People spend their lives with a mental expectation of success. When that expectation isn’t met we automatically feel as though we’ve failed. Failure is like death it is something everyone has to experience but we all wish it were avoidable. …


They swore an oath, they take their orders. An in-depth look at chattel slavery’s influence on policing.

Introduction

If you type “police” in google news, the top articles are on limiting police access without a warrant. This matter has gotten the attention of the Supreme Court. In 2020 officers in plain clothes forced their way into the home of Breonna Taylor. Awakening her and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker…


For some reason one of the first things I learned to do was worry. Since childhood the “what ifs” kept me awake at night. It wasn’t until college that these scary moments were given a name, anxiety. …


An open letter to the citizens of Atlanta discussing the pain and frustration of Black America and the deadly inequalities.

May 29. 2020 Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

My fellow Atliens,

On May 25, 2020, the Minneapolis Police responded to a call at a local deli. The deli employee accused George Floyd, a Black American of using a counterfeit $20.00 bill to pay for his cigarettes. …


Like most post college millennial's eager to find their footing in the professional world, I found myself pinned to a job I hated. Determined for change I quit and started doing ride share until I could discover my next move.

As if living in the eclectic city of Atlanta wasn’t…


The good news is I did it, I successfully struggled through 6 months of a rigorous program learning a new skill and adding my own spunk to it. I laughed, cried, and fought thoughts of throwing my laptop out the window. Although it went by quickly, it felt like forever…


Adding new words to your vocabulary can be seen as an aspiring challenge and learning a new language can be even more frustrating. Many applications create a space for learning new words but make it hard to save words you come across but want to view later.

Defining the Problem


Introduction

Everyone loves traveling but doesn't always have the ability to make those trips happen. The application that I created is called S.I.C.C.U.D. an acronym for Savings In Cash and Coins to Uplifting Destinations. S.I.C.C.U.D. …


We all have friends that seem to play a certain role in our lives. We have the positive uplifting friend, the realistic yet slightly pessimistic friend, and so on. Unfortunately not all friendships are created equally, some have a give and take balance but most are treated as a transaction.


After weeks of going to class and learning more and more about the world of User Experience I felt the need to leap. Eager to get my hands on a live project yet nervous about appearing professionally confident enough to execute I decided to attend a meetup.

To be honest…

Charlie-Nicole

Janiessa Charlie-Nicole Norice is a freelance copywriter UX/UI designer and creative.

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