August 20

Document Your Truth

Just watched the Kathleen Hanna documentary, The Punk Singer, on Netflix . I learned so much about the Riot Grrrl scene from the film. I didn’t really know about it in its heyday since it wasn’t on the radio and I didn’t know anyone listening to it. The closest I got into riot grrl was [...]

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August 19

Selfie Belongs On The Back Shelfie

ABC bravely put one of its new fall sitcoms on Hulu, “Selfie”. I watched it and it’s just barely watchable. The emoticon, text-message, social media slang used is hard to understand when spoken in a rapid fire pace. This Eliza character would be almost forgivable if she was a teenager a la Cher from “Clueless” [...]

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August 15

Not Adding Up

This is not adding up. If this video posted on YouTube the day after Mike Brown was killed had any validity, then why did the Ferguson cops not say anything about this until today which is Friday August 15th? In the surveillance photos and the description in the video say that the alleged robber from [...]

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August 13


Like Biggie said, “If you don’t know, now you know.” Apparently Josh Zepps, an Australian journalist personality who works at Huffington Post tweeted something that so naive that it borders on stupidity. I don’t mean to be naïve but, seriously… if you’re black, why stay in a racist shithole Missouri town? Massachusetts is a place, [...]

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August 12

Suicide Isn’t Painless

The first time I ever knew someone who committed suicide was when I was a freshman in high school.  She was a junior. She was stylish. Even though we attended a Catholic high school and wore uniforms,  her sense of style was evidenced by her hair, earrings and shoes.  She committed suicide by jumping off [...]

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August 11

The Buzz Of Buzzfeed

Is it a coincidence that a week after John Oliver goes H.A.A.M on Buzzfeed and native advertising in a segment on “Last Week Tonight” that Andreessen Horowitz invests 50 million into the company?! Maybe it was ploy at promotion. I don’t know. I don’t get Buzzfeed’s valuation which is rumored to be over $200 $850 [...]

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August 11

What Is Going In Ferguson

I am not in St. Louis. I had never heard of Ferguson until yesterday. Everything I have learned is via stream of local radio and tv, following hashtags, looking at Vine and YouTube videos and Instagram. I also relied heavily on my “cool black people” Twitter list who were the first to tweet about the [...]

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August 6

TV: What You Should Watch, DVR and Stream

Sundays: “Masters of Sex” on Showtime. Just ignore the opening credits. Mondays: ABC Family’s “The Fosters”. The most drama-filled, diverse show about a family. Tuesdays: FYI’s “B.O.R.N. to Style” It’s the urban, hipper version of “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.” Wednesdays: WEtv’s “The Divide”. Think “Scandal” plus “Rectify”. Thursdays: “Rectify” is the best show [...]

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August 4

Baking, Crowdfunding and Event Planning

I baked this past weekend. I made caramel apple sandwich cakies which are pretty much whoopie pies. In the past, I have donated to crowdfunding projects and have consulted on a few. Last week was the first time that I created a crowd-funding of my own. It was to my keep my blog, alive. [...]

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August 2

Two Red Velvet Goodies: Brownies and Popcorn

I am pretty fascinated with the flavor of red velvet. The origins, the flavor and popularity are of interest to me. In fact, I am considering doing a book about red velvet. Last night I made red velvet brownies using Duncan Hines red velvet brownie mix. I did “doctor up” the recipe by adding a [...]

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August 1

Keep KeepingNickels!

In case you don’t know, I am the founder of Keeping Nickels, a business blog that covers fintech and personal finance. I need your help to keep the site afloat. I am raising to cover hosting, domain and website updates.  If you donate $10, I will tweet a link or retweet on your behalf. So [...]

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July 30

Let Referrals Work For You

Tech start-up founders have been honing their origin stories for years as if they were sprung out of a Marvel comic book. However, the rest of us entrepreneurs and small business owners have yet to craft a fantastic fable of success. The question that is most often by budding entrepreneurs is how to get new [...]

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