8 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress and Increase Vitality in Your Life

In celebration of National Wellness Month, this blog post is a brief list of hacks, tools, tricks, tips, and techniques that I personally use to decrease stress and increase vitality in my life.  This is not a complete list that…

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#WHATREALLYMATTERS?!

The phenomenon of the #The hashtag has taken society by storm and created a worldwide movement among all who have felt the need to express outrage, unfairness, equal rights, and inclusion.  #BLACKLIVESMATTER! #BLUELIVESMATTER! #LGBTQIA LIVESMATTERS! But what about #HUMAN LIVES…

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Housing in America is Unjust

In the City of Houston, funding from the city to housing programs has been cut over 80% in the last 10 years, and the budget keeps getting smaller and smaller.  As hard as it already is to provide housing for…

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Peace to the Freedom Fighters

This blog is dedicated to the frontline grassroots community activists who are on the ground meeting community members where they are, irrespective of where they come from.  In fact, not all disruptors and societal agitators are born in the communities…

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Getting to the Other Side

Darkness is just as important as light in terms of harvest. In life the most uncomfortable moments have its way of bringing forth a greater version of ourselves. Some of my darkest nights have taught me that we are at…

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Paying Attention: The Case of Marvin Guy

Mass incarceration is a problem in this country. The United States has the most people locked up in jails and prisons than any other country in the world. We also have the most people locked up in immigrant detention centers…

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ARE YOU STILL WOKE! OR DID YOU MISS THE “WILL SMITH SLAP” TO JUDGE KENTANJI BROWN-JACKSON’S FACE!

First , let me address the elephant in the room. I DO NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE. Second, the purpose of this piece is to bring awareness to how Black women are mistreated in our criminal justice system. As I watched the…

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Motorists of Color: Know your rights!

Outside of racial profiling, consent searches are the root cause of the stark differences in traffic-stop arrests of racial groups.  “Motorists of Color” should know their rights in Houston. A police officer must have probable cause (PC) to pull over…

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Knowledge is Peace

“In the first full calendar year after their release, only 55 percent reported any earnings, with the median earnings being $10,090. Of those with earnings, 4 percent earned less than $500, 32 percent earned between $500 and $15,000, and only…

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The Cost of Discrimination and the Value of a Second Chance

“I regret to inform you that you were not selected for employment at this time” and “Unfortunately, we will not be able to move forward with you application for this position” are phrases frequently given to formerly incarcerated individuals searching…

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