BLACK EXPECTATIONS: HOW LOW STANDARDS FOR BLACK MEN HAVE MADE ME PUSH BACK HARD

“You’re supposed to fail!” As a Black male in society, I have noticed something since I was a young boy. And that is that we are not only expected to fail, but almost encouraged to fail. And what it has done to me was turn me into an overachiever. Some might say, what is wrong with overachieving in society; well a lot. If you spend your time trying to be the best in your career pursuits, then where is theRead more

A LEAGUE OF OUR OWN: SHOULD BLACK ATHLETES CREATE THEIR OWN LEAGUES FOR SPORTS

“Taking a knee or taking your talents elsewhere?” There has been yet another knee taken in an NFL opener, this time by Houston Texans players after team owner Robert C. McNair made a statement regarding players in the NFL protesting before the game. He stated that, We can’t let the inmates rule the prison.” A comment that he later apologized for, but the damage had already been done. His players, in a move of defiance, staged a protest against himRead more

BLOGGING, VLOGGING, POSTING, AND MILESTONES: HOW TO INCREASE MY SOCIAL MEDIA AUDIENCE

“Building my platform day by day.”  Yesterday, I posted my 500th post for my WordPress account. And now my milestone stands at 500 posts; 7,748 views; and 1,893 visitors coming to the site. And that is just for my WordPress because I have had this account longer. As it pertains to my personal website on Square Space I have about 121 unique visitors, 193 visits, and 360 views; my new Medium account, I have 92 views, 65 reads, and 4Read more

DMV HORROR STORY: WHY I HATE CONDUCTING BUSINESS AS A MOTORIST

“Serving number what, SMH!” Yesterday, I went to the DMV to get a new identification card because my license has expired. And for those of you living under a rock, the DMV is the Department of Motor Vehicles. And if you’ve ever been there you know it can be a headache. From the moment you enter the building and see the people all packed in, you know it’s going to be a long day. For me at least, I walkedRead more

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF SUCCESS: WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP FIGHTING

“Don’t walk away when success is on the other side.” For the past 6.5 years I have been writing my screenplays, with the hopes of securing an agent. Now that I have more of a handle on my writing, I want to pursue an agent in the year 2018. But what I don’t want to do is quit when I am so close to doing what it is I want to do in life. I always remember the quote fromRead more

SWITCHING UP THE CONTRACT: WHY THE BEGINNING IS NEVER THE REAL DEAL

“Signed and sealed.” Ever get the feeling that you signed up for a relationship that is not winding-up like you thought it would pan out. You met this person one way and they switched up on you the moment the relationship started. When you first met them, whatever you loved about them changed. You feel like you’ve been robbed and cheated of something you were promised. It’s like someone buying you a gift for Christmas with beautiful wrapping paper, thenRead more

SOCIAL OVERSHARING: WHAT EXPRESSING YOUR FEELINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA SAYS ABOUT YOU

“What did you just post!” “My baby mama is taking me to court for child support.” “My boss is a douche bag.” “My boyfriend is cheating on me.” Do you ever get the feeling that people share way too much on social media. I have always wondered why people do it, until I looked a little bit deeper at the problem. And the reason why people share is much more sinister than you think. There is this personal relationship weRead more

THE GOD INSIDE OF YOU: WHAT IF GOD IS MORE YOU THAN YOU THINK

“I believe because he is I and I am him.” As a child growing up, I lived in a household where my mother practiced the Christian faith. She would always keep some reminder of her Christian faith around the house. Whether it was her Chicken Soup for the Soul books or a carpet/runner on the floor monogrammed which stated, “As for me and my house, we serve the Lord.” And growing up for me,that is all I knew in life.Read more

PLAYING GAMES ONLY YOU CAN LOSE: WHY WOMEN IN PLAYER WORLD GETS HURT IN THE END

“Two can’t play the game.” In the world of dating, both men and women tend to play games. But there is a catch when it comes to the world of playing games. And that is that only one person winds-up getting hurt. And usually it is the woman that gets hurt. Why is that; why is it that the woman is always getting hurt? Well, because the woman cannot win at the end of the day. Now if you’re aRead more

ONE BAD DAY AWAY: HOW LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IS BIGGER THAN JUST MONEY

“Pay check Friday, gone by Saturday, back broke by Monday.” For me growing up in a household with a working poor mother, it was tough watching her struggle. One sick day, one missed pay period, and we could have been one of those families in a homeless shelter. What do you do when you’re living a life that feels like all hope is gone? When you look forward to the end of the day before the beginning even starts. ThatRead more