College Life

This Week Shook Me to the Core

Man, I haven't cried in a LONG time. I cried last week though. I think the emotions of what's happening to people who look like me is what pushed me over the edge. Last Friday, I watched my amazing peers, faculty and staff from my former institution have a peaceful protest for the lives of… Continue reading This Week Shook Me to the Core

Lifestyle

Educating Myself on the Work

Don't get it twisted protests are still happening. Photo by Drew Williams on Pexels.com I don't know why I feel this way, but this hunger for advocating is intense. One of the most common advice I've seen from different educators is that the black community needed to get organized, like TODAY. If we don't, guess… Continue reading Educating Myself on the Work

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Becoming Inspired and Learning About Yourself

In case you thought someone forgot...Black Lives Still Matter. Don't get it twisted. Throughout my life, I started to realize being inspired isn't the problem, it's keeping the momentum. Inspiration is a beautiful feeling because for a moment the vision you've probably dreamed about everyday is now coming to life. For myself, I truly begin… Continue reading Becoming Inspired and Learning About Yourself

O's-pinion

O’s-pinion: Don’t Talk Down to Someone Who Helped You Get Where You’re Today

I didn't want to talk about anymore influencers because in my opinion they are a distraction during this revolution. Unfortunately, some issues need to be addressed within my generation because some of our fellow peers don't know how to stop making just anyone famous. Lord forgive me for being a hypocrite after stating that I… Continue reading O’s-pinion: Don’t Talk Down to Someone Who Helped You Get Where You’re Today

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Let’s Recap

I'm tired. Literally, sick and tired. I'm upset and haven't slept in days. George Floyd, a black man, was murdered by a police office, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis, Mo., and everyone in America took justice into their own hands. There were protests in every single state and the police officers are making themselves look worse… Continue reading Let’s Recap

O's-pinion

O’s-pinion: Voting, What You Need to Know and Why it’s Important

During the COVID-19 crisis, there is a lot a talk about the concerns of voting while some states are still under the state-at-home order. This year there will be a wave of new votes of 18-year-old who just graduated from high school. Most of them were probably looking forward to voting for the first time,… Continue reading O’s-pinion: Voting, What You Need to Know and Why it’s Important