Teen Talk 7-12

     Many people would think my experience as a female African-American swimmer would be challenging or difficult, but it really isn’t the struggle it’s thought to be. I think that’s because I’ve learned to focus on doing my best and not being concerned with other people’s perceptions of me. Yes, I’ve had some challenges, but isn’t life full of them?

Teen Talk 7-11

Recently, I graduated from high school. As you know, walking at graduation is one of the most memorable experiences in your life.

Teen Talk 7-9

Wars have been fought since the dawn of mankind. There’s something within mankind that gives us an insatiable need to fight for what we think is ours.

Teen Talk 7-8

Being biracial isn’t the hardest thing in the world but having to grow up with the prejudices that it brings is. I’m the proud product of a Black Caribbean American mother and a white Italian biological father.

Teen Talk 7-6

Now more than ever you see things in media are concerned about the threat of global warming. The other day I watched “An Inconvenient Truth”. It’s a documentary about global warming information complied by Al Gore, former vice-president.

Teen Talk 7-4

“Talking out both sides of your mouth”. A teacher explained this phrase to me. It means to be a hypocrite, to say one thing and then say another. Politicians are often accused of such behavior. But this was wasn’t a politician they were referring to; it was the Superintendent of the Lansing School District, T.C. Wallace.

Teen Talk 7-3

Natural disasters are plaguing the Earth we live on. The way we are mistreating our planet has to stop. Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, monsoons and 60-degree winters are just the first signs of what could be the end of the world.

Teen Talk 7-2

Who invented borders? The invisible lines that the governments of the Earth have drawn on her lands have long since drawn the hostility of man. Who determines these walls that don’t exist, why should it matter?

Teen Talk 6-26

     In the early months of 2008, the groundwork for changing history is being laid. The presidential race for 2009 will be one that could change America forever. Now two people are in the running for president, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; a woman and a black man. Both of them being Democrats means that only one has the possibility to be president, but the mere fact that they could is mind-blowing. They’re winning states like crazy and people couldn’t love them more

Teen Talk 6-25

The things in the news these days bother me. No longer are people watching for alerts about the century’s first genocide, events that could lead to nuclear war, or assignations of political leaders.