The sound of the screaming 30 feet away, will always be a vivid vocal memory. Chills that stopped me in my tracks as soon as I approached the trauma. My heart sank and my body froze. I could not move. I was stuck from any sudden movement. All the hair on my body was standing… Continue reading Unit 8 At 2:58pm
The world around you is falling apart. People that look like you are being killed over and over by those appointed to protect us. Our brothers and sisters have been found hanging in trees and it's being labeled as suicide. Your government not only supports your demise but is evolving and coming up with new… Continue reading The God In You
By Vuyisa Akuchie Hear my voice! “You’re what? I’m black and I’m proud!” This method of ‘call and response’ would be a regular saying in my household, as a reminder that I should be proud of my black skin and my heritage. “Your all a bunch of? WINNERS!” It wasn’t enough to just be proud… Continue reading Hear My Voice
Growing up that was a term that I heard very often from my mother and my elders. To stay in a child's place or in other words stay out of grown folks' face, no back talk, and do what they say without question. Now that is all fine and dandy and in certain situations I… Continue reading What is a Child’s Place?
To care, or not to care? That is the question, or so it may seem One who boasts of an eye that's ever-watching But possesses an ignorance that's so mean The most inactive, entitled, hypocritical Person that you've ever seen Driven by fear, selfishness and loathing... Or something deeper in between Uninformed, unaware, unbothered Or… Continue reading Complacency
Have you ever been scared to lose yourself in someone? I know we all have an image to protect so maybe you won’t admit it out loud but I will. I am honestly scared to lose myself in someone because I know what the outcome can be. The feeling of being left that vulnerable… Continue reading Love Woes…
Vulnerability was always something I feared, it represented weakness, it made me afraid of myself. As a young black person I find myself always trying to hide the deepest parts of me, silence all the loud statements that my personality makes. Vulnerability is what I’ve wanted from loved ones, it’s what I wanted for myself… Continue reading Diving into Vulnerability
“Every young black male who was in the park last night is suspect in the rape of that woman who is fighting for her life” Words spoken directly from the Controversial Netflix Series “When They See Us.” Directed by Ava DuVernay. Watching the first 15 minutes I was at a loss for my words. I… Continue reading Will They See Us?
About three years ago I was kicked out of a club while I was in Las Vegas with my friends and my ex boyfriend. I got too drunk and threw a drink on my ex and tried to attack him, because he was bad mouthing me to my best friend. While I can admit that… Continue reading I Didn’t Feel Safe