Model Minorities and Expectations

I was asked to write this for a project someone asked me to contribute to – to help prepare minority youth to deal with racism and ignorance in their lives, especially as they grow older. It was written very quickly. Please let me know what you think…it...
Life, Though a Book

Life, Though a Book

I scanned the entire bookshelf of the library at Birch Coffee, a true New York City gem. The sign clearly said, “Take a Book, Leave a Book, or just Take a Book.” I didn’t have a book to leave – though I was certain to bring one when I returned – but I...

Consumeristmas

Judging from how more crowded the streets of 5th Avenue were compared to the relative desolation of this past Sunday morning at the Harlem churches, I think I can officially declare that America’s new religion is Consumerism. I walked into Best Buy to look for a...

Planting Seeds for the Soul

When you visit places where great suffering has happened, your soul aches. I felt that a year ago when I was in Dachau, the Nazi concentration camp just outside of Munich with two good friends. The place is solemn, and horrific. Over 40,000 people died here, which is,...
7 Months, No Facebook

7 Months, No Facebook

It is possibly the greatest decision I have made in 2011. — It was during junior year of College that I first heard about Facebook, a new, campus-only social network. After some resistance, I joined, intrigued. It had some great functions – allowing you to...