If you have the opportunity, make a difference. Don't expect anything from it except that someone somewhere will benefit from it. Tomorrow is not promised so, today, leave a bit of goodness behind for the world to hold on to.
You don't have a responsibility to change the world like Barack Obama or Mother Teresa or JFK. But you do have to change it like (insert your name here). Bring your passion to the table every day. Live that passion out. Allow it to shine a light on the world.
"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
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
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
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
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