This is America

Every time I fly out of Austin, I park my car in the extended lot, it’s not too expensive (yet). Parking at this spot requires me to ride on a shuttle to and from the airport. Now, I travel enough to notice, that unless I sit next to someone or a person of color sits next to me, a white person never sits next to … Continue reading This is America

Let’s Take A Look In The Mirror

It is classism at its finest, and we have to stop acting like it’s not happening. If you woke up in a different position or circumstance, you might think differently and wonder why black folks who’ve “made” it, are nowhere to be found. We spend a lot of time trying to convince people, especially white people, why all lives matter is not cool, but what we really need to do is remind black people, that when you say Black Lives Matter, saying those words mean nothing, if you do nothing. Continue reading Let’s Take A Look In The Mirror

Value the Unknown (The Monday Fits)

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. – Hermann Hesse In our world, we like to validate ____ (fill in the blank) anything by how many likes, shares, or re-tweets something gets. We like to validate certain causes, initiatives, or businesses based on … Continue reading Value the Unknown (The Monday Fits)

My Vote Doesn’t Count, So Who Cares: The Most Expensive Lie Ever Told

“At its core democracy rests on the vote. The vote is the primary tool for citizens to control their government. Through the vote citizens communicate information about their interests, preferences, and needs and make important decisions about who to elect to office. Nevertheless, most Americans do not vote when given the opportunity.” (Source) Politics are something that I have always cared about. For the simple fact, being informed about … Continue reading My Vote Doesn’t Count, So Who Cares: The Most Expensive Lie Ever Told