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. Continue reading
The Power of Obsession
It’s a simple trend. As social and entertainment media increases, attention span and message effectiveness decreases. Instagram and Pinterest are so popular because as the old cliche says, “a picture says a thousand words” — in seconds. Continue reading
Anyone who knows me personally has most likely listened to me rant about passion vs. pay. I struggled with the often competing ideas of Capitalism vs. Altruism. The inspirational video below is an exert from a speech named ‘Career Advice’ by Alan Watts. Watch and comment. Continue reading
Drake’s line in Rick Ross’s “Stay Schemin’” has sparked somewhat of a viral cultural phenomenon.
B!%@#, you wasn’t with me shootin’ in the gym.
For those of you who aren’t a fan of Drake or Ross, the line refers to Kobe Bryant losing $50 million in his divorce. But more importantly, the line alludes to those who envy but don’t understand or respect the process and sacrifice one makes to achieve greatness. Continue reading
In order to grow, you have to experience everything, but in moderation. -Compay Segundo
Imagine a world where everyone lived in moderation – No hording of wealth and resources from the 1%, and no such thing as the “working poor.” This utopia may never exist but by living moderately, we can achieve an utopian life.
The basic principle of living moderately is to live by two rules: Continue reading
Recently 80 Pro-life anti-abortion billboards have been leased aiming at the black community. The slogan “Black Children are an endangered species’ has attracted attention on both sides of the issue. Is this typical right wing scare tactics or is the conspiracy theory method of wiping out the “Black” race coming true? Is it an issue of a woman’s right to choose, an issue of religious preference, or is it the diabolical plot to kill an already wounded people? Continue reading
On paper, IKEA could hardly appear more virtuous: an eco-friendly company that gives all its money to a charitable trust. But President Ingvar Kamprad is actually a canny, media-manipulating, racist ex-Nazi who produces low-quality furniture from questionable materials, running a company whose profits are funneled through a collection of shady Dutch charities that let it dodge taxes while claiming to fund design projects that ultimately become part of the company’s research and development. Continue reading