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Whitney Alese6 days ago
Baby Phat Is Back!
I am old enough to remember the original Baby Phat. This brand was one of few that catered to curvier figures with denim that stretched across the hips of hippies kids to hip hop lovers, all baring a ...
Kristy Anderson6 days ago
What 'Rugrats' Taught 90s Kids About Changing Gender Roles
Children of the '90s were born into a time when the world was just beginning to settle into the big changes that had happened in previous decades. It was a time where it was becoming more common for w...
Series Review: 'When They See Us'
So... when I saw this dramatic re-telling of the ordeal of the Central Park 5 being advertised on Netflix, I was already pretty sure that it was going to be must-watch television. I was also extremely apprehensive about seeing the events through the eyes of these five kids (now grown men) and being able to emotionally process it all. The case (and the legal and societal issues it brings to the forefront) kind of hits close to home for me as a parent, and as an African-American man. I'd seen the ...
Jules Fortman8 days ago
7 Ways to Participate in Pride Without the Parade
Pride month comes around every June as a way to foster community and celebrate sexual diversity. It’s all about recognizing the impact that LGBTQIA+ individuals have had on their communities, and the ...
Daniel Lyddon9 days ago
The Future of Entertainment Is Short and Sweet
As screens get smaller and attention spans get shorter, it was inevitable that entertainment would follow. As technology advances, entertainment adapts to fit the new media outlets on offer. Now tech ...
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