Spotlight: Jasmine Douglas

As a light in this world, I believe it is my role to illuminate a spotlight unto others for the great work they are doing in their life. Continue reading “Spotlight: Jasmine Douglas”

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Spotlight: Naida Lynn

As a light in this world, I believe it is my role to illuminate a spotlight unto others for the great work they are doing in their life.

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Pray WITHOUT ceasing

I’ve been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told him resonated with me. Continue reading “Pray WITHOUT ceasing”

Moving Through Fear

Many people say I’m brave because of the leaps that I take in life. Leaps such as applying to the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, standing up to people in high places of power, and for moving to Florida without having any friends or family here. Yet, people don’t see the fear and doubt that boils up within me behind closed doors. Although I have been blessed with many talents and abilities, my biggest weakness is FEAR. So much fear that it causes me to become paralyzed and have spiritual panic attacks.  An attack that knocks the wind out of my body and breaks me down to my core in tears. Attacks in which I simply can’t see the light or a way out. Continue reading “Moving Through Fear”

Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm continued…

Packing my suitcases was the most extremely stressful part of this experience. Time was escaping me and I grew frantic trying to think of everything I had to do. My blue suitcase contained my valuables: Passport, Social Security Card, My mother’s gold necklace, pictures of me as a child and of my family, and my Xbox of course!

(You can check out part one here)

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Ubuntu: The Essence of Humanity

One of the most eye-opening moments in my life was when I was sitting in the audience of Marc Lamont Hill speaking on Martin Luther King Day. I initially didn’t know what to expect but he eventually let me stunned as he ended the speech about activism and the concept of Ubuntu.

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Happy Birthday Tony!

I know it’s been almost six months since we’ve last hung out. We are growing into powerful men searching for the place that God has for us. We held each other up when things were at their toughest and what started off as chance built one of my strongest friendships. You are no longer just a friend, you are my brother.

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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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The Good News: The Dog Matchmaker

Today’s Good News fulfills an itch I’ve had for about five months now. I’ve fought off the urge to get married and build a family in favor of life stabilization and personal development. The next best thing to a girlfriend is a puppy, “they are always happy to see you!” (I joke, I joke, I kid, I kid) So, I’ve been researching the best way to find that companion and came across The Dog Matchmaker.

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The Reason for Brotherhood (or Sisterhood)

For years I never had male friends. I went through my adolescence with only one male friend and everything else revolved around my girlfriend at the time. I didn’t know the importance of a brother, someone who you connect with for no other reason but for their existence.

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