Let The Addicts Die

Let The Addicts Die

There is an opioid epidemic and instead of rehabilitation the system seems to focus on punitive measures. In Middletown, OH, councilman Daniel Pichard proposes a “three strikes” rule. Ideally first responders would no longer administer Narcan to a person that has overdosed on three separate occasions during a certain period of time. Could you imagine how that emergency phone call would go? Caller: My son/daughter isn’t responding. I think he/she may have overdosed. Please come as soon as possible 911 Dispatcher: We have it on file that this is the…

Cutting Through the Noise: How to Stand Out on Social Media

Cutting Through the Noise: How to Stand Out on Social Media

How many ads have you seen in the past 30 minutes? How many have you seen in the past 30 days? If I had to estimate I’d guess it was a lot. The digital and physical world are littered with branding, ads and marketing messages. Companies looking to stand out on social media are paying more than ever to get in front of users and explain why their product/service is a perfect fit. Most brands operate on limited budgets. Either they don’t have or are not willing to shell out the money…

NO ES UN PRESIDENTE

NO ES UN PRESIDENTE

I tried to go on vacation to get out the insanity that has become our country only to find it waiting for me in Madrid, the cultural heart of Spain. A not-so-gentle reminder that we’re an international laughingstock right now. It’s 5 months into this presidency and there’s already enough comedic material to create a theater show, literally making money off of the fact we have a terrifying manbaby at the wheel. Look at you Donny, always creating jobs. The Europeans are many things. Hairy, completely OK with nudity (sometimes…

Styled By The Culture

Styled By The Culture

With Prom season coming to an end and all the seniors graduating ( Congrats class of 2017!) For The Culture a Media/Entertainment Start-up based out of Lynn Massachusetts, would like to take the chance to thank everyone that participated in our Glow Up Campaign.  Part of our organization’s mission is to to help inspire positive change in the urban america. We aim to do this through partnerships known as collective impacts. Working with different agencies from different sectors; corporations, small businesses, non-profits, we aim to support a common cause. By creating online campaigns and events…

Moving Out and Moving Up

Moving Out and Moving Up

In the past 12 years I’ve moved more than any of my friends. I’ve lived in multiple cities within multiple states. I’ve gone to college and moved several times, owned apartments, borrowed a room in a friend’s apartment (shout out to Gertrude), slept on couches, rented hotel rooms, all in the name of progress. Moving out to move up. I am a firm believer that people who want to grow and become the best versions of themselves must leave their comfort zone to do so. Moving not only separates you from…

It’s not about how much you make it’s about how much you save

It’s not about how much you make it’s about how much you save

I remember as clear as day April 2nd 1997 getting home from school and changing into my “house clothes”. I turned on the radio and for the first time, heard Biggies new hit, “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems”. It would play several times throughout the day and by the third time it was blasting through my stereo. At this point my siblings and I were screaming at the top of our lungs “I don’t know what they want from me, it’s like the more money we come across, the more problems…

Divided States of America

Divided States of America

“America is more divided than ever.” It’s a phrase we’ve heard a lot in the past year, so much so that I think by now we’ve pretty much accepted it as fact. The sky is blue. Donald Trump is orange. America is divided. But take a second to stop guzzling from the media fire hose and think—are we really more divided now than ever? It’s a bold claim when you think about America’s history. We’re really more divided than the high-profile assassinations of the 60s? Than when immigrants of any…

What To Really Expect When You Get To Cuba

What To Really Expect When You Get To Cuba

“I’m actually cutting my trip short,” she said, “I didn’t realize I wouldn’t have access to my accounts here. I ran out of cash by the second day I got here.” Says a woman I met at the airport in Cuba, she was on the same flight back to New York City as my family and I. I didn’t even get a chance to catch her name I was so startled by what I had just heard. The flight we were scheduled to take from Cuba got delayed a couple of…

Note from Da Director

Note from Da Director

So it’s been about 6 months since we started For The Culture! From a stream of shared content, countless blogs, and several events, we have really enjoyed the process of creating what is now known as For The Culture (FTC). I felt, it was only right that I keep everyone up to date on what was going on with us. As more and more people hear about us I have been asked the same two questions; What is the “Culture” and what do you guys do? Now, the first question…

Gems Dealing With Independent Women

Gems Dealing With Independent Women

There are two types of women in this world: gold diggers and goal diggers. We can all appreciate a woman who has her own, but there is a deeper darker side to dealing with one that’s I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T if you know what I mean. Here are a few gems for dealing with women who wants, but don’t need you: Trustworthy: She is used to controlling situations and trust allows her to control her emotions. Keep your word because if she can’t trust you…she can’t date you. It’s a secret society, all…