News Update: Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

R.I.P. Ahmaud Arbery.

It truly breaks my heart that race is still an issue that continues to separate us. After study Sociology throughout college, it really made me doubt whether it is something that the human race can completely eradicate from their lives. But quite frankly, I don’t think it is.. Might be me being cynical, but I can only wish that it is the conscious decisions (though minor but with drastic impact) on the individual level that can bring about great change so incident like this don’t happen. And though I am glad things have improved drastically since centuries ago, I also know that people are still hurting.

For those unfamiliar, Ahmaud Arbery was a 25 year old African American jogging on Holmes Road in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in South Georgia. He was later confronted by two white resident, a father & son, who go by the name Gregory & Travis McMichael. Gregory & Travis, who suspected that Arbery was the cause for neighbors break-ins. Both then initiated a physical altercation which then led to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, in which Travis was the alleged shooter in the incident.
While the case is still going current investigation, many claim it was a product of a federal hate crime. And I do not doubt it.

My only wish is that as we continue to push for affirmative action, the world will be a much safer place to live in.

Feel free to read more about the case here on CNN.

Playing For Change Non-Profit Organization: What’s Going On

Absolutely, love everything this organization represents.
I was first contacted by Playing for Change back in 2016 for an internship position.
However, due to the circumstances of that time, I was unable to move forward with the process. While I do somewhat hold regret, I know that maybe one day I can re-apply if it is meant to be.

Playing For Chance is a non profit organization based in Los Angeles that helps to create social change on a global scale through music. The organization offers educational opportunities to marginalized and under served youth, traveling the world to record/film musicians from different countries. You can check out their amazing work below. As someone with Batchelor’s in Sociology and who studied social change for years and who has such great passion for music, I am so fascinated and delighted by this organization. They have so much to offer, and I can not wait to be a part of this movement in the future.

Playing For Change Non-Profit Organization: What’s Going On

Check out their video “Playing For Change Non-Profit Organization: What’s Going On” in the link below. It’s definitely a joy to watch.