I couldn’t believe it.

Ending Systematic Racism
Ending Systematic Racism
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I try to keep an open-mind. I try to educate myself as much as possible. I also try to put myself in the shoes of other people.

I must admit that I find it difficult sometimes to put myself in the shoes of people who participate in hate against those who are different from them, especially in regards to race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Who could really be against ending systematic racism? It blows my mind.

I just can’t bring myself to understand how people can be so hateful. I would like to, though, so that I can help change…


The answers may surprise you.

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Life is too short to be in a relationship where you are unhappy!

When I was younger, I just wanted to be in a relationship to be in a relationship. It didn’t matter if it was toxic.

Honestly, sometimes I feel like the toxic part somehow made it more fun in some kind of sick way. I have to say that back then I was just immature and had very low self-esteem.

Today, “ain’t nobody got time for that.” If the relationship isn’t happy and healthy, I don’t want no parts of it! …


Start seeing changes immediately!

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I am one of those people that think taking care of your mental health is just as important, if not more important than your physical health. The rest of your body isn’t going to function properly if you don’t take care of your mental health as well.

You will find, though, that many of the things that you can do to help your mental health, will also help your physical health. It will sound a lot simpler than it is because it can be hard to change sometimes. And it is even harder to stick to those changes.

However, it…


Who doesn’t like extra money?

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Seriously?

Who doesn’t like extra money?

I know I do. I love extra money. Extra money makes life easier. Extra money takes away my anxiety.

With passive income streams, though, it is going to take a little bit of work at first. But eventually, they can make you money without much work at all. If you are willing to put the work in right away, then you can reap the rewards later by essentially doing almost nothing at all (except maintaining).

I decided to take all of my personal experiences, as well as my research, and create a HUGE list…


Ravens news weekly update #1 for Ravens Rundown Blog

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I wanted to go ahead and start giving weekly Baltimore Ravens news updates on Medium from my Ravens Rundown blog.

I created the Ravens Rundown blog for Baltimore Ravens fans and NFL fans to be able to get Baltimore Ravens news and analysis from a fan’s perspective. I am a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL. I also contribute to Ebony Bird, another Ravens blog.

Ravens Rundown and Ebony Bird are both listed in the Top 15 Baltimore Ravens blogs online today.

As far as this past week goes for Ravens news, these were the topics discussed:

NFL Players Cut — Some possible free agent signings that make sense for the Baltimore Ravens — Ravens Rundown.


Are you in a toxic relationship?

Toxic relationship signs
Toxic relationship signs
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I had this thought the other day.

They never taught us in school how to be a good boyfriend or girlfriend.

There was no class on “healthy relationships” in high school.

In fact, it took a lot of trial and error for me to get to just one healthy relationship.

So, what exactly does a toxic relationship look like? Well, if your any of these signs fit, you may be in danger of being in a toxic relationship.

#1. Keeping score.

Are you in a relationship where you constantly blame one another for past mistakes. Or just one of you does this? …


The truth hurts sometimes, but it is necessary.

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It is said that the truth will set you free. At some point, we will all doubt ourselves in life. But it is important to be optimistic about your future. However, you must also be realistic.

What I am about to tell you has always been right there under your nose. Your intuition has told you these things forever. Sometimes, it is just hard to accept the truth.

#1. Nothing is permanent. Nothing lasts forever.

“The bad news is nothing lasts forever. The good news is nothing lasts forever.” — J. Cole

You may have friends that you promised to be friends with forever. Maybe you got…


This is all you need.

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So, I have an interesting story that lead me to these tips.

I had taken a break from Medium because I started getting busy with college and my day job.

Things started to slow down, so I decided to get back on.

But this time I wanted to do things differently. I decided to start another blog, but this time writing about something I truly enjoyed writing about: Ravens Rundown.

Now, normally when you start a blog, you don’t expect to get 1,000s of views immediately. …


By inspiring people to speak out against racial injustice.

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Once a quarterback who got as far as playing in the Super Bowl, now a great face of activism.

On August 26th, 2016, Kaepernick sat on the bench during the San Francisco’s preseason home game against the Green Bay Packers. This wasn’t the first time he did this, but it was the first time his action was noticed by reporters.

”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick tells NFL Media after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it…

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