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The Clippings | Social Mobs Taking Toll on Talk Show Hosts? | Women from The Real share stories of online bullying

March 25, 2015

The Clippings — Commenting on television shows became the trend in social media.  Some shows enjoy engaging viewers in real time — others not so much.  In too many cases, bad outweighs the good — retweeted again and again.  How does one block out bad and enjoy the good?

Speaking of blocked — we found ourselves blocked by certain celebrities.  A tweet retweeted can take over a timeline, depending on how notifications are set.  Surely, we’ve never said anything along lines of bullying — stated the obvious a time or two, but not bullying.

But what about social mobs? Their comments can be hurtful.  Hurt people hurt people.  There’s something more to mob engagement that goes beyond entertainment and engagement. Social media has become a large part of media and therefore carries great power of perception.  Power in the wrong hands can be damaging — and down right bullying.

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The ladies of The Real – Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon — shared their experience with bullies in their following.  Watch

Everybody knows #weliveinpublic, but dealing with today’s public takes thicker skin more than ever before. It was painful to see Tamara say she hasn’t yet discovered advice for her son in dealing with bullying because she still experiences.

Where do we draw the line? When does opinions and being opinionated move from engaging dialogue to bullying? Answer — when it becomes personal, aggressive, repetitive with intent to hurt.

In good television engagement some aspects are off limits. Comments should be kept within context of the show.  Wardrobe and styling always up for grabs. Comment on content in context to what is airing. Children are always off limits, while parenting can get called into questions — only since celebrities drag their families into show business when selling magazines and products.

For celebrities, fans don’t know what you don’t show. Don’t put entire life up for discussion.  Keep something for yourself — off limits and off TV. Otherwise, be prepared to be scrutinized.  Social mobs will only get worse as #weliveinpublic.

Should celebs callout bullies, fake accounts, pages, and fans who go to far?

PS: Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Remember we said a couple celebrities blocked us.  Two mean girls and a political bully don’t count #LOL.

 

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the Clippings | What’s brewing with Starbucks #RaceTogether – Unlike our coffee, we don’t blend well?

March 20, 2015

The Clippings — What’s brewing at Starbucks? Can we #racetogether or nah?

Perhaps over the years of serving us coffee, Starbucks realizes, unlike our favorite beverages — we don’t blend well.  All that tension in service lines probably comes not just from needing coffee. Lack of courtesy to each other and watching us huddle in our segregated groups might be reason for Starbucks to ask – Can we #Racetogether or nah?

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Hanging out with coffee drinkers of late, I’ve finally found the perfect beverage that takes me into Starbucks more and more – these few short months into my addiction.  A time or two, I’ have wondered about race and prejudice from my trips get a coffee buzz — here in the south.

As someone who blogs about media and behaviors derived from how media is consumed, I know when I am in and out of my comfort zone — #MediaApartheid.  Our consumption of media and coffee leaves a stain on our social interactions. Standing in line at Starbucks, I can tell their customers, for the most part, don’t consume what or how I consumed information. Can we #Racetogether or nah?

Instantly, I can tell from the startled white male, he might consume conservative content with his coffee. Or, the white female who can’t bring herself to become social, might love country music or watches daytime tv? Or the black female trying to blend her way through #corpnation might think we’re competing. And, never mind the brother who wants to be the only black person in the coffee shop. I just want my Mocha frappuccino with soy and whip and I’m out. Can we #Racetogether or nah?

Your coffee shop your turf. But what does your Starbucks say about you? Can we #Racetogether or nah?

Obviously we’re not blending well in such a shared space where everybody knows your name — it’s on your beverage – but what’s in your heart?  I’m Yalanda with an A — it’s on my cup! Can we #Racetogether or nah?

Yalanda P Lattimore, DryerBuzz.com
What does your beverage say about you? Tweet me @DryerBuzz | Yalanda P Lattimore is the editor of DryerBuzz.com and author of 27Answers to Create Buzz

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theClippings | Creflo Dollar Jet Plans Grounded at Takeoff

March 16, 2015

DryerBuzzonWAOK | Hair She Buzz – Can women dream big? | Plus, buzz inside #TheBrandistaGuide and Dream Big 2015 with Courtney Rhodes

March 15, 2015

DryerBuzzonWAOK – 3rd Sundays we turn our afternoon debate to women for #HairSheBuzz to get to the root of our story.  We have to ask, can women dream big?  Everyone wants women to lean in, reach higher, become empowered, change the world, and earn more.  But, can women dream big?

It’s conference season. Some of us heading off to the same spots looking for secrets to leadership, happiness, balance — but do we really want it?  Let’s debate.

Also on this episode of #DryerBuzzonWAOK, Courtney Rhodes @thebrandista and founder of TheBrandistaGuide.com stops by to help us begin to DREAM BIG!  Rhodes helps us escape our comfort zone to developing our personal branding, educating others of our talents and successes to realize our dreams.

Listen for details on a FREE event so you don’t miss #DreamBigSummit2015 with @thebrandista – FREE personal branding seminar on Saturday, March 21 from 4pm to 7pm at the Westside Cultural Arts Center – DREAM BIG 2015.

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DryerBuzz Exclusive: John Lewis prelude to #Selma50, Plus what inspired him to become a troublemaker | WATCH the Buzz

March 2, 2015

VideoBuzz: While buzzing #LegendaryAwards we got an exclusive moment with Congressman John Lewis as a prelude to #Selma50 anniversary to Bloody Sunday.

Watch and listen as he takes us back to that dreadful but pivotal day in history. Plus here what inspire him to become a “troublemaker”.

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Living Atlanta Style | DryerBuzz to Launch Buzz of Atlanta – Tastings – Arts & Cultural Brunch Series

February 20, 2015

Stay tuned as buzz builds for Living Atlanta Style | DryerBuzz to Launch Buzz of Atlanta – Tastings – Arts & Cultural Brunch Series.

We’re looking for the best of Atlanta to exhibit their Atlanta fare and flare for our niche audience Living Atlanta Style.

Stay tuned. Contact us for early buzz 530-324-BUZZ

#Sustainability is a Race Factor | PURE Brings Environmental Justice Conversation to “The Race Factor” Conference at King Center

January 9, 2015

Partner Post — JOIN PURE SATURDAY at Ebenezer Baptist Church for The King Center’s “Race Factor” Conference which is Free and open to public.  Featured panelist / speakers Tim Wise, Aurielle Marie (#ItsBiggerThanYou), Mary-Pat C Hector of National Action Network Youth Move, Goldie Taylor, Aron Michaelis, Bernice King and more  will discuss Policing and Criminal Justice Practices.

PURE  will deal with Race Factor and Environmental Justice. Check the flyer below for full details and follow @Purecities for the buzz.

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Event is part of annual King Holiday events.
To learn more about Sustainability and Environmental Justice visit PureCities.org

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White House Clippings | Watch President Obama propose making two years of community college FREE

January 8, 2015

VideoBuzz: Some states currently offering, but President Obama wants to take program national. President will discuss in more detail at upcoming State of Union address.  Watch

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Sunset: Andrae’ Crouch – Death Notice – Obituary

January 8, 2015

Sunsets Remembered — Andrae’ Crouch death reported after recently hospitalization. 

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On Saturday, January 3rd, my brother, Andrae Crouch, was taken to the hospital so that medical staff could more directly address some serious health complications that had arisen.

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Sports Clippings | Stuart Scott dies at age of 49, longtime anchor at ESPN | Sunsets Remembered

January 4, 2015

Sunset —  Stuart Scott dies at age of 49, longtime anchor at ESPN. “He didn’t just push the envelope,” says sports radio host and former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick. “He bulldozed it.”

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