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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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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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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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…

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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…

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