Nature vs. Black America

As hopeful as this clip was, I still found myself annoyed—not with Hurricane Harvey survivors, the Richard family, but with the circumstance. Because this scene and the results are all too familiar. For the past few weeks, there have been several debates on climate change, chemtrails, and even spiritual-based theories regarding the natural disasters that…

The Pact

“No one can tell me that I can’t succeed. I’ve come to believe that every goal in life is obtainable and that the only limitations are the ones you set for yourself. For some, the road to success is merely based on taking advantage of opportunities provided to them. For others, the road is much…

Book Review

Greetings Good People, I just finished reading a very disturbing yet heartfelt book, written by Devery S. Anderson, and I wanted to provide you all with a review. Wednesday Aug.24 ^about 7:30 or 8 P.M. (dark)^ boy came to candy counter & I waited on him & when I went to take money he grabbed…

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“I don’t like it when people try to read into things, or try to find, or create meaning that isn’t there. I don’t like it when people put so much weight on the things I say. Sometimes, more now than before the incident, I feel that the people I talk to hang on my words…

Beautiful Jamaica

Greetings Folks, I just watched a very interesting documentary, entitled Beautiful Jamaica, and I wanted to share it with you all. This film follows documentarian Kalcium throughout Discovery Bay, a community in St. Ann, Jamaica. The locals and their everyday experiences with their government and its policies are the focal points of this project. And…

Color Blind or Blind To Reality?

Initially, I wasn’t going to address the topic of interracial relationships. But after seeing my community’s response to Dr. Umar Johnson’s Roland Martin interview, I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t finally get some things off my chest. Before I delve into my personal views on this topic, let’s go back in history…

Author’s Spotlight: Omar Tyree

Greetings Everyone, I wanted to shine a light on a writer whose work I’ve been in support of for the past couple of years, New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree. If you’ve been following my blog, you might remember a previous book review on his 2015 novel, All Access. Well, I’ve recently finished another novel of…

Going Home |GH| Ghana

Greetings Folks, I had a chance to check out an inspiring documentary, entitled Going Home |GH| Ghana, and I wanted to share it with you guys. Produced by Virtuous Lions Productions, documentarian Tahir Asadullah Lee—who shot, edited, and narrated this project—takes his viewers throughout four cities in Ghana: Accra, Akwidda, Takoradi, and Aburi. Here, you…

#Goals

Greetings Everyone, I was walking around my apartment complex last night when I saw a couple, with their toddler, having a picnic out on the lawn area. Seeing this family interact with each other instantly made me think of a line from rapper J. Cole’s song, Love Yourz.  “Always gon’ to be a bigger house somewhere,…

Centered Energy

As a continuation of my previous post, I want to bring light to a significant aspect of Holistic Health: Meditation. According to an article in The Pan-African Alliance, meditation is defined as “the act of contemplation or reflection, and serves two purposes—to gain tranquility, and to gain insight.” Tranquility helps you develop a still and tranquil…

Holistic Therapy

Greetings All, I was reading up on the latest hot topic regarding upcoming budget cuts towards government assistance programs, and it had me thinking about a few things. According to The Washington Post, President Trump’s budget proposal, which follows the Republican Healthcare Bill, is set to cut more than $800 billion over the next 10 years…

Local Spotlight

Greetings Good People, I try to stay abreast with current events happening throughout the country as well as the world. And although the majority of the content is depressing, there’s always a few intermittent stories that brighten up my day. So I’m going to start spotlighting those that do. The following story comes out of my…