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Millennial’s get ready because within the next 5-10 years the way that we’ve been taught is the proper way to have a life will be close to being finished. I’m talking of course about the corporate machine. The thing that tells you that you’re only good at this one thing, so we’ll give you some money to do that. Our generation is viewed as lazy but that is hardly the case. We’re honestly tired of the same mess that has led to several problems in this country and in the world. I recently saw that when I saw what target…

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You know, people are often making a nerd seem like it’s a bad thing. I think nerd is often confused with passionate. I believe i’m a nerd, a cool nerd none the less. I have passions that others might not understand, but to me they mean the world and i’m willing to defend them. If we all have something that we’re passionate about than we’re all nerds. That could be fashion, films, animals, medicine, your kids, anything that we would defend to the death. I’ve learned to embrace this part of me, it’s really helped me with accomplishing a lot.…

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When you read about so many athletes going broke after making millions upon millions, usually all of us are baffled. How can someone simply blow that much money? We don’t look at the problem that maybe they don’t have the proper education. They’ve been pampered (some of them) just so they can make the bare minimum for grades and continue to make millions for the school. Ryan Broyles story is someone that every athlete should be looking to, it should make you hopeful for this generation. Sadly, so many of us get caught in this illusion of a lifestyle that…

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Conversations with like minded people can be so enlightening. You can find out a lot about your passion towards a situation just from a feeling. Usually, it’s a relaxed mind, a warm body, and a smiling face that shows just how positively the conversation impacted you. My cousin wants to be an entrepreneur and is working hard to make that dream come true. As we were talking about work and how frustrating it is to have to clock in for someone else she told me “It’s fine because this is my last traditional job I’m ever going to work.” WHEW!…

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When someone uses the phrase “It’s a fine line between……” I usually open my mind up to listen. Walking a fine line between two opposites is very tough. You need one, in order to make the other stronger, even though they are complete opposites. It’s something a human battles day in and day out. I decided to take a break from writing for the weekend, it was a much needed rest. When you’ve been going at something for 7 or 8 straight months (no days off), you need to rest your mind. But a fine line is walked. I started…

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You know, one thing is true in life. If we go searching for one thing, we often times find something else. I’m an open minded individual, I believe that everyone has an opinion and has reasons to feel the way that they do. Sometimes those feelings are misguided, but if we talk instead of fight we will learn more about each other and live in harmony. When I first started planning my trip to go down to South Carolina for the protests of the confederate flag removal I was expecting the worst. I was expecting people to fight, I was…

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It’s a staple, it’s a relationship, it’s the black barber. The barbershop for black people, whether you’re a woman or a man is so important. Often times when moving to a new city, two things are happening. You are sad that you have to leave your barber (no one knows you better) and you are pressed to find a new barber who can handle your hair. This is tough, not every barber has the same confidence, not every barber knows how to handle your unique grain of hair. Something as simple as a edge up can mess up someones entire…

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At the time that I started writing this, it is 4:58:21 on July 11, 2015. I wrote that down to say that this moment in my life will never happen again. It will never ever be 4:58 and 21 seconds on July 11th, 2015. Every moment in your life is precious, especially when you’re busy. So if someone decides that they want to waste your time, than yes, I believe you have a right to be upset. When someone is trying their best to achieve something in their life, that normally does not happen overnight. It takes years of precious…

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You know, one thing that is always a topic in the black community is hair. Whether it’s about black’s joking about naps and weave, or talking about how someone has good hair. For some reason hair is one of the most important things, and I just don’t understand it. While I was at work an older black man came up to me and was just staring at me. So naturally I was uncomfortable, so I asked him “What’s up man?” He was just staring my hair down, then he said “man, what you tryna do? Kill those naps with that…

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You know when I first started embarking on my own, I was told this “Don’t take business personal.” It’s truly hard to do that, especially once you’ve put your heart and soul into your dreams. You have aspirations of not only helping yourself, but possibly helping others as well. So you sweat and grind just to be able to present this to someone only to have them tell you that it’s not good. You feel as though these people have just told you that you weren’t good enough, and you almost want to quit. The reason why you’re truly feeling…

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