GROW UP KIDS: THE FAILURE TO LAUNCH FOR AMERICA’S YOUNG ADULTS

“We are so not ready for the world.” Generation Me, Generation Y, Generation Selfie! All three describe my generation of young people who are born between the mid 1980’s to the early 1990’s. We are the generation born into an era where everything is for mass consumption. We live record our lives and post to social media our innermost feelings. We determine how many friends we have by the number of followers we have on the internet. Our intimate relationships areRead more

EXTERNALLY STRONG, INTERNALLY WEAK: THE EMOTIONAL UPS AND DOWNS OF BLACK WOMEN

“Where does it all come from?” America’s most educated demographic of people: Black women. That’s right, highly educated, very successful; but. And there is a but; what about the romance? Not romance as it pertains to are they affectionate, but what about their love life? In today’s society, Black women are in more professional positions than anytime prior. All the bells and whistles, yet when it comes to their love lives, this is the area that takes a back seat. WhatRead more

BANS! TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME: IS AMERICA REALLY READY TO BE BANNED AS WELL

“Are we willing to be banned as well?” In recent news, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban people entering the United States from a few select Islamic nations. Now there even more protest regarding the ban, that can further overshadow his presidency. So the new question to ask is if he’s banning so many, what about resources. If the people are gone, does this mean we are going to turn away their resources as well. AmericaRead more

EAGER TO WAIT: DOES PROLONGING ASKING FOR SEX MEANS YOU CARE?

“Where does this belong in society today?” It’s funny how cultural references take on new meanings throughout life. Especially in the case when we’re discussing the topic of sex. I remember when I first heard of the 90 day rule. Which is basically the time-frame adequate for a man and woman to engage in sexual intercourse. When I first heard this rule, I have to admit, it sound rather silly to place a time-frame on sex. Because the great thingRead more

HATE TO LOVE: OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CAPITALISM

“How do you see capitalism?” Greed is the word to describe capitalism in today’s society. But is it all greed and is it all the fault of the person making money? We say we hate capitalism, or is it some of e the people who operate within it. Because if you open a restaurant in the United States, you are a capitalist. Maybe not like the men and women on Wall Street. But you are, in essence, a capitalist. SoRead more

VULNERABILITY: OPENING YOURSELF TO MONOGAMY

“Why is it so hard to open up?” To be in a monogamous relationship is to open yourself to a host of emotions. And to be quite honest, most will dodge the opportunity to find someone to be with because they are afraid of being hurt. But is that a reason to stay alone because you don’t want to deal with the hurt. Now, you would think I would be referring to only women. But no, no, there are plenty ofRead more

A NATION OF FEAR: ARE WE MORE AFRAID OF TRUMP THAN WE SHOULD BE.

“Is there a legitimate reason to fear?” As president elect Donald Trump now takes control over the White House, conversations begin to take place regarding him running the country. Saturday January 21st, 2017 was the day protest were held in major cities across the country and around the world. Women took to the streets as they marched in opposition of the new president elect. From New York City to Chicago, from Los Angeles to over the Pacific Ocean into Sydney Australia. Women who feltRead more

MAKING MOVES: SPORTS TEAMS THAT HAVE MOVED AND PLACES THAT NEED A FRANCHISE

“What’s with these sports moves?” Growing up, there weren’t that many sports shake-ups regarding franchise moves. But, just in my small time as an adult, I have witnessed a few moves that were odd to me as well. There were the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis, Tennessee and the Charlotte Hornets to New Orleans, then Hornets to be renamed to Pelicans. Don’t forget the expansion team in Charlotte called the Bobcats. And how about the move from Seattle Supersonics to theRead more

MEN AINT ISH: UNDERSTAND HOW THIS STATEMENT REFLECTS ON YOU.

“Know what you’re saying when you say it.” “These men today ain’t worth nothing.” This is the statement made by so many women in today’s society. They walk about society with the feeling that so many men in our country have lost a sense of chivalry. That being a gentleman has been replaced with the idea that having more women is better than one. Well, what is it; is there something to what is being said about us as men?Read more

DEJA VU: WHERE DOES IT REALLY COME FROM

“Ever think to ask how we get this feeling?” “I’ve been here before.” “This place seems familiar.” “I know this place form somewhere.” We have all had a stricken case of Déjà vu when coming in contact with someone or people in a certain place at a certain given time. The feeling of recognizing a specific place that you yourself have never been before but you know it is an ominous occurrence. But the real question is why are we strickenRead more