GENDER SWAP: HOW THE EXPECTATIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN CHANGES

“SHe-IM.” expectations As a man in society, I have always known from a young age that there are these expectations from us that are typically different than women. Funny because … Continue reading GENDER SWAP: HOW THE EXPECTATIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN CHANGES

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: HOW YOU CAN BE HATED FOR BEING MORE THAN YOU “SHOULD BE”

“Who are you to be where you are!” Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry gave a speech before a group of college graduates where he stated exceeding past the expectations of … Continue reading EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: HOW YOU CAN BE HATED FOR BEING MORE THAN YOU “SHOULD BE”

PERSONAL PERCEPTION: HOW YOUR PEERS SEE YOU VERSUS HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF

“You’re never who they think you are.” We all have this idea of how someone sees us in life. But how can you be for certain if people actually like … Continue reading PERSONAL PERCEPTION: HOW YOUR PEERS SEE YOU VERSUS HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF

REFLECTION: WHY SEEING SOMEONE SUCCEED WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU IS IMPORTANT

“They did it, so can I.” As an African American man, I was able to witness the election our nation’s first Black President of the United States. And what transpired … Continue reading REFLECTION: WHY SEEING SOMEONE SUCCEED WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU IS IMPORTANT

STOLEN AMBITION: WHAT IF THE WOMEN OF THE PAST COULD HAVE HAD THE OPTIONS OF TODAY

“What little they had made way for a lot today.” My mother was born in the year 1960, making her the last of the baby boom generation. This was the … Continue reading STOLEN AMBITION: WHAT IF THE WOMEN OF THE PAST COULD HAVE HAD THE OPTIONS OF TODAY

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

MONOGAMOUSLY LONELY: WHAT’S KEEPING YOU OUT OF A RELATIONSHIP

“We all have relationship fears.” How many of you reading this post are single? Now how many of you are reading this post who are single and afraid of commitment? … Continue reading MONOGAMOUSLY LONELY: WHAT’S KEEPING YOU OUT OF A RELATIONSHIP

BRING ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES, YEARNING TO BE FREE

“People died for rights to be and stay protected.” For the longest throughout American history we have always had people coming into this country from some place else. They arrive … Continue reading BRING ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES, YEARNING TO BE FREE

MANSPECTATIONS: WHAT BEING US IN SOCIETY REALLY MEANS

“Being us means a lot of work.” Be courteous, open car doors, pull out the chair, hold the umbrella when it’s raining. Basic expectations from women to men in society … Continue reading MANSPECTATIONS: WHAT BEING US IN SOCIETY REALLY MEANS

SUPERVISOR OR DICTATOR: DO YOU NEED TO BE A TOUGH EMPLOYER

“Who do you prefer to work for in life?” We have all worked for them, and can’t stand to be around them. They are supervisors on jobs who you live to … Continue reading SUPERVISOR OR DICTATOR: DO YOU NEED TO BE A TOUGH EMPLOYER

PERPENDICULAR WORLDS: GOING TO SCHOOL IN ONE ENVIRONMENT AND LIVING IN A DIFFERENT ONE

“Growing up in two worlds can he tough.” Growing up going to school in one environment, but living in another can be a positive and a negative experience. For me, … Continue reading PERPENDICULAR WORLDS: GOING TO SCHOOL IN ONE ENVIRONMENT AND LIVING IN A DIFFERENT ONE