A Tale Of Two Histories

A Tale Of Two Histories

I realized through exploring historical literature from people from all walks of life that there are so many sides to a story. None of them are completely right because each account is told with an inherent bias. No one news source can give you the full picture, and no one person can tell you what happened. You have to take information with a grain of salt and gather it from as many sources as you can to get a clearer view. If you really want to find out how much you don't know, begin learning and questioning everything—and then don't ever stop.

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Yes, Black People Swim

Yes, Black People Swim

We’re clearly out there. The mountains are also a melting pot of a variety of different people hiking native lands, and yet we are only now barely seeing these faces in popular media.

Living History

Living History

These historical figures hold a key that unlocks the mysteries of the past. They can help paint pictures that dive into the very heart of humanity.

Why Does Black History Month Even Exist?

Why Does Black History Month Even Exist?

The celebration began as a way to remember the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora, but too often I hear that people are wondering why Black History Month even exists?

Do People Still Celebrate Kwanzaa?

Do People Still Celebrate Kwanzaa?

It’s probably the least known of the trifecta of celebrated holidays during the month of December. It’s reminiscent of Hanukkah with its colorful candles with a fusion of African roots and Christmas flair. Although the holiday is often thought of an alternative to Christmas, Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday that can be celebrated by people [...]

More Than Just A Repeat of the Past

More Than Just A Repeat of the Past

  I watched as peaceful protests marched down the street. They held signs encouraging equality and protection of America’s most basic civil rights.   “It feels as though time is repeating itself,” I said watching faces of all shapes and colors float by. The sun, at that point, had already set leaving those marching passed [...]

Chapters Of Our Perception

They say that, before we die, our life briefly flashes before our eyes. We get to see a glimpse of the impact that we have left on the earth. As we leave this life we notice all of the people we have interacted with, the people we’ve lost, and the people we have loved. But [...]

L is for the Locals

A visitor drives in from over the Grapevine and into the thin layer of smog covering the lid of the Central Valley that has been collected from cites all over. The non-local knows only of what he has been told. For the strange new face, Bakersfield is this mystic town filled with locals riding horses [...]