The election of Donald Trump began like most tragedies do: you remember exactly where you were, what you were doing, and who you were with the night America changed forever. I, for example, was catching up on some reading and eating a late dinner, breathing easy, confident that Hilary had it in the bag. The … Continue reading A Year in the Life: 365 Days After Trump was Announced President
Under the Global Gag Rule, medical professionals cannot counsel a woman to seek an abortion — even in cases where it will save her life. via Donald Trump’s War On African Women — Longreads
My friends! It's been too long since I shared my rants with all of you faithful followers. Shall we begin? Learning is the cornerstone to a fulfilled life. You cannot say, with confidence, that you have lived a life of worth with no nuggets of wisdom to show for it. I, for example, have learned … Continue reading Why We Must Unlearn
Happy Friday! For the most part, Fridays are happy days for everyone. Unfortunately for the people of Houston, Texas, it's just another day without clean water, hot food, or basic sanitary supplies. All the major shelters in the city welcomed refugees seeking asylum from the devastating Hurricane Harvey. The most noted makeshift shelter being the … Continue reading Osteen, Houston and American Christianity
At Buzzfeed, Kiese Laymon tells the story of his early years teaching at an elite liberal arts college in New York. via Confronting Wealth and Class Privilege as a Black Professor at a White College — Longreads
One of the deepest hurdles to jump in life is the struggle of being jaded. It's something that people find themselves feeling all the time. However, being "world-weary" as they say isn't merely about how one feels, but more of how one believes. Being jaded is a mindset shaped by a set of beliefs that … Continue reading The Secrets of Being Jaded
Lately we've been hearing more and more about racially charged events following the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville Virginia on August 11th and 12. Many predominate politicians such as Senator Bernie Sanders who posted on twitter calling the rally " a display of racism and hatred", while Senator Corey Gardener urged President Trump to … Continue reading White Supremacists are Not Crazy
All this week the popular fashion and entertainment magazine Teen Vogue has spotlighted three up-and coming celebrities for their new "Icon Issue." Among them were actress and social justice advocate Amandla Stenberg, up and coming model Kaia Gerber, and talented actress Millie Bobby Brown. These three cover stars were deemed the "icons" of this up … Continue reading WTF is an “Icon”?!