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relationships

E=MC2 & Why I’m Still Not Married

Ever since I passed that age 30+ mark, my friends and family have incessantly asked, “So… why aren’t you married yet?” I keep replying, “Because I don’t want to be;” but for some reason, my answer doesn’t provide the social conformation that they seem to be seeking from me. Here’s my real answer. E=MC2

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Life

The New American Dream

Industrial Age vs Information Age Have you ever heard a parent tell their child, “You can do anything you put your mind to”? I never understood what it really meant, but I always appreciated the optimistic gesture. About three years, in the midst of my third career path, I finally understood the power in that […]

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Blackness

A Road to Racism paved with Good Intentions

THE DANGER IN HOW NON-PROFITS MARKET Have you ever noticed that the term “In The Black Community” is always preceded or followed by some crisis or deficit i.e. AIDS, poverty, or some ‘ism? Take a moment and type “in the black community” in Google and see what auto-populates.

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Life

Sympathy Fear

Everyone, who tries something outside of the accepted norm – like pursuing his dreams, loathes the possibility of disappointing his family by failing miserably and squandering the time, money and energy that has been sacrificed for his success. But what we loathe even more is the “you’re going to fail, so why even try” attitude […]

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Life

Buying Your Time Back

Every day, while sitting in my cubicle, my aspirations, dreams, “million dollar ideas and regrets flow through my mind. Some I write down, while others I forget almost instantly. But, all give me a haunting feeling that maybe I should be using this precious time on earth to do something epic. Like most American working […]

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Blackness

The Subtle Racism of Low Expectations

During one of the more memorable The Simpsons episodes, Bart Simpson is placed in a Special Ed class due to his continuous slacking on schoolwork. Being the bright yet defiant young man he was written to be, he sarcastically states, “So, I supposed to catch up to the rest of my class by going slower […]

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Blackness

The Pro-Black Middle Class

Recent racial injustices have given voice to a grossly underrepresented group. A cross sectional sub group of both the Black Community and the American Middle Class, the Pro-Black Middle Class might be the only hope for accountable leadership in the Black Community.

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Blackness

Fashionable Outrage

This post isn’t about Trayvon Martin or the suffering his family must endure due to the lack of congruence between the law and common sense. This isn’t about harassing the dissenting opinions of simpletons on Twitter or Facebook. This isn’t even about thousands of people protesting a verdict. This is about fashionable outrage

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Health

The Theory of Body Awareness

How We Get Fat Have you ever noticed getting fit takes concentrated effort while getting fat seems to happen while we sleep? When our mind is distracted with the day to day stresses of our life, we forget about our body’s functions, needs and potential. In short fat people think fat and fit people think […]

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Blackness

Black does not mean Poor

Do you know what Liberals, Republicans, non-profits, activists, Black people, White people, rappers and racists of all colors have in common? They use Black and poor interchangeably, especially when referring to “Blacks” receiving aid of any sort.

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