My Life Be Like, poetry

The America I See

Riding along on my way Trying to have my best day Look back in my rear view mirror and what do I see Two police officers behind me My mood changes from happy to fear My stomach is in knots as I begin to think About all the things that could happen I just want… Continue reading The America I See

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When They See Us is Still Going On In America

  America was supposed to be better in the late 1980's. Racism was supposed to have been a thing of the past. Tell that to the Central Park 5 and the things they went through. Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Kevin Richardson were the five black kids who were plucked out… Continue reading When They See Us is Still Going On In America

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I Know My Rights, But What Good Is It When The Police Can Violate Them?

  Every day in America the police continue to violate the rights of black and brown people. It’s quite disturbing how they can casually shoot and violate the rights of our community without any consequences. Day after day, more stories come out with obvious wrong-doings by the police but nothing is done and there is… Continue reading I Know My Rights, But What Good Is It When The Police Can Violate Them?

My Life Be Like, short story

The Past Lives – Part 6: Race Against Time

"Where are you taking me?" said Ryan to Jaron. "We are going to your house to get a gameplan to get out of this city and fast," said Jaron. The duo raced through the city of San Diego racing to get to Ryan's apartment. Jaron knew it was only a matter of time before he… Continue reading The Past Lives – Part 6: Race Against Time

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Disaster in Haiti

Over the past couple of weeks, all hell has broken loose in Haiti. I don’t know if people are aware of what is going on over there, but once you read this hopefully it will enlighten you. So President Jovenel Moise of Haiti was found out to have misused funds from Venezuela, estimated to be… Continue reading Disaster in Haiti

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Snitching, Police Officers and Taking Back Being Black

This is something that has always bothered me about black people, or at least people in poorer communities. “NO SNITCHING!” I have always thought this was the most ignorant thing you can say. If you see someone getting jumped, you better not say anything. If a girl gets raped, “oh hey that’s fucked up, but… Continue reading Snitching, Police Officers and Taking Back Being Black

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The REAL Solution to the Black Lives Matter Movement

Yesterday I went to my first Black Lives Matter protest. I was hesitant at first, but my friends convinced me and I am so glad I was able to be apart of something so big. As a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., I plan on being more involved in what is going on… Continue reading The REAL Solution to the Black Lives Matter Movement