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Coronavirus Diaries: The Six Degrees of Separation

   Quarantine Day 64: Most of the states in the country have opened back up, some more slowly than others. Every day there are more news reports about protests and people defying orders to stay closed or practice social distancing. Here in New York City, there have been several reports of the NYPD harassing people… Continue reading Coronavirus Diaries: The Six Degrees of Separation

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Coronavirus Diaries: Don’t Put God in a Box

Happy Easter Monday everyone! For those of us who celebrate Easter, Passover, or Ramadan this is a special time for us. A time filled with family meals and celebrations. But this year our celebrations are different. As the world is grappling with the effects from COVID-19, many of us have had to celebrate these holidays… Continue reading Coronavirus Diaries: Don’t Put God in a Box

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Your Bitterness Won’t Ruin My Honey Pot

Last month, to celebrate Black History Month Target released a short video highlighting the founder behind the brand The Honey pot. The Honey pot sells natural feminine products and the founder; Beatrice Nixon is a black woman. In the video, she noted how partnering with Target has helped her company, the support that they provided,… Continue reading Your Bitterness Won’t Ruin My Honey Pot

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Halftime Show Complaints Highlight Double-Standard for Women of Color

Happy Women’s History Month! As we celebrate the accomplishments that women have made and those we have yet to fulfill, I wanted to highlight some news that came out last week. The 54th Super bowl was last month and for the halftime show, Shakira & J.Lo performed; both are artists of Spanish descent. They used their… Continue reading Halftime Show Complaints Highlight Double-Standard for Women of Color

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Florida’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Amendment 4

I wanted to give a quick update to a post that I wrote last year about Florida’s Amendment 4, you can read the post here,Florida’s Amendment 4 and Jim-Crow Tactics. In the 2018 midterm elections, Florida voters, voted overwhelmingly to restore the voting rights of over a million formerly incarcerated felons. Ever since that historic… Continue reading Florida’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Amendment 4

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My Experience at the PurposeFull Retreat

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Purposefull Day Retreat with Full Collective. Full Collective is a community that helps to enrich the lives of women by equipping and encouraging them through workshops, retreats, bible studies, etc. They offered their last day retreat for 2019 and through an IG ad they found me,… Continue reading My Experience at the PurposeFull Retreat

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Our Education System isn’t the Only Thing That’s Separate and Not Equal

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

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The Latest Public Health Risk: Our Criminal Justice System

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

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AfroMusic Festival Tries to Create Equity amid Backlash

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

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I Might Spend Less Cash if I Saw Harriet’s Face Looking Back at Me

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

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When They See Us Brings the Central Park 5 to a New Generation

I knew the story of the Central Park 5; how 5 young minority boys were coerced into admitting to a crime they didn’t commit.  A story that highlights how our justice system was not built for black and brown people.  A story about how the justice system protects the wealthy and turns their back on… Continue reading When They See Us Brings the Central Park 5 to a New Generation

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Florida’s Amendment 4 and Jim-Crow Tactics

For Black History Month, I highlighted Florida’s Amendment 4. Amendment 4 was a historical moment in November’s mid-term elections that granted over a million formerly incarcerated felons the right to vote. Even in a predominately Republican state 64% of Florida voters, myself included, voted to give felons back their right to vote. While the amendment was… Continue reading Florida’s Amendment 4 and Jim-Crow Tactics

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No, We Will Not Move for Your Dogs.

A couple weeks ago, an interview surfaced about about dog walking on the campus of Howard University. Like most major cities, D.C is undergoing gentrification in many neighborhoods which brings with it differing opinions and conflicts. The new neighbors around Howard University have started walking their dogs on the campus specifically the yard. On campuses… Continue reading No, We Will Not Move for Your Dogs.