My Life Be Like

Following Divine Signs

It’s a crazy, surreal, indescribable feeling when you realize that life is not random -- that it has purpose. When you realize that there are signs everywhere of choices you should make, directions to take, validations of your gut instincts, it can feel overwhelming. It can be confusing, but I’ve found that the more you… Continue reading Following Divine Signs

Go Awf!

Tired of The “Karens”

Incident after incident keeps popping up and I am sick of it. "Karens" are popping up everywhere there is a camera to record them. For those that are not familiar with "Karens", this has become the nickname for white women who have been perpetuating racist behavior and seniority over a situation and then trying to… Continue reading Tired of The “Karens”

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Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam

(image courtesy of Shutterstock) I don’t think there has been a louder anti-racism revolt since the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Lives Matter revolution that we are witnessing right now is opening the eyes of America-- including white Americans -- to the violent systemic racism that exists in the United States. It is inspiring protests… Continue reading Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam

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Hear My Voice

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

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The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

In the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the spotlight on racism against black people in America is shining bright and media organizations en masse are calling for pitches from black writers and multimedia creatives to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and all things related to blackness.  On… Continue reading The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

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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DBC Vol 2: Baboon Vs Chameleon

This specific issue of Dope Boy Chronicles will be a little bit different then what you are normally used to. Typically for this series, I have been comparing drug dealer tactics that many people in the business field have been using since the beginning of time and have seemed to understand. Friends of mine that… Continue reading DBC Vol 2: Baboon Vs Chameleon

Life

RTR: Maybe A White Boy Will Treat Me Better

It was 2016 and I was DONE with black men. I had dated so many of them and kept getting the same results. I always thought it was ignorant to say you’re “Done” with an entire race (especially your own) because of experiences you’ve had but being cheated on by my ex had me feeling… Continue reading RTR: Maybe A White Boy Will Treat Me Better

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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?

politics

Candidate Profile: Pete Buttigieg

Background: Born in South Bend, Indiana 37 years old Majored in History and Literature at Harvard University President of Harvard's Institute of Policy Student Advisory Committee Resume: Naval Intelligence officer 2009-2017 Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012-present) Youngest Mayor in South Bend History Pros: In favor of universal background checks Wants to end the electoral… Continue reading Candidate Profile: Pete Buttigieg