Cheyenne Cochrane: A celebration of natural hair I found this video very relatable and timely. Unfortunately, appearance still plays a large role of how black women are perceived in professional and social settings. Within recent years, natural hair has become increasingly acceptable, but is still frowned upon in many settings. We should all feel empowered to wear our hair the way … Continue reading Cheyenne Cochrane: A celebration of natural hair

Do it for the culture

Culture: the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also the characteristic features of everyday existence (as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time (popular culture, southern culture In appreciation for the Migos' album Culture, my obsession with analysis, summer and instrospection, I present … Continue reading Do it for the culture

A house is not a home

  In 1964, R & B sensation Luther Vandross recorded A House Is Not a Home. In this timeless ballad, Vandross mourns the loss of the lady in his life. He compares the void in his life to the void a vacated house. A chair is still a chair Even when there's no one sittin' … Continue reading A house is not a home

The Road Not Taken

It is safe to surround oneself in the familiar. To eat the same food, hangout with the same friends, speak only one language and develop a life full of predictability. Predictability creates consistency and reduces discomfort and potential for failure. But predictability robs my of contentment, fulfillment, wonder and sense of accomplishment. I like changing … Continue reading The Road Not Taken

La revolución

It is inexcusable and almost impossible to visit Nicaragua and not learn about the revolution. The revolution began in 1979 and ended in 1990. The Iran-Contra Scandal: The US government portrayed Nicaragua as a Communist nation that threatened United States democracy. The implementation of this fear tactic empowered the US government to support international terrorist groups … Continue reading La revolución

Taking the Lead

Question: Kalen, how are you going to be a leader of our time/. Answer: By taking risks. The social norm is conformity, isolation, apathy, and self-promotion. Those are things that divide society, promote prejudice and stratification. In a world that celebrates only looking out for yourself and living in fear of others, I want to care … Continue reading Taking the Lead

caller id and convo

As a millennial- I don't like answering my parents' house phone. The call is never for me. Telemarketers are as stubborn as I am and are always selling something. Answering the house phone requires me to leave the oasis of my room. So last Wednesday, though I was already perturbed that the phone was ringing- … Continue reading caller id and convo