ESCAPING REALITY: HOW NARCOTICS ABUSE CORRELATES WITH MENTAL HEALTH

“What is your vice?” The topic of narcotics use has been a subject for debate for the past five decades. But narcotics has popped its head up again in a new epidemic. Heroine use is back up again as well as Cocaine use on the west coast. And sad part about it, it’s a young generation that is using the drugs. Videos have been posted on social media of people and their drug use. Some of which are sitting inRead more

REPETITION: HOW ROUTINES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THAT SUCCESS

“What is your success regimen?” Some of us think about a daily regimen as getting up going to work each and every day. But what about how we go about attaining our success in the world. Successful people all have a regimen, and it is very stringent to their daily lives. It may consist of them performing a certain action or eating certain foods to start your day. Others include a workout in the morning or a verbal ritual. IRead more

TOO MUCH INFORMATION: WHAT WE REALLY KNOW IN THIS WORLD

“Do we really have all the answers?” We are in a very strange place in American society today. The question looms throughout society and that is, “Is there a such thing as too much information?” Hollywood actor Denzel Washington have conducted interviews where he has been questioning the information overload. But is it really an overload of information? Can’t write him off fully because we are living in a time where information is all around us. We are living during aRead more

PARENTING: IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO DO SO?

“What is your style?” Every parent, especially successful parents all have a style in which they raise their children. But no one has the best definition for how to parent their children. Some parents use the military style and others use a more lax form. From a household that comprises of a list of chores to a make your own decisions style. I myself was raised a little bit in the middle as it pertained to my mother’s style. SheRead more

FOR LOVE OR FOR PAPERWORK: WHY WOMEN REALLY WANT A HUSBAND

“It’s either I do, or I won’t continue.” Women have always sought out to be wives. Even as young girls they are raised to find themselves a husband. They’re taught that you’re short changing yourself by settling for dating. But the things that women want pertaining to marriage are basic. So basic, do you really need marriage. Or was marriage designed and asked for, for different reasons other than the love. Because love is something you have which brought youRead more

TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE: CHALLENGING YOUR BELIEFS

“How are you of a belief if you’ve never challenged the belief?” The above photo that I am using to describe beliefs being challenged does not only extend to religion, but other areas of interest as well. Though religion is a big part of beliefs in our society. Our religious beliefs have shaped how we write laws, design policy, rear children, joining together in marriage, and even the consumption of our diets. But how many of us challenge our beliefs?Read more

ISSAH YA’LLS PRESODENT!: WHY POLITICIANS FAKE FOR THE BLACK VOTE

“I likes me some malt liquor, watermelon, fried chicken, and your vote.” Ever take a look at the evolutionary chart at how man evolved. We went from ape-like in form to a full grown human walking upright. But evolution is not the topic of discussion today. The topic today revolves around race and politics. Well, what does evolution have to do with race and politics. And when I say race, I mean ethnicity. The reason I opened with evolution isRead more

TOMI, OH TOMI: HOW AGENDAS ARE MORE FAKE THAN WE KNOW

“Which side are you on?” Conservative talk host of The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren was suspended this past week amidst comments she had made while on air. They weren’t her usual conservative views, but views that swayed a little in the opposite direction. These views got her suspended from The Blaze. Now, people on the left would see this as a good thing. I myself lean a little more left than right, yet I had to take a closer look atRead more

PERPENDICULAR WORLDS: GOING TO SCHOOL IN ONE ENVIRONMENT AND LIVING IN A DIFFERENT ONE

“Growing up in two worlds can he tough.” Growing up going to school in one environment, but living in another can be a positive and a negative experience. For me, this was the case as well as my sisters in our lives. But unlike our small city life, when you live in major metropolitan city, the adjustment can be quite interesting. Where you have a kid that might be growing up in a housing project and going to school elsewhere.Read more

LAVARTHERHOOD: WHY PEOPLE ARE SO UPSET OVER CONFIDENT PARENTING

“What’s the big deal?” The above photograph is of a father who has three sons. One in college who is a rising NBA prospect and two other young sons highly ranked in high school. But them being ranked high is not the topic of discussion. The real discussion is how one should bring up their children in society. Lavar Ball has been in sports news recently because he admitted that he feels his son Lonzo Ball, a standout basketball playerRead more