“The hardest part about growing up is letting go of what you were used to, and moving on with something you’re not.” – Lyrikal Growing up is hard. Things are never what they seem. You can kind of live in a fairy tale, seeing life the way your parents kind of want you to. But as you get older you realize things are not as … Continue reading Living in An American Fairy-tale? Time To Grow Up
People, other than those on Hillary’s campaign, need to remind people that if they want to “make this country great again”, you actually have to know how to run the country. But who is holding Trump’s feet to the fire besides Hillary supporters?
Everyone who has a pen and pad, laptop or a voice, needs to speak up.
If you cannot prepare for a Presidential debate, which he clearly didn’t, then how are you going to prepare for meetings for our country? Continue reading Media, Do Your Damn Job
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
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” – John Acton Continue reading The Vicious Cycle of Power: The Real Problem in America Right Now
” I prefer to true to myself even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence” – Fredrick Douglass Continue reading To Be Thankful and True
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” ― George R.R. Martin The first Republican debate of this primary election season is over and it was quite a treat. There have been plenty of commentary, memes, and discussion … Continue reading Who Am I? (The Monday Fits)
For me, the hardest part of watching the movie Selma was the first five minutes. It is the scene when the young girls, doing what young girls do in church, were blown up. I have thought of this scene multiple times prior to seeing the movie and just the thought of this scene was chilling, but Ava DuVernay captured it even more poignantly in the … Continue reading Since the Day I Was Born ….
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky There are areas in our life that giving and getting respect … Continue reading The Reciprocation of Respect or Lack of (The Monday Fits)
There’s a saying “there’s nothing new under the sun”, yet, in terms of justice, we think the game has changed, or better yet, we believe the lies: You can make a difference on Facebook, IG, Twitter, or from any social outlet. The Black American story is rich in oppression, conflict, and overcoming all obstacles, but lately it feels as if our generation is quickly believing … Continue reading Listen Up Young Black People, Social Media Is Not the ONLY Answer!