Johnny James Andrade

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I Run Toward the Darkness

I run toward obscurity for it is there I hide,<p>I flee the light which may set me free,<p>I run toward the shelter where I may entomb my pride,<p>I escape …

Memories Fade

One day my mind may sharpen, and shear the deceptive pictures there<p>Clarity can then reign supreme, and allow me to puzzle all the pieces square<p>I pray …

Prejudicial Thinking

Prejudicial Thinking<p>Updated on April 20, 2017<p>Prejudice is a cognitive predisposition that allows society to preserve a social or economic inequality, …

Choosing An American President: The Process and Procedure

Choosing An American President: The Process and Procedure<p>Updated on July 18, 2016<p>Every four years we Americans come together for one important …

Should Everyone Including Felons Have The Right To Vote?

<b>Founding Father's Opinion on Voting:</b> When the founding father drafted the Constitution they did not believe that the average citizen had the …

Democratic Superdelegates : Should Democrats make use of Superdelegates during the Presidential Nomination Process?

Democratic Superdelegates : Should Democrats make use of Superdelegates during the Presidential Nomination Process?<p>Updated on July 18, 2016<p>Every four …

Contradictions in Love

Contradictions in Love<p>Updated on August 12, 2016<p>Seeing her illuminating presence, brought clarity to my life,<p>while her intoxicating aroma, brought …

Faith - Immigrants New Home

A desired life filled with more crests than troughs fills his mind,<p>As the undulating vessel moves to the rhythm of its aquatic mate,<p>The craft …

Final Curtain of Friendship (Take a Bow)

Final Curtain of Friendship (Take a Bow)<p>Updated on July 14, 2016<p>I wish to attain the wisdom to know how to find peace in my life,<p>To let go of all …

Grand Nubian (Rap Style Poem)

She was,<p><b>N</b>ubile, Numinous, Nurturant, Nut Brown<p><b>U</b>pbeat, Upright, girl from the Uptown,<p><b>B</b>randishing brains the brought beliefs that were …

How to Start Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals

Literary journals are wonderful magazines that focus on publishing creative writing. Some are digital. Others are print. Some only publish literary …

Creative Writing

My Heart is an Unruly Girl: Mandakranta Sen's feminist poems are clippings of womanhood - Firstpost

Before I’m seen as a gallivant switching my trade for pleasure here by trying to do something that in essence, perhaps, is undoable – review poetry – …

Feminism

17 Books, Poems, and Songs for Black Healing

It was 1:22 AM on July 8, and I had been dragged out to a Lower East Side dive bar by my colleagues on our last night in New York. Going out felt wrong. Two black men had been needlessly killed by police. Again. Now cops were being slaughtered in our name. It was hard to find something worth …

Wordplay in Twentieth-Century Prints | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Writing and its various forms have traditionally interested a wide variety of artists from numerous cultures and periods. Focusing on a selection of …

Art

Swapping Out A Car Battery

Swapping Out A Car Battery<p>Updated on July 15, 2016<p>Battery Terminal Cables<p>If you find that your car won’t start it is possible that your car battery …

Oil Changes - The Whys and Hows

Oil Changes - The Whys and Hows<p>Updated on July 15, 2016<p><b>Why should I change the motor oil in my car?</b> Periodically changing the oil in one’s car is …

Recharging A Car's Air Conditioning Unit

<b>Steps to Recharge Your Air-Conditioning Unit:</b><p><b>Step 1:</b> You will need to turn your vehicle on and turn on your A/C to its maximum cool setting.<p><b>Step 2:</b> …

Tax Deductions for Contributions to a Traditional IRA

Tax Deductions for Contributions to a Traditional IRA<p>Updated on July 14, 2016<p>Contributions to a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) …

Student Loan Interest Deduction Information

Student Loan Interest Deduction Information<p>Updated on July 14, 2016<p>This article will discuss the various rules a taxpayer must follow in order to …

Gambling Loss Deductions

Gambling Loss Deductions<p>Updated on July 14, 2016<p><b>Rules for Deducting Gambling Losses:</b> Many people wonder why gambling losses rarely result in any …

Mortgage Interest Deductions

Mortgage Interest Deductions<p>Updated on July 14, 2016<p><b>Mortgage Interest Deduction Rules</b><p>This article will discuss the “personal” home-mortgage interest …

Roth IRA Contributions

Roth IRA Contributions<p>Updated on July 18, 2016<p><b>Who can contribute to a ROTH IRA:</b> A taxpayer may contribute to a ROTH IRA if they have taxable …

More than 8 million phone calls from taxpayers to the IRS went unanswered amid budget cuts

For those who weren't disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. Many of those people had to wait on hold for more than 30 minutes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday.<p>A new staff report by Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee says the IRS diverted …

Barack Obama

How a Law is Made

How a Law is Made<p>Updated on July 18, 2016<p>This article will "briefly" discuss the process of how a bill becomes a law. This article will not discuss …

People think Russia leaked the DNC emails to deliberately meddle in the US election

Their charges are extraordinary: that the Russian government is deliberately meddling in US domestic politics, attempting to influence a presidential election in favor of Republican nominee Donald Trump.<p>Clinton's campaign has accused Russia of being behind the leak of emails, which were published …

Government

NATE SILVER: Donald Trump would most likely win the election if it were held today

That's what renowned statistician Nate Silver projected on Monday for his data journalism outlet FiveThirtyEight.<p>In his "Now-cast" election model for who would win if ballots were cast Monday, Silver gave the Republican nominee a 57.5% chance of winning the presidency.<p>Presumptive Democratic nominee …

Government

Meet Jill Stein, the Woman Determined to Take on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in November

<i>As Hillary Clinton rolls forward into the general election, one big question remains, will diehard Bernie Sanders supporters roll forward with her, stay home, or find another alternative? Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is hoping to be that alternative. Stein is a physician turned</i> …

Middle-class

Hillary doesn’t get it: She doesn’t need to move toward the middle — she needs to move toward the anti-establishment

The biggest divide in American politics is now between the anti-establishment and the establishment<p><i>This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog.</i><p>Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the …

Middle-class

Clinton's turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Hillary Clinton's turn.<p>The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic …

Government