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…

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…

Let The Addicts Die

Let The Addicts Die

There is an opioid epidemic and instead of rehabilitation the system seems to focus on punitive measures. In Middletown, OH, councilman Daniel Pichard proposes a “three strikes” rule. Ideally first responders would no longer administer Narcan to a person that has overdosed on three separate occasions during a certain period of time. Could you imagine how that emergency phone call would go? Caller: My son/daughter isn’t responding. I think he/she may have overdosed. Please come as soon as possible 911 Dispatcher: We have it on file that this is the…

It’s not about how much you make it’s about how much you save

It’s not about how much you make it’s about how much you save

I remember as clear as day April 2nd 1997 getting home from school and changing into my “house clothes”. I turned on the radio and for the first time, heard Biggies new hit, “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems”. It would play several times throughout the day and by the third time it was blasting through my stereo. At this point my siblings and I were screaming at the top of our lungs “I don’t know what they want from me, it’s like the more money we come across, the more problems…

I love trap music but I don’t sell drugs

I love trap music but I don’t sell drugs

Close your eyes. Now picture an array of musical instruments intertwining with the sound of the flute ever so present in the background. You begin to slowly bop your head to the rhythm of the beat. Now say it with me; “Percocets, molly, percocets Percocets, molly, percosets Rep the set, gotta rep the set” And just like that you’re in five o’clock traffic “milly rocking” to Future’s new hit single Mask Off. Massachusetts overdose rate is twice the amount of the national average. Yet, we can turn on the radio…

Think Before You Share Information

Think Before You Share Information

New information is provided to us everyday via social media and news outlets. It’s easy for misguided information to spread like wildfire. Ever read a post briefly and simply clicked to share it on your timeline without confirming the source? Well it happens everyday and lack of knowledge can fuel ignorance and bigotry.  Do not undermine the ability for social media and news outlets to purposely word article and pictures in ways to mislead a target audience. Did you know that six major companies control majority of our media outlets? We are…

Still happy you voted for trump? The Not-So American Health Care Act

Still happy you voted for trump? The Not-So American Health Care Act

In recent news President Donald Trump (we’ll call him Donnie) and the Republican Party set out to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with American Health Care Act (AHCA). Donnie is the modern day Robin Hood, except his mission is to steal from the poor, and give to the rich. The AHCA has little to do with providing greater access to health care and everything to do with the billions of dollars in tax cuts for the 2% of Americans. With the AHCA comes a significant change…

The Unapologetic Professional

The Unapologetic Professional

Society tells us we must walk and talk a certain way in order to get a job. Let’s admit it we all have a “professional” voice we put on when we answer an important business call. But why must we conceal our identity in order to be accepted in the workplace? Now, I’m not saying to throw away your professionalism and flip off your boss whenever you’re upset. But you made it past the interview so it would be okay to say that you have the qualification to complete the…

Leave a Comment