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Coming Out As Gay Experiment gets YouTuber spit in his face

YouTuber, Alan Sinclair also known by the channel name Will Is Everything, hits the campus of a university for a social experiment. Although he is not gay, he comes out to strangers to get their reaction. Although the majority of reactions shown were positive, one person literally spits in his face. The good news is, there were far more good reactions in the video. Some even recognized the plight of the stranger before them and attempted to be there for him – one went so far as to offer to walk with him to the LBGT resource center on campus....

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Taylor Swift Gets Apple Music To Pay Indies During Trial but Don’t Thank Them

The buzz in music industry circles is that the streaming service Apple Music wasn’t going to pay Indie artists any royalties during the 3-month free trial it gives to new users. Apple, Inc., the company with over $200 billion cash money in the bank was going to make independent artists build Apple Music for them for free. “A leaked Apple Music contract surfaced last week containing details about how it plans to compensate indie labels for music streamed during the trial period. According to the document Apple won’t pay royalties to independent music labels — or unsigned artists, we’d imagine...

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Chester Hanks, Using the N-word is Not All Love

Chester Hanks aka Chet Haze, son of beloved actor Tom Hanks, says he can say whatever he wants. More specifically, Haze is referring to the N-word. In a recent video posted to his Instagram account, he says “can’t no one tell me what I can’t say” after trying to link his insensitive and ignorant defiance to Hip Hop as he defines it. The accompanying text clarifies what he means and goes on to justify his use by trying to say that it’s a term of endearment for him and even invoking the constitution. If I say the word nigga I...

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President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union: Not Your Average Lame Duck

“Do not go gentle into that good night.” – Dylan Thomas This very well could have been what President Obama had going into his 2015 State of the Union address because he sure didn’t deliver a speech like a lame duck. Obama spoke like someone who is not only still on the job but with purpose and resolve.  It doesn’t sound like he intends to roll over to an opposition controlled Congress regardless if he has no more campaigns to win. He won both of them. This is a president who spoke of hope in America and of change in...

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Top 5 Twitter Hashtag Fails by Brands of 2014

Twitter is a wonderful yet harsh world. The benefits are many for people, movements, brands, and marketers. It can expand the potential range of your voice and the message you are trying to deliver. It’s a media where the usual controls of what we see and hear aren’t effective. Brands trying to navigate that sea of online reality can win big or fail miserably. This is about failing miserably because this is the Internet and fails are golden. A common hashtag on Twitter is #nofilter because the Internet can be brutally honest. A brand trying to capitalize on the potential of...