Education, Family, Writings

Managing Trauma for the Kids (Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day)

I remember going to make pottery or being a "body-guard" for my grandmother during events when I was little. I thought the nerve of these events to not have any snacks, coloring books, or TV to watch. Why would anyone come to an event without food? To this day, I'm still not sure why. In… Continue reading Managing Trauma for the Kids (Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day)

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Personal Stories, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Personal Police Stories & Blackness

There is a common misconception in the media about black people and the police. Some people trust them, some hate them, and some are indifferent. Growing up in Detroit, I was indifferent. A lot of my personal interactions were good. Police came to school to talk, Police Athletic League, and some of the officers I… Continue reading Personal Police Stories & Blackness

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