On Wednesday morning, we were once shown again the destruction the use of guns can cause in communities, this time however it happened to be in front of the whole world, as it took place live on TV. Vester Lee Flanagan II took the life of WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward.

According to reports, Vester Flanagan who was fired from WDBJ two years prior, also known by his on air name, Bryce Williams wanted to start a race a war. If this is true, this is similar to another tragic event that we saw rock the nation just a few months back involving both gun-violence and racism, when Dylan Roof in Charleston, South Carolina took the lives of nine black people during a church bible study meeting.

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During a time when people are trying to do Chief Keef better than Chief Keef, Chief Keef outdid himself. Remaining relevant after what seemed to be a fall off, Chief Sosa is back. In reality, he never left nor fell off. It was, or is, just a case of longtime fans not being satisfied with the product being released. Let’s face it though: Jay-Z ONLY could make The Blueprint once, Usher couldn’t Confess but so much, Michael couldn’t Thrill you but so many times.(That last part a lie but it sound good)

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College is suppose to be the best times of your life, as a recent college grad, I can attest. College is also the place where you get to make a lot of mistakes and do even crazier things.

So as colleges around the nation begin their first week back, students are saying goodbye to parents and childhood and saying hello to peers and adulthood. In adulthood, we allow people to make their own decisions and don’t censor things we don’t agree with.

Well, at Old Dominion University in Virginia, this wasn’t the case. Sigma Nu Frat was suspended last week after the above sign made its rounds on social media.

This is where we have come in today’s day and age. Where if your mom or dad doesn’t like what is said on a college campus, and they have enough other stupid parents on board can get your fraternity shut down. With recent stories about bad fraternity behavior, this is how you try to right it?

The sign was distasteful depending on who you ask, but if everything I ever found distasteful was taken down at my college, it wouldn’t be a lot of stuff hanging around, frats or not.

What makes this particular situation even more laughable, is that at the same school, another sign, just as offensive was put up at a Greek life organization home, and no one seems to want to suspend them.

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Forget the double standard taking place here, and just focus on the situation at hand. A bunch of horny young adults, both male and female made some bad jokes with sexual references. While the males got chastised and suspended the females seem to be going about their business.

Your hypocrisy is showing, and it’s more funny than anything. So stop with your fake outrage and moral righteousness, because we all know, you really don’t care.

Cultural representation is so important. It always has been important, and it’s something that people of color have been trying to implement into their everyday media intake for quite some time, and thanks to Marvel, we’re taking another stride in the right direction. One of the biggest names in comics is taking a refreshing spin on their publication to introduce their newest ‘Inhuman’: a black, pre-teen, female genius by the name of Lunella Lafayette.

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The comic will be called Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, written by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare. Its aim is to capture what it’s like to be a young, black genius and how that ultimately means fitting in won’t come easy, which is why Devil Dinosaur (a red tyrannosaurus rex that emerged in Marvel comics over 30 years ago) comes to be an unlikely best friend for Lunella.

Lunella isn’t the first person of color to grace the Marvel Comic Collection, as she sits alongside Miles Morales (a Spider-man rendition), Sam Wilson (Falcon), and Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel). However, she is the first, to be purposely marketed toward younger readers, as writers of this particular series have stated that they wanted to allow the younger generation someone diverse and heroic that they could relate to.

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As a fan of comics for a little over a decade now, I have to say that I’m a bit jealous of the youth. I would have killed to have more exposure to black girls in literature that related to me. But I’m also excited to know that steps toward improvement are being made. I look forward to getting an issue (or ten) and channeling my inner dorky Lunella in the near future.

Just think, some people out there thought the term Black Girl Magic was just a hashtag.

Read more on the upcoming comic here.

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Being the President of the United States is nothing more than a popularity contest. People could truly care less what their policy views are, to be honest, people could even care less about their moral compass as we are seeing right now.

Donald Trump is gaining momentum as the leader to represent the Republican party in the upcoming 2016 Presidential election. While that makes certain people nervous, I find it funny, for one reason and one reason only.

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A few weeks back news surfaced that your favorite dieter Jared Fogle home was being searched by police for what we later learn was the possession of child pornography. Immediately there after, Subway suspended ties with their pitchman and damage control by Subway went into full mode. Well today, we know a lot more about what Mr. Fogle was actually doing, and it’s pretty reprehensible.

According to documents released by the U.S. Attorney’s office, Fogle has pleaded guilty to having sex with two minors and collecting homemade child pornography from the Russell Taylor President of his organization, the Jared Foundation.

You can read the rest of the documents and allegations here, but what do these new allegations mean for Subway?

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