Originally posted on THE MOUNTAIN PRINCIPLES:
The unwarranted shootings of African-American men has become too much to stand.  I am an African-American male whose 41 years of life have been consistently held in the crosshairs of racism in the American South and most recently in the Pacific Northwest.  For months I’ve watched as African-American men have been slaughtered. …

Originally posted on THE MOUNTAIN PRINCIPLES:
Principle No. 11:  Wear your crown by bringing your whole self into your work, sharing your passions, talents, and triumphs in a way that inspires others to persevere and wear their crowns.  Yesterday I took my 7-yr old to Highline College’s Y.E.L.L.  (Young Educated Ladies Leading) Summit.  The keynote…

Originally posted on THE MOUNTAIN PRINCIPLES:
Principle No. 10:  Sharpen your focus on the positives and nurture them.  You choose the lens through which you see the world. Everybody loves the sunshine.  It’s an eternal truth.  In Washington, more than anyplace I’ve lived, when the sun is out, people are outside and active.  When the…

Originally posted on THE MOUNTAIN PRINCIPLES:
My cousin Camille once said, “You will only be as successful as the five people closest to you.”. I’ve heard a similar idea stated like this:  “You are the average of the people you spend the most time with.” That powerfully simple piece of advice couldn’t be truer.  Our growth…

Originally posted on The Real Plain Talk:
By now the whole world knows all the particulars of the George Zimmerman verdict. It seems that your views on the verdict have to do with either your experiences in life or your current status in society. For Example, Clarence Thomas may have had some experiences of being…

Plain Talk on Treyvon Martin.

By now the whole world knows all the particulars of the George Zimmerman verdict. It seems that your views on the verdict have to do with either your experiences in life or your current status in society. For Example, Clarence Thomas may have had some experiences of being racially profiled in the past, but his […]