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Basic vs Excellence

Basic vs Excellence is an issue currently running around in our black community. We have seen a surge is stress and suicide in the last few years. There is a a great deal of pressure imposed on black men and women to be in the black excellence crowd. Basic bitches as it is so eloquently named is a derogatory sentiment, unfortunately. Being basic has lost its appeal and possibly its value. I exchange the basic with normal. Everyone is trying to be everything in every aspect of their lives. Damn, can we enjoy the wins or the accomplishments, before we move to the next challenge. Although no one remembers the second place, you should and you should enjoy the finish place…

Mental and Physical Cleansing

I find myself in a pickle. I am coming to the last 20 years or so of life. I honestly believe I am going to get 70 years on this rock and be out. I have lived, found my true love, and created some amazing brats. In this journey, there has been an accumulation of baggage. Said baggage was chosen to be carried by me. I will not blame anyone for missteps or transgressions. It can be said that I strived each day to be better than the previous day. I tend to take small steps that lead to large accomplishments. I went…

Minimum Wage

I received a lot of feedback about my podcast on minimum wage and the response was overwhelming. I appreciate the interactions and input. What came out of the response is a clear need for a complete social and institutional rework. America is still a land of opportunity, but she needs to look closely at her underprivileged. Our society has forgotten to care for the other. Somehow we began to put our focus on ourselves…