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It’s 2020 and nearly everyone is a freelancer. This could be a freelance writer, videographer, cement worker, the list goes on and on. COVID-19 has changed how a lot of working people make ends meet. Millions of people are unemployed and in an effort to utilize their skills on a somewhat part-time basis, they’ve taken to freelancing.

If you’ve taken on being a freelance writer, you’ve found that jobs pay next to nothing for hours of work. Some writers have made a living off of freelancing jobs but they are few and far between. Everyone talks about how easy it was to get started. They got one job and that job turned into three. Those three turned into 30 hours a week of writing and they’re making over six figures each year. …


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We are four years into Donald Trump’s presidency and it appears we won’t be blessed with another four. With the election still undecided, Americans are watching anxiously to see what’s happening, which states are still tabulating results, and who the president will sue next.

For the past four years, we’ve been fed lies, told that the inaccuracies are just alternative facts, instructed to not believe any mainstream media, and that we should reference Twitter to get our facts. Facts only the president knows.

No other time in American history have we seen such propaganda sweep across the nation, and unfortunately, half of Americans still can’t see the truth. With a campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again”, that would mean Americans come together for the betterment of the country. Not to divide people and tell lies for personal gain. …


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America was founded on five basic principles. Freedom of liberty, speech, religion, due process of law, and assembly. Nearly 300 years after these principles were set in place, why is it that we’re struggling to keep these principles alive?

We’re always told that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. So why is it that we’ve been cooped up in our homes for the past several months and people are afraid to speak out? One of the main reasons is because we have a two-party system.

Citizenship is the common thread that connects all Americans. We are a nation bound not by race or religion, but by the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality.” …


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Whether you love it or hate it, the UFC has perfected the product offering. When fights are announced, they’re done so in a manner that excites diehard fans, casual fans, and can attract people who don’t know a thing about fighting.

Founded in 1993, the UFC struggled to get off the ground and create a profitable product. After eight years of flirting with bankruptcy and a lack of growth, the UFC brand was purchased for $2 million by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. Once the brand was purchased, the Fertitta brothers installed longtime friend Dana White as president. …


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It doesn’t happen often, but our cell phones let us down. Screens crack, updates don’t work, and charges don’t last. We put so much reliability into our phones that when they let us down, we end up panicking and not knowing what to do.

Several months ago my phone decided to stop working. I did an update on my iPhone 7 and a few days after, my phone seemed to no longer receive a cell signal. I could use it on WiFi but if I was off of it, it was essentially a useless block.

This happened the night before a holiday and the Apple store wasn’t open the following day. I was stuck without a phone for at least 24 hours. …


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We’re in October and in many parts of the country, we’re still in quarantine due to state mandates. In New York, we have been home since March…eight months ago, and things still haven’t changed. Information from the top down is still muddled and murky, facts are still distorted, statistics can’t be trusted, and we were just told today by the president to not be afraid of COVID.

The Beginning

When COVID first showed up in the United States, we were told that things would never get bad and that it would go away quickly. For many Americans, I think that was the hope. It would be similar to the flu and go away relatively quickly. We were told that lie over, and over, and over, and over. Now, after eight months of COVID being in the United States, there are over 208,000 deaths. For those who say it’s no worse than the flu, the common flu kills between 12,000 and 60,000 Americans each year. …


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Over the past several years, Black Lives Matter has come to the forefront of roundtable discussions. The conversation is long overdue, but the bigger issue is why now? After decades of racism in America and around the world, why is it now that so many people want to push black lives matter?

The best answer to that question is why not? Why shouldn’t black lives matter? Black people in America have been oppressed, pushed to the wayside, neglected, and mistreated for too long and enough is enough.

Don’t Take Things Out of Context

Now I am a white man and I have never and will never know or understand what black people experience. I would be nearly 100% certain that every white person I know can say the same. …


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In the past week, a five-year-old boy was murdered in Wilson, North Carolina. Any time there is a murder, people are justifiably upset and your heart goes out to them. This is especially true when the victim is a child.

Cannon was riding his bike outside of his house when a man, Darius Sessoms, shot and killed him in front of his siblings. The crime does not appear to have any motive at this time.

The tragic event has garnered national and international attention and donations are being made to the family to help them pay for the funeral and support the family in their time of need. …


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The murder of a man in America has sparked protests nationwide that have taken place for the past three months. George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020.

The incident was recorded and posted online for the world to see. The video proves that after hundreds of years, people are still fighting for what everyone deserves, the opportunity to be treated equally.

Something So Basic

Each and every day we have a basic instinct to interact with those around us. Whether it’s an interaction such as a “good morning” to a loved one or a “hello” to a passerby, every interaction should be met with the same charisma, generosity, and politeness regardless of race, gender, creed, or religion. …


An Open Letter to a Trump Supporter

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Dear friend, family member, acquaintance,

I am writing this letter to you to not start a fight or be rude. I am writing this letter to start a conversation about how and why you support Donald Trump.

Now before I ask a few questions, I want to be clear. I am not in politics. I have never been in politics and when it comes to understanding them, I am still ignorant in that realm.

My first and most important question is why do you support Donald Trump? I ask this in the simplest of terms possible. What is it about him that you like? Is it that you think he looks professional? That he acts like a professional? …

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