For the 46th Time..

Joseph R. Biden is officially the 46th President of the United States. What a refreshing thing to say! After the last 4-5 years of utter chaos, we finally have someone in the White House that’s calling for peace and unity. I saw my Facebook timeline filled with sentiments of joy (most of my conservative friends…

The Price You Pay for Being Aware

You mad? That phrase in all of it’s grammatically incorrect glory has been asked for centuries. Over the last few years, it’s been asked of me. Why, you ask? Because I talk about my racial experiences. Let me be transparent. The societal construct of racism has always interested me. Initially, it was due to my…

What I Learned in 2020

Congratulations!! If you were blessed to be able to make it to the end of 2020, then you should be grateful beyond words. Seeing the end of this year is like beating Donkey Kong, Jumanji, and Monopoly at the same time. In less hyperbole, 2020 has been rough, but in that there’s been blessings. Here…

Don’t Talk About it. Be About It.

I’ve never been a fan of LeBron James. Ever. He had way too much hype coming into the NBA. His shot really wasn’t sweet. He bullies his way to the rim on offense and had the nerve to flop on defense. No finesse whatever (rip Kobe!). Then, the 07 Pistons series came and I saw…

So You Say You’re Seeking the Truth..

What up y’all? I’ve been slacking on the blogging tip. Not that I don’t still write (my musings are usually Facebook statuses). However, my guy Tony encouraged me to start writing in the blog again. I appreciate your encouragement, sir. More than you know. For those who are first time readers of A Fresh Voice,…

The MLK You Were Taught About is Not Real

Yes. Reread that headline again. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you were taught about in school was not real. Oh yes, the man himself existed. He lost his life for the betterment of African Americans. However, the idea of this docile negro fighting for civil rights being loved and revered in his lifetime is…

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 First Time I Felt Proud to be American

For the first time in my life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is making a comeback. Not just because Barack has done well, but I think people are hungry for change. Michelle Obama Michelle Obama spoke some truth right here, but she caught some serious blowback. How can…

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…

The Right Victim

Ever since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct the victim blaming is at an all time high. I’m used to it. When an unarmed black man is shot by the police, the deceased’s background is incessantly probed. Excuses are made as to justify the shooting, and we move on to the…

Happy New Year!

Today is 01/02/2017. That means we have lived through one full day of a brand new year. Yes! No other year can be like this one, and you can make sure of that. How? Well, it all depends on you. How are you going to live this year? Where do you want to travel? What…

Two Cents and Change

We live in the age of opinions. Everybody has one, and we are more than willing to share it. It’s quite the interesting era to say the least. People no longer look for truth. Rather, they cling to their viewpoint even when the facts are slapping them in the face. I can guarantee you have said or heard someone…