“Have you ever thought of crossing?” Signs, chants, and anger fill the air as men and women stand outside and march to the unfair treatment of their organizations. Either unfair, or upset at layoffs from their company of employment. Now, my question is, do you feel the person or people who decide to cross the picket … Continue reading CROSSING THE PICKET LINE: SURVIVAL OR SELFISH
“Everybody has to get old; who will care for you?” As we age in society most of us contemplate what will come of ourselves as we get older. Will we be able enough to care for ourselves or will we need assisted living? Will there be someone there to check in on us like a … Continue reading THE FORGOTTEN ONES: THE LONESOME POPULATION OF ELDERLY IN AMERICA
“Is there a double standard?” Over the recent years, I have heard more and more about cultural appropriation. The question of who is allowed to do what. Am I ripping someone off, or am I admiring someone? Which means paying homage to where you got it from, but how many people actually do that? For … Continue reading CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: WE ALL DO IT, WHY THE UPSET
“Not my generation, but my muse.” From 1960 to 1969 was a decade of soulful music that may not have defined my generation, but I love it nonetheless. For me, being born in the 1980’s, 1960 was the year my mother was born. From the sounds of Ray Charles singing hits like Georgia On My … Continue reading 1960’S – CADILLACS, LINCOLNS, AND CHEVY’S: A DECADE OF SOLID GOLD SOUL
“Living to work.” As a child my mother would explain to me the hurdles in life I would have to overcome to succeed in America. Conversing with me about how people in society who may not like me simply because of their own beliefs towards those who look like myself. She wasn’t giving me this … Continue reading ETHNIC WORKAHOLISM: HOW RACIAL STEREOTYPES HAS EFFECTED BLACK PEOPLE’S WORK ETHIC
“When trying to stunt hurts your bank account.” All my life growing up, I used to hear how everyone was popping tags. Now that I am an adult, it’s popping tags and popping bottles. Totally fine when you Sean P Diddy Combs or Jay Z. But when you’re the average Joe, you can’t afford to … Continue reading POPPIN TAGS, POPPIN BOTTLES: THE IMPACTS OF SPENDING MORE THAN YOU HAVE.
“I’m not into you, but want to keep this going.” Growing up, I always thought getting cheated on would be the biggest heartbreak. Or even getting rejected by a woman. But in my opinion, the biggest heartbreak would be someone dating you or even married to you that are really not in love with you. … Continue reading SHE LOVE ME, SHE LOVES ME NOT: WOULD YOU LIE ABOUT YOUR ATTRACTIONS TO KEEP A RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER?