Ursula Brantley
Ursula Brantley

My name is Ursula Brantley and I'm a 27-year-old single mother from Shreveport, LA. Ever since I was young, I've loved writing and the older I became the more I realized that I'm actually pretty good at it. I believe that every young person should be educated about the world around them. The world is moving and changing so fast. We're the future of this one world so we must be on top of our game, but of course, with our own twist. We're such a diverse generation and we should use our diversity to our advantage and change the world.

April 1, 2013

Lil Wayne Sizzurp: Here's the "Purple Drank" the Rapper is Addicted to

Ever wonder what's in that styrofoam cup that rapper Lil Wayne just can't seem to part with? It's a narcotic cocktail that could possibly kill you. Let's take a closer look at Purple Drank.

March 21, 2013

Lil Wayne Emmett Till: Song Reference Crossed the Line

In a new song, Lil Wayne tastelessly says he's going to "beat" a female's genitals like Emmett Till, a black man who was attacked and killed for flirting with a white woman in the 50s.
March 17, 2013

The Bible Series History Channel: One Of the Best Shows On TV

Since it's debut three weeks ago, many scholars have bashed the History Channel's new series, 'The Bible.' In spite of all the negative talk, millions are tuning in and learning about God.
Feb. 15, 2013

Tech Industry Racist: Does Discrimination Prevail in the Tech World?

It looks like some tech companies are attempting to fill a quota rather than hire in a color blind manner.
Jan. 19, 2013

MLK Day 2013: The Meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Every year the country celebrates the life and efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But how often do we actually stop to reflect on what his life and legacy truly mean?
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Nov. 20, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012: How the Turkey Pardon Became a Presidential Tradition

Of the millions of turkeys that are cooked each Thanksgiving, the President grants new life to at least one each year. No one's going into a tryptophan-induced sleep off of these birds!

Oct. 31, 2012

Chipotle Boorito: How Communities Across America are Celebrating Halloween

It's Halloween time again! Across the country, many communities are doing their best to make sure that families have a safe and fun Halloween night.
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Oct. 17, 2012

Gay Rights: Why Attacking an Anti Bullying Program for Schoolchildren Promotes Intolerance

The American Family Association is fighting to stop a school program because they think it's teaching kids to accept homosexuality, but they're wrong — it will actually benefit all children.
Oct. 13, 2012

Stacey Dash Picks Romney Over Obama: Everyone is Entitled to His or Her Own Opinion

After all the backlash Stacey Dash received for her pro-Romney tweet, I decided to take a closer look at why blacks tend to vote Democratic as opposed to Republican.
Aug. 28, 2012

Gabby Douglas Tells Oprah About Bullying and Her Road to Olympic Gold

Gabrielle Douglas has done her share of interviews since the London Olympics, but she now has done the mother of all interviews. Douglas has officially become a part of Oprah's Next Chapter.
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Aug. 25, 2012

Paul Ryan African American Ex-Girlfriend Proves More Than You Think

Ryan's previous interracial relationship won't win him any votes from the African American community, as his policies would be bad not only for blacks but also for Americans in general.

Aug. 17, 2012

Gabby Douglas Hair: Gymnast Recruits Celebrity Hairstylist Ted Gibson to Escape Controversy

Hollywood's hottest celebrity hairstylist said the controversy around Douglas' hair was "shameful." Now he's pledged to give her style but keep her youthful look.
Aug. 15, 2012

Obama Black Vote 2012: African Americans Should Quit Hating on President

President Obama is the President of the United States of America, not just Black America. African-Americans should lay off.
Aug. 12, 2012

Wade Michael Page, and the Sikh Temple Shooting, Are Not Just About Gun Laws

Wade Michael Page killed and scarred innocent people all because of the hatred that lived inside him. Do your heart and soul need a double check?
Aug. 7, 2012

Gabby Douglas Hair: NBC is Racist With Chimp Commercial at 2012 London Olympics

Right after Douglas won Olympic gold, the commercial that followed would have sent dead silence through a crowd.
Aug. 7, 2012

Gabby Douglas Hair: Rockstar Olympian Embraces Her Natural Beauty

A lot of people have been giving Olympian champion Gabby Douglas a hard time for her hair. Really?

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July 30, 2012

Chick Fil A and Amazon: Two Radically Different Approaches to LGBT Rights

I believe that lots of people hide their true feelings for the LGBT community behind God’s name and His word.
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July 23, 2012

Obama vs Romney Louisiana: This Swing State Will Decide the 2012 Election

As Election Day nears, many are looking to the swing states' outcome as a deciding factor. However, Obama is the best choice as Romney would be virtually going back to the Bush years.
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July 14, 2012

Why Mitt Romney Was Booed While Joe Biden Was Cheered the NAACP Convention

Mitt Romney got booed while Joe Biden was received with several standing ovations. It doesn't look like Mitt Romney's jokes and brown-nosing helped him get any African American votes.
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July 11, 2012

Blacks Will Vote For Obama Despite Gay Marriage Stance

For generations, African-Americans have leaned on God's Word to raise their families. Since President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, some are behind him while others aren't.