Month: December 2016

BLACKOUT: NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS FOR ANYTHING BLACK

“Why are all bad things synonymous with the color Black?” From Black cats to outer space. Anything that is attached to the color Black is connected to negativity. Where did all of this come from? Who decided that this would be the definition for…

2017: WHAT’S TO COME OF THIS NEW YEAR

“What is your plans for the next 12 months? We all look forward to the New Year. It gives us chance to reflect on the year. But more so, we make resolutions that we work to keep for the upcoming year. For me, I…

GUILTY PLEASURES

“What’s yours?” Soft batch of cookies are my guilty pleasure. I love having myself a delicious cookie that melts in your mouth. And when I say soft, I mean breaking in your hand soft. Some people like the hard brittle ones. But not myself….

GHOST OF LIFE’S PAST: WHEN CONFRONTED WITH YOUR PRIOR PERSONAL SITUATIONS

“Do you wish you could take something back  from a past situation?” Have you ever experienced an event or relationship in your past that you wish you could correct? A situation that has haunted you that you might have forgotten, but would like to find out…

CRASH AND BURN: WHY SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE TO SEE THE TRAIN WRECK

“Why do they build you up just to see you fall down?” Growing up, you come from nothing and work your ass off. Eventually you become a success. People flock to you because they know where you came from in life. Everyone loves a…

WAKING UP GOING TO SLEEP: TOMORROW REALLY IS PROMISED, SO PLAN

“Live everyday not like it’s your last, but like there is a tomorrow.” Have any of you ever heard of the phrase, “Don’t put off tomorrow what can be accomplished today.” Very important phrase, but far too often we live by the phrase, “Live…

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: WATCH THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

“Is it true that you are what you associate yourself with.” “Watch the company and the crowd you bring.” If you’ve never heard this before, I’m sure you’ve heard of this one. “Birds of a feather flock together.” These are a couple of the…

PERSONAL PLANETS: KNOWING HOW OUR BODIES RELATE TO THE WORLD

“Knowing your body is like knowing the world around you.” My reason for the above topic comes from the fact that I have been sick for the past couple of weeks. Knowing that I am generally a healthy person, I go what’s wrong. I…

LOST GENERATION (QUOTE)

“Where would we be if red and blue flags represented community organizations.” “The Bloods and Crips would probably be on par with the our top Black national action organizations.” “You’re talking one of the youngest and one of the most powerful organizations globally.” “An…

LONESOME: YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE ALONE

“You don’t have to live alone nor die alone.” Have you ever felt alone in the world? Have you ever felt like you don’t a friend or even sometimes family you can depend on? Do you have to live like this? Will there ever…

S*** OR GET OFF THE POT: WHY WOMEN WANT MARRIAGE

“Why are women so hard up about getting married?” “We’ve been together for quite some time now.” “Where is this relationship going?” Guys who have been in relationships know this language all too well. But what is it? What is it about women who…

HUMAN DINOSAURS: WHY AMERICANS CAN’T FIND WORK

“Where’s the work?” Manufacturing in the United States of America has been the backbone of our country for over 100 years. Michigan for example, was king with multiple cities booming because of the manufacturing of vehicles. But in the recent years , there is…