On Monday April 10, 2017, a man by the name of Cedric Anderson opened fire inside North Park Elementary School that would leave 3 people dead, including himself. One of the victims was an 8-year-old. How many more needless tragedies need to occur for our country to have a real conversation about gun control? Only... Continue Reading →
I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson (as told to Alfred Duckett) Initial Thoughts: This book is beat. There are creases everywhere, and on the bottom left corner of the cover are bite marks similar to those seen on any given forearm after a childhood fist fight with your sister. There's one massive crease that stands out from... Continue Reading →
Facebook - Lydia Stith Rosebush Ignorance (Noun) - lack of knowledge or information A heartwarming story of a Caucasian boy who shaved his head so he can look like his black friend went viral recently. And before I start, I want to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with this story. I love it. It... Continue Reading →
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It is 3:45AM and I have haphazardly decided to write book reviews and so I introduce to you the first new section to my blog: Books In My House. It all started about a week ago when a couple of family members and I were casually browsing the thousands of books at the local Barnes and Noble. After... Continue Reading →
It is not just a "couple hours" of inconvenience. It is oppression. It is racism. It is bigotry. It is xenophobia. All at their finest, for 90 days. It is a rash, unadvised, vitriolic decision handed down by an incompetent clique full of selfish human beings. It is checking off Muslims as other, throwing them to the side so your... Continue Reading →
A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece on the NFL protests and with less than a week away from Super Bowl LI, I thought it'd be appropriate to revisit the topic. In my initial post, I mentioned that it would go down as one of the most powerful acts of activism by professional athletes this... Continue Reading →