Poetry Corner: A Chance’s Ballad

Ms. Dyson, I wanna believe but how am I supposed to have faith when I walk in these streets. vacos, hookers and needles Everything around me was designed to defeat me. Yea I hear what you saying and trust that you’re true but none of that is helping me deal with the constant red and... Continue Reading →

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Imani’s Top Books of 2016

Now that the year is over, I can FINALLY discuss my favorite books that I read this year.   I made it a mission to read a new book every month that had nothing to do with work or school. 1.Daughters of Jerusalem This gem was one of the first books I read in 2016.   Joan... Continue Reading →

Black Mizzou: We Are The Elite

The University of Missouri, better known as Mizzou, has a sea of problems.  The biggest problem being systemic and blatant racism, classism, and gender based violence.  My alma mater has been in the news over the last few years and few of the reports are positive.   I graduated in December 2012.  I spent 3... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Ghana: Part 1

        In 2011, I embarked on my biggest adventure yet. I was spending the summer abroad in Cape Coast, Ghana with 14 other Mizzou students. I must admit, going to Africa, was never on the top of my travel priorities. I had never gone out of the country and I always imagined my... Continue Reading →

The Courage to Change

 I've always thought it was ridiculous that our society expects 18 -20 somethings to pick a career path for the rest of their lives.  At 18, you barely know who you are.  You haven’t had a chance to live life on your own and you most likely haven't met the people that will influence you most yet.  I've... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Indulge in Positivity

It is so much easier to recognize the negative aspects of life than it is to acknowledge all the beautiful things life has to offer. Today, the news, social media and everyday conversations are consumed with the worst parts of life. It can be difficult to stay positive when everything around you is the opposite.  While... Continue Reading →

How To Start Your Mornings 

 Growing up, my mornings were always a bit jarring.  My brother and I were always late, unprepared, disorganized and rarely ate a good breakfast.  We were the kind of kids who liked to stay up late and then slept too long in the morning.  By the time I got to college, I was definitely not a... Continue Reading →

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