Having a lot of motivation goes extremely far….Meet Mr. Dave, a selfless go-getter

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to just be still. Like, really still.... I’ve visited family, friends, mentors, mentees, and have road tripped mostly solo through about 8 states so far. I have had deep conversations with these people and I don’t think I can even the depth of these conversations; except to say … Continue reading Having a lot of motivation goes extremely far….Meet Mr. Dave, a selfless go-getter

Great Leaders Grow Via Experiences…Meet Mr. B. Alston

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus."MLK In this day and age everyone wants to be a leader, but everyone is not open to learning. A leader must be willing to learn from their past experiences and others. A leader must be willing to accept their mistakes and … Continue reading Great Leaders Grow Via Experiences…Meet Mr. B. Alston

My Black Son: Part II: Did You Realize You Were a “Champion” in Their Eyes?

Rappers and comedians are some of the smartest people; at least, I believe so. I still love Kanye. Graduation is one of my favorite albums. From Good Morning "Some graduate, but still be stupid, to Goodnight “Dream beautiful and unusual...” his words are "Stronger” than the previous albums. (Ok... don't stop reading if you disagree....🤣 … Continue reading My Black Son: Part II: Did You Realize You Were a “Champion” in Their Eyes?

A Candid Conversation with my Black son…Part 1…I FEAR, YOU Probably Fear…For Them…

I hurt for my son some days.  He is tall.  He receives the same question all of the time:  Do you play basketball? I hate that....A LOT.  He does, but no one ever seems to ask or discuss his academics.  He is quite intelligent.  He is an entrepreneur (offrtm.com).  He is a good-hearted person.   … Continue reading A Candid Conversation with my Black son…Part 1…I FEAR, YOU Probably Fear…For Them…

That one time I yelled…and “humiliated” a student…

Once upon a time I had a former colleague that was caught having sexual relations with a student. https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/i-am-feeling-pain-in-my-life-teacher-pleads-guilty/article_0230a832-0bcb-52c7-a311-980782ac84c1.amp.html She persuaded his mom to allow her to tutor him. He was behind in his academics. She served two years. I have watched many of my Black boys fall behind. I saw this with my own … Continue reading That one time I yelled…and “humiliated” a student…

Music speaks to our soul…Meet Mr. Robinson

“Where words fail, music speaks.” There are many reasons why this quote resonates with many. Music drives our lives. Music brings people together in all instances. I don't think we can live without music. One of my all time favorite concerts was JayZ and Kanye. They were extremely late that night, but I don't even … Continue reading Music speaks to our soul…Meet Mr. Robinson