in the details: you

There are times when we are not ready to receive information that you are given. For years, people say the same thing repeatedly and we are just not trying to hear it. Until one day, it all makes sense. That definitely happened to me last week. I went to visit my homeboy in the hospital.... Continue Reading →

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qotw: MLK’s patience

“For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’...There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience.” The above quote comes from his Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s... Continue Reading →

poll: will you still shop at H&M?

I rolled my eyes when I saw the tweet of the H&M ad. I was annoyed, but I wasn't surprised. Placing a beautiful Black boy in a sweatshirt labeled "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" is disrespectful and offensive--but you knew that. Why didn't they? Did they know better and just didn't care? How could the... Continue Reading →

What are you holding?

When discussing things that trigger us, we hold things for different reasons… A while ago I was in a group discussion and we ended up talking about white privilege. A man who identified as biracial said a lot of things and used Marxism as his crux. One of the things that he said was blacks... Continue Reading →

Can’t Knock the Hustle

The main reason this site exists stems from BET's "Food for Thought" interview with Jay-Z in 2009. In the interview, Jay-Z talked about creating your own lane. The way things were going, I had to switch up and start clearing a path for this lane, but with what and how? During the interview he also... Continue Reading →

Patties and Philanthropy

Lowell Howard did it. He came to the United States, and pursued the "American Dream" and made it a reality. As the CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Howard headed the largest Caribbean franchise chain in the US, with more than 120 stores. He didn't stop there, he gave back to the community... Continue Reading →

my tattoo

Last Friday I had a meet-up with a cohort of undergraduates for an academic program. In the meet-up we talked about personal and professional goals, priorities, problems and a little bit about politics. The purpose of the meet-up was to create community through face-to-face dialogue. We found out that we have a lot in common.... Continue Reading →

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