Can you hear my brain screaming? I'm yelling out for you. From the slums and the struggle To the grind and the hustle. I'm just trying to make it my baby. I dreamed I would never be here Reality is, I'm here, And I don't like it. Have you ever felt what it's like to … Continue reading Help Me! – An Ode to Black Men
Originally posted as a guest post on Andrew Voigt's blog Unmet expectations are at the core of our frustrations. If you are anything like me, I’m sure you have a list of standards and expectations that you expect to live out and accomplish. What if I were to tell you that the standards and expectations you … Continue reading Unmet Expectations
Growing up in the inner city of Ypsilanti, MI there was something about finding friends in the neighborhood. I can remember moving to a new neighborhood, getting on a bike, riding down the street anxious to see what kids were on my block. This is how I've found many of my friends that I call … Continue reading Brotherhood
Majority of minorities/people of color have been taught since a young age to suppress feelings, to fight through, to not talk about struggles and trauma which has led to many turning to substances, drinking, sex, money, etc… For many of us who grew up in the hood/lower economic areas we didn’t have resources nor the … Continue reading Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness
I believe the gifts God has given us is exactly what we need. What happens when we look outward first at others is we begin to walk away from the full potential of our God given gifts. Looking outward at the gifts of others will place you and I on an island of comparison. An … Continue reading Desire the Greater Gifts!