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,…

Influence

The past couple of days people have reached out to me to discuss the election results. People know exactly how I feel about it as I’ve expressed myself quite soundly. I’ve had respectful discussion even though our opinions may have differed. I expect nothing less from myself. What surprised me is how people receive my…

Letters to the Black Community: Our Right to Vote

Dear Black Folks, My people! I love you with all of my heart. We’ve been through the most. Slavery. Reconstruction. Jim Crow. Post-racial America. We’ve bonded together to rise above it all. Some of us even had the chance to see a black President. We’ve experienced the joy of obtaining highest office in the land…

We Will Rise Above

It’s been an emotional week. If I thought people were nasty before the election, then I surely was not prepared for the storm of ugliness that awaited me after the election results. Personally, my emotions were all over the place. Anger. Sadness. Dejection. Disbelief. Numbness. I was even on the verge of tears. It wasn’t…

Campaign Season

The gong show that is the 2016 Presidential Election is almost over, and I couldn’t be happier. Unfortunately, the damage has been done. And it’s ugly. I have never seen as much vitriol in the American people as I’ve seen within the past year. Let me rephrase. I have never seen this much hate with my…

Debate Night: Part 2

Tonight was debate number two for the 2016 Presidential Election, and it was painful. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had one of the worst presidential debates in modern history. I would venture to say it holds the title of the worst. These two sounded like toddlers screaming in Wal-Mart. Trump dodged questions and rambled. Hillary…

The 4th of July

Today is the 4th of July, America’s independence day. People across the country will gather together, fire up the grills, make succulent food, pull out the slip-n-slides, light off fireworks, and have fun with family and friends. Pray for a sunny day because rain on the 4th is a downer. People want to be outside…

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…

America On Fire

I cringe as I watch America’s presidential election unfold before my eyes. To be clear, I don’t have any interest in the frontrunners for the Republican, Democratic, or Libertarian parties. In fact, I believe there’s corruption in ALL of the political parties. Probably more than we know. I shake my head at my friends who…