It’s been a year guys. Let’s try to get something out of it.

Like anyone else who has been fortunate enough to live through 2020, I am still in shock of what the last year has brought. Hearing March gives me a bit of PTSD and I can’t help but…


In addition to having our worlds suddenly turned upside down from a pandemic, black people in America and around the world are dying at double rates from coronavirus and reminded that racism doesn’t stop during a global health crisis.

I was working on this piece at the peak of the…


Its an odd time for all of us so here are some tips to help you make the best of your “new normal.”

If you are a goal planner like me, you usually start the year off listing what you want to accomplish and experience some level of excitement of what the new year has to bring. …


While majority of black Americans tend to disagree with Trump, I wanted to understand the part of the community that still supports the President.

*This article was meant to be published February 2018 when the pitch was picked up by VICE. Since VICE decided to ultimately not publish I decided to publish it here.*

Not too long ago Kanye West shocked fans, Republicans, the black community, and the entire pop culture world when he…


Maybe this is a unique story or maybe it’s just another path of a girl learning things in her 20s.

This time last year I felt like I was on top of the world. I was traveling with my best friend in China, just got a raise and a good review at work, and the relationship between the guy I was seeing was growing stronger. …


From the NFL’s response to protests, to its army of sexual assaulters, here’s why you should skip this year’s Super Bowl.

Today marks one of the biggest days for sports fans and maybe even one of the biggest days in American culture. Growing up, I always enjoyed watching football with my dad and had even more excitement when Super Sunday finally arrived. I truly enjoyed everything about the big game whether…


Spotlighting the Senate’s rising stars Kamala Harris and Cory Booker who also happen to be showing their #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy

During Black History Month its seems that we tend to recognize the same individuals from the past (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglass and you…


What Do We Do When Congress Won’t Pick Up Our Calls?

Like many other Americans I find myself wanting to be more active in our government after this very long election that was filled with more hate and divide than usual. I have always been interested in the government and…

Kia Swinton

Jersey girl in her 20s incorporating her love of politics, culture and media to citizens worldwide.

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