What is Racism: Short and Sweet

I was in recent discussion with a peer about the convoluted subject of racism. Long story short, a church in my city was vandalized with graffiti. They drew swastikas, KKK, and wrote “Nigger” on the siding. I posted the local news article on Facebook with the sarcastic comment, “But….. this stuff doesn’t happen though.. 🙄🙄🙄”.  Discussion ensued…

Why Black History Month is Relevant

In the good-natured American way, Black History Month is questioned more and more each year. It seems as though a certain sect of people find this month to be useless and, well, racist. Yes, folks. People consider Black History month to be racist. It’s as if a whole month dedicated to the history of one…

My President

In two days Donald Trump is going to be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. His presidency has not officially started, and it’s already something to behold. Since the results have been released, protests (and some riots) popped up around the country. He’s been in Twitter battles with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin,…

How It Feels

The Army Corp of Engineers announced the decision to look for another route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. To be honest, I was shocked. We live in a nation that loves money. That’s the absolute number one priority for a lot of powerful people. The lower and middle classes often suffer from this mindset while…

The Romance with Martin Luther King, Jr.

The emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked many comparisons to the Civil Rights Movement. We can’t talk about the Civil Rights Movement without mentioning one name: Martin Luther King, Jr. As the face of the Civil Rights Movement, King preached nonviolence in an effort make progress in a historically violent country. His…

The Cause

Are you down for the cause? I ask this question because I see so many people that are quick to discredit an issue. They search for anything that will prove an issue is false. Thus, it is a “false narrative.” I’ve seen plenty of people apply this thought process to Black Lives Matter and the…

When Integrity Meets Money

North Dakota is usually a pretty quiet place. We don’t have much crime, and whatever does happen goes unreported by our local media. Kids can ride their bikes until sundown during the summer. People walk their dogs at night with no thought of being mugged or kidnapped. No worries about gunshots being fired at night….

Game On!

Football season is finally here!! It’s time to root for your favorite team while watching America’s pastime. Sorry baseball. American’s love football! So much so, until people have large gatherings filled with food, laughter, and angst (hey, someone’s team has to lose). Every game is a reason to celebrate. Until the end of the season,…

Why Are You Really Mad?

As most know by now, Colin Kaepernick choose to protest the oppression of people of color in America. How? He sat down during the national anthem at a pre-season NFL football game. In the nature of 2016 America, people are in an absolute uproar over disrespect for the flag. I’ve heard/read several arguments on how profane…

It’s a Simple Question

The BET Awards the last few years have been filled with nonsense. In fact, the further I distance myself from my old life,the more I wonder why I watched BET. That being said, it is no surprise that I skipped this year’s awards. I had absolutely no intention on watching them, and I’m still glad I…

The Loud Silence that is All Lives Matter

Ever since the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been a group of people who are thoroughly offended. Such is life in America where people can get uptight about how you sneeze. However, this group is particularly interesting. In the scheme of being offended, they take the cake. Why? They really aren’t…

Lies the TV Told You

In my search for quotes for the three days three quotes challenge (I’m way past due on this thing), I ran across the following words. I couldn’t help but think about how much it holds true today. “The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty…