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4 Reasons Why Issa Rae is So Dope For The Culture

For those of you that have been living under a rock, Issa Rae is the new “IT” girl in Hollywood. Jo-Issa “Issa” Rae Diop is a 31 year old, Capricorn set out on a mission to slay all stereotypes. Best known for her YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl, she’s gained much steam for her HBO debut, “Insecure”.

Photo Cred: Black Women In Hollywood

Photo Cred: Black Women In Hollywood


Still in her early stages of stardom, the Stanford graduate is killing the game. Here’s a short list of 4 Reasons Why Issa Rae so dope for the culture:

1. REPRESENTATION It is important for young woman and little girls see an image of themselves when they look at things in the media. Issa Rae makes it ok to be a “brown skinned, kinky hair” girl. She also shows young, black girls being “awkward” or “different” is actually very ok.

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Photo Cred:Vanity Fair


2. HUSTLE Issa shows hustling and grinding on a different level. Issa is a beautiful example of using your creativity to level up. Issa garnered more than 2MILLION views on her Awkward Black Girl series that led to an actual book. By the time the book was published, Issa was announcing her show, Insecure, was picked up on HBO in 2015. That’s how you level up!
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Photo Cred:HBO

3. HER TWEETS ARE LIFE Issa has the best Twitter timeline EVER! THIS IS NOT UP FOR DEBATE (FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK) I consistently read Issa’s tweet, especially when she live tweets during Insecure. She say some of the funniest things and they’re so spot on it’s ridiculous. I can’t help but to clutch my pearls at the hilarity that takes place there.

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Photo Cred: Issa Rae’s twitter

4. EASY BREEZY BEAUTIFUL COVERGIRL Issa recently announced that she has earned the coveted COVERGIRL spot. Issa says, “Becoming a COVERGIRL means a lot because the brand recognizes just how important for people to embrace their individuality and express themselves in unique and diverse ways.” GO GIRL!

Photo Cred: InStyle

Photo Cred: InStyle

Issa Rae is a game changer, and that’s why she’s dope for the culture.

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AUNTIE MAXINE VISITS THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Maxine Waters is one of the most talked about FEMALE politicians out. She has an air of confidence that precedes her everywhere she goes. She recently visited The Breakfast Our favorite quote was:

If you gone shoot, shoot square cause a wounded animal is the worst to deal with.

Ok Auntie Maxine don’t play that shhhhh! Check out the video and shout out to my favorite morning show.

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FIVE MUST HAVE BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS: POST SECONDARY EDITION

Tis the season of college students returning to their campuses to push forward on to their degree. We applaud you, but we know you need a few things to make sure you’re transition is easy.

Here are 5 MUST HAVE items for returning to school:

1. LAPTOP There are many inexpensive laptops at major retailors like Walmart, but don’t discount Amazon. Also, check if your school has a discount available with Apple.

2. A SMART PHONE This is another solution to not having a laptop because it operates in the same fashion as a computer.

3. TRADITIONAL PAPER AND PEN It doesn’t matter what school you attend, you will most definitely always need these two staples.

4. USB FLASH DRIVE This is necessary because intellectual property, in my opinion, is priceless. Keep all your documents and study guides on your flash drive for your convenience.

5. DRY ERASE BOARD This allows to brainstorm on the fly! Very useful tool when you’re in college.

I hope these tips were helpful for you. Let me know what we should add to the list!

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Moves We Make

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Moves We Make an award winning film written by JM Benjamin a Plainfield, NJ native and directed by Patrick Coker has released the film for purchase as well as rental on Vimeo. So I watched, and marveled in the plot and the twists and turns that came with it. It’s about a gangster that makes some decisions that affected his family and his woman! He has to find out the hard way.

I give this 4 stars!

Moves We Make from Nonstop Show Group on Vimeo.

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Stacey Dash Leaves Fox News?!

Good riddance! You’ve served your purpose and they discarded you as if you were garbage! The entire time Trump was on the campaign trail she made it her business to push the agenda on Fox News. Now I’m no political wiz or anything of the sort, but I do know speaking against the community I am apart of isn’t the smartest idea! I wonder what your opinion is now that Fox News decided it was her last day with their company. Any thoughts please share!

Photo Cred:TMz

Photo Cred:TMz

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Best Mannequin Challenge So Far!

With so many challenges sweeping the internet, a young group of blacks and latinos brought attention to a serious problem in The United States, Police brutality. In light of the new President-elect, I think it’s time to set a new tone in America. They are making us face our issues head on. Check out the mannequin challenge!

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5 Ways to Make Your Credit Jump for Joy

We all know credit is a major asset to have in life! It is synonomous with giving someone your “word is bond” when borrowing something promising to pay back. Now don’t get me wrong, typically many people do well with their credit, however there are far more that do not. This is for the people that have moderate to bad credit. I’m a Dream Catcher so I take my personal finances seriously. I am also cheap lol, but that’s another story. I follow the financial advice of Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, she can be found on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/budgetnista/?fref=ts. I surmised five important points for me and I hope they can help you.

 

  • Get a secured card, if your credit is need of an adjustment. This will help build or establish credit.
  • Make sure your utilization is below 30%. This shows you are a responsible user and you will not abuse the credit.
  •  Find a bill that you pay faithfully every month, and pay it on or before time with the credit card. Then pay the credit card to zero with the money you had for the bill in cash.
  • Plan a budget. Typically you add up all your monthly expenses and subtract that from your monthly income.
  • SAVE! It is very important to save because this is the mindset that builds wealth.

There are many other things you can do to fix your credit and make it a priority. These five tips are just a reference point, but I guarantee it will make a difference in at least 30-45 days.

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***Movie Trailer*** Southside With You

Southside With You is based on the true events of President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama on their first date. It stars Tika Sumpter as Michelle and Parker Sawyers as Barack. It depicts black love at it’s finest, with Barack showing Michelle his take on the city of Chicago and what his plans are in the future. I love that this movie is about love sans gangs and violence. It’s also executive produced by the wonderful John Legend. This is due to come out in the summer! I am predicting a box office HIT! Check out the trailer! Let me know what you think!