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….

Kanye West and the Illusion of Free Thought

Kanye has been on a tear this year. The rapper, once heralded for his wokeness, has aligned with Pres Trump in order to spark a conversation. At least that’s what he says. In the past 6 months, Ye has dropped some bombs on a black community that seemingly loves him. Loved him. However, he’s quickly falling…

To Stand or to Kneel? That is the Question

Facebook was fairly interesting today. Instead of the usual football jargon, I read a lot of opinions on patriotism, law enforcement, racism, and bigotry. Needless to say, there were some heated conversations today. People went back and forth over their views of patriotism and how to display it. These conversations have been going on for…

100 Days War

President Trump has been in office for the first 100 days of his four-year term. Are we better off than when we started? No. Not yet anyway. I’m trying to give President Trump the benefit of the doubt. Not because I, in any way, agree with what he’s saying, but because the success of my…

Inauguration Day

Today is the day Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.  Many people are excited. Many people are angry. Some overjoyed. Some grieving. There are a host of emotions that have surrounded this day. Now that it’s here I came help but think how similar things were…