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Unplugging

Unplugging

Over the winter holidays, I decided to give up my life of luxury and downgrade to a Nokia 3300, or a “burner phone” as my friends like to call it. I did it as a social experiment to see if taking a break from an iPhone would have a tangible effect on my mood and...
Journey of an Imposter

Journey of an Imposter

“What am I doing here?” “I don’t belong here among all these awesome people.” “They are going to find out that they made the wrong choice hiring me.” These are some of the thoughts that occasionally run through my head. Each time I venture to a new journey in life,...
Are You Competing or Creating?

Are You Competing or Creating?

Many times growing up as a black male in suburban and urban environments, I found myself competing against others that looked like me. I would “compete” for the smallest wins to the biggest: who had the best looks, more girls, the most friends, and of...
Co-Parenting Not Chaos

Co-Parenting Not Chaos

I remember growing up and almost everyone on our street lived with their mom and maybe a grandma if they were fortunate enough. Black men were somewhat visitors to the household and depending on the situation, maybe non-existent. The vision of single mothers taking...