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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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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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…

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First Blog: Content in Uncertainty

I graduated from a school ranked in the top 20 of the nation, with a Bachelors of Arts in Human Health and English, and no job. Now I know this isn’t a big deal these days. I have plenty of classmates still searching for their dream job. Or at this point, just a job. And…

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