Shea Moisture Ad Controversy

Shea Moisture recently released an ad spotlighting caucasian women using their products and a mixed girl. This commercial sparked a lot of controversy because Shea Moisture’s products are the forefront of the African American women’s natural hair care community. The timing couldn’t have been worse because this comes just after Kendall Jenner and Pepsi faced […]

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How Social Media Has Become the Battlefield for Recognizing #LymeDisease

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More than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease will be diagnosed this year, but because many doctors aren’t well educated in recognizing it in its early stages, the number could be much higher. Luckily, awareness is spreading, thanks highly to social media. Here are some examples of what Twitter has to say about #LymeDisease.

We actually had a vaccine on the market for a few years, but its creators stopped making it because so few people requested it and it wasn’t making them enough money. Hopefully, with cases and awareness and demand on the rise, it will be improved and offered once again.

Many people don’t believe in climate change, but whatever your beliefs, the warmer and shorter the winters, the more ticks thrive. Ticks are notoriously stealthy, and it takes harsh conditions to kill them off. Additionally, they aren’t only spread by deer as many people believe, but are also carried by mice. The more mice survive the winter, they more ticks have warm bodies to stay attached to and feed on.

There’s much controversy over Lyme disease. The CDC says it’s treatable, but if it isn’t caught immediately, it can lead to permanent damage to the brain, heart, nervous system and more.

The “Spoon Theory” is a way of explaining to those without a chronic condition how much energy it takes to get through each day. It suggests that each person is given X amount of spoons each day, to spend however they choose. The amount of spoons you start with is determined by your health status. Certain activities cost more spoons than others, so essentially, it’s about knowing one’s limits and not wasting your energy on trivial or non-vital things.

Many celebrities, like Bella Hadid and Avril Lavigne have been spreading awareness of Lyme disease by being open about their battles with Lyme disease. In her recently released book, Kelly Osbourne slams such celebrities for trying to make the disease “trendy.”

Kelly Osbourne’s views are not shared or appreciated by many who have Lyme disease because they believe that celebrities sharing their battles are both inspirational and are using their platforms to raise awareness.    Send article as PDF   
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Perspective – Post Pepsi Ad

Kendall Jenner could arguably be labeled as the least controversial of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, until this week. The twenty-one year old teamed up with soda pop company, Pepsi, to create a new advertisement. Criticism on the commercial spread like wildfire in the Twitter-verse with many arguing the ad was just as tone-deaf as it was […]

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#UnitedAirlinesAssault: Quality customer service or honest mistake?

This week has definitely gone down in the week of failures for two major companies: Pepsi Co. and United Airlines. As usual, social media couldn’t let either company live out their fails in private. In true Twitter fashion, they got dragged through the fire…well, United Airlines did, figuratively and literally. On April 9, a video surfaced […]

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Sorry but not sorry

Trending on twitter earlier today was the hashtag #ThingsIWontApologizeFor. To me this seemed like a very silly hashtag, and naturally I wanted to see what this conversation was all about. A lot of what people were tweeting about included not apologizing for being themselves. #ThingsIWontApologizeFor (and you shouldn't either) — Kait 🌈 || 43 […]

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Charlie Murphy: Put Some Respeck on His Name, Not His Brother’s.

Today, we lost a legendary comedian Murphy, yet somehow it was also his brother’s day. When Eddie Murphy impersonated his brother lmaooo #RIPCharlieMurphy — Kip Smithers (@Nicktheegr8) April 12, 2017 Charlie Murphy, comedian and brother of Eddie Murphy, dead at 57 — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 12, 2017 Yet, fans were […]

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