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I Know What I Can Do

"I don't know what I'm supposed to do, but I know what I can do." - the young Captain Kirk Learning this has helped guide me through times of uncertainty and chaos. Being a young black male who grew up without my father in my home, I never knew what growing up in a fatherless home meant until I reached an age in which it became harder to find people willing to help me tackle life's many problems that are unique to black males. Critical thinking and reason helped navigate my way through uncertainty, unfamiliar paths, and situations most Americans…

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Memo: We are in the Information Age

We are in the dead center of the information age. Unfortunately, there are those of us who didn't get the memo, so I'm going to make it official. Remember when Democrats used to talk about jobs, the working class, minimum wage and helping the poor, etc? Nope, it's not a thing anymore. We can't agree on how to handle basic COVID-19 protocols. It's not a coincidence. Our new wars are informational and the personalities that used to dominate the local and national news can't be bothered with the minute details of truth-telling. They have to compete with social media, email,…

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My Idea of an Ally

I keep hearing the ally thing being thrown around. People keep asking me, how do I be an ally? Well first off, don’t make ultra cringe #takeresponsibility videos. My life and my experiences are not your responsibility. Let’s start with that. If you want to be an ally, start by treating me the same as you treated me yesterday. Respect me, respect my ideas, respect my experience, realize that we are both human, we both make mistakes, we both are making our way through this maze called life. My experience may be different from yours, but at the end of the day, we both want…

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A Fresh Look at Racial Injustice

A question that I have always asked myself is why are we expecting something from "policy-makers"? I think the entire idea of racial and/social injustice is a conversation that only always leads to some type of political solution, as though politics are the only medium to enact change. I'm being open and honest when I say that's the flaw in all of this.America is built on capitalism and ripe with a variety of freedoms that allow us to take advantage of solutions that I have seen people (including many black people) using in every other circumstance except for circumstances in…

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Components of Work: How things Get Done

As I have grown as a digital marketer as well as a person, I've realized that most actions consist of tactics, strategies, objectives, goals, and systems. They all work together for you and your team to reach the results you want to achieve. These components of our actions range from the most fundamental tactics to the most advanced, strategies. No matter what, you will always need tactics. You may not need a system, but operating with a well-defined system is the only way to reach your full potential. Below is my breakdown of the component. This is merely my rough draft, some thoughts make…

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Thoughts on George Floyd

I keep hearing "silence is violence", but the vast majority of you won't like what I have to say. So I've been trying to enjoy life here in the Sip, but I couldn't stay silent. The conversions I've had in person or on the phone have been great. I think social media stuff is highly overrated and if not overrated, underrated in how detrimental it can be to our society in general, but that's another topic. George Floyd's death was an unfortunate tragedy that has opened up old wounds. The problems we face are extremely nuanced, so it will be…

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Are All Conspiracies Bad?

Notice the significant difference between saying: "I believe that 5G may cause physical harm to us." or "I believe vaccines may be harmful."   VS.  "~Insert powerful person~ is using vaccines to kill off half the population and track us using microchips." or  "The Earth is flat, and science is an atheist religion built by Jesuits to hide the true nature of our existence." You must know the difference. One is an exploratory query that prompts one to do research, seek information, and NOT confirmation. It asks questions, starts a discussion, begs for more knowledge and understanding. The others are definitive statements that…

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Things You Should Know Before 30

A few things people should learn before 30.The economy moves like a heartbeat, there will be up to times and downtimes. At some point, be self-aware enough to ask yourself, "What do I mean when I say the economy is bad?" Could it be that you're just saying that just because that's what people say? We are surely in a recession with the presence of COVID-19. But this wasn't the case last year or the year before. I don't think there has been a time in which people haven't said: "The economy is bad". I may help to understand what exactly…

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Five Pitfalls of the Information Age

Within a few weeks, fear of the COVID-19 has gripped the world. Not only fear but anger directed towards those whom we believe are supposed to protect us. The national news provides around the clock COVID-19 news breaks and headlines every minute of the day as we sit and wait patiently for this to pass. Things could very well get worse.Are we mentally prepared for such a reality? COVID-19 has illuminated a few factors that influence how we operate as a society and as individuals in these trying times. Hopefully, we can avoid these "evils" as I like to call them. My…

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