Why I Hate the Term “Thug”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have an idea of what’s transpired in Baltimore because of the suspicious death of Freddie Gray. He died in police custody due to a severed spine. As a result, riots and protests erupted in Baltimore in similar fashion to those in Ferguson, Washington, DC, New York and several other cities because of the deaths of unarmed black people. Now, I’m not … [Read more...]

Why Mike Brown Was My Tipping Point

If you follow me on Twitter, then you know that I am very upset and borderline angry about the incidences of unarmed men being gunned down by the police. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please Google the names “Mike Brown,” “Eric Garner” (died from an illegal chokehold), and “Ezell Ford.” I am very upset because I am all too familiar with how some police officers treat poor and black … [Read more...]