Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend, Mentor and Author

  Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend, Mentor and Author I write because it is the connection to my humanity and consciousness. Sadly, what has challenge many is the lack of reading and the ability to intellectually make sense of the world around them. I challenge myself to think critically at all times, be a solution and not the problem and contribute to society in any way I can.   The

I am not taking it with me

I am not taking it with me   I was instructed early on not to put a picture of myself on the cover of my books. My good friend was correct when he gave me that instruction, because it was based on promotion and marketing. But, this last election has shown on the surface a lot has not changed. Underneath, there is still the problem of race, ethnicity, misogyny and

Christmas 2017 and beyond

Christmas 2017 and beyond   I am on a mission to give back to my community, achieve personal and professional goals. The only way I can do that within my capabilities is through You tube. This will be my platform to teach, mentor and direct the community from academic, professional and personal experiences. So, here we go! The Life Doctrines “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen,

Don’t give up stay on the mission

Don’t give up, stay on the mission We have often settled for less, rather than challenge self. But, most of all we have not learn how to say NO. We can longer counter; we must be on the offense. We must dictate and defend right from wrong period.  What separates a man from animal? Don’t give up stay on the mission. For me this question poses the paradoxes in a

Colin Kaepernick: The crossroads of America, 2016.

The crossroads 2016…… I understand Colin Kaepernick’s position completely. Do the right thing, stand or kneel for something, or continue to manifest the lie. We all know what the Lie and Truth is. Nike Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers Game Jersey Scarlet I have already told my wife what I want for Christmas.

Time for manifesting culture

Time for manifesting culture “African -American history you will discover pain, loss, strength, faith, violence, victimization, tears, joy, capture and freedom. However, within the power of these words are the actions of them all.  The black man must make conscious choices. This game is about mental, spiritual, financial, intellectual and physical fitness. In fact, the approach or goal should be high performance on all levels. But, it is not about

I do Smile sometimes

Cooning is a verb derived from the word coon. A coon was/is a person of African decent whose sole purpose was/is to entertain white people. These ‘coons’ started out as wearing black face, characterized by having big eyes and painting big red lips on their face. These people would tap dance, play instruments and sing. Modern day coons are blacks who play stereotypical roles and black entertainers that promote ignorance.

Syncopation and rhythm

I had a conversation with a old friend utilizing direct messaging. It was late and I was reading a book when the friend sent me a message. For some reason my concern for this friends well-being did not translate into concern. For what it is worth, I have a concern for the health and well-being of anyone I come in contact with, family, friends and strangers. Those who know me, know my

Smart on Arrival

Smart on Arrival What would be better? To give birth to a young African American boy knowing the challenges he will face or to not comprehend the dilemmas? As I ponder this thought I considered a thought the great Frederick Douglas stated in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: “I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing. It had

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