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A Dream Fulfilled.........

    On Monday, I sat in front of my television in awe and watched along with millions as President Barack Obama was sworn into office for the second term as president of the United States.   January 21, 2013, wasn’t just inauguration day; coincidently, it was also the national holiday for the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fifty years ago Dr. King stood not too far from where President Barack Obama took the oath and delivered a speech that left an unforgettable imprint on the nation. Dr. King fought so hard for equality and justice, and it was his ultimate dream that people could live in a world where they’re not judged by the color of their skin, but rather by the content of their character. He longed for a day when our differences would not limit us to unequal opportunities. I never thought I would see a black president so early in my life, and I’m so grateful to know that when I have children, they will be


    One of my old classmates reached out to me in November and asked me to check out a track called "Dreams." I didn’t get a chance to listen to it until mid-December, but I must say when I finally heard the song I was impressed. Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m an avid music lover, especially when the music has meaning. "Dreams" is without a doubt a song with substance; it definitely speaks to the mind of the conscious thinker. The song sheds light on certain taboo issues in the black community, issues people are reluctant to address. These issues include the constant occurrence of senseless violence and people’s lack of morals and priorities. The verse below which is actually one of my favorite verses on the track speaks on one of those issues: “We conditioned to the violence…… black and brown riots, to the point that our alliance follows moments of silence, and it’s sad that the people never see the evil…….. so long as the Gucci belt mat

Out with the old and in with the new.................. 2013 has arrived!!

OMG…. It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. I can still vividly remember bringing in 2012, and anticipating what the year had in store for me. I decided to opt out of “popping bottles” at a party this year, and instead take the time to reflect on my experiences in 2012, and meditate on what exactly I want to accomplish in 2013. I stopped making resolutions a couple of years ago because I always ended up breaking them before the end of January. Instead of making resolutions, I decided with each new year I will simply aim for progress in any area of my life, whether it’s minor or major. I definitely made progress from 2011 to 2012, and this time next year I want to be able to look back and see that I’ve made progress as well. It’s so easy to become stagnant so I constantly do self-evaluations to check my growth. With a new year comes a new beginning so with that being said, make the most out of 2013. If you have a dream, work on pursuing it. If you hav