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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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BlacknessNews

Shootin’ in the gym

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 […]

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Life

Do you need a fresh start or to find the “real” you?

In March 2010, I moved to Washington D.C.. In my mind it was going to be a fresh start in a new “movers and shakers” city, which was closer to my long-time friends and family. In my last year in the ATL, I said frequently and with disdain, “I’ve outgrown this place!” Well, it seems […]

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relationships

Sometimes lack of communication is key

Communication is key. We have all heard it before, but what does that really mean? Nothing. The cliché is incomplete and somewhat dangerous. Effective communication is much more important than just communicating. People communicate angrily, annoyingly and without considering their audience all too often. When expressing ourselves, especially in public, we need to remember that […]

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Life

[Inside the mind of a struggling alumni] Layoff to payoff

I’ve been laid off due to the economy 3xs since I graduated. And applied to ever marketing firm, volunteered at every function, had informational interviews, gone back to CAU for speaking engagements-the whole 9

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