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Authorities in Parkland Florida have a 19 year old man in custody for the disturbing mass shooting that happened February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  17 people died after police say student Nikolas Cruz returned to the school that he was expelled from earlier for making threats, targeting many innocent students and staff with his AR-15 rifle.  The attack lasted roughly ten minutes but shattered many people’s hearts for a lifetime.

The drama started shortly before 3 p.m., when after activating a fire alarm, Cruz started shooting at staff and students who were attempting to leave the building.  He shortly after followed students who were attempting to take shelter back inside of the school building all the while continuing to target numerous people, and then ultimately trying to blend in with other frightened students.  He was apprehended later that same day in Coral Springs, Florida according to the the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

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I wasn’t even going to address this silly situation, but all day yesterday I kept seeing this topic pop up on my timeline on both Twitter, and on Facebook, and it was starting to irk me, for lack of better terms.

As many fans of Marvel (like myself) and beaucoup of African Americans in general are gearing up for the release of the Black Panther, some people are losing their ever loving minds on social media over the fake news of a boycott of the film due to one of it’s stars, Michael B. Jordan, allegedly dating a latina woman.

After the Killmonger actor was spotted with a woman who may be his girlfriend, a rumor started that many angry black women were so upset at this, that “they” refused to see the film at all.  Pshhhhhh….. Whoever “they” are,  they certainly don’t speak for me.  Of course, many people have searched to find a source to this so called boycott, but nothing was ever found… except, for this post from a profile on Instagram which seems a little suspect if you ask me: View Post

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I have to face it, everything about 2017 was more than a challenge.  I don’t want to say that it was the worst year yet – because it wasn’t, but it was probably a close second, possibly third.  Usually, I am able to figure out what lessons I have to learn in any misfortune that comes to me.  But, to be honest, 2017 was very unsettling and upsetting for me, emotionally and physically.  As I took a look back these last few days trying to figure out everything, I questioned myself – How have I changed??  I know that everything in life will never be perfect, and that there will be struggles in every season, but what did I do to bring about such negativity and selfish people into my lives.  Also, why was I unable to let it all go?  Why can’t they let me go?  I always thought that I was a strong person inside, and perhaps that’s how it may seem to the outside world looking in – but in my heart i’ve just been fragile as an old egg shell, waiting on a person to step on me hard enough that I would actually break for good. View Post

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In times like these, we all must find a way to laugh through the pain.  Sometimes we find that joy in the most unlikely places.  Because, I just have to admit, I have prayed more and more for Christ’s return than ever before, since Donald Trump took up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

In the last 24 hours, there seems to have been a very interesting turn of events at the White House.  News recently broke in regards to former reality-star Omarosa Manigault Newman, the very woman who said every critic and detractor would have to eventually “bow down to President Trump,” would be resigning from her position as director of communications for the Public Liaison Office for President officially on January 20th, 2018. A lot of people – from media personalities, politicians, and every day americans have been giving their opinion about the matter, making memes and cracking jokes ever since the news came out. View Post

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