Labor Week

College Admissions Scandal Changes Everything

UNITED STATES—Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard about the college admissions scandal that has taken the world by surprise. Yes, hearing some of the names involved in the scandal was a slight shock, but I can’t say I’m surprised to hear such things have transpired. If you have money, you have power, and a lot of people...

Americans Are Getting Lazier Each Day

UNITED STATES—Sometimes I wonder about Americans, it seems like each day some new form of technology has been invented that is supposed to make our lives easier. However, in my personal opinion it is not making our lives easier, it’s making us lazier. I heard someone praise and I mean praise the notion of not even having to go...

Should The Age To Vote Be Lowered?

UNITED STATES—It is the age old debate that seems to have no end in sight: should the voting age be lowered in the United States? Before you answer that question think about it for a second. Really think about it America. There is a proposal by a U.S. Congressman Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts. I didn’t realize that the voting...

Fat Tuesday Allows Rebirth

UNITED STATES—Fat Tuesday or what many people call Mardi Gras transpired on Tuesday, March 5. For many it’s about celebrating, especially in the Big Easy in New Orleans. When I think of Fat Tuesday, I think about gluttony and the notion of eating all the bad things before going through a cleanse of the body. This is also known...

Healthy Lifestyle Reboot

UNITED STATES—The New Year seems like ions ago, but it only has been 2 months to be exact. Like you, my resolutions that started off the New Year are done and over. I went pretty strong for about a month and then everything started to fall apart. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to stay committed; it’s the fact that...

The Gucci Debacle

UNITED STATES—I wanted to marinate a bit on this issue before bringing it to the public forum because it’s much bigger than a designer name. I’m referring to the issue involving Gucci, and that sweater which many considered to be racist as it resembled blackface. Yes, I’ve seen the sweater and how it slipped the cracks, I have no...

Oscar Outrage

UNITED STATES—Hearing that the Academy Awards would not have a host for the 2019 ceremony did not stun me to say the least. However, after news broke this week about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences broadcasting awards for 4 categories: film editing, cinematography, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short via commercials are was speechless. The notion...

Pure Frustration

UNITED STATES—I know I’m not the only person who has experienced this, where you have a day or a week that you are absolutely frustrated to the core. Now, let me be crystal clear: I said frustrated, not anger. Anger and frustration are two different things. Anger is an inability to control how you feel; there is a level...

The Government Re-Opens, But Now What?

UNITED STATES—So after more than a month of being closed, the federal government has reopened its doors, with President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the other members of Congress planning to work out a deal regarding government funding and the border wall. Why is this vital? Well, at the moment the government is open until...

Are You Prepared For Retirement?

UNITED STATES—This weekend I was forced to have a tough conversation with myself. I’m in my 30s and it came to a realization that I’m not preparing for the future. I mean my parents are near the verge of retirement and I have members in my family who have reached retirement age, and it lead me to question if...
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