By: Marcus Jackson, Ed.D. As an educator and school leader in the urban area of Metropolitan Atlanta, I have always possessed an unrelenting belief that my students could and would achieve academic excellence . My confidence in this belief is rock solid. While serving as a classroom teacher, I knew deep in my soul that my students would be successful ... Read More »
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The grand sport that we call life is not unlike other games, there are rules to govern navigating th...
In his New York Times best-selling book The Charge, Brendon Burchard writes that people generally li...
What is your greatest challenge? What is the single, decisive element in whether you are victorious...
Sometimes as Black Americans, we live our lives telling people, “Once I make it, you make it, WE MAK...
Life has its way of trying to dose us with cold water and quench our dreams doesn’t it? We get...
We’ve all heard the famous song by the O’jays, “They smile in your face; all the time they want to take your place…!” Of course you know the rest of the song! But why do people do this? Why do they feel they must tear you down, to build themselves up? Well, if Christ had to deal with it, then ... Read More »
by: Dr. Boyce Watkins Back in the 1990s, the rapper Master P created a song called “Bout it Bout it.” The song had a catchy chorus and helped him build his multi-million dollar musical empire. I can’t say that I listen to Master P anymore, but I woke up thinking about his song this morning. That led me to also think ... Read More »
by: Early Jackson We’ve all done it. We have been right on the verge of something great, about to cross the threshold of a brand new opportunity or embarking on a promising relationship and BOOM! We blow it. Some call this personal phenomenon the act of self-sabotage; others simply chalk it up to approach avoidance. But however you label it, ... Read More »
by: Shaun Marq Anderson We were born into it. We live it. We breathe it. Heck even K-Ci and JoJo sang a song about it! Life! What is the meaning of it? Why were we created? Why? Why? Why? Why? Well, don’t ask me!! All I know is that it is here to stay until the Good Lord brings about ... Read More »
A young woman recently made a statement to me and said “You must have been raised by both of your parents because usually a guy that grows up with a stable father figure is respectable towards women.” She honestly was RIGHT! I actually was raised the majority of my youth by my stepfather, who was a great man and I ... Read More »
by: Shaun Marq Anderson This life can be marred with tragedies, regrets, and setbacks. Moreover, these obstacles can leave a person searching, hoping, and pleading for a break. But what if you can turn your tragedy into triumph, your pain into peace, and your setback into a setup for greatness? Take it from me, I have ridden the roller-coaster of ... Read More »