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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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

Moment of Clarity

I just read this great article from an online magazine I read regularly called PRSUIT about doing nothing and being ok with it. In this age of hustle and bustle, we are always so focused on do do do that we never sit down to just be in the moment and experience it. At the … Continue reading Moment of Clarity

Don’t Believe The Hype

Contrary to popular belief, everyone isn't an urban hipster. Everyone doesn't live in a loft, have a wild sex life, and drink lattes every morning. Everyone isn't a creative nor an entrepreneur nor a photographer nor a Crossfit enthusiast. Everyone doesn't dress like a model every day. Everyone doesn't do everything. Everyone doesn't do anything. … Continue reading Don’t Believe The Hype

Certain Things I Can’t Do Without

Most weekday mornings, I'm not able to function at 100% without prayer, a quick read, and either a cup of coffee and/or a nourishing breakfast (I'm partial to the coffee option but trying to replace it with more fruit). If I go into the office without even one of these three things, I'm going to … Continue reading Certain Things I Can’t Do Without

The Necessity of #InstagramStories

Yes, Instagram did take Snapchat's idea. I posted about it on Friday. That's old news. And, really, it's none of our business. Sure, it sucks for Snapchat but how can you, as a business/brand, leverage this to your benefit? I'll tell you, my personal Instagram is going to be pretty story-less. I dig Snapchat because I … Continue reading The Necessity of #InstagramStories

Find a Great Barber/Hairstylist

I'm so fortunate.  Since college, I've had some awesome barbers.  But, with each relocation, it takes me getting through the not so awesome ones to get to the ones I need. Over the past decade, I've made four moves within North Carolina: Durham > Greensboro > Charlotte > Durham.  Growing up, I went to the … Continue reading Find a Great Barber/Hairstylist