Favorite Film and Why It’s Important

"Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of [a] million dollar equipment, [and] back here I can't even hold a job parking cars." This is from the scene in First Blood, where John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) broke down in front of his former commanding officer, Colonel … Continue reading Favorite Film and Why It’s Important

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Minorities and the Mass Media

Mass Media has truly evolved into an incredible voice and community, opening its doors to minorities, who's dreamt of entering this exclusive industry as much as their white peers have. From Rev. Peter Williams, Jr, who founded the first African-American newspaper in 1827 to Connie Chung, a long time Asian American Journalist, who has worked … Continue reading Minorities and the Mass Media

History of the Dish-Oil Down

In my last article, I introduced you to the national dish of my birth country, Grenada. This time around, I'm taking the opportunity to give you a little history on where the dish, Oil Down, originated. Never mind that it's loaded with flavor and nutrition, it has also brought people together and helped to pass … Continue reading History of the Dish-Oil Down

Caribbean Cooking: Oil Down

From its crystal clear blue waters to lush vegetation and calming waterfalls, from its healthful and tasty spices to scenic coastal highways and friendly citizens, there are many things to love about Grenada. But, nothing beats a pot of Oil Down cooked on a charcoal grill/pot. When I was little, going to the market with … Continue reading Caribbean Cooking: Oil Down

Body Image in Popular Culture

With the rise of social media came body positivity - the act of appreciating and loving yourself in its natural looking state - and yet, many still struggle to accept their bodies for what it is. "I'm too fat, I'm too skinny, my breasts are too small, my butt is too flat, my face is … Continue reading Body Image in Popular Culture