Though I haven't explored the depths of Queens as far as Ozone Park, I am aware of this diverse neighborhood along the A line that borders Brooklyn–it could be a twin of my own neighborhood in the Bronx in terms of demographic. Teeming with Bangladeshi immigrants, many of who left behind a wealth of life… Continue reading Two Muslims murdered in Queens over the weekend in a “not-hate” crime.
It's been a few weeks since I last saw you, maybe longer. I hope you're doing okay. Every day when I get off the 6 train at my stop, I breeze out the doors of the station and cast a quick, curious glance at you before heading home. This action became perfunctory as I grew accustomed to… Continue reading To the man who sells bananas.
A thought crossed my mind while I busied myself the past couple of weeks reading up on the case of Brock Turner, a former student athlete at Stanford who was convicted (or half-heartedly scolded, rather) for raping an anonymous young woman behind a dumpster. Well, many thoughts raced through my head and none of them pleasant, but this one uneasy feeling… Continue reading As the Brock Turner rape case unfolds and expands, I offer a different perspective.
A trait that, with the right amount of power behind it, takes you far and away. No cutting corners, just hard work and little play. Get motivated. No more zero days. https://i.imgur.com/hWKrV4D.gifv
At last glance, my most recent blog post is dated January 1st. That's nearly four months ago, and is indicative of a poor testament in resolving to update this website as frequently as possible. That latter thought would be laughable, if my waning motivation to do, well, anything, wasn't so alarming; it serves as a nagging reminder of the decay… Continue reading A long-overdue rant.
The world didn't quite end the year on an easy note. Some newsworthy names include Tamir Rice, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, as well as the fire in Dubai, Paris shootings, the continued wars and violence abroad. The Syrian migrant crisis, and of course, the ever increasing threat of ISIS are all among those that 2015… Continue reading Welcome to 2016.
THE STORY Welcome to Irving, Texas, a town where even the brightest of young minds are apparently doomed to perish without merit when a display of brilliance is perceived as a threat. This only applies if you fit a certain targeted profile, the characteristics of which I am confident most Americans are well-acquainted with by… Continue reading When Brown-Skinned and Brilliant Becomes a Threat in Disguise