My Top iOS Apps of 2014

 With 2015 less than two weeks away, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year that was – from a personal, familial and business standpoint. As digital marketers at Silverback Social, we reflect in a similar way via: revisiting business strategy that brought forth favorable results for our client base, understanding key drivers behind the success of company’s in 2014,… Read more →

Amid Distress, J. Cole Kicks Knowledge & Spreads Love

This post was originally featured on The Source Magazine, online, on Dec. 22nd 2014.   J. Cole is coming off of an incredible high. His third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, debuted number 1 on the Billboard 200 last week. It amassed over 375K album unit sales (streaming included) in its first week, making it the biggest hip-hop release… Read more →

King James Looks To Dominate A Different Industry

This article interview was authored by Idia Ogala and originally published on, on October 2nd, 2014. Four years ago LeBron James outgrew his hometown and took his talents to South Beach. Amid the unnatural departure process, as some pundits would describe it as, James also seemed to outgrow media-driven, off-the-court business endeavors as a championship legacy became 1A and 1B on his… Read more →

Behind the Numbers: Charles Taking Charge (

Tina Charles is no stranger to prosperity. Before joining the New York Liberty – via one of the biggest game-changing transactions in WNBA history – she led UConn to consecutive national championships (2009 and 2010, respectively), was recognized as the 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year and was awarded with the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player distinction. Charles has carried… Read more →

Behind the Numbers: Skylar’s Sophomore Season (

  Following an up-and-down rookie campaign where the Shock went 11-23, Skylar Diggins began to face criticism. Fast forward to the half-way point of her sophomore season and Skylar is responding the way special players do to naysayers – silencing them through amazing play. A candidate for the Most Improved Player award, Skylar has gotten better in every major statistical… Read more →

Donald Sterling and an Underexposed Revelation

 Amid all the outrage spewed by a disappointed commissioner, fans, players and casual enthusiasts of the NBA over the Donald Sterling commentary, an important revelation — that was perhaps more substantial and newsworthy than the actual disturbing comments — had been exposed. For decades, African Americans have made valiant efforts in overcoming historical barriers, en route to formidable roles in… Read more →