If anyone hasn’t seen the black mirror episode, Hate in The Nation, I beg you to watch it in light of this street art. That one episode inspired a sincere change of heart in regards to this very vein of rage activism. I post this as someone utterly repulsed by the strong current of hatred […]Read more "I Am a Liberal That Has Stopped Caring About a Blue Wave"
John, We often do not see eye to eye on political and cultural issues. I celebrate these differences and take the time engage your posts. Although my responses are usually filled with frustration, I respect you and understand that your intentions are honorable. This subject is incredibly important to me because I know many people […]Read more "To The Christian Right: We Need To Call This A Muslim Ban"
Rage Rage against the dying of the light. For many of us right now, darkness embodies our feelings of this nation’s current state. We have seen a symbol of bombastic tyranny vindicated by our own peers, neighbors and fellow citizens. More upsetting than the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump, is their continued support of this […]Read more "RAGE: A Call to Protest"
The unconfessed sin of Baton Rouge is rotting the foundation of the city.Read more "America First: Tanks, Riot Gear and More Dead Black People"
I press my face harder and harder against the suede cushions of my couch. For a second I forget how to exist. The harder I push the darker it gets. I need to keep pushing though. I need to find out how to let go. She is gone. She was there, and now she […]Read more "Soccer Cleats and Green Grass"
“I’d like to punch him in the face.” Who ever knew that 8 words could cause so much violence and hate? The words of Donald Trump reverberated throughout a vast social fabric, issuing subconscious marching orders to fight. To clinch your fists, grit your teeth and put an immediate stop to the evil liberal establishment. […]Read more "The Hate Contagion"
Now that I have offended every Buffalo Wild Wings in Alabama, let’s take a moment to critically examine the most ambiguous concept in our culture; what it means to be American. Was Beyoncé’s performance at the Super Bowl really an affront to American values, or does her message strike the core of what the founding […]Read more "Beyoncé and The Black Panthers: More American Than The Super Bowl"
“You ready to peace out?” David nodded his head and said, “Let’s get the signs.” My roommate, David Ricksecker and I were listening to Donald Trump pander to students at our Alma mater, Liberty University. We decided the day before that we would protest the school’s decision to host Donald Trump on Martin Luther King […]Read more "Evangelical Support of Trump and Islamic Extremism: Two Sides of the Same Coin"
The strong smell of wood chippings fills the air, as the carpenter hammers a chisel into wood. With sweat on his brow and calluses on his hand the carpenter pours everything he has into this creation. He finds himself lost in the intricacies of design, and the smell of wood finish. He is completely at […]Read more "Carpenter King"
The noise of a rushed and hectic city is drowned out as I place my ear buds in my ears and escape the stress of the week. I walk with the intention to walk and nothing else. I turn and find that as I peer through the city streets of Kayseri, there lies a snow […]Read more "Glimpses of Glory"