#10: Twerking: After Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's performance at the VMAs in 2013. The world has been engulfed in the twerking phenomenon. We have seen good parodies, we have seen bad parodies, we even saw grandmothers twerking. But it comes to a point when we just have to move on from it.
#9: Celebrity Leaked Photos/Videos: Whether intentional or unintentional, we do not want to see anymore celebrities in their private and intimate moments. Nude photos and pornographic videos have infiltrated the entire social media network. Whether you searched the internet pools for these images or not, they will appear on such popular social media sites as Facebook, instagram, or Twitter publicly. So at the end of 2014 we hope we can put these leaked photos to rest, as well as the trend. It is not ok to access peoples personal files and publicly humiliate them against their own free will. Not all of life's mysteries need to be exposed for all to see.
#8: Police Brutality: Police brutality has been a major headline in all, if not most of the media news station. Minorities have grown angry and defiant against an unjust judicial system that systematically target the youth. In 2015, it is our expectation that a federal procedure review of police rules of engagement will replace deadly force with non-lethal force tactics as the #1 option for law enforcement. New policies, substantial state and federal laws changes that demand an alternative use of GUNS in a non-violent related incidence to subdue suspects. It is our hope that in 2015, that citizens and law enforcement can hold a town hall meeting with Q&A session between police officers, community leaders, and youths. A dialogue for individuals to freely express their concerns and ask questions they need and deserve answered is needed to gain the trust of the community back. These matters can no longer be swept under the rug, they should be addressed accordingly to prevent any future reoccurrence of the same type of misuse of force.
#7: Government Shutdown: Better known as "Do Nothing Congress". What is a government shutdown you might ask? It is when bipartisan politics divides are lawmakers to the point that Congress becomes ineffective and not serve its purpose, the people. This shutdown will allow economic disruption, negative impacts on federal programs and services that support American businesses and individuals. Government Shutdown impacts up to 850,000 government workers, with a productivity loss of $2.0 Billion.
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#6: Disrespectful Music: We believe with all the serious matters and issues the world is facing, the last thing anyone wants to hear or see, is music videos that disrespect and degrade women. If people are fighting for equality and fairness, they also have to reflect such behavior. It is our sole right and responsibility to empower and uplift our young brothers and sisters. After all they are the leaders of tomorrow. The examples that entertainers set forth for them is the example and lifestyle they will follow. So we hope that in 2015, we find a profound way to use music and entertainment as an outlet to change and influence the world for the better, because that is truly what the world needs and what will make it a better place.
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#5: SecretAffairs and #OntheBreakBabies: "We were on a break" is a line we are all too familiar with. We saw that in high-profile relationships that experienced the on the break baby. We even watch our favorite couples part ways from rumored affairs. Our hope is that in 2015 couples, stick together, take no breaks and tough it out and keep the infidelity at bay.
#4: Reality Shows- that promote violence: How many more reality shows do we really need? And exactly how real are they? These reality shows get more outrageous by the year, and are very instrumental in the manipulation and influence of our young minds. Displaying love triangles, violence, and a constant depiction of negativity to spur ratings. Well, we are sick of it. And we hope that Television producers can actually put their creativity to use, and produce more programs like, Scandal, How to get away with Murder, Blackish.
#3: SmartPhone Wars: The battle was on this year with the release of the iPhone 6/6plus and the Samsung Galaxy S5. The plain iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display, while the iPhone 6 plus has 5.5. inch display. The Galaxy S5 packs a 1080×1920 display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2GB of RAM, and you can expand its storage capacity an additional 128GB with a microSD card. At the end of the day, it really just a phone, as long as it receives and sends calls and takes a few #Selfies I think the world would be happy either way. But to see two companies go at this year defaming one another, was interesting to watch, but a bit overzealous. They assume consumers do not have more pressing matters than to tend to the battles of the phones, or do they??? This one is up for debate.
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#2: InternetBullying: With the creation of Meme and the ability to alter images and make more out of a celebrity most embarrassing moments caught on camera, birthed #memes. And the one that stuck out this year the most, was the Elevator fight scene between JayZ and Solange Knowles. The internet took this incident to a whole other level. We have seen reenactment, we have seen street fighter sound tracks, we have even read the catch phrase slogan, "ON THE RUN From Solange". But at the end of the day, the people we make fun of are still human. Social Media streams, have gone from a loving supportive fan pool, to wide range of internet gangsta spreading words of hate and dislike towards these celebrities, as well as their peers. And this has to stop. Internet bullying is a seious matter and many suicides have been the end result of such bullying.
#1: The Kardashians: Last but not the least, the Kardashians. Where do I begin. The Kardashians have also built a successful empire from their reality show ventures, from Clothing Lines at Sears, Baby'r'us, Make Up Line, and Opening DASH Stores in several locations in the United States. They have secured spin offs, and ranked the highest ratings of all time, and even as of recent "Broke the Internet" . These women are intelligent and highly ambitions, and we tip our hats of to them. We do not want to judge this family, because we do not personally know them. But it is safe to say, how many more story line can E television draw out of the family?. The world is ready for something new and fresh, so we will wait in great anticipation.
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