Often times situations erupt because of a lack of communication that increases the tension one feels as they enter a high pressure situation. Unfortunately, in certain situations the lack of communication between two parties has the potential to be lethal. This is the unfortunate reality for many individuals, primarily folks of color who have been... Continue Reading →
There are pills for everything; pain, depression, anxiety, you name it. Society has become obsessed with quick fixes to our daily problems despite the risk involved. The sad reality is, is that our country, “with less than 5% of the world’s population, uses 80% of the global supply of opioid drugs,”... Continue Reading →
Just like the old saying goes, “there isn’t anything money can’t buy.” This seems to be true more and more each day as our government and business interests are becoming more interactive with one another. This time it is again involving the Internet; as our personal information or “data” is being sold and used for... Continue Reading →
We wouldn’t jail someone for having a disease like diabetes because number one they aren’t breaking any laws and two because they were born with it and cannot change that fact. Unfortunately, there are some diseases in which the symptoms are not easily visible to the common eye.
We often turn to institutions in America as a safety net to carry out some of society's most important efforts towards ensuring the livelihood of its citizens. We turn to hospitals to keep us alive, police to “protect and serve”, and education to educate the next generation of doctors and engineers. However, this pursuit... Continue Reading →
NFL player Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers received nationwide backlash when he kneeled in protest during the National Anthem. He was immediately ridiculed by many who felt his method was disrespectful and inconsiderate to those who give their lives to protect this country. I can see how Kaepernick’s... Continue Reading →
Fake news, tabloids, and media are nothing new to American culture, but social media in combination with fake news is more recent. The amount of information we consumed on social media has grown exponentially over the last decade. With this increase, it has brought on plenty of fake news... Continue Reading →