BLACKOUT: NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS FOR ANYTHING BLACK

“Why are all bad things synonymous with the color Black?” From Black cats to outer space. Anything that is attached to the color Black is connected to negativity. Where did all of this come from? Who decided that this would be the definition for a color? But more so, why is this topic so important to myself? This topic of color is of interest to me because of the construct. The societal construct of living in a society where skinRead more

2017: WHAT’S TO COME OF THIS NEW YEAR

“What is your plans for the next 12 months? We all look forward to the New Year. It gives us chance to reflect on the year. But more so, we make resolutions that we work to keep for the upcoming year. For me, I have quite a few plans for 2017. They include, film, theater, novels, podcast show, and photography. Now, you may think, will I be doing this all at once. The answer is no, of course not. ButRead more

GUILTY PLEASURES

“What’s yours?” Soft batch of cookies are my guilty pleasure. I love having myself a delicious cookie that melts in your mouth. And when I say soft, I mean breaking in your hand soft. Some people like the hard brittle ones. But not myself. In addition to a soft batch, the flavor is important as well. Of course chocolate chip; also macadamia, sugar, and from time to time, a raisin. Now a guilty pleasure doesn’t have to be snack food.Read more

GHOST OF LIFE’S PAST: WHEN CONFRONTED WITH YOUR PRIOR PERSONAL SITUATIONS

“Do you wish you could take something back  from a past situation?” Have you ever experienced an event or relationship in your past that you wish you could correct? A situation that has haunted you that you might have forgotten, but would like to find out the full story. What happened? Why did it happen? Was it worth losing so much? How were you effected? Who else was effected in the process? Confronting your past to correct wrongs that were done isRead more

CRASH AND BURN: WHY SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE TO SEE THE TRAIN WRECK

“Why do they build you up just to see you fall down?” Growing up, you come from nothing and work your ass off. Eventually you become a success. People flock to you because they know where you came from in life. Everyone loves a rags to riches story. It gives them hope of maybe not quite the financial success, but a better way of life than they have at the moment. But where does this veer off into a wholeRead more

WAKING UP GOING TO SLEEP: TOMORROW REALLY IS PROMISED, SO PLAN

“Live everyday not like it’s your last, but like there is a tomorrow.” Have any of you ever heard of the phrase, “Don’t put off tomorrow what can be accomplished today.” Very important phrase, but far too often we live by the phrase, “Live everyday like it’s your last.” That sounds fine at all but what about tomorrow. We think that life is short, but in reality it’s long, very long. And the more you screw up in life theRead more

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: WATCH THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

“Is it true that you are what you associate yourself with.” “Watch the company and the crowd you bring.” If you’ve never heard this before, I’m sure you’ve heard of this one. “Birds of a feather flock together.” These are a couple of the statements of advice people are given about the people they choose to hang around. But, are these statements of advice always bad to live by in life? Is there ever a reason to flock with theRead more

PERSONAL PLANETS: KNOWING HOW OUR BODIES RELATE TO THE WORLD

“Knowing your body is like knowing the world around you.” My reason for the above topic comes from the fact that I have been sick for the past couple of weeks. Knowing that I am generally a healthy person, I go what’s wrong. I know there are no chest pains nor do I have any problems with my any other part of my body. But there is one area and that is the area between my Larynx and my Esophagus.Read more

LOST GENERATION (QUOTE)

“Where would we be if red and blue flags represented community organizations.” “The Bloods and Crips would probably be on par with the our top Black national action organizations.” “You’re talking one of the youngest and one of the most powerful organizations globally.” “An organization that could spur out doctors, lawyers, engineers, educators, politicians, that would lead our people in a positive direction.” “But when a generation feel they have nothing to lose and nothing to gain, what are youRead more

LONESOME: YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE ALONE

“You don’t have to live alone nor die alone.” Have you ever felt alone in the world? Have you ever felt like you don’t a friend or even sometimes family you can depend on? Do you have to live like this? Will there ever come a time where you’ll be vindicated from such lonesomeness? Well, in my opinion you don’t have to be alone. You don’t have to feel shut out as if no one wants to be around you.Read more