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    The Real Issue with Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

    If you have not heard of the celebrity news between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, it has been all over the media since late May and still persists today. Within hours of the news breaking, people on social media began accusing Heard of being a liar, a fraud, a nobody and a “gold digger”. Depp’s […]

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    Is Boxing Even Safe?

    Society is at a point of conflict where it concerns head injuries and sports. The extent to which head trauma causes permanent damage is well known, however ratings for extreme sports like boxing and football are at an all-time high. Perhaps that is to be expected. The credo of live fast, die young is a […]

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    Lebron James: A Champion On and Off the Court

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have won their first championship in 52 years, winning Game 7 over the Golden State Warriors by a score of 93-89. It is the first time a team has come back from falling behind in a 3-1 Finals series. Although, basketball is a team sport, LeBron James was a powerful force to […]

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    Muhammad Ali: More than His Boxing Legacy

    Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, (later known as Muhammad Ali), was a professional boxer, American Olympian, heavyweight champion and philanthropist who died at the age of 74 on June 3rd 2016.  Although, he is best known for his athleticism, the legacy he leaves behind goes beyond the title of being one of the greatest boxers of […]

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    Call The Midwife and Social Justice

    For those who follow my writing, you know I am a devoted fan of Call the Midwife.  My husband and I just finished watching the conclusion to season five and wow! While the story is quite different from the show, I fell in love with during seasons one through three — where they were drawing from […]

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    Philanthropic Work of Prince

    The death of a legendary artist and musician best known as, “Prince”, came as a sudden shock to the world on April 21, 2016. Prince released his first studio solo album at the age of nineteen and is known for his celebrated chart topping records such as “Purple Rain”, “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss”. Prince […]

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  • 9 Life Lessons From Prince For Social Workers

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    9 Life Lessons From Prince For Social Workers

    I’ve been a little obsessive this week. This is apparently how I mourn when one of my favorite musicians of all time dies: I listen to their music. On repeat. Nonstop. My Four Year Old Daughter: Daddy, is that a Prince song…again? Me: Yes, sweetie, Daddy needs to listen to “Sometimes It Snows In April” […]

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    Breaking the Stigma of Sexual Abuse

    Recently, celebrity actor Dax Shepard, who previously appeared on NBC’s Parenthood and is also married to actress Kristen Bell, revealed in an interview that he had been molested as a child. Dax disclosed on The Jason Ellis Show that he was just 7 years old when he was abused by his 18 year old neighbour. Initially, […]

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