A Country Against its People?

9/11  hit America swiftly, violently, and with a vengeance. Post 9/11 leaves U.S. security bounding into a new age, where in reality know one is above being questioned or considered dangerous. For some this is with good reason, after tragidies  like the Boston Bombing or even home grown terrorism in public places, once considered to […]

Modern Crime Bosses in Nebraska

His Facebook says a lot about him. A man of middle height is bowing his head is bowed slightly to the ground. But this is not enough to cover the multiple tattoos that start at mid collarbone all the way up through his face. He shows off a six pack with slightly large pants gathered […]

Fresh Out

This is a sample from an essay that I recently wrote on Ex-Offenders reentry back into society: Being guilty can change the rest of your life in a court of law. Please allow me to chauffeur you into the world of crime , social injustice and societal stigmas. Please allow me to introduce you to […]

Corruption +Social Media

Corruption+ social media= a disaster waiting to happen. This past week millions of Twitter and YouTube users in Turkey were blocked from these social media sites. This egregious action took place after tapes and audio of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkeys prime minister and his party were accused of corruption this past week. Shortly after this […]

What do Black people smell like?

“You speak really good English.” “Your pretty…. For a Black girl.” “You’re only hear because you got one of those minority scholarships, right?” “ Why don’t you just use your womanhood(bottoms, boobs,etc) to get________________.” “ Your supposed to be strong, you’re a guy!” “ Do you wash your hair?” “It smells like Black people in […]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

“You would think I wouldn’t have to deal with this in 2014.““I mean were all adults right?” These were the thoughts racing through my head after I had an awful experience at my workplace. I had been sexually harassed, and I was in God-awful shock. It had started with the persistent “Why won’t you date […]

Where is home? A rare piece of American and German History

The 75th anniversary of World War 2 so here’s an interesting piece of history to learn about. The documentary is called Brown Babies by WUSA executive producer and award winning journalist, Regina Griffin. This documentary gives a very different view on what it means to be African-American. Griffin takes us back to World War 2 […]

Good Deeds: Happy Birthday Collin

This week was the week of helping others out. There are two stories that I came across that really made me stop and pause. I came to realize that in the midst of all the coverage of the bad, well there is some good in the world, and I would like to pass that on […]

The Women of Afghanistan are in Danger

We will ask the president not to sign until the article is changed, we will put a lot of pressure on him,” remarked Selay Ghaffar, director of the shelter and advocacy group Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan. This quote refers to Article 26. An article that may be signed, that according […]

Consider the following: Diversity

This week I had the opportunity to visit our wonderful capitol of Washington D.C. It was all that I could expect in most ways. Cute little houses, great food and a very fast paced metro system. But one thing that surprised me about D.C. was not the lack of diversity, but in essence the seemingly […]

Is that news? I mean it happens all the time.

What is it about pain, anger, suffering, anguish, and death in America, that has desensitized us, it boils our blood at the time, much like the news that the innocent were done wrong? But then we sink back into complacency and sit there, like bumps on a log, until something else comes along. What and […]

Greek Life the Myth but here’s the Facts:

“I’d never imagined I would go Greek,” Tiffany Melecio a founding sister of Delta Xi Nu, a multicultural sorority at the University of Missouri informed me. She had many preconceived notions about Greek Life in general. Tiffany along with her line sister (They along with 6 of their sisters founded the Delta XI Nu chapter […]

Technology and Fashion Had a Baby and it was all Good.

2013 introduced us to the beautiful marriage of fashion and media. Resulting in their fabulous children, blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. And 2014 shows that this family will continue to expand. Take Lauren Coppin Campbell for example, a beautiful, insightful, and well spoken 16 year old whose Fashion Killer blog has over 8,000 page views […]