They say greatness is a choice but what have you chosen? You’ve been frozen in time and broken in mind For too long the same song playing in your head Living in breath but better off dead But who said you didn’t have the power? Who said this is not your hour? You’ve been showered […]
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This week. First Lady, Melania Trump is celebrating the one year anniversary of her Be Best campaign, an initiative designed to focus on overall wellbeing for young people, help end the opioid epidemic, and stop social media bullying. It’s so easy to talk about the fact that the third aspect of it, ending social media […]
Across the country, people have been engaging in intense debates about the 11 year old student Jabari Talbot in Florida who was arrested for not saluting the standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance. Of course, there are lots of debates going on about what actually led to the arrest. People are saying he wasn’t […]
The learning burn Preserve flows like an urn Other folks had their shot, it’s my turn Classic Mobb Deep, my mob deep and we creep Straight from the streets of the hood in Southeast DC, home of the sloppy dreams Where the words “#allcaps” don’t represent a hockey team Grand Washington Wizard occupies 16 Still […]
Acclaimed lawyer and talk show host Laura Coates touched all of our hearts with her frustrations over raising her children to be proud of their blackness. Before she even broke into tears, I was right there with her. My wife Kendra and I are raising 3 children; 12 and 10-year-old daughters and a 3-year-old son. […]
I have worked in the field of cultural competency, diversity education, and teaching black & brown boys for decades. Every seven years or so, there is new terminology that develops that seeks to better encapsulate the work that so many of us are passionately engaged in on a daily basis. From cultural competency and culturally […]
Over the years, I have constantly heard people in the black community use the term “Hotep brother.” It has permeated our music, literature, television shows, and more. There are several definitions of this term, but I think Damon Young captures it best in his article on The Root. He states that signs of Hotep brothers include: […]
This is my 8thalbum 7 years since the last Had a lot on my mind let a lot of stuff pass Chose to focus on my kids, enjoy being a father Watched too many brothers & sisters on tv get slaughtered Hot and bothered, why they use us as fodder Mothers, fathers, aunts & uncles, […]
I read a quotation that you cannot control what happened in the past, but you can control the future. I would say at the very least you can planfor the future. What happens in the past is over. As Willie Jolley said, use your past as a place of reference, not a place of residence. […]
Let’s talk about that diet family! Some people say, you are what you eat or you eat what you are. Look, track star Carl Lewis said you cannot outrun your diet. You have to remember that we can work out and do all the things that want to do in terms of getting in shape, […]
- G.R.O.W. Towards Your Greatness!
- Melania Trump’s Be Best program is a farce for marginalized youth
- Educators Weaponizing Authority: Jabari Talbot Arrest and the School to Prison Pipeline
- A freestyle rhyme on #timesup, #blacklivesmatter, #metoo, water, and more!
- 7 Steps To Raising Confident Black Children
- The Problem With White Allies And Anti-Racist Education
- We must stop using the term “Hotep Brother”
- New Album Intro (lyrics)
- Take control of your future!