Trending News Monday: US Gears Up for 9/11 Week of Remembrance

As the 13th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the media and social media are focusing on the day. Stories such as USA Today’s “NYC Bridges make Tempting Terror Targets” and news of the US State’s Department release of the anti-ISIS “Think Again, Turn Away” social media campaign are alarming some; however, the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce told […]

Two Downsizing Trends for Tuesday

Whether it’s keeping up with the Jones or the Kardashians, American society has an affinity for staying current with the latest and greatest trends from fashion, furnishings and white picket fences to television, travel and hot techno gadgets. Of course, brands and advertisers have no problem with this; it’s the social norm that has people camped out in […]

Wisdom.Applied Wednesday: Americans, Advertisers and the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just fifteen days away, and advertisers all over the world are gearing up for the event. Of course, American advertisers might have to try a little harder than marketers in other countries. Ad Age summed up the American World Cup ad game pretty succinctly with an article title: “Here’s How ESPN is […]

Trending News Monday: The XXII Olympic Winter Games

The XXII Olympic Winter Games started with a bang last week. From reports of sub-par conditions as chronicled by the Twitter handle @SochiProblems, to athletes getting locked in bathrooms and elevators, to harrowing athleticism that will continue to win over judges and medals, the 2014 Sochi Olympics is off to a promising start. This Trending News Monday, […]

Trending News Monday: Veterans Day

As an American, it can be easy to take inalienable rights for granted. After all, they are inalienable, God-given rights; we’re entitled to them. As many of us learn the Pledge of Allegiance along with the alphabet, we sometimes forget who exactly ensures there will indeed be life, liberty and justice for all. Anyone who has […]

Two for Tuesday: Headlines On Capitol Hill

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That […]

Trending News Monday: Wendy Davis Kills Senate Bill (For Now)

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Senate floor was less of a political podium and more an off-Broadway stage hosting a one-woman show. Wendy Davis took center stage as she endeavored to stand for 12 straight hours, filibustering the state legislature known as SB5 (for the remainder of the June session, at least). The bill will […]

Throwback Thursday: This Day in History

Remember, Remember the… sixth of June? Well since it’s Throwback Thursday, don’t mind if I do. Well, some of us might remember June 6 in its historical context: The Battle of Normandy aka D-Day. In case you were asleep in history, never actually got to WWII in class or simply can’t remember the details, I’ve highlighted […]

Two for Tuesday: Two Diverse Ads

I don’t know if I was just being innocent or naive, but I thought that living in the 21st century (or 20th century if you’re Ryan Lochte) meant that racism, homophobia and sexism were social institutions confined to previous generations. However, prejudice seems like the ugly American wound that just won’t go away (once you think it’s healed, […]

This Land Is Your Land…

Aside from gun control, immigration is the “hot” topic on Capitol Hill as both a bipartisan group of senators and President Barack Obama recently proposed immigration reforms—vast in their similarities, both plans seek to provide a path to citizenship for 11.6 million undocumented immigrants. For generations, people have emigrated from their home lands for countless […]

Advice for PSY, “The Past is Never Where You Thought You Left It”

Just three weeks after winning the MTV European Music Award for Video of the Year and two weeks after taking the “King of YouTube” crown from Justin Bieber, Korean rap sensation, PSY, faces a slew of controversy after anti-American lyrics from a performance eight years ago began circulating on the internet last week. In a performance of […]

Multicultural Holidays…

The other day during an Our Space meeting, we were discussing ways to bring the realities of our multicultural, um… culture, to the blog table. For some reason, I rarely think of myself as someone with a strong voice when it comes to multiculturalism. Not being of one hundred percent ethnicity, not being Hispanic, African American or […]