2017: What a year!

What a year it’s been. It’s safe to say that I started 2017 at the lowest point I’ve ever been in my life! I’m not being hyperbolic. This year ain’t been no crystal stair. “It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards were torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor – Read more about 2017: What a year![…]

What Mark Zuckerberg gets wrong about finding your “purpose”

In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s much-discussed Harvard commencement speech on Thursday, the dropout — awarded an honorary degree — had advice for young graduates. He emphasized in particular the importance of finding what motivates you: “Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves,” he said. “Purpose is what creates true Read more about What Mark Zuckerberg gets wrong about finding your “purpose”[…]

Pharrell saved my life!

This is a story about how a mismatch clothing wearing, Star Trek loving, rock-n-roll playing,  black man from Virginia (my home state) saved my life forever. It was summer, freshman year of college I played a lot of basketball, worked out, conditioned, eat, went to church, worked, rinse and repeat all summer long. The radio Read more about Pharrell saved my life![…]

Letter to my younger self: Basketball Life & Times

After years of sacrificing blood, sweat and tears, changing high schools every 1.5 years, adjusting to being the new kid again, working to make several basketball teams at new high schools – all for your love of basketball, one day you’ll finally realize your dream of playing college basketball. Basketball will help to keep you Read more about Letter to my younger self: Basketball Life & Times[…]

Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal

He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the famous Four Horsemen who grew up with King James in Ohio. And one of the only people on earth who knows if that lifetime Nike deal was really worth a billion dollars. Here, Maverick Carter shares his battle-tested tactics—and the big secret.He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the Read more about Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal[…]

Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given

President Barack Obama delivered stirring remarks about the state of American race relations at Howard University commencement Saturday afternoon. The president highlighted the progress of black Americans have made since his graduation from Columbia University in 1983, but also set forth a blueprint for the future. “Change doesn’t happen every four years,” the president said. Read more about Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given[…]

Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type

Yes, Misty Copeland has a Barbie made in her image now — but the patriarchy hasn’t imploded, and racial equality still isn’t a thing. That’s part of why the 33-year-old #BlackExcellence ambassador — the first black female principal dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theater — gave very specific directions for how her Barbie should Read more about Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type[…]

Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tabrez Noorani, a producer on the Academy Award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, will direct a movie on sex trafficking after first encountering victims of the trade in Los Angeles more than 10 years ago. “Love Sonia”, which starts filming next week, will feature actress Freida Pinto, who starred in “Slumdog Millionaire”, Read more about Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’[…]

George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles

How To Overcome Obstacles And Achieve Success, As Told By George Lopez It was April 23,1984, when George Lopez woke up on his friend’s couch. He had no money to his name, he had just been fired from his job and he had just gotten kicked out of the home he grew up in. That Read more about George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles[…]

Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?

Typically when an article mentions Jamaica, it’s part of a list of nice places to visit in the Caribbean, a port of call for a cruise ship or maybe part of a profile on Reggae music. Jamaica is rarely mentioned as a good place to do business. But one entrepreneur is trying to change that. Read more about Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?[…]