Hurricane Irma: Beyond U.S States

The overall attention, contribution, and care that have gone into the aid of the hurricanes relief within these past weeks are pleasantly surprising.  From young to old, everyone is contributing in their own way.  I’ve seen a seventh-grade boy donate his allowance to help the survivors.  I’ve seen an 80yr old man purchase and lift…

Reaction Piece on the Bill Cosby Mistrial

For me, the recent outcome of the Bill Cosby trial and trials similar to that one are an absolute disgrace and slap to the face.  This trial, essentially, discredits the severity of sexual assault and the voice of victims.  Though we have made progress throughout the years, we still have so very far to go.  Trials…

Bill Cosby Trial Ends in a Mistrial

On Saturday, June 17th Bill Cosby was released after a lengthy trial.  Cosby was accused of sexual assault and misconduct of at least 50 women; however, Cosby was only put on trial for the alleged assault of Andrea Constand.  Constand accused 79 year old Cosby of drugging and assaulting her at his home in 2004.

How to Survive Trump’s Presidency

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been millions of protesters lining the streets with “Not My President” signs proudly in hand.  Men, women, children, and even celebrities have joined the movement.  There have been more protesters than there were attendees at Trump’s inauguration. While I’m all for protesting and exercising one’s First Amendment right’s, the fact of the…

Turning a Negative into a Positive: The Needed Movement

I was watching the news the other night and I realized there were no positive or uplifting stories.  I think sometimes we, as a society, focus solely on the negative aspects of life.  Research shows that negative stories and feedback have a much greater impact.  They require people to think and feed into the relevant…

More Mass Shootings Reported Than Days This Year

I was watching The Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live last night.  One of the hosts was discussing the recent San Bernardino shooting.  He then added, “There have been more mass shootings than days this year.”  I laughed it off as another SNL joke, but then it got me thinking.  Was that a joke or…

San Bernardino Shooting Update

It is now determined that Wednesday, Dec. 2nd’s shooting was carried out by husband and wife, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.  

Shooting Leaves 14 Dead and 17 Injured

The hunt is on in San Bernardino, California for at least three probable suspects. At 11am today bullets erupted inside a conference room of the Inland Regional Center, killing 14 people and injuring at least 17.  Shortly after the shooting, the suspects sped away in a black SUV.