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Forgiveness Takes Time …

Billy Chapata once said, “Healing is not an overnight process. Wounds will reopen, wounds will close, but always allow yourself to feel what you feel, it’s okay.” We are consumed by the idea that negative emotions aren’t conducive, that we must suppress darkness, but growth comes from uncomfortability. You may have to take a few […]

Ta-ku – Drive Slow, Homie Vol. 5 Mix

It’s finally here. Ta-ku has returned with the fifth installment of his “Drive Slow, Homie” series. This comes well over three years after the Australian multi-hyphenate dropped “Part IV” via HYPEBEAST Music (formerly HYPETRAK.) Featuring both thoughtfully-selected beats and original material produced by Ta-ku himself, the cozy mix serves as yet another flawless soundtrack to your day-to-day […]

Jay-Z and Dean Baquet, in Conversation

 My conversation with Jay-Z began with O.J. When I was a kid growing up in black New Orleans in the 1960s, O.J. Simpson was a god. We imitated his moves, his swagger. We didn’t want to just play like him. We wanted to be him, gorgeous and running in the California sun. We practiced his […]

Because We Are Coming For Everything

Every dream is important, it’s important because it brings out the best and the worst in you as a person or entrepreneur. Having to think of something and make it happen is magical and a beautiful thing to see. I went to the Ideas Expo in 2016 and I was a speaker there, which for […]

Why So Many Boys Today Don’t Become Men

Boys being boys is okay unless they never become men. And Dr. Leonard Sax is one of the leading authorities on why certain adolescent males remain stunted. A physician and psychologist whose books, including Boys Adrift and The Collapse of Parenting, are brimming with insight and academic citations, he’s extremely concerned with the future of the American male. Sax sees […]

Understand Men Better: Why Men Shut down

Shutting down is such a common thing amongst men when we are upset and dealing with a lot of emotions at once. I believe that shutting down happens a lot in relationships because as men we are forced to deal and open up to someone else besides family and friends. The reason I bring up family and friends […]

Coping With Infertility Depression

When you’re dealing with infertility, it can feel like you and your partner are alone in a sea of happy new families. That’s both understandable and untrue. The truth is that nearly one in six couples in the U.S. — 7.3 million people annually — struggle with infertility after at least one year of trying. Though popular culture […]

Corporate Leadership

I would like to address corporate leadership in the modern world, business has become very global, and we can no longer operate in silos, as a country or continent. Leadership is a word that is thrown around in corporate and to most professionals all it means is a title of your position. All that leadership […]

I am a. Working. Mom

06:00 – get ready while helper gets elder child ready 06:45 – drive to school 07:07 – drive from school to work 08:15 – arrive at desk, make coffee 08:45 – get into the day 16:00 – leave work to fetch child 17:00 – arrive to collect child 17:20 – run quick errands/groceries 18:00 – […]

Nairobi Nights: The Spiritual Role Of A Prostitute

A female teacher in the mixed boarding school that I attended used to compare us girls to a tin of cocoa; you remember the one which had a foil inside. “The first time you let a man touch your breasts or private parts, then you have opened the lid. The moment you lose your virginity, […]