Keeping It Current: From Nov 18th-20th 2015

So much is happening right now that I just want to quickly address it. There’s really nothing new I personally want to add to these incidents, but I do think they are worth noting. So, here’s what’s been going on for the last 3 days. Some European countries are starting to close their borders to…

Keeping It Current: Yola

Man, my posts can’t be anymore cheerful these days. Apparently this is just that time of year for terrorism and heinous acts of hatred. Let’s see if this incident will make it to the American public. Let’s see if there will be a Nigerian flag filter. Let’s see if we get a nice hashtag like…

Keeping It Current: Post-Paris Rant

I’m writing this post out of aggravation towards the so-called “good Christians” of America who absolutely refuse to take in and accept any refugees. The same supposed God-loving senators and congressmen who are openly denying these people a safe retreat. The same people who are saying, “We’ll accept our fellow Christians, but everyone else can…

Keeping It “Current”: Garissa University

So, after the terrorist attacks on Beirut and Paris, this one news story that covered the attack on Garissa University has been popping up repeatedly on my Facebook news feed. It is a heartbreaking story about how the most violent branch of al-Qaeda called al-Shabaab, which is known for terrorizing East African countries, launched an…

Keeping It Current: Beirut

So, apparently one major act of terrorism a week isn’t enough. On Thursday, on the same side of the globe in Lebanon, two suicide bombers decided to detonate themselves in the southern part of Beirut, in a predominately Shia area (a third bomber’s body was found, but never detonated). The attack took place during the…

Keeping It Current: Paris

I’m just going to keep this short. My heart can’t handle unnecessary violence and random acts of terrorism. When I first started to read about this incident, I felt like I was just falling deeper and deeper into this black hole of feelings. With every personal interview, each one claiming it to be a “blood…

Keeping It Current: University of Missouri

So, if you are a person of color in the United States, you have probably heard all about the never ending death threats against the students of color on the University of Missouri campus (Imma pray for y’all). You know that white supremacists and ignorant people who suffer from white privilege have taken over the…

Keeping It Current: Starbucks… Really? This is a Thing?!

Now, I’ll be blunt. I used to be a barista and I don’t like Starbucks. To be more specific, I don’t like their coffee. It always tastes bitter and I need to add an obscene amount of honey just to make it drinkable. BUT, I am quite fond of Starbucks because they really are one…