By Tracey Parker As we approach 2018, it is a custom for people to start planning their New Year’s resolutions. We hear things such as, “I am going to buy a house this year”, “I am going to lose weight”, or “This year I will clear up my debt”. These things are great things to … More Getting to the Root of Change
In God We Trust, but in fear we reside. Langston said a dream deferred dries up like a raisin or festers like a sore, and fester is what our country is doing. I have often defied the label of idealist, for a long time I thought I was someone who thought of myself as someone … More An Open Letter to America
This is not your grandfathers America. The America that instilled fear by the cat-o-nine tail and the rape of house niggas, see this is not your grandfathers America where black men and women answer to the universal name for people of color of boy, gal and girl. This is not your father’s America where you … More Untitled
My best friend and I are like fire and ice. Where I burn with idealism she chills with ice cold cynicism and her own special version of pessimistic nature. We differ so much that we have extensive conversation about humanity and if it really exists. When the verdict of Philando Castile came down in Twitter … More Why I choose HOPE
I tried to think of all the things that I could write about. There is Trump, Standing Rock, the prison system, the Russia investigation . . . I could go on. Truth is there is no shortage of topics affecting us all as American citizens. Considering all the things going on it will be no … More The Mental Effect
By Perseverance Speaks Recently, I have been focusing on my on mental health. After the loss of someone I knew to the hand of suicide it felt especially important. Suicide has visited me before in personal ways and with my battles with depression, self-worth, self-medicating and paranoia mean that I feel many things on … More Why I am not OK?
The past few months this country has gone through a cathartic process. From politics to natural disasters. Charlottesville, Barcelona, Spain, transgender rights and denial of medical care, the continuing process of repeal and “repair” of the Affordable Care Act, Hurricane Harvey. This country is battling issues of race and economic disparity, hate and despair. The … More Editor’s Note