I had the pleasure of attending an amazing event this past Saturday hosted by Viiva Role Model Agency. As the main topic of the summit was Teen Dating and Domestic Violence, I performed a spoken word piece “Art of Survival”. I also was blessed to sit on a panel of other successful and intelligent young […]Read more "Sagging Pants, Stereotypes, and SELF-Respect"
If you Google “The Real Miami”, housewives show up. Images of South Beach, the Miami Heat, and everything the opposite of REAL overtake the webpage. For visitors, its amazing to see— beaches, babes, shopping, etc. People get so caught up in television, they don’t understand that Miami is NOT what you see on TV. […]Read more "Miami: IGNORANCE IS DEATH"
If you are surprised, you must live under a rock. Liberty City has become “newsworthy” once again. Armed with automatic weapons, two gunmen opened fire on a crowd killing 2 and injuring 7. A 17 year old girl is the among the severely wounded suffering 2 gunshot wounds to the chest and 1 to […]Read more "Mass Shooting In Liberty City… AGAIN!"
It is really too early for soapbox moments but this just has to be said… I want to start by providing a brief summary of recent tragic events in my hometown of Miami, FL. There has been a surmounting increase in murder recently. The most recent tragedy occurred last week when two armed gunman (one […]Read more "Its Bad Enough You’re Black…"
I am not color blind. In fact, I noticed the difference between black and white skin early on as a student in Kindergarten. My teacher, Ms. Rodriguez, was phenomenal. And kind. With long flowing dark hair. And white skin. But this isn’t about that. In fact, this is about those with my same pigment that […]Read more "INJUSTICE is Regularly Scheduled Programming…"
As EVERYONE now knows, USA gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, is now reigning champion of the sport. After an astounding win in the team gymnastics event, Gabby went on to win the most coveted gold medal of the sport— “All-Around”. Although she entered the competition as an underdog, she is now the BEST in her field! Gabby […]Read more "GABBY DOUGLAS- The GOLDen Girl"