There is a concept that exists in African American culture that many minorities encounter when they enter the workforce. This concept is called code switching. Code switching is the process of making cultural adaptations and adjustments in order to communicate clearly with another culture. Code switching by definition insists that one’s own native culture […]Read More To Code Switch Or Not To Code Switch?
Storytelling and fear make for a dangerous combination. Fear is a powerful emotion that is only further ignited when interwoven into a narrative. When you combine fear and narrative, you get something called a horror movie. Usually in horror films there is a monster or some evil force that is on the offense. There is […]Read More It’s Easy To Kill A Monster: The Empathy Problem
It was in the year 1995 when, as a 1st grader at Gardenview elementary, I received my first pair of Air Jordans. They were a pair of grey and white Jordan 10s with the number 45 on the side. I was on cloud 9 and couldn’t nobody tell me nothin! I came alive […]Read More Worth More Than A Pair of Jays
There are times that I doubted when I should have believed and there are times that I stopped when I should have kept going. I am not alone in this erroneous thinking. Many of these thoughts are the bitter fruit of a false narrative that says black boys aren’t as smart, black students aren’t as […]Read More Why I Wrote A Book About African American Male Identity…
The New Year is the time for the birth of new dreams and the death of old bad habits. But for some of us, we don’t have a new dream. We have a very old dream that lies dormant within us. This dream is likely already on paper or inside of the notepad within our […]Read More Finding A Pulse: How To Resuscitate Your Dreams in 2019
In this blog I will talk about faith, creativity and culture. Those are a few of my favorite things. I will blog weekly and try to add value to your life and have a good time doing it. I took a break from writing, music and art to focus on grad school, but now it’s […]Read More Let’s End This Year “Write”
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