It's just like the enemy to turn a positive into a negative. He was able to make Eve focus on the only tree she was not supposed to eat from instead of all of the fruit she could partake in. We were no different. Instead of just celebrating the moment of my sister's engagement. I focused on the fact that my father wasn't there.
I remember going to make pottery or being a "body-guard" for my grandmother during events when I was little. I thought the nerve of these events to not have any snacks, coloring books, or TV to watch. Why would anyone come to an event without food? To this day, I'm still not sure why. In… Continue reading Managing Trauma for the Kids (Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day)
What LEVEL are you on? I had some issues with my housing situation in which I needed to move, but my landlord said if I broke my lease he would take me to court and sue me. I tried everything to get out of the situation: spoke to a lawyer, called code enforcement, and even… Continue reading Level Up Your Faith
What is Everything's Magnificent?
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… Continue reading Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm continued…
This blog post is an honest, raw, and inside view of my ongoing experience as a Hurricane survivor. I am still processing my experience as I am without power, running water, and food so please bear with me as I share with you my experience… 09/05/2017 – I walked into work on Tuesday… Continue reading Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm
Yesterday I wrote about Religious Bystanders in Politics and racked my brain thinking of the different fields that need immediate change. Last week, a close friend asked me if I had the power to make anything I say come true without consequence, what would I do? The catch is, I do not know how long my powers… Continue reading Ultimate Wishes for Changing America Pt. 1
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. Ubuntu has become… Continue reading Ubuntu: The Essence of Humanity
A few months ago, I wrote a Letter to My Son, a lot of it was about how to be a healthy man, devoid of toxic masculinity, highlighting some of the most important lessons I've learned. Today, I write this one to him when he gets older. P.S. You can check my letters to my… Continue reading Letter to A Black Son in America
1997 was a great year for Parental musical gems. Similar to my post: Love Like Food for My Soul (Happy Mother’s Day), I have a similar connection to one of the greatest Father songs of all time next to Isn't She Lovely and Dance with my Father, is Just the Two of Us by Will Smith. This… Continue reading Building Castles in the Sky (Happy Father’s Day)