What It Takes for You to Believe

What does it take for you to believe my story? The experiences that shaped me? The events that formed my perception? What does it take for you to believe? I ask this because too often we dismiss people’s experiences. Whether we think they are lying or if we try to explain what we think actually happened….

In A Moment’s Notice

We often walk through thinking “It won’t happen to me.” That’s the worse mindset to have. Anything could happen to you. “Sir, will you please come with me?” My thoughts on what to eat for breakfast dashed as I looked up from fixing my sock. A grocery store manager was walking towards me with with…

The Stages of Losing

If you ever want to get a good laugh, then play any game online. Lately, I’ve been playing NBA 2K19 online via my PlayStation. NBA 2K20 comes out on Friday, so I gotta get ready for that, right? Although I’m not very good at the game, I’m decent enough. To me, anyone who understands basketball…

The Fourth of July

Today is a day that we celebrate Independence from England. While we have an incredibly long way to go as a country, let’s take a moment to stop and see how far we’ve come. Let’s see the progress we’ve made. Let’s remember our mistakes so we don’t repeat them. Let’s stop arguing about politics. Let’s…

6 Months, 25 Days

It has been a very long while since we’ve talked. My apologies. I’m gonna be honest with you AFV readers. I got burnt out. Not only from maintaining a blog, but from useless conversation. You guys know I write about pressing issues. From politics to daily living, I try to give the fresh perspective on…

Happy New Year

I’m always thankful to see a new year. January always brings a fresh spirit of new beginnings. Anticipation. What does this year have in store? That’s how I feel anyway. By the time June hits the newness of the year has worn on me, and I’m loosely thinking about the holidays. Crazy, right? Life passes us by so…

Election Day Lessons

Midterms have come and gone. People showed up to vote in record numbers, and that’s awesome. That’s what we need to keep democracy going. I paid attention to election results last night as most did. My choice for Congress did not win. In fact, many of my choices did not win. When I was voting,…

Make It Count

I’m a serious proponent of voting. There is too much at stake not to make my voice heard. Today is midterm election day, and I’ve been more invested in midterms than I ever have in life. After the election of Donald Trump, I told myself I have to start paying attention more. I need to…

What It’s Like to be the Safe Black Person

This past weekend I went to see The Hate U Give. Seeing that movie left me with raw, unfiltered emotions. They talked about several subjects. Modern day racism and people’s inability to see themselves. The modern black family. Loyalty to your roots. The “snitches get stitches” culture. How black kids are taught to behave during police interactions….

Poetry Mode

What’s good Fresh readers? I’ve been on Instagram poetry mode the past about 6 months or so. I have a lot of great (I think so anyway) content out there. So, I thought I’d share some here. As for A Fresh Voice, fear not! I need to get back into writing again. It’s cathartic. Life…

Guest Blog Post

Good. Friday! We made it to the weekend! I hope that it is one of relaxation for you. First, I want to send out a thank you to all the readers of A Fresh Voice. I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my views. No matter how much we disagree, I can learn…

Wakanda Forever: My Excitement for Black Panther

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ll know that Black Panther graced movie screens across the country to an overwhelming reception. Black people came through! Throngs of black people got dressed up in their fineries (or their version of what Wakanda would be) and flooded theaters breaking records for sales in an opening…