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Unapologetically Black – Kanye West as Philosopher, Prophet, and God of Self-Love

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June 21, 2015 • Blog, Featured, Race, Self-Improvement

Kanye West “ain’t even supposed to be here”, and he knows it, even if it was Jay-Z who said it. Like most successful black Americans, his story begins in adversity. One of his early hits, “Through The Wire”, was recorded through his recently shattered jaw — still wired shut — just two weeks after the responsible car crash. It… Read More ›

Race »

The Unseen Trauma of Racism

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It’s been a long couple of days. Once again, a white man with a history of racist comments took up a weapon leaving behind bloody black bodies. Once again the black community finds their sense of security rocked, with even a church — considered sacred to many — left unsafe in the wake of white supremacy Once again, America… Read More ›

Self-Improvement »

In Support of Online Dating

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He covers his mouth apologetically, frowning and making a show of chewing the food in his mouth slowly. He glances to his right for approval and meets urgent eye contact; she stares expectantly at him. The question hangs weightless on the air, shattering the conversation into pregnant silence. So, how did you two meet? The… Read More ›

Gamers »

#GamerGate: The #NotAllMen of Gaming

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Between the Zoe Quinn scandal, death threats on Anita Sarkeesian, and the ensuing #GamerGate scandal, it’s been a dramatic week for the gaming community. Watching all the tweets on #GamerGate and #NotYourShield has shown me that people honestly don’t seem to realize that there is a massive difference between indiscriminate, personal, and systemic harassment. #GamerGate… Read More ›

Creative Design »

Gender Representation in League of Legends

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to just pick a topic and riff off of it, but now that I’ve got almost 10 days until the next LCS game, I’ve decided to hit on a few topics I’ve had on the backburner. The first is the different representation of male and female champions… Read More ›

Game Design »

How to Resurrect Tank Junglers

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#1 – Tanks vs Bruisers In Season 2, there was a healthy conflict between tanks and bruisers: tanks had inevitable scaling into teamfights regardless of gold levels, while bruisers could secure gank, farm, and objective advantages in the early-mid game. At the risk of diving overly into what differentiates a tank from a bruiser, I… Read More ›

Theorycrafting »

2014 World Championship Meta: Top Lane

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Top lane has one of the most regimented metas, with a power 3 almost always being clearly identified, and with those 3 almost always filling similar roles or forming a triangle of counters. Season 3 Worlds: Renekton / Jax / Shen Early Spring Season 4: tanks – Renekton / Shyvana / Dr. Mundo (with Trundle… Read More ›

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