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Volume 89: Overcoming Negative Self-Talk

July 19, 2017

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Sometimes the highly competent can suffer from the lowest self-esteem. They don't view or see their ability as making them different from everyone else. Negative self-talk can stall and/or derail even the most talented individuals. It is for this reason I chose to write this post. It's time to Overcome Negative Self-Talk.

Volume 88: The Fallacy of Proximity:The Failure of Urban Adolescents to Recognize Their Distance From Prosperity.

July 11, 2017

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Scholarly post on how the Dunning-Kruger effect and Reaction Formation have altered the landscape of urban youth and their attitudes towards education and the definition of success.

Volume 87: Online Dating Needs to GO AWAY!

February 22, 2017

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All of the online dating sites boast their legitimate appeal and tout their success stories. But, what's the other side of the story? Are these sites filled with genuine people sharing who they are with the world, or are they catfish farms filled with internet trolls, semi-stalkers, and Craig's List killers?

Volume 86:What has happened to us? A view of the state of our communities…

July 27, 2016

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Two weeks ago, I penned a personal essay about my experiences as a Black youth growing up in a predominantly White community. For me to say I was overwhelmed by the responseĀ is an understatement. What I found to be most fascinating was the fact that the responses came from both Black and White readers, many […]

Volume 85: #BlackLivesMatter – My History in Black and White

July 12, 2016

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The hardest thing I've had to deal with being an African American is not prejudice, or stereotypes, or police profiling. The hardest thing to deal with is the invisibility...

Volume 84: A 2nd Amendment Revelation…

July 5, 2016

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I shot a gun. Yes, for the first time in my 40-plus years of living, I shot a gun. In fact, I shot several guns. I shot a rifle. I shot two handguns. I watched in amazement as the packed gun range came alive with an arsenal of weapons. I watched men with their friends, and fathers with their […]

Volume 83: Personal and Public Reflections About Violence and African Americans

December 4, 2014

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Self-preservation is a natural human response. Violence is not. Violence is learned. Violence is the expressed anger from a person/people who just want an opportunity to be and feel safe.