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November 10, 2015

2015 has truly been a year of Us - Vs - Them, police vs. citizens, Republicans vs. Democrats, and as always, the rivalries of college sports. But never underestimate the power of sports. Even with all the rivalries that exist between institutions, when a school comes t...

September 3, 2015

Social media has redefined narcissism for our culture. It has become a platform for people to share their lives and thoughts through visuals. Those visuals are often the photographs of a person that make them feel better about themselves. They are not narcissistic in n...

August 30, 2015

 

When is was a young buck for 4 years I was the face of Hanes underwear alongside Michael Jordan- and although that is something many would take pride in, it was always a source of insecurity for me as I was always weary of the stigma that might be associated with it....

August 26, 2015

 

I wrote this article one year ago, and tonight she debutes on Broadway in "On the Town". Look what can happen in a year.

 

Misty Copeland has been a personal friend of mine for the past ten years. During that time I have watched her career develop and flourish as she be...

August 15, 2015

My Generation Through My Eyes 1969…
Today I went to see Straight Outta Compton. The film tells the story of the lives and careers of the members of NWA, but in doing that, it also tells the story of the African-American experience during the years when I grew up- the...

May 20, 2015

Mrs Okoye NYC investment banker alleges that one of her white male co-worker told her: ‘I think it’s disgusting when white women go out with black guys.’ I usually don’t share about the racism that I deal with everyday because it’s my everyday- even in a city like NY...

April 30, 2015

That name created a huge insecurity for me growing up. My mind and my body were not built up for photo shoots and FB/Instagram likes. They afforded me a college education and the ability to run through and around linebackers on Friday Nights & Saturday Afternoons....

April 29, 2015

For the last 25 years of my life I have worked to educate and empower our youth to be better, and to be accountable for their own actions in society. I do this by giving them a safe environment where people care, as well as structure and skill sets that are learned thr...

February 14, 2015

 

It kills me when I hear HATERS make comments like "what a dumb/stupid game American Football is". I starting playing football at the age of  8, and was fortunate to play it until I was 24. What people don't realize when they make such comments is that this game was cr...

February 2, 2015

 

I have never been one to express my religious or political views on Facebook. However, as dust begins to settle on the Michael Brown/Eric Gardner controversy, I feel it is critical to keep the discussion going so that last month’s national outcry doesn’t become next m...

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