Just Checking In

Hey Dreamers! It’s been a while since my last post, I know (my apologies). I have been working on building the Simply Ari brand: networking, attending different events, lining up interviews and trying to get our name out there to the public as well as to influential people in the field of Communication and Journalism. … Continue reading

Testing The Waters

For a majority of my life, I have been a student. Some of the most important life lessons that I’ve learned have been within the confines of academia. In many ways, because of this, there was a difficulty that ensued, mainly, learning how to shake my  identity of “student” and embracing a new role as a “professional.” … Continue reading

One Nation Under God

“Regardless of who’s President, Jesus will always be King.” On Thursday (7/14/2016) various news stations aired the Town Hall meeting, “The President and The People: A National Conversation.” The space was filled with people of all ethnicities: mothers, widows, children, police officers, news correspondents, activists who represented the Black Lives Matter movement, and many others. Given … Continue reading

America*

America*

Don’t choose to be blind to the injustices that you see. Speak Up! Say Something, you have the Freedom of Speech. But wait to whom does this freedom apply? If we say too much, speak too loudly, that could be our lives. “Another Day, Another Hashtag” is the headline, is what those who “protect and … Continue reading

Invisible While Black

“Journalism is a battlefield…my pen is my weapon of choice.” How is it that “Breaking News” is not broken first on mainstream media, but instead on social media? This morning my timelines were flooded with news, videos and hashtags pertaining to the untimely death of Alton Sterling…yet another in the African-American community gunned down by a … Continue reading