SOCIETAL DECLINE: WHY ANGER IS REIGNING SUPREME

“The easiest emotion to have and the hardest to lose.” In America today, there is a new trend that is going around and that is the getting upset for the sake of being upset movement. I don’t think any one person started this trend, it’s just what has transpired over time. And a lot of it has to with our social media platforms. Never before have people been able to express themselves the way we’ve been able to do soRead more

REGIONAL SECESSION: COULD WE POSSIBLY SEE A SEPARATION OF THE STATES

“We want what we want; you have what you want.” The idea of The Southern states seceding from the union has popped its head up once again. There have been sentiment from the southern states about a possible hearing regarding the states removing themselves from the rest of the country. Now, will any of this take place? My best guess is no it won’t. But that’s not the main problem. The problem is that there are quit a few peopleRead more

ETHNIC CONSCIOUSNESS: WHY HAS THERE BEEN A RISE IN RACIAL NATIONALISM IN AMERICA

“When the machine breaks down, we all break down.” The United States of America has always had to deal with an insurmountable level of racial tension. But now more than ever, the tension has risen. You have what is considered the far right, which are members of┬áthe Klu Klux Klan as well as The New Black Panther Party. These are groups that have always been around; the Panthers for decades and the Klan for over one hundred years. But withRead more

BLACK MEN REVEALED: WHAT WE REALLY FEEL IN LIFE

“The fear of being me, that only another me understand.” Growing up for me, I was always scared to walk outside. Whether it was the gang violence or police officers, it always left me shook. As a Black male, when you walk out the front door, you never know what you may be confronted with in society. So you begin to develop this outer Teflon skin that makes you desensitized to a lot. You learn that being a villain isRead more

SHAMEFUL ABUSE: HOW SOME COUPLES USE ABUSE AS A TERM OF ENDEARMENT

“Some people fight to stay together.” Abusive relationships are a very divisive conversation, but what about the abusive relationships where people are comfortable with abuse. And what do I mean by a comfortable situation. I mean couples who have an understanding regarding their relationship. They argue and fight and it’s something that they accept. Other people might look at it and judge them for doing so, but it is completely normal to them. Now, with that said, it could easilyRead more

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT: BLACK PEOPLE AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE POLICE

“Why we fight.” The Black community and the law enforcement have been at odds for decades in this country. But, unless you live among the problems, it’s quite hard to fully understand where it comes from. It’s easy to point out through the history with slavery and Jim Crow. But this goes far beyond those points in time in┬áhistory. Are there any other issues that lead to this tumultuous relationship? I can name a few reasons as to why theRead more

AMERICAN DREAMS: THE TRUTH OF WHY WE WORK

“Why we are so romanticized with the baller lifestyle?” Wake up at 7:00 A.M., and go get into the shower. Get dressed and prepare yourself for work. Leave the house by 8:00 A.M., and embark on your commute to work everyday. Get to work by 8:30 A.M. to 8:45 A.M. Do your usual hellos to your coworkers and get settled in. Work until 12:00 P.M. when you take your lunch break. Come back from lunch at 1:00 P.M. Work untilRead more

Fight or Flight: Are You A Coward To Run

Should you question someone’s bravery if they run away in a time of crisis? What if you are witnessing an elderly woman being mugged? Do you involve yourself or do you keep walking? Not an easy decision especially if the person is armed and dangerous. Like come on now, how can expect people to put their lives on the line for complete strangers. It’s easier said than actually done. But what about in other cases. What about the case ofRead more