Let’s Talk About Being Black in America Right Now

A few weeks ago I deleted all of the social media apps on my phone because I needed a break from the onslaught of coronavirus information and statistics. The amount of information being released detailing how COVID-19 disproportionately affects Black people (and knowing that multiple people in my family have tested positive for the disease),…

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A Nurse’s Perspective of COVID-19

I am lucky enough to be friends with quite a few nurses who are working extremely hard on the COVID-19 response in their respective departments and hospitals. I reached out to each of them and simply asked: “Is there anything as a nurse, you wish people knew, or think they need to know about COVID-19?”…

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A Nurse’s Perspective of COVID-19

I am lucky enough to be friends with quite a few nurses who are working extremely hard on the COVID-19 response in their respective departments and hospitals. I reached out to each of them and simply asked: “Is there anything as a nurse you wish people knew, or think they need to know about COVID-19?”…

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Wearing Gloves While Playing Basketball Won’t Protect You from COVID-19

For the 439th time on Monday, I hopped on Instagram and decided to head to The Shade Room. (Don’t come for me, it’s been really hard to stay entertained while self-quarantining.) While scrolling, I saw a video with the caption “OH-KAY! Sis out here hooping,” and watched two young people play a game of 1-on-1.…

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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.…

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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: http://anchorformysoul320.wordpress.com/. Being someone who has always expressed themselves best through writing (I literally would write my parents essays and notes when I needed to explain…

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Most Friendships Are Meant to be Temporary

By the middle of April, most of my high school classmates had given up on learning anything. The ‘Senioritis’ was real. Most of my teachers understood this fact and opted to share their advice about life after we walked across the stage in May. The number one thing that almost every adult stressed was that…

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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…

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Dealing With Grief

It’s easy to get mad at God. That statement might not be true for everyone, but it surely is for me. It began on March 14, 2017. That was the day that I stopped praising God. That was the day I started yelling at Him. That was the day I received a phone call that…

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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.…

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