Sound Off: Gun Violence is Out Of Control

I’m writing this with a heavy heart. News just broke that rapper Nipsey Hussle, 33, was gunned down outside of his store today. Gunned down in broad daylight. A son, a father, a friend, gunned down – and for what? For what? Why is everyone so trigger happy these days yet there are no solutions to gun control?

As an African American in the United States of America, I have seen my share of gun violence throughout my whole life on TV. Hell, there’s fun violence in my neighborhood that doesn’t even make it on the local news. Yet here we are, another man gunned down, and for what?

There is no reason, really, no reason for these senseless murders to continue. As a community, we cannot get upset if a white cop shoots one of us yet we kill our own. Why does black on black crime get a pass? Why is this not glorified as much as the others?

Murder is Murder

It will NEVER be okay for a loved one to get that call saying that their child, sibling, relative, friend, husband/wife were shot to death. It will never be okay!

It will NEVER be okay for parents to be afraid of to send their children to school in fear of them being shot.

It will NEVER be okay for families to continue to suffer when a relative commutes suicide out of guilt as a result of gun violence.

Murder is Murder

I am sick of turning on my TV or scrolling through social media to see something about about a mass shooting or someone being killed over differences, money, power, lack of respect, whatever the case may be.

Even with their being gun control, at this point, what will it solve? What difference will it really make? People can get their hands on a weapon so easily. It’s as easy as a click of a button to get one.

There’s so many layers to this that it’s hard for me to put in words what’s going through my head. I’ve tried writing this post before, but I couldn’t bring myself to do so.

Here I am, at 10:41pm posting this here on my platform. It’s not all about productivity and getting your life right here on Chaotic Critic. It’s about looking at the bigger picture.

We live in a scary world. There’s no other way to describe how hurt I feel. My heart is heavy. Another senseless murder. Another life lost.

Exciting News | Crush the Chaos Merch

I’m so excited to share with you all that I officially have merch that exemplifies just what Chaotic Critic is. I have been toying with ever releasing products with Crush the Chaos on it. Maybe because I was scared. Maybe because I think it wouldn’t sell. It could be that I don’t see this as just merch, I see Chaotic Critic and my whole Crush the Chaos motto as a lifestyle.

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How to Make a Vision Board That Really Works – Episode 1: Self Care Saturday

I am on a roll with the various series on my blog this year which is truly the best way to divide my content. This series is all about self care. There will be a new episode the last Saturday of every month filled with tools to become a better you and to deal with any mental health challenges. There will be a mix of laid back and serious topics, but I feel it all should be addressed.

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Chaotic Reads | 2019 Reading List

I always have this lofty goal to read as much as possible. Each year I have this huge reading list and to be honest, maybe just maybe I’ll get through a book or two. Not to say I don’t enjoy reading, I just read on my phone instead of an actual book. No it’s nothing wrong with that since I have the ability to carry multiple books around in a single device. Still, I want to read the books I actually have serving as decor on my shelf. There’s a few that I’ve added to my collection that are a must read so let’s jump right to the list

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Mental Health Awareness

2018 has been a whirlwind of a year for me and as we prepare ourselves for 2019, I thought I’d reflect on how this year has been for me mentally. As someone that has mental health issues, issues that reached a pinnacle this year, it’s only right that I shared my story. My testimony. This is nothing to shy away from. It’s nothing to ignore or fear being judged. This is real life and the best way to tackle it, is head on. Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness”

Firmoo Glasses Review, Style #S929

Cue the music! It’s holiday season… Well, I’ll spare you the virtual sing-a-long. For blogmas day 6, I have another review to share with you all. I only share products that I’ve used and trust. A deal for me is worth sharing. As someone who wears glasses on a daily basis, I’m more than happy to share my newest pair of Firmoo glasses.

Disclaimer: These glasses were sent to me for review for the purpose of this series. All opinions are my own.

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Sound Off: Are Black Friday Sales Worth It?

You may be wondering, what does Black Friday have to do with Chaotic Critic. Well, as someone that encourages you to be your best self by sharing my personal experiences, that encompasses all aspects of life. That includes impulsive spending.

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