In The Mix

How often do you hear stories of black kids robbing stores? Or getting into trouble at school? Or participating in gang violence? For me, it's too often, especially when there are more instances of black kids succeeding and working hard and dreaming the impossible. This weekend, I got to see the often overlooked personified by … Continue reading In The Mix

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Guilty of Murder

One thing that kills me is when people print out EVERYTHING eight times. Mind you, I know that sometimes, it's easier to edit when something is printed. But 4 copies of a six page document printed out one-sided every time you update a draft is not only superfluous; it is irresponsible. The earth is dying. … Continue reading Guilty of Murder

Know What You’re Ready For

I know myself. I know where I am in life. I know what I want right now. And I know how much time I want to invest in my career. Right now, I don't want to invest 60+ hours a week in my job. So I wouldn't apply for a position that requires that, no … Continue reading Know What You’re Ready For

If You’re Serious About It

This past weekend, I was at the screening of Creative NC, a documentary about creative culture in North Carolina and one guy said something that was profound to me. He said that if not getting enough likes on your artwork can discourage you from being an artist, you're not going to make it. I find … Continue reading If You’re Serious About It

Character Over Everything

I don't care what you have or what social circles you frequent. The number of square feet in your home do not matter, nor do the businesses you own. Hitler owned Maybachs. Hillary knew Donald long before either of the two knew they'd run for president. Slave owners had some of the largest homes in … Continue reading Character Over Everything

Investing In Me

I couldn't do it all myself. I couldn't keep tossing pennies into a wishing well and hoping that some magical genie would appear with a stack of opportunities. I had to put my money where my mouth was and pay someone who had the resources I don't have to get me where I needed to … Continue reading Investing In Me

The Long Weekend

Just came off a long weekend. While I wanted to take it to travel, I stuck around. And you know what I realize? You can have an adventure in your own area, especially if you live near a major/mid-sized metropolitan area. So, what do I suggest you do with your day off? 1 - Go … Continue reading The Long Weekend