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.
#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 the people who died while serving our country. #MemorialDay #MemorialDay2018
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
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
Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 25. #PassionCannotBeSilenced #SayHerName
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 authentic...not unique." —Unknown #inspiration #beyou #loveyourself
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?
President Trump, Congress, and the rest of our elected officials, I hope that yesterday's March for Our Lives was a wake-up call. Your jobs are on the line. Stop catering to PACs, and start listening to your community. Just look at the recent mid-term election in Pennsylvania, where it was an overwhelmingly red state, but a democrat just won. Our children are crying out for change, and you cannot ignore them. Our youngest generations created change during the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Rights Movement, and most recently, during President Barack Obama's election. Our children will always be the change. #WakeUp