Wrong Tone, Right Message; Cost Local Coffee Shop Big Business

Wrong Tone, Right Message; Cost Local Coffee Shop Big Business

 A manager at the Lynn, Massachusetts  coffee shop White Rose took to Facebook last week and stated that  ” I will never allow a Coffee with a cop event to take place in my family’s establishment.”  Following the post with the explanation “If a cop wants to come in and pay full price just like every teacher, social worker, or single parent for a coffee and leave they’re welcome to but I will not be part of the false rhetoric that cops are just misunderstand off good guys. They uphold…

Russia, explained

Russia, explained

By this point you’ve probably heard something regarding Russia and their relation to the 2016 presidential election. Given all of the other craziness going on across America recently, it’s easy to have forgotten about Russia but new details have emerged that The Culture should be aware of:   What happened? For a full timeline of everything that went down please go here. But for those of you with a limited amount of time (or attention span) here are the highlights: Last summer the Democratic Party’s computer systems were hacked by…

Alternatives To Watching The NFL

Alternatives To Watching The NFL

On August 26, 2016  with a cornrow hairstyle, kappa psi phi member, and then San Francisco player Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem to protest the injustices that African American and people of color face in the United States. It’s not only African Americans because there are black people from other countries who live in the United States. Kaepernick’s effort was to raise awareness to the injustices many are facing by using his platform. “There is police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police. So that’s a…

Soy Latina 

Soy Latina 

My roots tell me to be strong We value the idea that a man is #1 I became another woman who lived for her man He’s gone where is my happiness I remember the happiness and love I originally created And so I created my own ideas of love and happiness again I become me again I found my inner strength Who is he you might ask A man who my children call father But no longer  the center of my happiness How do I learn to let another man help…

IT’S OK…..REST IS GOOD FOR YOU.

IT’S OK…..REST IS GOOD FOR YOU.

Have you ever noticed that we live in such a fast pace society that everything, everywhere, every time tells you to just keep going? “Push through no matter what, if you don’t you’re missing out”. While all that is great and motivating, sometimes we can get so caught up that we simply forget that it’s OK to take an occasional pause and REST. We rush from here to there and often times miss the beautiful moments of life. When was the last time you spent a few hours to be…

The Importance of Persistence

The Importance of Persistence

I love freelancing. That’s a pretty obvious sentence to find on a freelancer’s website, but I do love it. That’s not to say that I don’t procrastinate or take breaks from time to time. That hasn’t changed no matter where I’ve worked. Although I’ve learned a lot of lessons throughout my career in marketing. The first lesson I’ve learned in freelancing is that I can keep on, keepin’ on.   Two years ago I started a job at a Fortune 100 company. I was one of the first social media professionals in the company and a…

Take Em All Down

Take Em All Down

  Over the past few months debate has been raging around whether or not to take down statues commemorating Confederate figures. Now before getting to my thoughts on them, let’s quickly shoot down the arguments I’ve heard for why they should stay: “They’re trying to erase our history!” Answer: The Confederacy literally seceded from the United States so unless you claim to be a Confederate over an American I don’t see how that’s “your” history. These same people will cry about every kid getting participation trophies nowadays but still agree…

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

A few years ago I graduated from college making me one of the thirty-three percent of Americans with a bachelor’s degree. Man was it depressing… at first. At one point in time in my life everything was centered on the idea of  leaving the small city I grew up in and experiencing the “college life”. Trust me when I say I LIVED the college life. But after I graduated reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I went from celebrating Easter in Paris and Memorial Day in Miami to…

Lets Get This Straight…

Lets Get This Straight…

I have been relatively silent in regards to recent incidents, more specifically the display of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, VA. However, there are a few things that must be addressed. First, having black friends does not automatically mean you are not “racist.” Your black friends are not your scapegoats or “get out of jail free card” in these situations. They do not bail you out by simply existing in your realm of reality. You are not excused for the wrongdoing of your peers. In fact, having black friends and remaining…

America: WTF

America: WTF

Pinch me. Literally someone pinch me. Everyday I wake up and think I’ve fallen asleep with the television on. It’s as if the United States of America has been warped into a telenovela/twilight zone mash-up. It’s like the curtains open and its dark, causing confusing times where for some odd reason, the majority feels slighted. Cowardice, tiki wielding white men of America believe that they are losing all the privilege that has been bestowed upon them by their bigoted ancestors. They feel as if their livelihood is being threatened although…