Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

American culture is that of the detached. Every couple of weeks the news is threaded with stories of gun violence and flamboyant instances of mental health issues. When the debates start about gun control, each side rallies for their beliefs but what about the survivors? An interesting tag line appears too often now: 'thought and … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

Daily Inspiration: Family Cultivates Talent Together

The Kanneh-Mason family is one talented group. All seven brothers and sisters have mastered instruments to play beautiful classical music. They have been recognized for their talents with awards and prizes. One of the brothers Sheku Kanneh-Mason was invited to play at the royal wedding. Talents are amazing capabilities of the human mind. Growing those … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Family Cultivates Talent Together

Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

The mosque attacks in New Zealand killed 50 people and injured many others. The tragic loss of life in Christchurch was met with immediate condemnation. The Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has pulled the country together with immense empathy and promises of tighter sanctions on assault weapons. In today's video students in the Christchurch community showed … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

Daily Inspiration: It’s only Crazy Until You Do It

Nike advertisements have always been memorable. Recently they've become rather outspoken in their campaigns. The corporation has taken quite a vivid stance on human rights issues and isn't shy about letting the world know how they feel. Their recent commercial aligning with Colin Kapernick caused a stir and so has their latest women empowerment ad. … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: It’s only Crazy Until You Do It

Achieving Today’s American Dream is Different

Decades of statistics have revealed that American's are not as comfortable as they used to be. Financial gurus have made a fortune writing books and giving seminars on how to pull the bootstraps up of millions of American's. The advice is helpful but usually sought for after catastrophe. Let's examine the typical American: they rent … Continue reading Achieving Today’s American Dream is Different

Daily Inspiration: Learn to Cry, It’s Good For You

Nikki Giovanni is a poet, educator and activist. She has received many awards and honors throughout the years including: several NAACP awards, the Langston Hughes Award and Woman of The Year for several publications. She continues to share her work with the world with her latest collection, A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Learn to Cry, It’s Good For You

Daily Inspiration: Conflict Resolution Goes Beyond Impulse

Tensions were at an all time high during Trump's presidential election. Some have said many of his rally's promoted intolerance and incited violence. An incident between Rakeem Jones and John McGraw resulted in McGraw receiving one year of probation. In today's video, Jones talks about concluding the incident in court and having a heartfelt moment … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Conflict Resolution Goes Beyond Impulse

The Civility of Internet Interaction is Waning

The World Wide Web is turning out to be a angry place. The rise of the internet has birthed something inside people. Comment threads on social media highlight the darkest and contentious thoughts that people have. While in the past, they would just remain thoughts; people seem to be spouting their dislike everywhere. Jobs have … Continue reading The Civility of Internet Interaction is Waning