Lessons from Jesse Williams — Soulful Success

‪When I saw Jesse Williams speech last night, I noticed something. As he was getting introduced I got the sense he was a bit annoyed. At first, I couldn’t figure out why, but the more he talked the more I understood. It seemed like he was annoyed because too much of the focus was on [...]

Jesse Williams: 2016 BET Humanitarian Award Speech

"Peace peace. Thank you, Debra. Thank you, BET. Thank you Nate Parker, Harry and Debbie Allen for participating in that (video). Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents out tonight. I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and [...]

Jesse Williams Dropping Serious Knowledge #BETAwards

"Freedom is always coming in the hereafter. But the hereafter is the hustle. We want it now." --Jesse Williams Jesse Williams spoke the truth at the 2016 BET Awards. I hope people weren't just emotional for the moment. Rather, let's continue to take action.

#HoldTheFloor

I'm so glad to know that the people I elected sat in to stand up for me. I hope they will keep fighting to make this country a safer place for me and my family. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #HoldTheFloor Watch Rep. Lewis give remarks on the House floor about the protest to get votes on gun safety.

#NoBillNoBreak

It's so sad that #NoFlyNoBuy & Background Check can’t pass in Congress. Republicans are more scared of the #NRA than their own constituents. The people of this country want stricter gun control laws, and we elected you. It's time to listen to us, or you won't have to worry about needing the NRA's money. We [...]

The Massacre In Orlando #PrayForOrlando

I just returned from a long, peaceful weekend to the tragic news of a mass terrorist shooting against the LBGTQ community in Orlando. I am going to keep the majority of my opinions about the Pulse shooting to myself until I learn more. HOWEVER, I will say that God will never tell you to kill [...]

Rest In Peace Muhammad Ali

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.”—Muhammad Ali Today, our nation just witnessed the death of "The Greatest" Boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. Known for his quick wit and his civil rights advocacy, Ali lived up to his name both in and out of the ring. [...]

The Thugs of North Beach Avenue #ChangeTheNarrative

"The truth can never be known. It can only be told in a story."—Alex Haley, Roots Earlier today, I saw this video of the beach brawl that occurred at North Avenue Beach in Chicago during Memorial Weekend. For the first time in media reporting, I was not surprised by what I saw. There was no [...]

What’s Your Story? #Roots

"The truth can never be known. It can only be told in a story."—Alex Haley, Roots