HARNESSING POTENTIAL: HOW TO UTILIZE THE MINDS OF POOR COMMUNITIES

“A dream deferred.” the ghetto America’s inner cities have long been known for crime and poverty. But they were not always like that in this country. At one point in … Continue reading HARNESSING POTENTIAL: HOW TO UTILIZE THE MINDS OF POOR COMMUNITIES

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY: IS IT TIME TO REMOVE THEM FROM THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

“Should they stay or should they go?” the PJ’s During the 1960’s, the housing act was enacted, and the mass development of public housing projects were built throughout the country. … Continue reading THE HOUSING AUTHORITY: IS IT TIME TO REMOVE THEM FROM THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

BROKE MAN’S MENTALITY: WHY PEOPLE COMING FROM POOR COMMUNITIES STAY POOR

“How do you know, if you don’t know?” urban economics When you look at the landscape of the United States and the way the economics is broken down, you can’t … Continue reading BROKE MAN’S MENTALITY: WHY PEOPLE COMING FROM POOR COMMUNITIES STAY POOR

UTILIZING LAND: PAYING UNUSED LAND OWNERS IN POOR COUNTRIES TO GROW CROP

“We feed more for less, and build a nation in the process.” The Working Poor We are living in a modern civilization, yet we still have so many nations around … Continue reading UTILIZING LAND: PAYING UNUSED LAND OWNERS IN POOR COUNTRIES TO GROW CROP

FIGHTING THE WRONG FIGHT: DO WE AS BLACK PEOPLE PROTEST THE WRONG EFFORTS

“What should we really stand up for?” Since the NFL players have stood together in solidarity over not only police brutality, but President Trumps choice of words, it has me … Continue reading FIGHTING THE WRONG FIGHT: DO WE AS BLACK PEOPLE PROTEST THE WRONG EFFORTS

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

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

THE KNOW: HOW POVERTY IS MORE OF A MIND FRAME THAN MONEY

“Getting out, does not guarantee you’ll stay out.” As a young man, I grew up under the poverty level here in the United States. Now, if you would have told … Continue reading THE KNOW: HOW POVERTY IS MORE OF A MIND FRAME THAN MONEY

GENTRIFICATION: WHAT’S TO HAPPEN OF THOSE MOVING OUT

“Where do the new residents go?” As a New York City resident, I have been seeing the moves made by those in real estate to gentrify properties throughout the city. … Continue reading GENTRIFICATION: WHAT’S TO HAPPEN OF THOSE MOVING OUT

LOW INCOME OPTIONS: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR KIDS TO EAT IN SCHOOL

“If we don’t feed them who will.” Growing up in school I remember having lunch provided to me because it was based on the income my mother made. Some days … Continue reading LOW INCOME OPTIONS: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR KIDS TO EAT IN SCHOOL

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

GENERATION FRUSTRATION: WHY WE AS A YOUNG BLACK DEMOGRAPHIC CARRY SUCH ANGER

“Where does it all come from?” Ever see the crime rate in the inner cities throughout the country? You ever wonder where so much of this rage comes from? The … Continue reading GENERATION FRUSTRATION: WHY WE AS A YOUNG BLACK DEMOGRAPHIC CARRY SUCH ANGER