Amtrak #91 Silver Star Breakdowns


On the evening of Friday, July 8, 2016 at approximately 8:15pm on train #91 – Silver Star just outside of Rocky Mount, NC the engineer ran over tree debris resulting in damage to a main reservoir that effected the braking system. Passengers were advised of the situation and possible resolutions. It is now 3:52am as […]

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My 2015 Year in Review


Everyone’s year in review is a personal experience.  I am leaving the biggest news stories ‘year in review’ for the media outlets.  My year involved me growing and branching out as a poet.  I didn’t complete all task I set before me regarding an activist memoir but I did well with my poetry. My year […]

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My Kind of Town


C is for Corruption…C is for Chaos…C is for Chicago! I am a Chicago native born, raised, and educated including undergrad and post-grad studies.  I still love my hometown.  Those who have moved away usually have done so because of reasons that are not specific to the city.  Well unless you count tons and tons […]

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Together We Stand


The following content was published in The State Newspaper – South Carolina on Tuesday, October 13, 2015:   Disaster, tragedy, and devastation can bring the worst out in people.  Here in South Carolina recent floods as a residual affect of hurricane Joaquin have brought out the best in people.  Just as with other natural disasters […]

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Pressures of Perfection


What doesn’t kill you…makes you not dead. Oh you thought I was going to say what doesn’t kill you…makes you stronger. Well sometimes that is not the case. There are situations that people make it through and wish they were dead. My life has not been perfect but I’ve overcome various obstacles in my path. […]

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Festering Wounds


Unjustified deaths of African American citizens by the hands of law enforcement are one catalyst for recent rage in the U.S.  This week via social media discussions, I have advised that I am opposed to the violence recently displayed in Baltimore.  With that said, I understand the frustration, the anger, and other root causes to […]

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Oh Stop Whining


I hate whiners. Okay maybe hate is too strong a word. There definitely are things that I do hate. I hate when children are mistreated and abused. I could say I hate child abusers but what if they themselves were abused? They are part of a hideous cycle but make note I don’t excuse what […]

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