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Shockingly enough, despite the confounding and unprecedented political unrest this country continues to face, fashion still found a way to be a part of the conversation.

Donald Trump single handedly destroyed the American political system on January 6 as growing tension over his divisive and dangerous rhetoric finally boiled over in a showdown that put the heart of American politics and top leaders of both parties in grave danger.

As expected, news channels across the country have provided 24-hour coverage on everything from impeachment and the future of the Republican Party to the possibility of VP Pence activating the 25th Amendment. …


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Hot names like Saweetie, Playboy Carti, Kanye West, and Travis Scott dominated the fashion conversation in 2020. From Sunday Service to Human Made, top brands and their founders dictated what was hot and what was dropped last year — making their outfit choices some of the most talked about and emulated in history.

Personally, I’ve always had an acute admiration for the underdog. …


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The foundation of American politics slowly cracked last year. Tensions over Donald Trump’s presidency and partisan division caused rifts in a system built on minimizing rifts. Conclusively, the combination of social turmoil and political insecurity tested the power of politics and its ability to counteract societal problems. Whether we failed or thrived as a country — though the answer seems simple — will take years to truly answer. For now, all we can do is look at 2020 as a whole and how it affected us as a nation.

Coronavirus: The start of a fast demise.


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During the 2020 presidential election cycle, Joe Biden made a commitment to protect and propel the interests of the African American community on unprecedented levels.

On Thursday, President-elect Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper “I’m going to keep my commitment that the administration, both in the White House and outside in the cabinet, is going to look like the country.”

This commitment comes after collective unrest held by minority communities over a demonstrated lack of diversity in the announced cabinet positions — despite his firm commitment to prioritize diversity.

America continues to face unrivaled hardship with over 270,000 deaths and an economy that is debilitated. The rapidly deteriorating health and economy of the American people and the country at large will likely affect minorities far more than any other demographic — as a result the need for diversity in cabinet level positions is consequential. …


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As my birthday approaches and I finish another lap around the sun, I gain a better understanding of the world and our place in it. Last year was my 21st birthday and I thought that that was the birthday that was going to officially mark my beginning of adulthood and peak introspection. However, it was not.

Instead, this year provided inexplicable hardship and loss that challenged me to evolve into a much healthier, honest person. …


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The 2020 Presidential Election proved chaotic, as many suspected it would. With polarization looming over the results, two sides are telling completely different stories. The GOP feel cheated out of a second term while Liberals released a sigh of relief at Joe Biden’s Victory.

Voter turnout was unparalleled this election. Across party lines voters of all demographics showed up to support their respective candidate –Vox estimated that the 2020 election voter turnout was the highest in 120 years. Arguably, unprecedented partisanship led to the record-breaking turnout.

Former President, Donald Trump, lacked confidence in the electoral process, while his supporters remained confident. A Pew Research study reported that 64% of Republican voters expected voting in the election to be easy, compared to 40% of Democrats. On the other hand, Trump and his supporters agreed on the voting methods they favored — only 17% of Trump supporters preferred to vote by mail. Biden supporters were consistently strong advocates for mail in voting, with 58% of them choosing mail in voting as their preference. These numbers are to be expected considering the divide in concern over the Coronavirus Outbreak. …


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We all deserve a quality life.

One filled with the highest highs and endurable lows. A life that inspires our families and friends and provides eternal fulfillment at the end of our journey.

But far too many people settle for good when great is obtainable. 2020 has been one of the hardest years of my life — I do not think I am alone in that sentiment. But I think there is still potential for humanity, we can all still live out a quality life.

The defining difference, in part, between a great and good life is boundaries. Quickly, our lives and our dreams make us think that settling and sacrificing is the only way towards joy, peace and prosperity. …


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The 2020 presidential election is quickly approaching, with just four days left to cast your ballot. This is the most consequential election to date, with the potential to change American politics forever. In some ways, this election has already unveiled unsettling truths about the productivity and legitimacy of democratic systems within the borders of the United States.

The Youth Are the Future


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Life as a Black person is Hard.

Life as a Black Woman is harder.

Early on in an American child’s life, conditioning occurs — this conditioning makes us naturally believe that though our present is bad, our future has potential.

Some people would call this the American Dream, defined as an inherent right to opportunity byway of nationality. Observantly, however, this baseless claim to opportunity is unfounded considering the limitations put on the Black life by American systems.

The truth is evident in looking at the treatment of Kyle Rittenhouse and Breonna Taylor.

Kyle Rittenhouse: “Good Ole Conservative Hero”


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Quarantine has been filled with love in both friendships and partnerships. With this newfound time and our virtual work settings, collectively we have found and embraced one of life’s greatest powers.

Love.

Love is new to me. However, this quarantine I have learned some fundamental lessons about the purpose and power of authentic, healthy love in every facet of life.

It starts within.

The health of a relationship, platonic and otherwise, is determined by the health of your soul. Your soul is a pre-determinant of the role you will play in the world, and subsequently in your relationships.

As a self-proclaimed lover by nature, I have always looked for love. Sometimes in the right places, but overwhelmingly in the wrong places. My mistake, a mistake many of us fall victim to, was in the fact I assumed I was ready for love. The key to healthy partnerships is being a healthy person. When you look, you will not find love. When you prepare, it will find you.

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Nia Saunders

Health, wellness, and spirituality enthusiast driven to make change through writing and advocating.

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