This land is your land, this land is my land…. unless a racist from Anytown U.S.A. thinks otherwise. Are we going to sit here and pretend that white folks didn’t try to take away legal votes from Black people in Georgia? Modus operandi resulting in an insurrection against the Senators on the House floor, set to make those same Black voices…I mean votes… legitimized. If there was ever a terrorist group in America, it is these new-age anarchists’. An anarchist does not believe in governmental authority and generally disregards its overreaching power as it relates to an individual’s right. They…


One Night In Miami Is A Film Designed To Spark Hard Conversations, For White People

Imagination. A word that has been rolling around in my head for the past couple of months. The movie was promoted to the masses as if it were a historical event; when in reality it is a stage play converted to the screen curated by the beautiful, talented, visionary that is Regina King. The Black female director took ownership of this project under the creative wings of the playwright Kemp Powers.

It was Powers who imagined a conversation at the Hampton House hotel in Miami…


This week marked yet another debate, and to tell you the truth, we are losing interest as we get closer to Election Day. Why? Because, the closest candidate we had that represents our lives, was Andrew Yang. Hmm. Here’s the thing though. They desperately need Afro-Americans to get out and vote. Earlier this month on February 7th marked the 150th anniversary of the 15th amendment, granting freed slaves the right to vote. “The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race…


Photo by Brannon Naito on Unsplash

I feel…meh. I feel like I’ve abandoned this blog because I really can’t discern if my emotions are my own or based solely on external factors. More recently, death sadness sickness and sorrow. Last year I supported two friends at funerals. My funeral attendance is now at 8. Two weeks ago my family lost again, back in Trinidad. Today as I write this a close friend is burying her grandpa. But it’s different these days. I walked into my birthday brunch celebration yesterday to be rocked with crazy, unbelievable news reports about someone I just heard in my ear Friday…


So earlier this year a guy named Eduardo wrote an article on Medium about the dreaded “Instagram shadow ban”. You can read his article here https://medium.com/better-programming/3-simple-steps-to-check-if-youre-shadowbanned-what-shadowbanning-is-what-causes-it-and-how-to-175723df938b

Earlier this week, it happened to Cardi B —

https://twitter.com/iamcardib/status/1190545001698099200

It seems more and more content is being suppressed and the social media giant that is Facebook Inc. has said NOTHING about it officially. I’ve been experiencing low engagement for what feels like forever on Instagram and it’s because of the type of outspoken, touchy topics I provide my introspect too. The first time I noticed and googled the term “shadowbanned” was in 2018…


We want to know what voters are thinking and experiencing during these turbulent political times we are living in. The fourth Presidential debate was held on October 15th at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. We spoke with Lizet Ocampo, Political Director for People For the American Way (PFAW). She also leads PFAW’s Latinos Vote! program which exposes and counters anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric and policies.

A little info about People For the American Way: People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality…


In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic destruction in 2017, three Puerto Rican women and their families are caught between worlds as their FEMA housing assistance in New York expires. With the threat of homelessness on the horizon, After Maria follows as they fight to keep their families together and weather the emotional effects from displacement.


On the morning of November 8, 2018, a seemingly small fire broke out in Butte County, California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few short hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people and destroying Paradise. Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency response teams, FIRE IN PARADISE retells the terrifying survival stories from that day.


I read about three “12 minute reads” on Medium before coming here. A blank slate. One a day like today, I want to feel something, something big. I want to feel important yet I want to be left alone. I want to feel engaged but I’m not in the mood to deal with other people’s…mood. Nonetheless, I yearn for an emotion that feels warm. I instantly scan my thoughts via each category that I have compartmentalized in my mind. My dream world is the creative category. It is filled with well, dreams. The stuff that only I can see but…

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