It’s Black History Month : It’s A Time To Celebrate But Lets Not Forget

February 1st.

For some it’s a regular day. For others it’s the beginning of a month’s long celebration into a culture. African-American culture. Black History Month is upon us ladies and gentlemen. Let us celebrate and remember those who paved a way for us. Also, those who lost their lives during those trying times. 

And again, we are in trying times. The Trump Administration is real. Not just a episode on ‘The Simpsons‘, it’s actually tangible. So real that it consumes us. All day our timelines and newsfeeds speak about ‘Trump did this’ and ‘Trump did that’. ‘Trump signed this’ or ‘Trump said that’. It’s really annoying and to the point I thought of throwing my phone off the L train. Fortunately, I still have it and still read it all despite my best efforts to ignore it. 

But one thing that I realized we ignore often is those lives lost in most recent years. Today I just want to give us a moment to remember them again.

  • Trayvon Martin was only 17 the day he was killed in South Florida. Didn’t get to see prom or graduation. A kid, minding his business when GZ decided to take the law into his own hands. 

He was 17 years old.

  • Sandra Bland was 28 years old that July day when she was stopped for a minor traffic offense. That minor traffic offense landed her in jail – for what? Who knows. – where she was found dead in her cell. Autopsy done found the cause of death to be suicide. 

She was 28 years old. 

But then there was Tamir Rice. And Alton Sterling. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. Mike Brown. Amadou Diallo

So many lives lost. And that’s only the names I could remember.

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and a time to remember. The Dr. Kings. The Malcolm Xs. The Assata Shakurs. The Fred Hamptons. But let us also not forget the Dontre Hamiltons. The Ezell Fords. The Walter Scotts. The Freddie Grays.

Just to name a few.

It’s Black History Month. And Black Lives Truly Do Matter. So let’s not forget the people who helped us remember. 

Happy February 1st. 

Happy Black History Month. 

Never Forget. 


The World… From My Eyes. 

‘Hov did that, so hopefully you wouldn’t have to go they that’ – JAY Z ‘Izzo ( Hova ) ‘ 

But did he go thru this? Did he see the things we are currently seeing?
I doubt even Nastrodamous could have seen this coming. A world where celebrities hold the highest office in our country, the President of the United States. I’m far from political, and I understand everyone makes mistakes, but this has to be the biggest blunder I’ve witnessed with or without corrective vision. 

It has only been 11 days, but the world as we know it has changed rapidly. Protest have been sparked for no other reason then the fact that the majority has finally disagreed with the electoral colleges decision on our future ‘leader’. 

And I’m using ‘leader’ very loosely.

President (sighs) Trump is our President. Whether we agree with or not. Record numbers in disapproval ratings only agree with the latter part of the previous statement. But as a country what is the answer? How can we spark change? Is there, if anything that we can do to reverse a decision it seems like millions of people worldwide disagree with?

The answers I don’t know as I type this. But I know I’ll have answers. Real answers.

I’m starting this blog not because I myself think change is in the foreseeable future. I’m starting this blog because everyone has a voice, an opinion. I’m just sharing mine on different topics ranging from Politics to Sports. From Music to Film to Everyday issues we encounter. 

Feel free to comment and leave your voice and opinions because like I said, we all want to be heard. 

Until we meet again…