Farewell President Barack Obama

President Obama’s Legacy: It’s hard being the first of anything; the first to walk on the moon, the first to fly the speed of sound, the first to discover electricity or the first to graduate college in a family. It’s especially trying when you carry the mantle for what is perceived to be an entire […]

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Time to wake up from the Dream and Execute the Mission

Time to wake up from the Dream and Execute the Mission The “I Have a Dream Speech” was arguably one of the top five speeches ever spoken.  I love performing and experiencing it each time I do it. It just fills my heart and soul as it does for everyone else. No doubt, it has […]

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How to Develop Your Own Personal Mission Statement

How to Develop Your Own Personal Mission Statement Your personal development and motivation is the key to a successful and happy life. If you want to feel fulfilled from day to day then you need to know what makes you tick and how to get it. You need to be able to meet your goals […]

Keep On Track with a Vision Statement

What is a Vision Statement? It isn’t the vision or dream you have occasionally about the car or house or lifestyle you want to have. It is not part of your “wish” list that says; someday I would like to have, “_____”.  Psychologically you live in the present; you look at what you have, what […]

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I’m Glad He Didn’t Shoot Me

Everyone should make it home every night – Black Men and Police Officers   After my freshman year of college, I returned home to the DC area for summer break. I got a summer job, made some new friends and I met a “Fine” young lady.  We struck up an instant friendship. She was my […]

Racism: We Have to be Vigilant During These Times

This was written before the horrific Baton Rouge shootings of policemen. The latest aberrations violence has taken on are the familiar spirits of racism, police brutality and revenge. It is dividing us along those fault lines. For the sake of honesty and brevity, let’s just admit that America has history and knows each of these […]

VIOLENCE is our Addiction!

The Hurt is the same. The Blood is the same. So, when do we realize we are the same? This is the first installment of a 3-part series focused on providing solutions to violence and racism in America. It will run every three days this week. Please come back on join me for the entire […]

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About Fatherhood

“The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad!” How does one become a good father? What are the yardsticks by which we measure the goodness of a father? This is a subject for discussion and application of thought. Who is the final judge about the goodness of the father? […]

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The Power of Taking Action

This is something I think we all probably neglect. We all have good intentions and want our business or career to succeed, but we all tend to find an excuse for not doing what we should, when we should.  I am as guilty of this as anyone.  Remember, there is no such thing in business […]

A New Approach to an Old Problem- Racism

There is a lot of hatred in this world. I’m reading all the social media comments as it relates to Donald Trump’s political campaign and it is filled with venom and hatred. By preaching sheer hatred like this, you are only adding fuel to the fires that burn in a world already filled with hatred […]