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July 7, 2019

Its crazy how the word “Queen” gets thrown around and diminished in this male dominated society. What used to be a word that represented strength and power is taken for granted and devalued. Look up the word queen in the dictionary there are many different definitions, but I define a “Queen” as a woman regarded as excellent or outstanding. Think about it, in the game of chess the Queen is the most powerful piece and has the ab...

July 2, 2019

When Ava Duvernay released, “When They See Us” she brilliantly told the story of the “Central Park Five”. Young men who were wrongfully convicted of rape. Between the five young men they collectively spent 5 to 15 years behind bars. Their confession and conviction have stirred up strong emotions and feelings on both sides. Even though, Matias Reyes confessed to the crime and provided details that only the rapist would know. Wh...

June 19, 2019

Are Tired You Being Broke? 

Who would have thought that it would be this difficult to find a job, buy a home or feed your family in America in 2014. All the bad decisions and greed over the past few years have brought us to where we are today (Thank You to the Bush Administration). How we got here is obvious, but it seems that all the Yale and Harvard degrees in Washington can’t seem to fix what they have broken. So,...

November 22, 2015

At a glance hip hop and religion seem to have no place in the same sentence. However, once examined closer and given a second or third listen it seems very fitting that hip hop artist are more vocal about their religious beliefs than any other genre of music. With references made to say a hustlers prayer while out on the streets dealing drugs to statements of “praying to God so long that we are atheist”  (Jay Z). Hip-hop as al...

June 15, 2014

Growing up as a young girl  I was often asked the question "Where is you dad?" I would always answer, "My grandfather is my dad" and of course I was made fun of by the other kids who were raised by both of their parents and had what some would consider a normal relationship with their grandparents. My curiosity got the better of me and my grandmother took me to meet my biological father in Philly. My first thought was man this...

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