us-china policy
Posted on: January 26, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

The Future of U.S.-China Balance of Power in a Global Economy (Policy Paper)

As United States international hegemony wanes, China is looking to fill the void through economic policy. Increased foreign direct investment in Africa and the Middle East, dominating the international trade landscape, and infiltrating foreign markets through international infrastructure projects have all contributed to China’s gradual growth in political and economic dominance. Now, with the proposition and celebration of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative that will essentially use modern technology…

clean water global
Posted on: January 26, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

How to Provide the World With Clean Water

Government regulation of the water supply has proven to be detrimental not only to the water industry and wealth of nations but also the poor and most vulnerable citizens of humanity. Policies such as agriculture subsidies with restrictive regulations and price controls decrease the overall wealth of a nation, make water scarcer, and discourage companies from starting new projects and developing innovative technologies. Appropriate policies that can provide actionable and…

puzzle piece
Posted on: October 28, 2018 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Understand God’s Purpose For The People In Your Life

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Have you ever wondered why someone hurt you? Why someone is no…

Posted on: June 5, 2018 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Surrender

  Tonight’s. The night. That I. Surrender. To love. So raw. So real. So tender. I ran. I hid. I cried. Forever. My heart. She needs. Your love. Defend her.   A shell. So hard. The meat. So tender. The crab. She crawls. The bowels. And embers. Consumed. By fire. Now she. May never. See life. The same. She’s changed. Forever.   My heart. Puree. My mind. A blender. My…

work-a-holic
Posted on: June 5, 2018 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

The Work-a-Holic

I work. I work a lot. I work to escape.   Sleepless nights. Endless fights. My mind is a maze.   I work. I work a lot. I work to avoid.   The pain. The pleasure. The feeling of this void.   I work. I work a lot. My passion is my escape.   From feeling. From healing. From calling out his name.   I work. I work a lot.…

Posted on: January 2, 2018 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Are We Ready for What We Want?

Ideologues on the left and the right are clamoring for a society that caters entirely to their ideals in one way or another. On the left, there is the air of altruism, which advocates for centralized government and consolidated political and economic power in order to ensure that everyone is cared for. On the right, there is a push for individual sovereignty and equal opportunity for everyone to pull themselves…

sustainable development
Posted on: September 5, 2017 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

A Biblical Defense of Sustainable Development

Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22, and Matthew 19:21 cite Jesus’s command to a ruler seeking the Kingdom of God, requiring the wealthy man to sell everything he owned and give it to the poor. The benevolent ruler would then be rewarded with riches in heaven, and after executing this act, he would then be welcomed into Jesus’s inner circle. But what does this scripture truly mean? Does Jesus actually intend for…

Posted on: August 12, 2017 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

What Charlottesville and Google Teach Us About the White Nationalist v. Anti-Fascist Paradigm

The events that took place at the White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA illustrated the reality of how sick America is in its current Right-Left paradigm that pits White Nationalists (Conservative extremists) against Anti-Fascists (Liberal extremists). What was originally a peaceful demonstration of White Unity, White Pride, and White Nationalism became a raucous event with clashes between supporters of opposing ideologies and cars crashing into groups of people, causing death…

Posted on: August 5, 2017 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

The Elitist Illusion

  In 2010 Kanye West spoke these wise words, “No one man should have all that power.” From time immemorial, individual men or small groups of elitists have sought out total and complete control over mankind, whether in their local provinces or on a global scale. Several tools and strategies have been used including fear, religion, policy making, virtually all forms of government, slavery, economic disparity, mass mind control, terrorism,…

Posted on: July 27, 2017 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Death of an Illusion

Over the last 11 years, I have indulged myself in the whims of conspiracy theorists, religious fanatics, New Age spiritualists, dark art occultists, and more. The spiritual journey that this philosophical, experiential, and intellectual journey took me upon was one of imagination and the creation of my own reality. For years, in efforts to elevate myself to a status of significance to compensate for my own insecurities, I told myself…