House Resolution 1 Explained

    Trump-related record turnout among Black people last November has one political party panicking hard, so much so state legislatures run by white people are working to pass a rash of new voter exclusions and restrictions targeting African Americans, especially, it seems.* The state of Georgia passed the most odious example in March. Members...
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We’ve been listening to some great podcasts this month. Here are just a few.  the friend zone With a new release every Wednesday you are bound to find something you can relate to in this positive and informative podcast hosted by Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante. They tackle mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene each week. These are longer...
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How much happiness can you find in a day? I’m grateful that I can enjoy the small pleasures of life. Here is a quick list of tiny things that bring me joy.   A sunrise in the morning, when the golden rays hit the clouds and that sun shines through my window in the morning, it...
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(Logan R. Cyrus)   It’s (Black) Women’s History Month for us, and politics is always a conversation on our minds, so let’s discuss the role of Black women in politics in 2020 this year so far. The Obama presidency was a historic event, but the campaign that preceded it was not all confidence and cheer.  Things weren’t going so well on a lonely campaign stop in Greenwood, South...
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If you ask any Black person between the ages of 25 and 50 one of their favorite Black love stories portrayed in film is, “Love & Basketball” will certainly be at the top of some of their lists. The film was released Spring 2000, and though it didn’t garner box office success, it has become...
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Every day is an opportunity to claim your worthiness. Affirm it when you first wake up, in the mirror, on the way to work, after lunch, before bed. Speak into your life that you are worthy. Here are some affirmations to guide you.
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Dear 2020 and 2021, I’m writing to you in tandem now because for me you are inextricably linked. You both held and hold great hope and great fear I am doing my best to reconcile. You, 2020, opened the doors of opportunity for me. New city, new job, new apartment, new friends, new lovers, and...
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Dear 2020, I have developed a love/hate relationship with you. Good things happened to me during your time, and also lots of anxiety, fear and hopelessness. At your beginning, I was finishing my master’s degree and super excited about the idea of having an American commencement—the cap and gown and having friends and family with...
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Dear 2020, We had a rocky start. You were cold and financially unstable. I was always dreading waking up to you. I worked hard to make things better, make them easier. You were a fortress of sadness for the first four months. I lost some family and friends. I lost my car. I drank too...
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Bare feet on the cliffside wondering how it will all end, the darkness swallows me. Rocks and sticks pierce my skin, as I take another step, but the coldness has taken my will to feel. I dance carelessly along the edge, knowing I have to make a choice, hoping my careless character does it for...
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