Be the Change

Did you vote in the primaries? If not, today is National Voter Registration Day. Let your voice be heard. In two elections since 2000, our presidents may have been different if more people voted. You say my voice can’t be heard; look at your state and local elections, which generally have a larger impact on you than the presidential race. So many times they are too close to call during the 11:00 news and even the next day. Register today. Your voice matters. You matter. https://vote.gov

Celebrate the Little Things

There are so many things that I could complain about today, but I’ve learned to be oh so grateful. One day, I’ll give my full testimony. One part starts September 2014. I didn’t know how much my life would change in two months. It deals with loss, layoffs, and learning to live with the unknown. Now, almost four years later, I have grown so much and had so many opportunities.

#MerchandiseManny

#BBQBecky. #PermitPatty. #CouponCarl. And, now, we have #MerchandiseManny. When is it going to end? It seems like if you are a minority, no I'm going to keep it real, especially if you're black, you are already criminally wrong. 2018 now seems like 1818, where it was a crime to be born with melanin. Although I may have been quiet on this blog, I have been very outspoken on my Facebook Page.

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes #MemorialDay

Remembering the people who died while serving our country. #MemorialDay #MemorialDay2018

NFL Players, It’s Time to Take a Stand

The NFL made a decision last week because of its fans—the majority of whom are white men. Most of the fanbase did not have an issue with kneeling during the national anthem until Trump got involved. He found one more way to divide our nation. What was initially a silent protest about racial injustice became … Continue reading NFL Players, It’s Time to Take a Stand

Black sorority members performing a community service are questioned by police – theGrio

Is there nothing that we can do as a black person, a brown person, a minority anymore? We can’t go to Starbucks, the Waffle House, Airbnb, participate in community service, walk on the sidewalk, or stand in our backyard? Can we breathe? I know this State Trooper wanted my Sorors to act a fool so … Continue reading Black sorority members performing a community service are questioned by police – theGrio

The Life and Death of Sandra Bland #SayHerName

Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 25. #PassionCannotBeSilenced #SayHerName

Reflections From a Young Latina Woman on the Wage Gap in 2018

Please read this article by Beatriz Martínez-Godás. It was originally written in December for Levo, but it still applicable today. For our country to progress and make it great for all for the first time, all of our voices need to be heard. Privilege, or lack thereof, is whatever advantages or disadvantages you have in … Continue reading Reflections From a Young Latina Woman on the Wage Gap in 2018

Be You

"Be authentic...not unique." —Unknown #inspiration #beyou #loveyourself

A Letter to PJ, Marc, and Cam

If Stephon Clark cannot be safe in his grandmother's backyard, how can I expect you to be safe and secure? We have sat and talked about how to act in public; how to speak to others; and most importantly, how to act around and speak to the police and security guards. But now, how do I ask you to give up your cell phones for a beeper and a roll of quarters? What can I do so that you can live life freely and fearlessly—whether you are at home, at school, or just walking down the street?