August 1619 – America’s First Sin

Written by Jannah Bolds
Editor-In-Chief, The Bold Opinion

Late August 2019 marks the 400th year anniversary of the introduction of African flesh via the African slave trade here in America. 

Honestly, 400 years was not that long ago. Certainly much longer than the fight for civil rights 56 years ago today, and also preceding the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation only 100 years before that. So, it’s definitely safe to say we are still feeling the effects of those dark times in 2019. Some may not agree, but I would challenge them to look deeper than themselves in contrast with 20th century modernisms. Pardon my digressions, this is a topic for another day! Continue reading August 1619 – America’s First Sin


Seven Days Sober

Written by Jannah Bolds

Sobriety – The quality of being staid or solemn 
(synonyms: self- strictness, puritanism, gravity, self-restraint)

Sobriety is a word the younger generation takes lightly, certainly for me too. We live for the moment and heightened emotions, though, dismissing short and long term consequences of abnormal blood alcohol levels. At least for now, this is me too. That is, until one day an alarm sounded and I soon realized I might be traveling down the wrong path.

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