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Coronavirus Information and Resources

I haven’t written a blog post in over two years, but if there’s a time start posting again, it’s in the middle of a pandemic. As you know, coronavirus is sweeping the world right now. With an abundance of access to news, social media, and personal opinions about the disease, comes conflicting information and resources. Thus, I’ve compiled a list of reputable and trustworthy sources … Continue reading Coronavirus Information and Resources

A “Thank You” for Teachers

A high school classmate of mine who also has a personal blog, wrote a post entitled “A Letter to My A.P. U.S. History Teacher.” Shoutout to Olivia. Check out her blog here: Being someone who has always expressed themselves best through writing (I literally would write my parents essays and notes when I needed to explain something I did wrong), I found the idea very refreshing. … Continue reading A “Thank You” for Teachers

Black Panther is the Reason I’m Writing Again

It’s only been almost three weeks since Black Panther premiered in the U.S. I’m betting that by now, whether a person has seen it or not, everyone has heard something about this movie. Whether it’s the praise of the almost all black cast in Marvel’s 19th superhero film, or the socially conscious dialogue, or even the fact that it’s a good movie – everyone knows … Continue reading Black Panther is the Reason I’m Writing Again

A Quick Chat About Joel Osteen

Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston and Louisiana area, Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church received massive backlash for not opening the doors of the church as a shelter for hurricane victims. Lakewood Church, previously home to the Houston Rockets, sits 16,000 people and is located in the western part of the city. Social media began criticizing the megachurch because the doors were … Continue reading A Quick Chat About Joel Osteen

Growing Up Black In America

Growing Up Black in America Means… Being followed around in a jewelry store as a 7th grader. Seeing very little representation of yourself on T.V. Except on B.E.T. (And seeing arguments that one channel centered on black entertainment is racist). Having to (laughingly) explaining the difference between a perm and natural hair to, well, a lot of people. Seeing videos of black and brown people … Continue reading Growing Up Black In America

I Am Not Your “Model” Christian

I grew up in the Baptist Church. I’m talking tambourines, huge choirs, 3 hour services, and church mothers. But that doesn’t mean anything because: I don’t pray every day. Most days, my prayers don’t offer up praise and thanksgiving. Rather, I ask a multitude of questions and wait patiently for answers. Sometimes it seems like they don’t come. I don’t go to church every single … Continue reading I Am Not Your “Model” Christian

Let’s Talk About Healthcare

For anyone who knows me, you know that healthcare is important to me. With everything that has happened this week, I thought that it would be a great idea to combine my two passions, health and writing, in order to bring some light to this very important issue. To be clear, this is not a post aimed at criticizing the Trump Administration. Rather – this … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Healthcare