Champions' Blog

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  • In The Ring

    I’ve learned a lot by being in the ring with Life. My first lesson: Life is a world-class heavyweight champion.  And Life hits HARD.  He’s been around a long time, and is no rookie.  He’s trained century after century, decade after decade, year after year…day after tireless day…and knows all […]

  • Music of the Morning

      My head, buried in the pillow Has one ear turned upwards Towards the window…   It’s way too early… My eyes are tired and heavy, And are shut tightly against The early rays streaming Through the window; Crashing against my slumber That is guarded by the softness of my […]

  • The Peak and the Precipice

      Some years ago, I found myself sitting in a window side seat of a bus speeding up a steep mountainside road.  We were heading towards the peaks of Machu Picchu.  I was there as part of a Fulbright Scholarship group, studying Andean and Afro-Peruvian history and culture.  We were […]

  • African-Americans: Why Do We Hate Ourselves?

      I am proud to announce that on Monday, February 6, 2012, I served for the first time as co-host of the L.A. Says Show on BlogTalkRadio.  My co-hosts include the show’s creator, Tameka “L.A. Say” Anderson and Juana Wooldridge.  Our first topic for 2012 was a timely one given […]

  • Is Morality Obsolete?

      I recently read a disturbing article in the September 23, 2011 issue of The Week magazine.  (Has Morality Became Obsolete, page 14 – via The New York Times).  In it, author David Brooks “sums up the moral philosophy of most young Americans” by highlighting the refrain: If it feels […]

  • BE (Become Entirely)….

      BE Inspired BE Courageous BE Blessed BE Positive BE Forgiving BE Humble BE Courteous BE Kind BE Healed BE Thoughtful BE A Blessing To Others BE AWARE BE Conscious BE Free BE Connected BE Considerate BE Forthright BE Respectful BE Daring BE True BE The Person That God Created […]

  • Heart Trumps Heart

      Every once in a while, we get to witness something greater than the spectacle itself.  There’s no telling when or if it will happen, so when it does, it is always special. The spectacle I witnessed recently was the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.  Needless to say, I was […]

  • Choose To Be Young

      It occurs to me that youth is truly wasted on the young.  I mean, they have no choice in the matter.  They ARE young.  Which means (inexperience and immaturity aside), they have energy, verve, vigor, excitement, athletic ability (more or less, LOL) and a general physical “feel-goodedness” (yes, I […]

  • The Power of Music on Attitude

      For as long as I can remember, music has had the power to directly influence my mood.  At first, I noticed that if I couldn’t understand why I was feeling a certain way, there was often music in the background that I may not have been conscious of that […]