Tired of the Digital Tears over Black “Lives”

Right now, I cannot completely or adequately describe how I feel. 15-Year old Jordan Edwards is dead. A kind and promising young Black man by the accounts of those who knew him. He is dead and he shouldn’t be. A story that we’ve heard all too often in the in United States. From what I’ve…

The Media’s Unfair Obsession With War-torn Syrian Children

The photo you see above is quite possibly one of the most well-known and widely-seen photos of 2016. A Syrian child, pulled from the rubble left behind after a government airstrike, quietly sits in an ambulance awaiting attention. His stoic nature and the lack of cries, tears, and worry juxtaposed with his clearly devastating injuries…

How to Quickly Overcome Self-Doubt!

“I don’t know where I’m going in life,” “If I don’t get this job, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” “It is impossible to do exactly what I want.” These, and thousands others, are common refrains from young people who have been overwhelmed with self-doubt. In a country with such a pessimistic outlook…

5 Top “Soft Skills” To Enhance Your Job Search!

Today’s job market is dominated by positions that require very specific skill sets which often take years to perfect, such as computer coding. For the young adults graduating from college with more debt than tangible “hard” skills, entering the job market can be a very daunting task. This is why it is becoming increasingly important…

How To Make Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Stick!

2017 is fast approaching and we all know what that means: New Year’s Resolutions. The most popular one somewhere along the lines of “get in/back in shape.” Considering only about 8% of people actually succeed in following through with their New Year’s Resolutions, there are a lot of people who are out of shape on…

5 Easy Ways To Unleash Your Creative Beast

We can all fall victim to the a serious drain on our creativity. It seems as though nothing we think or do is original and our imagination is severely lacking. Well NEVER FEAR, here are a couple of prescriptions for unleashing a chained creative beast. Break up…….. the routine One of the biggest hindrances to…

The Absolute Best Quote To Describe A Leader In This Generation!

Leadership is one of the most sought after skills in both personal life and your career. We look up to great leaders with admiration and admonish poor leaders with great disdain. Those with the greatest ability to guide and lead large groups of people often make their way into history books, leaving their names to…

The World’s Most Dangerous Drug

All across the globe, people are being crippled and debilitated by a powerful drug. Minds are wasting away and families and friendships are being torn apart by this relatively new scourge. It intoxicates for cheap, sending its users on a high that is almost impossible to describe. Once you’ve taken one hit, it calls you…

Big Black Babies: The Infantilization of a People

Today’s world is full of bigotry. It doesn’t take much effort to stumble across a plethora of Egg-Avatared Twitter accounts spewing some good old-fashioned hatred across the webosphere. I may be one of many or I may be one of few, but I have pretty much learned how to tune much of that out. At…

Who Needs Google When You Have Uber?

To be fair, I used Lyft…but yea.   In a world where we are constantly surprised and caught off guard by global events, I believe that we stick to the old English life of ignorance to our fellow man/woman’s plight. I am not one of the people who ascribe to that. At every chance I…

What is a Free Black Child?

A few weeks ago, I saw a meme float across my digital newsfeed with a photo of Willow and Jaden Smith, dressed as eccentrically as usual, with the caption: “Sometimes, I think we hate Jaden and Willow Smith because they are free black children and we don’t know what free black children look like.” I…