The effects of negativity on the body

Sometimes the day sucks. The bed is a black hole, and it’s sucking the very life from you.

You stumble to the kitchen, red-eyed, and agitated. The coffee pot spits out the daily dose of caffeine. The dark god spills into your favorite mug.

At the table, you tap your…

A poem

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A couple of weeks ago, we watched as three evil and racist individuals were found pronounced guilty of Ahmaud Aubrey’s murder. They thought they would get away with this and not serve a day in jail for a lynching in bright daylight. Instead, an otherwise sunny day ended with a…

I had to bring him back to the fight, but it's a conversation I am tired of having.

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He came to me visibly upset. It hit him in the face like a wet dishcloth. The Rittenhouse verdict was in, and once again, he saw the double-dealing and ugliness of the justice system.

He shook with rage and disappointment. Hope sapped from his soul as he wiped angry and…

How wealth inequality, especially in the black community, is fueling these experiments

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The idea of universal basic income is a topic on the minds of American's and, truthfully, the world. In layman's terms, it's the idea of giving members of the community a fixed amount of money every month. In theory, it will help alleviate poverty and end social programming.

According to…

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely places.

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I believe most writers, famous or not, write with the hope their work will resonate with a reader. The unknown scribe in any dark corner of the world is delighted when a reader becomes enthralled with their words. It validates the time and effort spent creating something from nothing. What…

Estacious(Charles White)

I am a southern writer and teacher living in the midwest. I focus on education, poetry, and fiction. I am an award-winning playwright.

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