POTUS says he ain’t finished yet! Before he leaves office he aims to reform the amount of child support payments prisoners are carrying in debt.

In an August statement, Justice Department deputy Sally Q. Yates said, “In just the first eight months of 2016, the President has more than doubled the number of commutations granted in all of 2015.  But we are not done yet, and we expect that many more men and women will be given a second chance through the Clemency Initiative.” Continue reading