Reader’s Choice: Faith is Surrender

Today’s post is dedicated to my pledge daughter Faby, who is all around amazing and is going into finals right now! Send her blessings and positive vibes to her on Twitter @iFabylous  Continue reading “Reader’s Choice: Faith is Surrender”

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Not So Different

Almost as a continuation of my thoughts yesterday, I had a conversation that expanded my world more. Keeping up with my weekly fasting, I fasted Monday and rested mentally. I didn’t feel like cooking to break my fast, so I went to a new Greek restaurant on Franklin St. called Grk Yeero. Spontaneously, I started up a conversation with the guy at the counter and it changed me.

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Small Things Change Minds

After last week and reflecting on Male Privilege, I have really started to examine myself in many ways. Which biases do I still need to work on and how do I process these lessons in a more holistic way? My moral has been that you must be uncomfortable to grow, so I must place myself in those environments to grow.

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Ultimate Sacrifices & Love (Happy Memorial Day)

As I’ve been reading through the New Testament, I’ve had to reflect on the idea of willingly leaving everything behind to do the Lord’s Will. Whether it is to unknown success or an undertaking of great pain, how dedicated are you to a life like Christ? Continue reading “Ultimate Sacrifices & Love (Happy Memorial Day)”

The Weekend Recap #7

Welcome to the second Weekend Recap. This is for all of you that have been too busy over the week and want to get a couple moments to catch up!

NUMBER SEVEN!!! The Weekend Recap has returned so quickly. This is for all of you that have been too busy over the week and want to get a couple of moments to catch up!

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Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)

St. Louis has been relatively quiet in hip-hop since Nelly no longer ruled the airways. The last time I can consciously remember enjoying a Nelly song was Over and Over in 2004. Since then, he has released three new albums with the last one in 2013. Now, the interwebs are abuzz with a guy named Smino.

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Streaming’s Effect on Music Pt. 1

Being from Hitsville. USA (Detroit, Michigan) aka the birthplace of the Motown Sound. I am a student of music. My Uncle studied Musicology at UCLA and all of my grandparents play at least one instrument. I play three instruments, compose, sing, and rap. I watched radios die, blogs boom, and most recently, streaming explode. How are these changes affecting the music itself?

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Experiencing Male Privilege

As a black man fighting to develop his identity, while trying to be conscious of some of the more toxic traits of a patriarchal society, I can honestly say that I’ve never experienced blatant sexism until today. I literally watched a group of people treat me different because I was a male compared to my coworker. Wow. Continue reading “Experiencing Male Privilege”

Lambs in a Wolf Pack (Worry Not)

I’ve been reading through the Gospels and really meditating on its words. I feel like I am trying to read what God is writing and it is really changing my outlook. I’ve shed plenty tears and have been anxious about my everyday life. God’s lesson to me recently has been, “don’t worry about that.”

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My Personal Lessons to Potential Bloggers

I’ve been writing consistently about various topics for around six months. I’ve tried different names and writing styles. I’ve produced a good amount of content to various results. One of the comments I’ve heard the most is how do I do it? How can I become a blogger? I have a couple of tips from what I’ve learned.

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