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.

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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Sound Off: Serena Williams

Just a year after giving birth to a daughter, Serena Williams rallied her way back to the finals of the U.S. Open. Her win would have been the icing on the cake in comparison to where she was a year ago, fighting for her life. While the finals did not turn out the way most expected, the turn of events throughout the game is the topic of conversation.

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There’s not many artists that I get excited to see, but please believe Queen Bey is one of them. What better time to reminisce on her amazingly spectacular performance than now, weekend two of Coachella. Well, for people like me, NOCHELLA.

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Sound Off: Sincerely, A Depressed Steelers Fan

For those new to my blog, hi my name is Lakia and I’m a die hard Steelers fan. I know, who cares. Hell, I do. For those that have been readers here and there, one time or another you’ve come across football related posts. I’m no stranger to sharing how much of a Steelers fan I am. Well, a football fan in general. Continue reading “Sound Off: Sincerely, A Depressed Steelers Fan”