RELATIONSHIP CURRENCY: WHAT DO YOU VALUE IN RELATIONSHIPS

“If cash is king, where do relationships stand?” Relationships throughout history have always taken on different forms as time progressed. But in today’s society there are so many meanings for what relationship currency stand for. How do you define what it means to have relationship currency? Now when I say relationships it can mean marriage or even a friendship. Currency can mean something of monetary value or it can mean something of mental/emotional value. I am here to ask whichRead more

BE AMERICAN; REALLY! WHY EXPRESSING ETHNIC PRIDE IS THE REAL AMERICA

“We are not everyone else, we are us.” In the United States, we always tell people to stop qualifying themselves by these different ethnic groups. But in my opinion, we are this country because of our ambiguous racial makeup. We say stuff like, “Drop that you’re from wherever crap, you’re American.” But just observe the history of America. We are strong as a country because we have the best of the different parts of the world. Name another country whereRead more

THE PATRIOT AGENDA: WHY PEOPLE REALLY ARE UPSET WITH KAEPERNICK

“Disrespecting the flag; there has to be more to the hate.” It has been nearly six months since the end of the 2016 NFL season and quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without a job. For those who are unaware of Colin Kaepernick, he is an NFL quarterback who last played for the San Francisco 49ers. Colin received adulation from many as he aided in rallying his team to the NFL Super Bowl back in 2013. Although they lost against theRead more

FAST FORWARD: WHY WE WANT TO SPEED UP TIME TO SUCCESS

“No one wants to wait, we just want to be there.” Success takes a lot of time; sometimes more time than we are willing to wait. Don’t you wish sometimes you could just fast forward your way through time. Well, at least until you’re in a more comfortable position in life. Yet, when we fast forward, there are other non-controllable things that can happen as well. Are we willing to deal with those as well? You may be successful, butRead more

MEMORANDUM: WHY WE SHOULD APPRECIATE OUR TROOPS

“Stand with them, not just for them.” Tomorrow is Memorial Day, which is the celebration for our men and women who wear the uniform of our armed forces. The men and women who perform a thankless job for protecting this country. Those who are called to war, not because we tell them to do so, but because they feel it is their core belief. And like I said before, a thankless job. Whenever a professional sports team win a championship, there isRead more

VISION BOARD: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN TIME

“It’s not guaranteed to work, but keeps you on track.” We all close our eyes and contemplate where we would like to see ourselves in the future. Now getting to that point is a lot harder than the vision. So what do we have to do, we have to create a vision board for where we would like to see ourselves in the future. Once again, writing down the visions is quite simple, but getting to the point where youRead more

A NATION IN PERIL: WHAT AMERICA MUST DO MOVING FORWARD

“When did we become a nation of fear?” Recently, there was a terrorist attack in an arena in the United Kingdom after an Ariana Grande concert. Nearly two dozen were killed and many more were injured. What this did was put the United States on high alert with regards to our arenas, stadiums, airports, etc. This, on top of an already nervous country scared as it pertains to the future of our nation. So what is it; how has AmericaRead more

NEW AGE ATTIRE: THE CRITICISM OF YOUNG BLACK MALE CLOTHING CHOICES

“When the culture is not your culture.” I have noticed that over the recent years, young Black males have come under attack from the Black community for the way we have decided to dress. Our attire has been a subject of debate because of the alleged feminine nature of the clothing. From the tight fit of the skinny jeans to wearing the clothing of another culture. As you may notice, there is a photo above of actor Samuel L. JacksonRead more

SOCIAL DOGMA: WHY DO WE DO GOOD

“We are endowed with good; wish I knew how it got there.” A homeless man asking for spare change, and we give our last to him. A car careens off the side of the road. A mother and child in the car, and someone sacrifice their own lives to save the two.  Natural disasters take place, and neighbors go from house to house to make sure people are alive despite their own homes in ruins. What makes us do it? WhatRead more

UNPAID POSITIONS: HOW WORKING FOR NOTHING CAN FORMULATE INTO SOMETHING

“Sometimes you have to set your sights low to aim high.” When you are young, you look at people who have all these things in life that you want. But you don’t know sometimes how to get to that point in life. One of the ways to get that point where you are enjoying the life you want, you must first crawl through dirt to get there. And more times than not, you must take low pay to no pay.Read more