MEN AINT ISH: UNDERSTAND HOW THIS STATEMENT REFLECTS ON YOU.

“Know what you’re saying when you say it.” “These men today ain’t worth nothing.” This is the statement made by so many women in today’s society. They walk about society with the feeling that so many men in our country have lost a sense of chivalry. That being a gentleman has been replaced with the idea that having more women is better than one. Well, what is it; is there something to what is being said about us as men?Read more

DEJA VU: WHERE DOES IT REALLY COME FROM

“Ever think to ask how we get this feeling?” “I’ve been here before.” “This place seems familiar.” “I know this place form somewhere.” We have all had a stricken case of Déjà vu when coming in contact with someone or people in a certain place at a certain given time. The feeling of recognizing a specific place that you yourself have never been before but you know it is an ominous occurrence. But the real question is why are we strickenRead more

THE MEETING: BLACK PUBLIC FIGURES AND CRITICISM FOR MEETING TRUMP

“We don’t want to meet, but we have to do something.” As president elect, Donald J. Trump enters the White House, he is still being met with criticism. But now he’s recently encountered something else. Why, well it’s due to the recent statement he made against civil rights leader John Lewis. Lewis, an activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement, has been, yet another individual who has made a push against Donald Trump.Read more

DREAMS: BELIEVING IN YOURSELF IS HARD

“Ever think big, but can’t find your way?” The phrase seeing is believing is such a real statement. But seeing is not enough, you have to be willing to execute on your plans. And this is where most people get stuck in their pursuit of their dreams. They have all these visions, but are either not quite ready or don’t fully believe. Why is that; why is believing in yourself so hard for so many people? Well, there are aRead more

BREAKING AWAY: THE FEELING OF LEAVING SMALL TOWN AMERICA

“Why broadening your horizons could help you grow?” Coming from a small town, I moved to New York City back in the 2011. The city was in Wisconsin with a population of 78,000. Very few people take it among themselves to leave their surroundings. But as for me, I wanted more: to see more, experience more, strive for more. The comfort in living in small town USA can be almost like a crutch for a lot of people. The daunting task ofRead more

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: BLACK MALES AND OUR DISDAIN FOR HOSPITALS

“Why we run from the doctor, even though we need it.” Ever since the days when Black men were used as guinea pigs for medical experiments, we still have a problem visiting a physician. The most well known experiment conducted on Back men was the syphilis study, where we were used to see the effects of the transmitted disease. There has always been this engrained fear for us as Black men to go to the doctor’s office. Even if it’sRead more

TICK TOK: WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE

“Ever sleep and wake up feeling like life is passing by too fast?” September 20, 1987 is the year and date I was born. In just this small amount of time, so much has happened in my personal life and private life. A life spanning 30 years, is short compared to the overall average life expectancy. But in such a short period of time things can take place which can make or break you. Yet I’m not talking about timeRead more

PETRIFIED: HOW FEAR CAN LEAD TO URGENCY IN LIFE

“Do you value your time on this earth?” Ever hear the term time is of essence? That’s because the most valuable commodity in life is time. Money comes and goes, but you only have one shot at life. And for most people there is fear that lies in only having one life. But having fear is not all bad. Sometimes fear gives people more of an incentive to spend their time on Earth being more productive. When you realize thatRead more

HUMANOID: THE MORALE OF INTRODUCING US INTO MACHINES

“What’s good now may not be later.” For decades people have theorized what the future could potentially look like with robots incorporated into our society. And when I say robotics, I’m talking machinery for production of goods. I’m talking about putting human qualities into robots. Giving them human thoughts and feelings that make them react like us. It sounds interesting if you’re a tech type of person. But are there any drawbacks to having robots perform with human like abilities?Read more

DEARLY DEPARTED: OBAMA LAST SPEECH

“Where do we go from here?” Last night, President Barack Obama gave his last speech to address the nation. He will leaving the White House after eight years as our Commander in Chief. From a stage in the city of Chicago, where he gave his speech coming into the White House, Obama gave his farewell. Thanking everyone from his Vice President to other cabinet members. From his wife to his two daughters. Now that he is exiting the White House, thereRead more