Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | This is America

Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | This is America

Part III of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” A wave of protests and discussions has swept across the nation as a result of the decision of the Grand Jury to not indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. When I look across my Twitter feed, I see post after post of peaceful protests […]

Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | Environment Matters

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments
Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | Environment Matters

Part II of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” Before diving into today’s racial issues, it’s important to understand the dynamics that have contributed to the environment in which black Americans have been raised. Since it’s inception, America was developed through the bloodshed of millions of American Indians, to the extent that their race […]

Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | The Threat of Nuance

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 17 Comments
Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | The Threat of Nuance

Part I of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” The shooting of Michael Brown (18), an unarmed black teenager, by Darren Wilson (28), a police officer, on August 9th has served as a wakeup call rippling from America to London. On Sunday November 23rd, 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed in Cleveland […]

The Revolution Begins

The Revolution Begins

I’ve been studying the concept of ubuntu, a South African philosophy, since I was about 15 years old. The ancient philosophy posits that we are all intrinsically connected, unable to reach our full human potential as individuals. We can only manifest our truest, most enlightened selves through consistent interaction with other humans. I’ve detailed my […]

What Are You Working For?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
What Are You Working For?

I’ve always viewed my work, whatever it may be, as my art. It’s my contribution to the world. I’m going to give my best because I care, regardless of how it’s received. I care that it’s done well and that it serves someone else well or brings them some joy. I’ve never been motivated solely […]

Only As Big As You Make It

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 3 Comments
Only As Big As You Make It

There are certainly many habits that make me who I am. I diligently work at being deliberate about all aspects of life and I think that’s a fundamental must. Then I work to create solid habits from that foundation. Everyone struggles, to some degree, with fear, stress, lack of confidence and various other worries. Then […]

Choosing Empathy

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments

In order to truly serve humanity, we must develop and foster our ability to empathize. There must be a constant flexing of our empathetic muscles. We must embrace the risk of deeply engaging with other humans. It opens us up to disappointment, hurt, confusion, difficulty, betrayal and the unknown. When you empathize, you allow your […]

The People With Power

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | One Comment

“The power in people is so much stronger than the people in power.” {Bono} Now, more than ever, the people have the power. We have the knowledge, access and the tools for change. We have the ability to create momentum and alter the status quo like never before. We are democratizing our global society more and more each day. […]

Hold Fast

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | One Comment

If you want to be a world changer, you must embrace your idealism. Hold fast to your ideals so passionately that your life becomes a mechanism for bringing them into fruition, no matter how outlandish. Today, more than ever, it’s easy to be an idealist. We have more information, connectivity and inspiration at our fingertips […]

Strategize

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments

Strategy isn’t a skill. It’s a discipline. It’s the result of being acutely aware of your surroundings, examining past experiences, listening intently, calculating, planning, playing out scenarios, accounting for variables and then making a logical decision based on those filters and analysis. It takes patience, determination and years of trial and error to master. It […]