One Time For Mother Earth

"I'm happy Donald Trump became the president b/c we gotta destroy before we elevate." -- Rick Ross I don't often speak on my political views but I'm pretty sure you're able to figure out where I stand. Today, the president signed an executive order removing funding that was intended to be used to offset the … Continue reading One Time For Mother Earth

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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

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

Giving Back in the Right Places

At 6:15 AM yesterday, I walked out of my home an hour and a half before I usually do. Why? Because I had agreed to volunteer on the Bull City Breakfast for Scouting's committee. Why? Two reasons. First, there are children who need assistance paying for programs like this and I believe that the dollars raised … Continue reading Giving Back in the Right Places

A Big Game of Chess

I'm a chess player. Not great but I'm good. And, after this first full week of Donald Trump's presidency, I see that we, as American citizens who oppose this president's points of view, are playing chess. We must take actions that are not only decisive and intentional but also strategic. I tweeted it last night … Continue reading A Big Game of Chess

The King in You

Today, I write in honor of Rev. Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I ask us all to look introspectively for the King in us. Search for the love, not the hate. Look for the integrity before the opportunity. Believe in the good in your fellow human being as opposed to pointing out the … Continue reading The King in You

Leave a Legacy

In the autumn of 2003, I was asked to represent the Chapel Hill-Carborro City Schools district at a conference for high-performing minority students across the country. After my first conference, my presence was requested two more times, one conference being in Princeton, NJ and the other in Cambridge, MA. On my travels, I met some driven, … Continue reading Leave a Legacy