Labor Week

Donald Vs. Hillary: Presidential Debate Round 2

UNITED STATES—Nasty. Personal. Argumentative. Lack of respect. Those are just some of the words that I would use to describe the second presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. I mean the first debate was quite decisive; there were proponents that argued Hillary performed better, others quipped that Donald had the edge. What is important...

Bad Press

UNITED STATES—We’ve all heard the phrase any publicity is better than no publicity right? Of course, but for some people having your name out there in the masses isn’t always a good thing. Why? Some of the things from your past can haunt you for days, weeks, months or years to come. When you write for a newspaper you...

Public Speaking 101

UNITED STATES—It’s something most of us fear: public speaking. What is it about speaking in the public sphere that delivers so many jitters for most of us? It’s a question I have been eagerly trying to find the answer to for YEARS. If you were to ask me 10 years ago, if I was comfortable speaking in public, I...

More Black Lives Lost

UNITED STATES—It’s no secret at this point that the question of police brutality or excessive use of force has risen once again in the American spotlight. In just 1 week, we’ve had 2, not 1, but 2 fatal shootings in various parts of the country. The first taking place in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Terence Crutcher was fatally shot at...

Hillary And Trump: Presidential Debate Round 1

UNITED STATES—Its been talked about for weeks people and on Monday the American public got its first taste of what Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump are planning to offer to the world if elected into office. Yes, it was a highly anticipated debate people, because in my honest opinion, the debates are critical. They give...

De-Cluttering The Clutter

UNITED STATES—I’m going to let you all in on a little secret: I hate totes! I know so many people utilize totes and storage containers to get organized, but in my honest opinion they only led to more clutter and chaos in the home. This weekend, we did a massive overhaul getting rid of things in our pantry, basement,...

Capitalism: Good Or Bad?

UNITED STATES—When I say the word capitalism, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most people its business, but there is more to this loaded word than people suspect. However, capitalism, while linked to business is about producing a product for consumption, where the owner reaps the benefits while the workers don’t. Yes, people can make the...

The Stress Factor

UNITED STATES—We’ve had the discussion in the past how stress is something that we all encounter in our daily lives. We have also discussed various tactics and things that we can do to alleviate such stress. However, we have not yet had the conversation on what impact stress actually has on one’s body. This is IMPORTANT people! Why, the...

Memories From September 11, Years Later

UNITED STATES—It’s hard to fathom that it has been 15 years since the United States was forever changed when several terrorists changed our world. September 11, 2001, that date is one that will NEVER be forgotten by anyone who is an American. We can all without a doubt vividly recall where we were and what we were doing when...

A Labor Wage Worth Fighting For

UNITED STATES—It is amazing sometimes the things that you learn in a classroom. Taking my graduate sociological course on theory has totally opened my mind once again that I’m settling in a job position that is not allowing me to fully reach my potential. I mean in a single week we’ve studied the importance of a labor wage and...
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