Ra’s Village Is Still Needed

Hey Peeps, If you’re reading this blog post you’re one of the few people who are subscribed exclusively to rashaunjallen.com. I consider you all my first and oldest writing supporters. This blog has existed, evolved, and at sometimes stalled since 2015, but with 50 posts in its a site to behold. And guess what, I…

7 Generations – What Lies Within a Marriage Certificate

“Your battery is low,” popped up on my laptop’s screen a moment after I discovered the marriage certificate information of my Great-Grandparents – Japheth Trumpet and Irene DePeiza on Ancestry.com. I raced through the living room and kitchen looking for the power cord as I thought this could be the breakthrough I needed. My information…

7 Generations – The Bonds that Bind

I’ve been curious about my family tree for sometime. I don’t know when it started. It could have been when my aunt Grace told a story about re-connecting with our family in Saint Vincent. Maybe it was the silence that swept my maternal Granddad’s face when I asked him about his father. Maybe it was…

Statement of Awesomeness

You ever wonder what someone would say if there was no filter when applying for college? Well, read for yourself =) —– I am awesome. I’m often heard telling jokes in French, Spanish and Italian. Bonjour, Cómo estás? Non mi interessa. When I eat out, waitresses tip me. Private conversations with friends tend to become…