7 Years…Part III-Final

I interviewed 5 times at the Noble Network of Charter Schools 7 years ago.  I remember going from cracking jokes …

7 Years…Part II

Our marriage is strong.  It has always been. Even strong marriages face challenges.  During my time of unemployment it surely …

7 Years…Part I

7 years ago I was unemployeed. It was a dark place.  Being the sole provider for a family is no …

Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day. It doesn’t garner the attention of Mother’s Day. Restaurants don’t sell out, theaters are not packed, …

Battling the Darkness

I decided to put my experience during the week of 1/1/2017 on my blog in video format. Be inspired, be …

Illinois: No Budget, New Laws

First, I give it up to ABC7Chicago.com for keeping Chicagoans informed.  I also want to give credit to Illinois Policy.  Their …

Thoughts and Conversations – This USA!

I encouraged her to stay optimistic, open up a safe dialogue, and don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Meaning, keep your job and if you’re that uncomfortable find a new one.

A Man of Passion: A Student Champion and Leader

“We need more men stepping into the roles of fathers, and modeling how to overcome the negative influences of the streets, by capitalizing on opportunities. Education is the greatest equalizer, with it you can go in any room and compete.” ~ Vondale Singleton

The Legacy, The Icon…Blaq Ice

Chicago’s own Blaq Ice, one of the best entertainers in Chicago talks about his work in Chicago and the P.O.E.T organization.

The New Year Begins

Let’s take the block, then the community, then the city, then the state

Life After a Mastermind Group

I spent six months in an extraordinary Mastermind Group this year. Lead by one of the most critical thinkers I …

Chicago News. A Short Story

The weekend of August 28 in Chicago was great. The Cubs pitched a no-hitter and it was front line news. …

Death by Cop

I have forced myself to watch this Systematic Lynching a few times.  The alarming media coverage of citizens being murdered by …

The Forgotten Ones

I am no stranger to success or fear. I have experienced them equally and often simultaneously. There is a great …