Month: February 2017

TECH OVER FAMILY TIME: IS OUR MOBILE DEVICES RUINING OUR FAMILY BONDS

“Is your life overtaken by your technology?” Have you ever been at a restaurant and seen families in today’s society? The mother holding her cell phone, the father is holding his, the children are on their iPads; even infants have been known to play…

GONE AND FORGOTTEN: WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF ALL PEOPLE VANISHED FROM EARTH?

“What if we weren’t around?” I sometimes think about what life would be like if people disappeared from Earth. My intrigue sparked when I first saw the television show on the Discovery Channel Life After People. It was a one hour show that would…

PRISON PSYCHOLOGY: HOW YOU CAN BE FREE IN THE PHYSICAL SENSE YET LOCKED IN MENTALLY

“Ever find it hard to break free?” Photo drawn by Cami Neimann I have never gone to jail, but I have been around people who have gone. And there is this institutionalized inability sometimes for them to coop in the dominant society because they have…

THERE’S JOBS, YOU’RE JUST NOT QUALIFIED

“Where do I begin to look?” In the United States today, the topic of job creation has been such an issue it was an indicator into Trump becoming president. But do we really have a job problem like we think we do in America? Or,…

MY MONEY, MY RULES: HOW PARENTS USE FINANCES TO DICTATE THEIR CHILDREN’S FUTURE

“Are you a hostage to your parent’s wallet?” Do you or someone you know have a parent that have told them that if you don’t pursue the career endeavor I want, you will not be receiving my financial support? I have heard parents tell this to…

GALVANIZE: WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE US SERIOUS

“What must happen?” Looking at how divisive America is right now in regards to the political landscape is mind-boggling. In this country you’re either a Democrat or Republican. You have to pick a side when deciding who you’re voting for in an election. But, this…

A PEOPLE IN PERIL: HOW WELFARE HURT BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

“Do we really need it?” For the past few decades, the African American community have depended upon the welfare system from the United States government. But this welfare has come at the expense of the taxpayers. Now, don’t get me wrong, population wise, more…

CROSSING THE PICKET LINE: SURVIVAL OR SELFISH

“Have you ever thought of crossing?” Signs, chants, and anger fill the air as men and women stand outside and march to the unfair treatment of their organizations. Either unfair, or upset at layoffs from their company of employment. Now, my question is, do you…

THE FORGOTTEN ONES: THE LONESOME POPULATION OF ELDERLY IN AMERICA

“Everybody has to get old; who will care for you?” As we age in society most of us contemplate what will come of ourselves as we get older. Will we be able enough to care for ourselves or will we need assisted living? Will…

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: WE ALL DO IT, WHY THE UPSET

“Is there a double standard?” Over the recent years, I have heard more and more about cultural appropriation. The question of who is allowed to do what. Am I ripping someone off, or am I admiring someone? Which means paying homage to where you…

1960’S – CADILLACS, LINCOLNS, AND CHEVY’S: A DECADE OF SOLID GOLD SOUL

“Not my generation, but my muse.” From 1960 to 1969 was a decade of soulful music that may not have defined my generation, but I love it nonetheless. For me, being born in the 1980’s, 1960 was the year my mother was born. From…

ETHNIC WORKAHOLISM: HOW RACIAL STEREOTYPES HAS EFFECTED BLACK PEOPLE’S WORK ETHIC

“Living to work.” As a child my mother would explain to me the hurdles in life I would have to overcome to succeed in America. Conversing with me about how people in society who may not like me simply because of their own beliefs…