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[LIST] 10 Crazy College Courses: Porn Studies?!

As if Miley Cyrus hasn’t done enough since bringing twerking back, she’s also inspiring college courses in her honor. With the sign of the times and most of our information being on-line, its no surprise that colleges and universities alike need to keep up too.

Schools like Pasadena City College offering “Porn Studies” to it’s students makes me think: Why wasn’t I offered it and where do I sign up?! Lol, on the contrary, not everyone is on board but hear what the professor had to say:

“(The course) focuses on giving students tools to understand pornography as a historical and contemporary phenomenon,” Schwyzer, the class instructor told The College Fix. “Students today live in a porn-saturated culture and very rarely get a chance to learn about it in a safe, non-judgmental, intellectually thoughtful way.” – The College Fix

Although its a tricky road to cross, it’s not a required course so what is all the big hoopla anyway? This class lead me to see what else is out there, so brace yourself for the 10 craziest college courses (so far)…

1. The Sociology of Miley Cyrus – Skidmore College, NY


The evolution from Disney to Twerk Queen

2. Lesbian Lives – DePaul University

Covering the interactions and social norms of lesbian relationships.

3. This Is Sparta! – Brown University

Students capture the rise and fall of the city in the ancient world. 

4. Prostitution and Social Control: Governing Loose Women – Oberlin College

The control and lack thereof of prostitution in America and government. 

5. Politics of Obesity – UC Santa Cruz

Examines the construction and representation of the “epidemic”. The main reasons for the rise in obesity and the afterthoughts of naming obesity a national issue.

6. Politicizing Beyonce – Rutgers University, NY


How does Beyonce compare in regards to Black Feminists. 

7. How to Win a Beauty Pageant – Oberlin College

Covers pageants from the 1920’s to present and how the image and pressure has evolved. Perk Alert! Class gets to go to an Ohio pageant for a filed trip! (I’m sure Honey Boo Boo will appreciate this course later!)

8. Possessive Investment In Whiteness – Stanford University

Breaking down racism in the united states by challenging the white perspective. 

9. Zombies In Popular Media – Columbia College, Chicago

For the “Walking Dead” and “Zombieland” fans! How do Zombies affect the human race. 

10. Learning From YouTube – Pitzer College

Photo:Steve White, The Canadian Press/ZUMA Press

ONE rule: All classwork, assignments plus discussions must take place on YouTube. The class meetings, syllabus and other documents are even uploaded to the video-sharing site. (see below) 

Well regardless if you’re going into college or you’re all finished, I hope I’ve given you some hope for our American Education, yupp it’s gone to shit.. haha! Know of any other crazy college courses out there? Let us know in the comments below!




[VIDEO] Red Carpet Recap! #HOTorNOT On ADD’s The Drop

photoRecently I was blessed to guest host on All Def Digital’s daily news show “The Drop“. Hosted by the amazing Cynthia LuCiette and funny as hell, J. Snow it was a hilarious experience to sit in on one of their episodes.

This time, I got to dish out my honest feelings on recent “Hot’s and Not’s” of what’s trending on the red carpet. See below for the full episode and make sure you subscribe to their channel for awesome skits, daily news, and all around dope pop-culture fun!


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Dear Sneakerheads, Sorry NOT Sorry!

Word on the street (or online) is that the sneak’s that everyone went bananas for in 2013 and pre April 14′ are well, making their rounds again.  Word’s buzzin’ that it’s all happening at Finish Line this Saturday, April 19th and for the strictly online shopper, Eastbay is joining in on the restock extravaganza also! Ha to all you thirsty sneaker heads that did the most the first time around! (sorry not sorry).

I’m looking to get the Fresh Prince 5’s and the Infrared and white 6’s! Thank the shoe god for second chances!

Right now on Eastbay’s release calendar, “Bred” Air Jordan 1s, “Royal” Air Jordan 1s, “Gamma Blue” Air Jordan XIs, “Taxi” Air Jordan XIIs, “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IVs, “Military” Air Jordan IVs, “Fear Pack” Air Jordan IVs, “Fire Red” Air Jordan Vs, “Grape” Air Jordan Vs, “Laney” Air Jordan Vs, “White/Black/Red” Air Jordan XIIIs, “White/Infrared” VIs, and more are all re-releasing. – Complex Sneakers

This restock is happening, and will take place at 5am PST!

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Go to bed early AF and get your laptops charged and ready! May the odds be ever in your favor! Enjoy your shoes B!


What are some shoes you wish you would’ve got your hands on in 2013 and early 14’? Will this change the resale kick game? Let us know in the comments below!



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