• Rayne Ellis on Just The Way You Are

    Nike Empowers Hijab-Wearing Athletes In Emotional New Ad

    Nike Empowers Hijab-Wearing Athletes In Emotional New Ad

    Earlier this week, Nike Middle East unveiled an empowering ad featuring female athletes in hijabs. The ad starts off with a woman peering outside of her door, nervously, before leaving for a run. Then it cuts to another woman in a hijab, skateboarding down the middle of the street. Then, a montage of female athletes […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Sex

    Why Texas Has One Of the Highest Teen Birth Rates In The Country

    Why Texas Has One Of the Highest Teen Birth Rates In The Country

    Teen birth rates in the United States have been rapidly declining over the past two decades. In 1991, the national birth rate for 15- to 19-year-olds was at 62 births per 1,000 females. Data from 2014 has that number below 25 births per 1,000 females. The rates have never been this low, and according to the […]
  • Rayne Ellis on The College Life

    10 Things You Can Only Relate To If You Were A Student Athlete

    10 Things You Can Only Relate To If You Were A Student Athlete

    It’s been said time and time again, but being a college athlete is hard work. You have to balance school and practice schedules, all the while starting a career, having a social life and somehow still have time to sleep. Something has to suffer right? During the season, it’s your social life; in the off-season, […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Politics

    5 WTF Reasons Texas Is Quickly Becoming The New Florida

    5 WTF Reasons Texas Is Quickly Becoming The New Florida

    From teenage face-eaters, to golden tickets to heaven, Florida has some of the strangest headlines in the country. Florida never disappoints…#Headlines pic.twitter.com/blnXJ4eOD6 — Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) February 1, 2017 I guess hot weather can make people do crazy things? This could be the reason why Texas, another state that frequents 90-degree weather and above, is on the way […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Politics

    7 Things You Need To Know About ICE, Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’

    7 Things You Need To Know About ICE, Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’

    It’s been about a month under the Trump administration, and already, the nation has been inundated with attacks on the marginalized. Donald Trump’s executive orders gave the go ahead on the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines a month after Obama decommissioned it, banned US-backed foreign organizations from offering abortion counseling and threatened to remove federal funding […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Music

    Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Is 13, So Here’s A List Of His Best Albums

    Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Is 13, So Here’s A List Of His Best Albums

    Today is the 13th anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout. So to honor him, I’ve decided to properly rank his albums from worst to best. Obviously it’s difficult to rank such an incredible body of work. Like the “Harry Potter” movies, even the worst one is still great – but everyone has a […]
  • Rayne Ellis on Awards Season

    TBT: Channel Your Middle-School Self With This Rock Playlist For The Grammys

    TBT: Channel Your Middle-School Self With This Rock Playlist For The Grammys

    If you haven’t heard already, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday, February 12. Only 2⃣ days until your favorite artists walk the red carpet for Music's Biggest Night! if you're excited for this year's #GRAMMYs! pic.twitter.com/fZuSlaaOEI — Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) February 10, 2017 And everyone is LIT because the list of performers is incredible, […]
  • Rayne Ellis in TV

    White People Are Canceling Their Netflix Subscriptions Over ‘Racist’ New Show

    White People Are Canceling Their Netflix Subscriptions Over ‘Racist’ New Show

    Earlier this week, Netflix released a trailer for “Dear White People,” a tv show adaptation of the Justin Simien Sundance film of the same name. The clip opens up with a monologue from Samantha White, played by Logan Browning from VH1’s “Hit the Floor.” She says, Dear white people, Here’s a list of acceptable Halloween costumes: […]
  • Rayne Ellis on Awards Season

    6 Beyonce Award Show Performances That Prove She’ll Slay The 2017 Grammys

    6 Beyonce Award Show Performances That Prove She’ll Slay The 2017 Grammys

    The 59th annual Grammy Awards are almost upon us. With a little over 72 hours left until the red carpet, the anticipation for what happens during the show is reaching its peak. Especially because just last week, after her HUGE pregnancy announcement, Beyoncé was confirmed as a performer at this weekend’s big show. Among artists like Katy […]
  • Rayne Ellis in TV

    Eleven No Longer Has A Shaved Head In Latest ‘Stranger Things’ Photo Shoot

    Eleven No Longer Has A Shaved Head In Latest ‘Stranger Things’ Photo Shoot

    Besides a depressing loss, and an incredible comeback, this past weekend’s Super Bowl LI brought us a brand new trailer for the Netflix series Stranger Things. The trailer was about 30 seconds of screaming, heavy breathing, blood and eerie music, all of which only gave the world a glimpse of what’s most likely to come this […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Celebrity

    Jason Derulo Live Streams Almost Being Arrested Before Cops Realize He’s Famous

    Jason Derulo Live Streams Almost Being Arrested Before Cops Realize He’s Famous

    Last night, Jason Derulo took to Instagram to describe an altercation that took place on an American Airlines flight earlier in the day. He posted a photo of the man above and wrote, @americanair I spent millions on your airline throughout the past ten years between myself and my entire staff but have still experienced […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Celebrity

    Nicki Minaj Is Losing It On Instagram For The Weirdest Reason

    Nicki Minaj Is Losing It On Instagram For The Weirdest Reason

    This has been an interesting week for Nicki Minaj. After Nicki squashed the beef between her and Drake and had her house robbed, you’d think the rapper would want to take a break from the spotlight. But you’d be wrong. Earlier this afternoon, Minaj caught whiff of a shoe company using her name to sell her shoes. […]