Karina P. Magalong most recently worked at Dataminr as a Social Media Specialist, and TheStreet.com as Digital Journalist. She has a background in TV news, having covered business and financial news at Bloomberg and CNN Marketsource for more than 200 local TV stations in the US.

Karina is a graduate from Hofstra University’s School of Communication and is a New York City transplant in Houston.

Recent Articles
  • Breast cancer survivor, Paulette Leaphart marches topless to D.C. to tell lawmakers her story of struggle and survival

    If you don’t know who Paulette Leaphart is, you should. She’s a woman on a mission, marching  more than 1,000 miles topless, from Biloxi, Mississippi to the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. in a call for change.  She’s calling for improvement of the healthcare system, and ultimately a cure for cancer. Leaphart underwent a double mastectomy in 2014 and proudly wears her scars as a reminder of her struggle with breast cancer. Leaphart spent up to $5,000 per month to treat her […]

  • Tale of two cities: North Carolina’s bathroom bill takes a turn for the worse; NYC welcomes gender-neutral stalls

    It seems North Carolina just can’t get things right, with the so-called, “Bathroom Bill!” House Bill 2, or HB2, passed last March, requires transgender people to use the public restroom assigned to the gender they were born into, not the one with which they identify themselves. A revised HB2 bill has been leaked according to the Greensboro News and Record. In the revision, lawmakers want to issue a new type of government document called a “certificate of sex reassignment.” It […]

  • Houston’s Lawson Craddock competing in Tour de France

    The Tour de France is the biggest bike race in the world, and a young Houston man is gearing up! Step aside Lance Armstrong, another Texan is on the ‘start list!’ Lawson Craddock is the second Texan, other than Armstrong to start the race. He’s excited to be in the Tour, and tells us, by phone, “It’s really cool being there, seeing so much history from World War II, and our big brothers — where they fought and died for our freedom. […]

  • Miss Teen USA pageant sacks swimsuit competition, promotes physical fitness instead

    Times are changing and so is one of the most popular beauty pageants in the country– Miss Teen USA! The swimsuit competition is being eliminated as the organization behind it gives the event a modern update. In these days of body-shaming,  it’s time to shake off old traditions! Now, lovely ladies between the ages of 14 and 19 years old, will strut their stuff in a new competition to show their “athleticism.” Sporty looks are focused on physical fitness and women who […]

  • Rent is still ‘too damn high!’ 11 million Americans spend half of their income… on just their rent!

    Money makes the world go round, but it’s still a problem for many of us. New research shows more Americans are struggling to pay their rent! According to the annual State of the Nation’s Housing Report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 11.4 million of Americans spend half of their income on rent, as of 2014. It’s a matter of simple supply and demand. The report says demand for rentals is on the rise, and expected to […]

  • Marines under investigation for Snapchat threat against gay bars

    CAMP MEDLETON NORTH, CA – Snapchat is supposed to be fun….. right? In the wake of the Orlando terror attack, two U.S. Marines in Southern California are coming under fire over their connection to a controversial Snapchat picture. The soldier is holding a rifle with his finger on the trigger– with the caption, “Coming to a gay bar near you!” The snap was posted on a private Camp Mendleton forum on Facebook, which has more than 25,000 members. It’s since been removed, but the […]

  • Texas Valedictorian, Larissa Martinez steals the stage at graduation speech, outing herself as ‘undocumented’

    MIDLAND, TX – Valedictorians reach the highest academic achievement among their peers, and it’s a very proud moment. Larissa Martinez took center stage at McKinney Boyd High School before the Class of 2016 to not only inspire the student body to overcome their struggles in life, but to share her story. Martinez, who will be a Yale student in the Fall on a full scholarship, explained how she, her mother, and her sister left an abusive and alcoholic father in Mexico […]

  • Aaron Hernandez is hoping for some Casey Anthony luck in the courtroom

    Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is hoping a little of Casey Anthony’s luck will rub off on him. You remember Casey, right?  She was the hot, teen mom who partied, and even entered a “hot body” contest when her 2-year-old daughter was missing — and was found not guilty of her murder, back in 2008. Hernandez is sitting in a super max prison in Massachusetts,  serving life without parole for the murder of semi-pro football player, Odin Lloyd. He’s about to […]

  • Musical artist, Ed Sheerhan being sued in case of copy infringement

    Ed Sheerhan is being sued, for about $20 million dollars. That’s according to a court document filed in U.S. District court in California. Whether you’re a big fan of the English pop vocalist or not, you’ve heard his catchy song – “Photograph.” Songwriters, Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard claim “Photograph” bears similarities with 39 identical notes to a tune named, “Amazing,”  a song they wrote in 2009. “Amazing” was later released by X-factor winner Matt Cardle. Listen up and hear […]

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