Earlier this year, a story broke about a college admissions scandal where wealthy parents were accused of bribery to get their children into schools. I never really understood the outrage about the bribery because the wealthy have been bribing schools for years to get their kids in. Donations and endowments are just a fancy word… Continue reading Our Education System isn’t the Only Thing That’s Separate and Not Equal
Last weekend, a video went viral of an employee from a wedding venue in Booneville, Mississippi denying an interracial couple the opportunity to get married at the Boone’s Camp Event Hall. The couple was denied based on the “Christian Faith” of the owner of the event hall. After severe backlash, the owner has issued an… Continue reading Faith is Not an Excuse to Discriminate
I highlighted my 30th birthday last month, but today I wanted to highlight something different that I did to celebrate: I had my first Reiki Session. Reiki is a form of alternative medicine that seeks to bring physical and mental healing through the movement of energy. A couple of my coworkers had done a session… Continue reading Reiki: Yay or Nah?
Sugar. Diet Soda. Fast Food. Sitting all day. These are just a few of the items that have been studied and determined to be public health risks. But New York City’s Health Department has identified a new threat: our criminal justice system. After studying the data available to them, the researchers determined that even minor… Continue reading The Latest Public Health Risk: Our Criminal Justice System
I can’t believe that we are already in August! This year has flown by! As the Summer begins to draw to a close, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite black owned businesses here in NYC in honor of black business month. All of these establishments, I have been to personally so I can… Continue reading August is Black Business Month
I wouldn’t say that I’m the most athletic person there is, but growing up there was one activity during P.E. that I loved: Dodgeball. For anyone who doesn’t know Dodgeball is a game where you divide up into two teams one on each side of the court. Soft balls are placed in the middle of… Continue reading Kids Will Be Kids Doesn’t Apply to Everyone
Over the weekend, temperatures here in New York City reached over 100 degrees with the heat index. I had just come back from Florida and it was hotter here in Brooklyn than it was in Miami. Less than a week ago, there was a blackout in Manhattan and city residents were beginning to worry that… Continue reading Thousands Lose Power in City Sanctioned Blackout
I officially turn 30 on Friday! I can’t believe that my 20s are coming to an end. It has been a difficult, challenging, decade filled with a lot of growth. Now that I am about to start a new decade in my life I would like to share some of the wisdom that I’ve gathered… Continue reading Twenty Life Lessons to Celebrate my 30th Birthday!
AfroMusic Festival is a music festival based in Detroit and as the name suggests it is geared towards African-Americans. Tickets cost $10 and non-POC tickets cost $20. What’s the difference? Well a non-POC is exactly what it sounds like, a non-person of color. Why would a festival charge people who are not of color twice… Continue reading AfroMusic Festival Tries to Create Equity amid Backlash
In 2016, the Treasury Department asked the public to vote on the redesign of new currency. The $5, $10, and $20-dollar bills were getting facelifts in order to combat counterfeit money. The public voted that Harriet Tubman would be the person to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20-dollar bill. This is an amazing honor and… Continue reading I Might Spend Less Cash if I Saw Harriet’s Face Looking Back at Me