Why We Should Be Hella Concerned About Environmental Racism By Kymberly Akpowowo

What does August 29, 2005, vs. August 29, 2021, have in common? Sadly, a lot. Exactly 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in the state of Louisiana residents are dealing with Hurricane Ida. 16 years later we have made minimal progress in the fight to dismantle/improve the damaging effects of structural and environmental racism. To note, about 60% of the population in New Orleans is Black. At the time this post was penned, more than 800,000 residents were without power, sewage, or water in Louisiana. Of…

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Ok, so check it… I am NOT your chick-flick, Hallmark, Lifetime movie-lover. I also HATE Christmas movies (I make exceptions for The Preacher’s Wife with Whitney and This Christmas). And even though I do like a good musical every now and again, I wasn’t aware that Jingle Jangle would have singing and dancing, so I went into the movie with no expectations. I figured it couldn’t be too bad with a stellar cast that included Phylicia Rashad, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, and Keegan-Michael Key. Thirty minutes in I was…

Amazon’s Dr. Nashlie Sephus Buys 12 Acres for Black Tech-Hub in Jackson

“Today was the culmination of over 18 months, 12 acres, seven buildings, two downtown districts, three unwilling to do a loan banks, a committed team, a lot of dollars, a solid group of lawyers, and a lot of patience and grit to invest in my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, bringing technology access for all. Excited for the journey that’s about to come!“ These words were part of a post on the Amazon Applied Science Manager’s Facebook page, breaking news on a new venture worth 25 Million dollars. Dr. Nashlie Sephus…

You Think You Know Microsoft Excel Until It’s Time to Microsoft Excel Some Shit

Is it just me, or has Excel gotten confusing as shit, lately? Listen, I know it’s always been a little confusing for me growing up, but gawd damn, I can’t even copy and paste properly anymore. And don’t get me started on these gawd damn formulas or how Excel will sometimes just say fuck it, and crash. Or how creating a chart or spreadsheet is easy, peasy, but formatting that it requires you to take one of those brain pills from the movie Limitless. But the reason I bring up…