SOCIAL MISREPRESENTATION: WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE PORTRAY A LIFE ON INSTAGRAM THEY DON’T ACTUALLY LIVE

“Come one man, you’re not that interesting.” I like millions of others belong to the Instagram community. A platform where millions of people share their photos and video content with the world. Some people only have a few followers while people like Selena Gomez have 125 million plus people following them. And with a following like Selena, she can really put herself in position to make a really good living. With so many marketers and advertisers, this has become aRead more

CONTENT NOT JUST TEXT: HOW I AM GROWING MY WORDPRESS BLOG

“Growing my community, one post at a time.” I have been blogging since August of 2015, and now that I have found myself in the groove of things, I am planning on growing my blog a little more in the year 2018. In the beginning, I was just posting a little bit at a time. And what’s crazy, I wasn’t even proofreading, just getting what’s in my head on the site. Now, I’ve wanted to go back and check outRead more

GENDER FRIENDSHIPS: CAN MEN AND WOMEN REALLY JUST BE FRIENDS

“Friendzone is a hard zone.” I was contributing to a discussion on a Facebook page of a woman I know who was having a hard time regarding finding male friends. And she was saying how it’s hard to have male friends because there is always some way of bringing the situation back to him liking and pursuing her. And I started to think about that, can men and women truly be friends, given the two are heterosexual. Because it’s obviousRead more

FED UP: WHY BLACK WOMEN HAVE CHOSEN TO BE WITH NON BLACK MEN

“Slim options, forced to keep an open mind.” Over the recent years, interracial dating and marriage have climbed in the African American community. And for the longest it was the men who were opting to date outside our ethnicity, but now it’s more women. So what has taken hold, is this just some coincidence, or is there another reason as to why? The answer is yes, from what I have noticed for the most part, there is a reason forRead more

PEER PRESSURE: WHY SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T FIGHT IT

“A time in life without a sense of self.” When you’re growing up in school, you seek to fit into the environment of that academic space. And coincidentally enough, that space is not attaining the best grades, but more so trying to wear the latest fashion, and hang out with what is perceived to be the cool kids. And that word perception sticks out the most because your perception of each other is what’s the strongest, not the real person.Read more

POLITICAL SHIFT: HOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD REIGN SUPREME ACROSS AMERICA

“The pendulum is starting to swing.” Since the mayoral and other council races back in November of this year, party lines have already began to show a sign of turning back blue. Some say that people are already getting fed up with the current President Donald J. Trump, and others have stated that these are places can typically swing in either direction: Democrat of Republican. Now, as it comes to no surprise places in Florida and Texas has still keptRead more

THE NEXT GREAT MIGRATION: WHERE WILL THE BLACK COMMUNITY GO NEXT

“On the road again.” I was recently reading an article in the newspaper from the city I grew up in which stated that it is the 4th worst city for Black people in America. Now, the city to the north Milwaukee is ahead of ours. So that is two cities in the top five in proximity to my previous home. Today, I live in New York City, which seems like a world away from my small Midwest city in Wisconsin.Read more

SIDE GIGS: WHY MAKING ANOTHER INCOME IS CRUCIAL IN AMERICA TODAY

“Nothing wrong with F-U money.” In America today, working a conventional day job has become hard to come by in this ever changing society. So with that said, when working a job, you don’t know one moment to the next when you’re going to be on the chopping block. You could easily walk into your job and be told that we are downsizing. That’s when it hits you that you have no job, low bank account, and now your bills areRead more

THE CHANGE IN TIMES: WHY HOLIDAYS ARENT THE SAME AS THEY USE TO BE

“Togetherness isn’t togetherness anymore.” When I was growing up, the holidays were spent at my great grandmother’s house. As time went on and people started having children and getting married, the numbers decreased. Now the number of people in my family coming together is drastically low compared to when I was a child. At first, I thought it was just my family, but now I know that it is families all throughout the country. A few reasons why this hasRead more

GIVING THANKS: WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR

“The reasons we keep giving.“ Two days ago was the Thanksgiving holiday. So many people have their interpretation for what this holiday means to them. And for me, Thanksgiving was always a holiday that was celebrated with family. But from me to you, I would like to ask of you, “What does Thanksgiving mean to you?” Do you think of Thanksgiving as just a holiday or does it mean something more? Better yet, what in your life do you have toRead more