Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Alabama and Pragmatic Black Voters

Now that the smoke has settled from the heated Alabama election and we push forward towards the largest tax restructure in our lifetimes, what does Alabama tell us about the future of our nation? Why did black people choose Doug Jones over Roy Moore? This is Part Two of my piece from last week. If… Continue reading Alabama and Pragmatic Black Voters

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Health, Personal Stories, Personal Thoughts, Writings

What is Normal Anyway? (High Functioning Mental Illness)

I'm smart. I read well. I can do math at a high level. I'm talented in multiple fields of art, music, and communication. I understand conceptual problems with relative ease and enjoy good philosophical exercises. However, paperwork, emails, and essays give me anxiety. Missed text messages and interpersonal conflict can keep my mind tied up… Continue reading What is Normal Anyway? (High Functioning Mental Illness)

Blogging, Misc. Magnificence, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

Kenneka, Domestic Abuse, and Forgotten Black Women

I'm just writing this because it has been sitting on my heart. I've been reading over the past few days about Kenneka Jenkins and her death (Link at the Bottom). The saddest part about this story is that it is not surprising or new the details to culminated in her death. To avoid posting graphic… Continue reading Kenneka, Domestic Abuse, and Forgotten Black Women

Music, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Videos, Writings

Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

I originally was debating on doing a full album review today or not but I finally got a chance to see Kendrick's ELEMENT video, the third video from his album DAMN. I watched it and felt it connects with the topics I've been touching on this week. Kung Fu Kenny's back again. This video said… Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

Family, Friendship, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

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. Ubuntu has become… Continue reading Ubuntu: The Essence of Humanity

Family, God, Letters, Personal Stories, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Writings

Letter to A Black Son in America

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

Personal Stories, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Personal Police Stories & Blackness

There is a common misconception in the media about black people and the police. Some people trust them, some hate them, and some are indifferent. Growing up in Detroit, I was indifferent. A lot of my personal interactions were good. Police came to school to talk, Police Athletic League, and some of the officers I… Continue reading Personal Police Stories & Blackness

Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Struggling with Race, Religion, & Justice

Following the full acquittal of countless officers killing unarmed, innocent, or mentally ill Black people nationwide visibly for the last few years, I tend to go through emotional phases. Sometimes I am angry, dejected, depressed, contemplative, confused, frustrated, and even moved to action. However, since I've been getting deeper into my Bible, I've struggled with… Continue reading Struggling with Race, Religion, & Justice

Family, Music, Reflections, Writings

Building Castles in the Sky (Happy Father’s Day)

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)

Misc. Magnificence, Politics, Writings

A Moment’s Reprise

I had planned to write about SZA's CTRL album as I've been listening to at, reading the lyrics, and finding interviews all week. However, I find myself with a heavy heart today. The murder of Philando Castile by Officer Jeronimo Yanez reached complete acquittal of all charges today. I'm sick. I promise I will finish… Continue reading A Moment’s Reprise