Tag: Politics

#DNC2016 A Special Thank You 

I wrote this piece hoping that it’d be posted the day after the DNC. Come to find out that it wasn’t! However, I really want to say “Thank You” to all the individuals out in Philly that made the 4-day convention a success. So, thank you! It takes a lot of manpower to put an event of the Convention’s magnitude… Read more →

#DNC2016 #Squad — The Female Democratic Senators of the United States

This evening, a group of strong, independent, and smart women will join the stage together. They will represent the amazing progress we’ve made representing and uplifting women, and the issues that impact us and our nation. These women will share the stage to powerfully tell America that Hillary is the candidate to move our country forward. Because let’s be real,… Read more →

#DNC2016 A Party of Equality and Dignity 

It wasn’t long ago that Stonewall ignited what many believe is the first major protest on behalf of equal rights for the LGBTQ community. Followed by several days of demonstrations in New York, Stonewall became the driving force in the formation of the Gay Liberation Front as well as other gay, lesbian, and bisexual civil rights organizations. Fast forward to… Read more →

#DNC2016 Dreams of a Nation

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman If you’ve ever had a dream, you understand what Harriet Tubman was talking about. This evening as I walked around the convention floor, I saw dreams. I saw… Read more →

#DNC2016 Day 1: United Together

Welcome to day one of the Democratic National Convention! Are you fired up? Are you ready to go? We sure are. Bright and early this morning, hundreds were lining up for the first day of the DNC 2016. Bernie supporters. Hillary supporters. Obama groupies. You name it, we’re here — united together. Eight years ago, I never thought in a… Read more →

Revisiting “Non-White”

I heard it again. I heard the term “Non-White” on an NPR podcast. (Shame on you, NPR for not getting “it”.) I cringed. Yes, once again, I cringed so bad I couldn’t contain myself. I recently asked a girlfriend of mine on how she felt about being called “Non-White”. She says she gets furious whenever she hears “Non-White”. That she… Read more →

Us vs. Them

Why is it so hard for us to move forward? “Us” as in society. “Forward” as in living in a time of equality, equity, and fairness. Why is it difficult for us to acknowledge the existence of each other? “Acknowledge” as in acceptance and recognition. “Existence” as in reality of today’s demographic landscape of America. How did we fail in… Read more →

“Non-White”

My ancestors fought and crawled from the mucky waters of an island to the land of the free. And still you call them “non-white”. They slaved away dreaming of all the positive possibilities for their children and their children’s children. And still you call them “non-white”. They tilled the land until their hands were crusted and raw like the dirt… Read more →

Too what??? The Problem of Being a Woman

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. I’ve been thinking a lot about being a woman over the past few weeks. It started with this video. Each morning after watching this, I’ve been contemplating over life and the pursuit of happiness with my morning coffee. I guess you… Read more →

Oh, politics…

I didn’t decide early on in life that politics was a career I’d pursue or even a path I’d cross. I didn’t care as deeply as some and I admit, even today, I feel out of place in the progressive world. My peers often make me feel like I haven’t lost enough, haven’t fought enough, haven’t spoken out enough. Plainly,… Read more →