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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Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Democracy off the Rails

Wednesday started off in a positive note in the midst of the maelstrom of heartache and headache that the past year has been for a black person living in 45's America. For those unplugged, yesterday Doug Jones won Alabama's Senate seat after a highly contested battle against Roy Moore. While it would take me an… Continue reading Democracy off the Rails

art, Family, God, Motivation, Writings

Level Up Your Faith

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

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Trust the Process

What is your purpose in life? Can you envision yourself there? How bad do you want that dream? Are you willing to makesacrifices? What are your short/long term goals? What are you doing on a daily basis to get there? We live in a generation of instant gratification. This has caused us to become irritable,… Continue reading Trust the Process

Blogging, Friendship, God, Love, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

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… Continue reading Pray WITHOUT ceasing

God, Personal Thoughts, Politics, Reflections, Writings

Hurricane Harvey & Contradictory Christianity

I've been hearing the same sentiments over and over. Online or in person, people have a bad taste in their mouths about Christianity. Why? Because the "Pastors are pimps. "Congregation is judgmental." and "no one is Christ-like anymore". What caused this thought was Twitter hanging Pastor Joel Osteen out to dry for not opening his… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey & Contradictory Christianity

Music, Personal Thoughts, Reflections, Writings

A Complicated Relationship with Wale – Shine (Album Reflection)

Cinco de Mayo. The Fifth of May. A day of celebration of the Mexican military victory over the French in 1862. Wale originally choose May 5th to release his fifth album, Shine. However, it was released last week on April 28th to lackluster response. The question is why is this celebration moment falling flat? Wale is… Continue reading A Complicated Relationship with Wale – Shine (Album Reflection)

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How Rapper’s that are Christian are Helping Me through 2016 and Beyond

I typically would have written another Friday Vibe on music that I have stumbled upon but I just couldn't this week. I have listened to Joey Bada$$'s All-Amerikkkan Badass and Goldlink's At What Cost and believe both are amazing projects, but this week I wanted to talk about how music is helping me through a change. Coloring… Continue reading How Rapper’s that are Christian are Helping Me through 2016 and Beyond

Fitness, Inspiration, Life, Writings

Enjoy Yourself & Try Something New

Yesterday, I spoke about Singlehood and wanted to continue with that thought. I stressed about how being single shouldn't be contrasted against anyone else. It should be about you. How do you start to enjoy the time to yourself? How do you find yourself? Were you ever really lost? The goal is to find something you… Continue reading Enjoy Yourself & Try Something New

Misc. Magnificence, Music, Reflections, Writings

More Life (Album Reflection)

For those wondering, the difference between an album REFLECTION and an album REVIEW deals with the content of the writing for my break down. Reflections typically will cover general thoughts about songs but more about the artist's trajectory or feelings the album left me. Reviews typically will be song by song breakdowns. Now, "More tune for… Continue reading More Life (Album Reflection)