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Dear Keyboard Warrior

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An Open Letter to All the Keyboard Warriors of this World: There's not much to unite us these days. Everyone takes a side on any matter at hand and is convinced that their side is the right one while the...
I have seen a Facebook post circulating, asking “When did you first experience racism?” Due to #BlackoutTuesday I will be sharing my experience. Here is my story. Junior year prom. I had all the plans made and was ready — pictures...

The Issue at Hand

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It really isn’t police officers versus black men or black people. It really isn’t the NFL versus Colin Kaepernick. These things are just symptoms of the issue at large. The issue is racism and people’s willingness to allow their...
The desire to help our friends and neighbors is engrained in our culture, but how can we do this in a safe way now that we have the shelter in place mandate? Do you work for a medical office that...

Fear is Killing Us

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We are a generation of people who like to live in the known. We are a spoiled generation that doesn't have to worry or wonder where our next meal will come from, we don't have to worry or wonder...
Uncertain Times I see the apprehension as I step into your room. You aren't familiar with seeing me this way, with so many layers of protection donned between us. Your eyes possess a fear that I am not accustomed to...
"I gave all my germs to you!" he proudly exclaimed. He'll be celebrating his fifth birthday in just a few days- during #quarantine2020. This was his way of fixing the problem I guess. A boy after his mama's own heart-...
With all that’s happening, it’s more important now than ever to invest in our community. While our world has been, up to this point, selfish and isolated--judging people for simply asking for help when they can’t do it all...
  In a perfect world, I would pen this and say “WE HAVE OVERCOME.” However, if we are all, to be honest with ourselves, we have not. As I sit in front of my computer and begin to write words...
This parody is for all those moms with a picky eater who like fun and love to sing "Juice" by Lizzo in the carpool line (or the shower)! (To the beat of "Juice" by Lizzo) Truce Meal plan, meal plan on the...

When They See Me…

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"When They See Us" chronicles the true story of the Exonerated Five (formerly the Central Park Five), the five black boys aged 14-16 who were falsely accused, coerced into confessing without access to their parents or legal counsel, and...
When I watched the tragic events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001 unfold on the news in my high school classroom, I wanted to forget everything I was witnessing. I mourned with America and feared for my safety, and I...

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Must Have Summer Passes, Memberships, and Deals in Baton Rouge

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Check out these local summer passes and memberships your favorite spots in Baton Rouge have to offer! Must Have Summer Passes, Memberships, and Deals in...