19 Year Old Singer and Actress Halle Bailey Selected To Play Ariel in Disney’s Live Little Mermaid Film

On the heels of it’s Lion King Debut Disney just dropped the huge news that Halle Bailey, singer (Chloe X Halle) and actress (Grown-ish) has been pegged to play Ariel in its Full length Live Feature of  “The Little Mermaid”. Bailey, a protege of Beyonce (Nala in the Lion King Feature) is an up and coming star in her own right and has been making waves with her sister Chloe beside her for quite some time The decision was made today, with the budding actress notified later Wednesday morning. Mermaid is…

Black Currency Spent on OJ the Person vs. OJ the Symbol

Orenthal James Simpson aka OJ aka The Juice is Loose is a cockroach in the form of a human being. Whenever we think we are done with OJ, here he comes, slicing and dicing his way back to our throats and social media timelines. A couple of days ago, he signed up on Twitter and has been “cutting” up ever since joining the social media platform. His continued search for relevance comes at an opportune time because around this time, 25 years ago, OJ “allegedly” killed two people followed by…

Is Clean Water not a basic Human Right?: A glance into the drinking water supply in Denmark, SC.

As an environmentalist I believe that in any place where the quality of water is compromised it is indeed a national emergency, and well…national emergencies should warrant the attention of everyone. Experts believe the city of Denmark South Carolina is in an extreme water crisis. In fact, this crisis could potentially be worse than Flint Michigan. For roughly 10 years, Denmark residents were suspicious of a rust-colored water and sediment build up coming from their faucets.  In order to regulate what seemed to be a naturally occurring iron bacteria that…

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette Got It Wrong: Robert F. Smith’s Gift of Debt Liberation to Morehouse Grads Teaches Young Black Graduates to Lift as They Climb

Let’s get right to the point. The Pittsburgh Post Post-Gazette just published one of the most obvious examples of meritocracy and advocacy for structural oppression that I’ve ever read. Even worse, they took the cowardly route of publishing the piece as an editorial–they don’t always come from editors. New graduates are inundated with debt, many having to take out loans for college-related expenses. As tuition and expenses continue to rise, so does the need to take out a loan to cover the expenses of spend several years studying and hoping…