Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Alabama and Pragmatic Black Voters

Now that the smoke has settled from the heated Alabama election and we push forward towards the largest tax restructure in our lifetimes, what does Alabama tell us about the future of our nation? Why did black people choose Doug Jones over Roy Moore? This is Part Two of my piece from last week. If… Continue reading Alabama and Pragmatic Black Voters

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art, Compilations, Education, God, Health, Personal Stories, Writings

We Were Created to Express Ourselves

Today in our society, there is a stigma associated with expressing one’s thoughts and opinions, especially if you are a part of the Black & Latino community. I was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine that explained to me the Kaepernick situation that took place. A simple bodily gesture done during a… Continue reading We Were Created to Express Ourselves

Blogging, Misc. Magnificence, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

Kenneka, Domestic Abuse, and Forgotten Black Women

I'm just writing this because it has been sitting on my heart. I've been reading over the past few days about Kenneka Jenkins and her death (Link at the Bottom). The saddest part about this story is that it is not surprising or new the details to culminated in her death. To avoid posting graphic… Continue reading Kenneka, Domestic Abuse, and Forgotten Black Women

Music, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Videos, Writings

Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

I originally was debating on doing a full album review today or not but I finally got a chance to see Kendrick's ELEMENT video, the third video from his album DAMN. I watched it and felt it connects with the topics I've been touching on this week. Kung Fu Kenny's back again. This video said… Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

Family, Friendship, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Ubuntu: The Essence of Humanity

One of the most eye-opening moments in my life was when I was sitting in the audience of Marc Lamont Hill speaking on Martin Luther King Day. I initially didn't know what to expect but he eventually let me stunned as he ended the speech about activism and the concept of Ubuntu. Ubuntu has become… Continue reading Ubuntu: The Essence of Humanity

Politics, Reflections, Writings

Women in Politics

While I have been studying politics for nearly four years at this point, I am still a relative neophyte to the national players and inner-workings of Washington. Recently, I was asked, how do I feel about women in Politics? In short, I love women in Politics. The most obvious question in connection with women in… Continue reading Women in Politics

Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Struggling with Race, Religion, & Justice

Following the full acquittal of countless officers killing unarmed, innocent, or mentally ill Black people nationwide visibly for the last few years, I tend to go through emotional phases. Sometimes I am angry, dejected, depressed, contemplative, confused, frustrated, and even moved to action. However, since I've been getting deeper into my Bible, I've struggled with… Continue reading Struggling with Race, Religion, & Justice

Misc. Magnificence, Politics, Writings

A Moment’s Reprise

I had planned to write about SZA's CTRL album as I've been listening to at, reading the lyrics, and finding interviews all week. However, I find myself with a heavy heart today. The murder of Philando Castile by Officer Jeronimo Yanez reached complete acquittal of all charges today. I'm sick. I promise I will finish… Continue reading A Moment’s Reprise

Health, Personal Thoughts, Reader's Choice, Writings

Reader’s Choice: Male view on Women’s Hair

Today's post goes out to the lovely Mikeala R., a co-worker from my summer job and an all around amazing poet. She's asked me about men's opinions on women's hair. Hair on their head, brought or grown, body, etc., So, I decided to tackle this question for the culture. Let's get into it! Disclaimer: This… Continue reading Reader’s Choice: Male view on Women’s Hair

Family, Letters, Music, Society Soundoff, Writings

Beyonce and the Beauty of Pregnancy (Letter to Moms)

While it has not been confirmed, the internet is abuzz with the possibility of Beyoncé giving birth to her second and third child. Continuing with Women's Week here at Everything's Magnificent, why not highlight the Queen Bey? While I am not a card-carrying member of the Hive™, I do respect greatly what she symbolizes for… Continue reading Beyonce and the Beauty of Pregnancy (Letter to Moms)