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About My Month In El Paso

On Valentine’s Day, I returned to my hometown of El Paso, Texas for an undetermined amount of time. In need of sorting out a few aspects of my life including future career paths, I went back to the city that molded me both as an individual and as a writer. My head was cluttered with questions, options, possibilities and needs. I was at standpoint where only uncertainly lied ahead. El Paso seemed as much of a good place to figure things out as any. Continue reading About My Month In El Paso

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Spreading The Word About HIV Prevention For African-American Women

African-American women are more likely to be infected with HIV than other women, and many don’t know it. So public health officials and advocates are trying to get the word out about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s a daily medication that helps prevent HIV infection. Continue reading Spreading The Word About HIV Prevention For African-American Women

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The Power of Believing: Turns Out We Can All Be Fighters

When my father was diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t dismal or disbelieving, it was somewhat expected. Already having a numerous amounts of health complications—many associated with one another, acting like codependent factors of a possibly violent, internal time bomb— it seemed inevitable for it to come at one point or another, as disheartening as it sounds. Of course, it was heartbreaking, discouraging and worrisome, but its presence didn’t bring on a state of shock. It was like the impending, whirling tornado had finally touched ground. Continue reading The Power of Believing: Turns Out We Can All Be Fighters

When Technology Crosses The Line

In the last few decades, technology has played an integral and advanced role in the development of modern society. From the introduction of the personal computer to the ever-developing smartphone most of us own and utilize today, technology has rapidly advanced its usage in our contemporary world as well as advanced society. There is virtually no aspect of our modern human life that has not been impacted by technology. This includes the social phenomenon of drug trafficking and purchasing. Continue reading When Technology Crosses The Line