Justice for George Floyd: Front and Centre Stage
June 7th 2020 was a fantastic day. The day where hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London and peacefully protested for the equality of black lives and demanding an end to police brutality. These protests have been taking place all over the world since 25th May 2020 when George Floyd, a black American man, was unlawfully and disgustingly murdered in cold blood by a white police officer. This is just one of many cases across the world where white police officers have acted in an unfair, discriminative and aggressive way towards black citizens without much justice being served through our Criminal Justice Systems. Quite frankly, this incident was the final straw.
Justice for George Floyd: Voices From a Smaller Town
Today I made history. I travelled to the town of Milton Keynes on 6th June 2020 to make my voice heard in a Black Lives Matter peaceful protest. These protests have been taking place all over the world from 25th May 2020 when a black American man, George Floyd, was unlawfully killed by a white police officer in the United States. This is one of THOUSANDS of deaths and serious incidents caused by police brutality all over the world and quite frankly, black people have had enough.
Why We Should All Be Terrified and Excited to Move Out
I am currently 23 years old. The 13 year old me had planned to be swimming in riches, moved out, be happily married and expect to not bump into any major problems for the rest of my time on planet Earth. Many old 13 year olds probably share this dream too. If you can tick all the above critera, then good for you! You're living a fairy tale. Unfortunately, it has not happened that way for me and does not happen for the majority of people. In this article, I will list reasons as to why we should be excited to move out and why we should be equally terrified.
I Believe in the Universe
The universe consists of the known planets, millions of stars, galaxies and hold the matter of space and time. It also holds another very important aspect: energy. Whilst people believe in God, people believe in coincidences and others unfortunately believe in nothing at all, I believe in the universe. I believe that the universe's energy is the sole planner to our lives. The gut feeling that you have, when you turn around and say "I knew it!" but you just can't prove that you knew it, that's all energy. There is no such thing as coincidences, everything DOES happen for a reason and when we die we turn into spirits. In this article, I will describe numerous factors all relating to the universe, its energy and why it's the path I choose to follow.
Working Full-Time for the First Time
Everybody lives in the hope of winning the lottery, marrying somone rich or just stumbling across a large amount of cash in the middle of the street. Unfortunately, that is nothing more than just a dream and for the vast majority of us working full-time is something that we are going to be doing for the foreseeable future. I want to share with you my experience of stepping into my first full-time job at the age of 21 and my personal transition from university to the world of 9-5.
Coronavirus: a virus or social revelation?
Personally, I have been following the news regarding the coronavirus since the beginning. Put that down to my anxiety, me playing the game 'Plague' far too often, or my general concern about how this could affect the world, but I have safetly come to the conclusion that COVID-19 is bad. Bad because once it infultrates the human immune system you could potentially die. Bad because it has caused major social and economic disruption. Most importantly, bad because it's uncovering truths that people do not want to hear and choose to ignore.