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Life, It's Fa Da Livin'

We hear the saying “Life is For the Living” all the time, normally around funerals. Many of us get all riled up on emotion, then let the roller coaster of this world take us down to the depths and we stay there indefinitely. Sometimes I forget I’m young…
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Building Our Community Up & Keeping It There

Photo Credit: BuzzFeed; Patrick Smith / Getty Imageshttps://www.buzzfeed.com/vannessajackson/shacarri-richardson-us-olympic-team-finalsit Written by Shayna Moorer, guest STRUT Contributor So, today’s Ted Talk will be about the negativity we give out as a people…
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It Missed Me, I Didn't Miss IT!

We’ve all heard it “oh well, you missed out,” but did we really? I’ll keep it a hunnit Ebonics is a language – there have been times I felt I was missing out on a lot because of circumstances and responsibilities (some of which in my eyes…
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RAGE is Taking Over

Today, I woke up feeling something I’ve never experienced before – RAGE! My emotions are all over the place. I can’t stop crying. I can’t stop being angry. How can I deal with all this and get my game face ready so I can go to work???? As the…
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When Your No Isn't Enough

Ever felt compelled to explain and over-explain why you gave a certain answer? How does it make you feel – empowered and fine or drained and unheard? Does this make you stand in truth or conform to what others want? For me, it’s the latter and it’s never…