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 …

Opinion: Mental Health and what that means in the Black Community (at least in my family)

"Personal Bit" I remember when I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was 2010, a couple of months after my grandmother passed and a few months after the break up of me and my long-term girlfriend (at the time). I was in this state of confusion, almost "trance" like behavior and I couldn't …

Opinion: We all want Happiness and Success, but at what cost?

"Happiness and Success" "Happiness" and "Success" are supposed to go hand in hand. We do know that there is a correlation between being happy and being successful, but at what cost? One begs the question, "Is happiness the key to success" or "Is success achieved by being happy"? (See what I did there?) The questions …