SYNERGY: HOW BRINGING TOGETHER TWO OR MORE GREATS IS BETTER THAN ONE

“Our wholes together can effect the world much better.” Do you relish in working alone on projects? I am one of those types of people who love to work alone. But now that I have ventured into the world of indie filmmaking, I can no longer work alone on projects. I know how to write, direct, and produce, but what about the acting? Better yet, what about the sound mixing, sound design, production design, makeup and hair, boom operating, lighting crew, andRead more

MARKETING ME: PUTTING YOURSELF INTO POSITION TO SUCCEED

“Knowing yourself will go a long way.” The year 2018 will be a pretty productive year for me because I am changing up a lot of my work so that I can put myself in a better position to grow my platform. Those platforms are my WordPress blog, Instagram, my podcast show, screenplays, one year research on my documentary, and buzz around my novel and book of short stories which could potentially be done by the end of 2018, earlyRead more

METRO-MERI-CONOMY: HOW THE U.S. MAJOR CITIES ARE SWALLOWING OUR ECONOMY

“The takeover is real.” Living in New York City, I feel a world away from where I grew up in the United States. My small Midwest city consisted of nearly 80,000 people and a county seat of close to 200,000. Now that I live in New York, the neighborhood where I live is massive in size with over 225,000 citizens. So you can live out your entire life and not meet one person in your community more than once. SoRead more

ACADEMIC LOST LOVE: WHY WE AREN’T EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN ENOUGH IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN AMERICA

“They’re failing and it’s our fault.” When observing the academic landscape of America, and the rest of the world, you can’t help but realize that the rest of the planet is passing us by. And I am using the word everybody when looking at countries that we have trumped over, over the years. Now with China as the number one economy on Earth, we now have more competition from other developing nations. We have the famed BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia,Read more

LEVEL TO LEVEL: HOW GOING FROM ONE SOCIOECONOMIC POSITION TO ANOTHER FORCES A NEW PERCEPTION

“Once you know better, you do better.” I come from a socioeconomic environment known as the working poor. And I have been in his space for my entire life. But in the recent years, I have been working to remove myself form this space of poverty. And what does that mean, it simply means changing your perception in how you see the world around you. Once that perception changes about the world, new opportunities open up to you. Now inRead more

VISIONARY: HOW YOU SEE LIFE SAYS A LOT ABOUT HOW FAR YOU MIGHT GO IN LIFE

“Do you see life as a whole, or part of a whole?” Since moving to New York City, I have consistently been motivated to become a working screenwriter/filmmaker and author. And how I see the world is why I feel ultimately I will succeed in my writing. So I view the world as a place that can only get better from where I was yesterday. So whatever I was doing last year is helping to set me up with whatRead more

THE NEXT GREAT MIGRATION: WHERE WILL THE BLACK COMMUNITY GO NEXT

“On the road again.” I was recently reading an article in the newspaper from the city I grew up in which stated that it is the 4th worst city for Black people in America. Now, the city to the north Milwaukee is ahead of ours. So that is two cities in the top five in proximity to my previous home. Today, I live in New York City, which seems like a world away from my small Midwest city in Wisconsin.Read more

SIDE GIGS: WHY MAKING ANOTHER INCOME IS CRUCIAL IN AMERICA TODAY

“Nothing wrong with F-U money.” In America today, working a conventional day job has become hard to come by in this ever changing society. So with that said, when working a job, you don’t know one moment to the next when you’re going to be on the chopping block. You could easily walk into your job and be told that we are downsizing. That’s when it hits you that you have no job, low bank account, and now your bills areRead more

SOCIETAL DECLINE: WHY ANGER IS REIGNING SUPREME

“The easiest emotion to have and the hardest to lose.” In America today, there is a new trend that is going around and that is the getting upset for the sake of being upset movement. I don’t think any one person started this trend, it’s just what has transpired over time. And a lot of it has to with our social media platforms. Never before have people been able to express themselves the way we’ve been able to do soRead more

INNER CITY GOLD: WHY INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY IS WORTH THE DOLLAR

“Making out or make it out of something.” Growing up in the inner city, you have these goals of what most would say, “Making it out the hood.” But have you ever stopped to think to make the hood out of something good? And why do so many of us as African Americans attain wealth and then flee these poor environments. Well, for starters, it has to do with how anyone else in America growing up with humble beginnings viewsRead more