Right now, a lot of teens are asking the adults in their lives: Should I take to the streets to oppose the rallies, or avoid the whole thing all together?
Police are treating the Barcelona attack as an act of terrorism. This sort of violence has plagued Europe for the last few years, including the city from which my family hails, Paris.
I looked at my dad and asked in a small voice, “We can’t help her?”
My momma always told me ever since I chose to write my own music ‘’yourself is your worst critic ‘’ and I strongly agree.
I was eight years old, asleep in the top bunk of my bed, when I heard guys yelling outside my house. Then pop-pop-pop, and a bullet came smashing through my window landing in the wall just inches above my head.
The first five months of my girlfriend’s pregnancy I flaked on all her doctor’s appointments. I was afraid of accepting the role of a parent, until I turned my fears into fuel.
My mother was shaking,and crying with her face in her hands. But even though she was in a state of complete disbelief that night– come morning, she was back to cooking our meals, and carrying on with her motherly duties.
Dear Oakland, I lived here all my life and I know you weren’t always like this. That’s why I wonder…