Nine Killed in Chicago Weekend Violence

Wow and the gun violence continues in Chicago. Unfortunately it seems as though the shootings will not slow down anytime soon. Its hard to imagine a 16 year old boy losing his life on a street in America to a gun. There is nothing that anyone can say that will legitimize this. We all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So many are not even being granted the first honor. I do not have an answer on how to slow down the murder rate in Chicago or around the United States, but I do know that there are experts, criminologist, investigators, researchers law makers and policy makers whose jobs it is to focus on issues like these.

Unfortunately, gun control is not the only problem here. There are deeper issues. Some of these issues include, poverty, lack of employment and mental health services. We have to do a better job at showing society a larger picture of life. Giving better options and resources to solve there daily hurdles. Until changes are made we will continue to lose human lives over senseless violence.

Nine Killed in Chicago Weekend Violence

I Vow… (Written By AmbassadorNique)

For the past few months… maybe even years… I’ve been in search for ways to apply the knowledge that was placed upon me via a college education, my environment, and life experiences. With the economy only getting worst since my graduation the dream that myself and many of my peers bought into becomes less possible as each day passes. The dream that we would be able to take our diplomas into the real world and change it for the better, and not starve while trying to make this happen.

Over half of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. Wow… Post undergrad I expected to be greeted with open arms with options of where I could take my talents, however I was met with a student loan debt that I hadn’t begun to understand. Wishful thinking I suppose. A private loan from Wells Fargo that I still cannot afford, and a government loan. 

3 1/2 years later the struggle continues. After a day of listening to hiring managers from some of Seattle’s largest employer’s, it became clear that they to had no new answers for recent college graduates.

I never like to bring up a problem without doing my best to create some sort of solution. I’ve looked high and low for answers, hints and tips of how I can use the talent and knowledge that I work so damn hard to accumulate. After listening to so many people, their opinions, their stories, and points of views it is time I focus more of my energy and time on ways I can create an answer of my own. I must work harder, work smarter, work longer, and increase the level of passion. Fears must be faced, sacrifices must be made, and money must not be a main objective. I must do what I want, how I want too. I must surround myself with like minded individuals who too are dedicated to their passions. I must Invest in entrepreneurs, inspiration, and most importantly myself.

As the stop watch on life continues to get closer to its point of expiration what is important to me is legacy, knowledge, happiness, my message, truth, longevity, and equality. I cannot promise that it will always be pretty, but I will give my all… In a world where ugliness and perception is valued more than love and truth, if it is meant for me to go against the grain, than I must. It is my right to live life, with liberty, in pursuit of happiness…

-Ambassador