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
John 4:50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed. Every day we find that life does not get easier, but it gets harder and our lives fill up with more things that we ever knew we could experience. Many of us put our faith in a … More Breakfast Nook
By Tracey Parker Charlottesville- the events that has taken place has been an eye opener around the world. However, that was just one of the incidents caught on camera seen, but there has been many injustices carried out against people of color that has been hidden for centuries. People of color and those who have … More Charlottesville & Education
Ignorance always operates from a place of complete assuredness. No apology, no re-education just pure self-righteous indignation, celebrating its own existence. Our differences make us exactly that different. We were not created to be the same, even leopards, sharks, wolves, deer, birds differ our differences are what make us great. We don’t love them same, … More Healing Ignorance
We’ve marched and boycotted, we felt the upward mobility of our people and fought as drugs ravaged our community, we’ve mourned Leaders lost but never the movement, for admitting that The Dreamer was only a man and not just the Drum Major for Justice admits that those left behind were inadequate heirs, Where is the … More Where is the Dream? By Dakarai Olumide
Colin Kaepernick turned the sanctuary of football upside down last season. Some may argue he brought the very colorless, classless, politic-less world to the game, but the truth is for anyone that has ever been anything other than white, race is in everything. … More The NFL’s Field of Dreams