Quick Thought: “New Year, Improved Me”

"New Year, New Me"... Isn't that the saying? With every year that passes, resolutions are quickly made and oh so swiftly are those promises broken. I usually keep it basic: work on my consistency, continue to improve in all aspects of my life and continue to create and or maintain meaningful relationships. (Very general and …

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Home-grown Series: DC’s 2018 Art All Night Event (Review)

"Art Festivals are the sh*t!" There's something happening in DC that a lot of people from the art's community are noticing and that's the reawakening of a true appreciate of art and culture. DC just completed it's 7th year of the annual art festival called, "Art All Night". This event has took on different forms …

Opinion: How Marvel makes you fall in love with their “Villains”

"How does Marvel do it?" The definition of a villain is a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. They deem their ideology or view of the world as correct and they will go to great lengths to achieve said goal. Collateral damage is a necessity for story lines that involve …

Quick Thought: Keep your interests close and your passions even closer

"What is the difference between an 'Interest' and a 'Passion'?" The Merriam-Webster definition of 'Interest' is the following: - the state of wanting to know or learn about something or someone. The Merriam-Webster definition of 'Passion' is the following: - strong and barely controllable emotion. Most of us typically get the two mixed up when …

Quick Thought: A multi-billion dollar company finally taking a moral stance

"Just Do It" If you haven't heard... Nike, yes the biggest shoe manufacture in the world has finally done it! One of the few multi-billion dollar companies in the world has finally taken a moral stance on a social justice issue that has plagued this country since it's inception: police brutality and the unjust killings …

Home-grown Series: How the Washington Capitals changed the “flava” for black NHL fans within the District of Columbia and it’s surrounding areas

"That Night" When the final buzzer sounded and the streets around the Capital One Arena flooded with red, white and blue, I knew it was my time to head downtown to partake in the festivites! Initally I was in District Heights, MD (Prince George's County) visiting family and we took to the television screen to …

Home-grown Series: How a “bring it home” message sent to a NFL Franchise may affect the city’s landscape and it’s future

"Old Faithful" If you are a resident of Washington, DC and have been prior to the departure of Washington's Professional Football team, then you’ll probably remember how things were in the District during the 90s and at Robert F. Kennedy's Stadium, also known as RFK. Located on East Capitol Street in Southeast, DC, RFK was …