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I’m a New Orleans, Louisiana native (age 22: Born May 15, 1999) and I highly appreciate the arts of writing and self expression. I never like to limit myself, so my content may vary by topic even though you may see a series of articles with some similar themes. I hope you enjoy my writings just as much as I enjoy creating the work!

Allen Iverson: The NBA’s Rebel Man

Image: lovingbasketball.tumblr.com Background: Basketball is one of America’s most popular sports and is highly appealing. Allen Iverson is one of the most popular basketball players in NBA history. I was curious about his life story and decided to conduct research: read articles, viewed interviews, documentaries, and speeches. Of course, these sources would barely be enough…

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Similarities Between Lloyd Avery II and Tupac Shakur

Image: pinterest.com Hood films depict the everyday lives of African Americans and Hispanic Americans in inner-city communities. These films explore various topics and issues including gang activity, gun violence, abuse of different aspects, poverty/financial obstacles, racial issues, parenting, educational gaps/disadvantages, drugs, hood professions, romantic relationships, and generational curses. Hip-Hop also heavily influences these films and…

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That Random Poem About “Fame”

Image: pinterest.com There are good, bad, and ugly sides of fame. Some people become famous and remain the same humble, respectable, genuine, and kind-hearted people they were before. They manage their money well and are even charitable. Then you have others who become famous and are lost at what to do with their new reality.…

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Becoming a Well-Cultured Individual

Well-cultured people have a lot of knowledge about the world. They’re well rounded individuals who are intelligent and limitless in their abilities. Some may see these people as Bourgeoisie (Boujee), but they’re self aware and appreciate valuable experiences and cherish unforgettable moments. It can be problematic lacking in certain areas because it can hinder abilities…

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Hood Rich: It’s Perfectly Fine to Aspire to Live a Luxurious Lifestyle… As Long as You Really Can Afford It

Hood rich is very common for individuals who live in the inner city. Hood rich people are those who drive cars in price ranges beyond their means. These people love to flex with expensive shoes, hair, jewelry, makeup, fine dining, clothes from their boosters and so on all while living in low income areas. More…

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7 Examples of Positive Representation for African Americans/Blacks in Television

Images for African Americans in film and television are important in the sense that they give others who aren’t in our world a glimpse of who we are and what we’re about. Negative images, unfortunately, tend to outweigh the positive ones. Stereotypically, we are loud, uneducated, poverty stricken, destructive, and so on. While these things…

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The Downfalls of Moesha

Disclaimer: This post was originally made on TREMG’s platform in 2020 between late summer and early fall. Moesha was a popular black sitcom that debuted in early 1996 and ended in 2001, captivating teens and anyone that resonated with its characters. The show starred singing sensation Brandy as Moesha Mitchell. Other stars throughout the seasons…

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Strong Black Woman: The “Compliment” that Destroys the Image of the Black Woman

Disclaimer: This post was originally made on TREMG during the early fall of 2020 (September) General examples of the “Strong Black Woman”: The strong black woman archetype has been popularized in black culture and in the world overall (particularly, America) despite the fact that it does harm to the black woman image. This woman is…

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