BY: LANISHA PORTER
"You take yourself too seriously” is something that people haven’t shied away from alerting me to over the years. After hearing that enough it became my goal to strategically balance both working hard and enjoying my youth. However, I never allowed the often-heard-comment to deter me from giving my dreams a serious chance, followed up with tremendous work ethic. I believe that experiences mold a person, and there are certain experiences that have had a cutting edge in shaping the form I would take. I rarely ever cared to rebut my peers when they judged me for being “different” or “too uptight” because I knew they didn’t have the same experiences shaping them like I had shaping me.
By: Lanisha Porter
Here's my straight shot. My Crown Royal with no Coke. The Black community is plagued with social ills. Many of them deeply rooted due to the historical forces of racism, slavery and white supremacy. And while public policy has changed and made life much more livable for Blacks, there's still great strides that need to be made. However, just because public policy is lacking doesn't mean you're excused from having personal policy. Before we begin, I'd like to take the time to address any questions that may be left lingering....so here goes:
1. No I haven't forgot where I came from
2. No, I'm not in any sunken place, and
3. No, I'm not a ploy or a distraction placed by the government to take attention off of Trump or this American Health Care Act.
I'm actually just a girl who comes from the ‘hood who has a few critiques that you can use to help yourself.
By: Lanisha D. Porter
Welcome to my views from this horizon!