humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

Angie Ramosa day ago
The Fake and the Phony
Everything is good, when you’re on top of the world living life. Once it all goes wrong, that is when you know who is really there. That’s when you know who was always true, and who was always fake. N...
10 Things Only Insecure Women Do
Once upon a time, I had an acquaintance we'll call Carla. Carla was not the best looking girl, and when I met her, it almost seemed that she looked up to me. She liked my edgy vibe, and while we may h...
Phillip
So it started off with a cigarette—as most interesting things do. We were smoking on the Riva looking for people to flyer when he came up to me. Dark blonde hair, black shirt, long denim jeans. He loo...
Chris Ricks6 days ago
Love Shouldn't Hurt
In light of the new Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly, there have been a lot of social media conversations regarding the way we handle abuse allegations in the Black community. The topic of abuse cov...
Eric Jones9 days ago
American Pop!
I may not be Irish but the more I study the history of America. Black and Irish Americans have a lot in common! You don't believe me?! Check this out!
M.J. Raven9 days ago
The Evil Twin
Me and my twin have a very unique relationship. We tend to argue a lot. Sometimes she’s right, sometimes she’s wrong. I can’t seem to figure out who to listen to when she’s constantly hammering though...
Ari Chesterman12 days ago
Why Do People Lie?
Okay, The title may be somewhat misleading and generalized. It may be more fitting to speak from a personal experience, addressing where it is that I have found myself spinning lies throughout life, f...
L.G.A.
When learning about yourself, there may be some things you realize about yourself that you may and may not like. But it’s not having these traits that is the problem, it’s more so learning to live wit...
Why Redefining Masculinity Is a Good Thing
The world is changing. The world has been changing for a while. We've been getting better. Slowly, and with time, we will get there. You might be asking yourself "What is all of this change mean for m...
Ben W15 days ago
The Act of Paying It Forward
Over the course of a lifetime, you can acquire knowledge, resources, and perspective from having lived longer and experienced more than perhaps your peers and more so than those people younger than yo...
Maurice Bernier18 days ago
Dealing with the Bull
Hi, folks! Before you start reading this, I just want to let you off the hook. This article is NOT about pretty women or basketball. So, if you looked at this picture and said "YES," understand that y...
Ernesta B18 days ago
The Old Woman
The old woman was walking in front of me. Her step has not lost its determination, scarves gracefully wind round a neck shrouded in web-like grey. Life goes on, it begins and it ends. You can only hol...
Alyssa Maurer18 days ago
Ontology of Silence: Discomfort in an Age of Autonomy
“Everything about you helps me sleep,” he mumbled. I had just finished reciting some of my earlier literary works, a selection of written correspondence between myself and my journal from the beginnin...
Carol Townend18 days ago
Don't Tell Me Who to Be!
People say that I am difficult. I have been told this ever since I was a child, and in every single relationship that I have. I find this interesting, because every time I have a bad mood, speak my mi...
Denise Willis18 days ago
Jealousy, the Crippling Emotion
What causes jealousy? Is it lack of self-esteem? Many would agree that lack of confidence is a big part of jealousy. When you don't feel very worthwhile or attractive, it's easy to become insanely jea...
Ashley Peterson19 days ago
My Brain Thinks It's a Mind-Reader
According to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mind-reading is a type of cognitive distortion that involves the belief that we know what others are thinking. This isn't in a psychic, ESP kind of se...
Brandi Payne21 days ago
Pathway to Self-Sufficiency
This is an announcement of a new project created by Hope Station USA that will be a huge benefit to the homeless as well as the communities in which they live. It is called Pathway to Self-Sufficiency...
Carol Townend21 days ago
Crushes
We all get crushes on people we know, people we don't, be it celebrities or professionals, but is this okay? I think it depends on an individual opinion, values, and beliefs. The saying, "You can look...