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Deconstructing Institutionalized Racism Nixon launched the “War on Drugs” in 1969. Regan doubled down in 1984 with the “Just Say No” and DARE campaigns. Contrary to its contrived positioning, the “War on Drugs” was never designed to prevent drug trafficking or detour usage. It was designed as a mechanism for marginalizing, controlling, and oppressing people of…

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The Power of Motivated Millennials Chris Tuff is the national bestselling author of The Millennial Whisperer. His perspective on millennials, and his ability to understand and inspire them, is what earned him the title. To me, the millennial discussion a is a discussion about the future of humanity.  Chris is an identical twin. Navigating that unique…

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This is a photo of my daughter, Saorise (now 7) at about 2 yrs in Masaai land (Maai Mahiu, Kenya) while visiting Cafe Ubuntu with my man Zane Wilemon of the Ubuntu brand.  Your Life, Your Legacy Mark your calendar for June 18th!  My friend, Brenda Wright, has invited me to speak about crafting a Meaningful…

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Am I Sheltering My Children? The discussion of “sheltering” has come up more as our kids interact in the community. We don’t have a TV, our kids don’t have phones, and Ilea and I don’t spend much time on our screens either. The kids don’t even know what a video game is. They see a film…

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I Don’t Want to Grow Up People often start conversations by asking, “where did you grow up”? That always inspires me to contemplate, “ Did I grow up?”. That wasn’t ever a goal of mine. Without kids, we want to raise them with the Peter Pan perspective that anything is possible through imagination and faith.  We…

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Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.Bob Marley Moments Rather Than Minutes This photo was taken in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Natty is Rwandan, but he lived in Kingston, Jamaica from 1977-1979, where he was heavily influenced by his close friendship with Bob Marley.  When I lived in Rwanda, Natty…

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In my 20 years of philanthropic endeavors, I’ve certainly been guilty of “fighting for peace”. But after many years of deliberate studies lifestyle transformations, I’ve awakened to the irony of that tactic. Why do I gravitate towards fighting? I suppose it’s in my blood. But I also know it’s mostly just because I care so…

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  Life happens. Difficulties sneak in through the blind spots. Relationships are strained by difficult circumstances. Division creeps in and deteriorates relationships, energy, and emotions. With each trial, the door into fear is opened, enticing us to focus on negative possibilities. It can be paralyzing. Once the door is open, we have a choice. We…

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I love to learn. As an entrepreneur, consultant and activist, I research and study relentlessly. I truly find great joy in the process. I’m a lifelong world traveler and explorer, constantly studying culture, humanity, science and spirituality. It’s not just my work. It’s not part of a graduate program. It’s a lifestyle I’ve chosen deliberately.…

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