Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nas Speaks!

I hardly ever re-post anything from other blogs but this is a must read!

Nas speaks out to youth about the 16 year-old honor student that was beaten and killed.. Not only the youth, but everyone should really take heed to this message:

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out. Being hurt from the loss of a love one was never cool.

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong war! I know that feeling, that frustration with life and needing to take it out on someone, anyone. But…

We chose the dumbest things to go the hardest for. I remember seeing deaths over 8 ball jackets, fila’s, and name plate chains. Deaths over “he say she say”!!!!! “I’m from This block or I’m from that block,” or “my moms n pops is f*cked up now the whole world gotta pay!!!”

I remember feeling like I was the hardest “n*gga” breathin. And I couldn’t wait to prove it. 
But let’s think. What r we really proving?? And proving what to who?? Everybody knows Chicago breeds the strongest of the strong but I just feel, me, being ya brother from another state, feel your pain as if I grew up with you in ya very own household.

You have the ability and mindpower to change the way we are looked at. Look who’s watching us young warriors, look who’s throwin us in jail constantly, look at the ignorance in the world. Look at the racist dogs who love to see us down. Lovin to bury us in the ground or in jail where we continue this worthless war on one another. Young warriors…. We are WASTING more and more time. We gotta get on our jobs and take over the world. Cuz this movie left the theaters years ago, Juice, Menace, Boys n the Hood, Blood n Blood Out, Belly!

When we see each other why do we see hatred? Why were we born in a storm, born soldiers, WARRIORS….and instead of building each other up we are at war with each other.. May the soul of this young person find peace with the Almighty. I’m with you young warriors. You’re me and I’m you. But trust me! You are fighting the wrong war.This sh*t sucks !!


Monday, September 28, 2009

(RP) Do The Right Thing

A young man and his father were on vacation. On the first night, the young man went out to the rental car to grab the rest of his luggage. There was a woman that walked up to him and said “Do you have any money to spare, my car ran out of gas and I don’t have any money on me.” The young man though about the five dollars that he had in his pocket, but wanted to use it for some snacks for his hotel room. After thinking about it, he said “No, I’m sorry I don’t.” After he walked upstairs to his room, the key card was not working so he went to the front desk to get it activated. He saw that lady again leaving the front desk and walking out of the hotel. He thought to himself again, is this five dollars really going to kill me. He ran after the lady and gave her the five dollars that he had.

After he walked away, he had this great smile on his face. He had this sweet feeling inside, it was a great feeling because he made a sacrifice to do what he knew was right.

There are many times when God and the universe give us opportunities to make this world a better place. There are even more times when people look at these opportunities and turn their head.

There is a great power of good in this world, greater than anyone will ever know. This power can change your life or someone else life at anytime you want it to…you just have to make the sacrifice. Will you do the right thing when your opportunity comes?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It’s Your World –Part 5

“Be....eternal!” -It's Your World. Common (Feat. Bilal & Pops)

Wow! This is the most powerful statement in the whole song…be eternal. Eternal…as in lasting all the time without a beginning or end. Unchanging and unaffected by the passage of time. Going on forever or recur incessantly..

I don’t even have much to say about this…

Will you continue to live after you are gone?

It’s Your World Part 4

“Be at full strength when walking through the valley” -It's Your World. Common (Feat. Bilal & Pops)

Strength is something that is definitely needed walking through this life. We will need to gain strength in every way possible… With that being said, there are times that we will need a break, times that we will get weak and at times we will fall. It’s during these moments that we will see gains in our strength. We have to have a never ending passion for getting stronger.. for it is when we are strong when we can help others.. and that’s what it’s all about.

The universe is also described as a valley. A valley is a low area of land and is often surrounded by higher ground. For most of us…we start out in this valley. Starting off in this valley is a beautiful thing because we understand the struggle to get to the top…

To my beautiful people who are full of strength! Keep pushing…
One Love!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It’s Your World –Part 3

“Be a brilliant soul, sparkling in the galaxy while walking on earth” -It's Your World (Feat. Bilal & Pops)

If you have ever really noticed sparkles or glitter, they are visible but low key at the same time. When walking this earth, I have the thought of an earth angle in mind. Visible, but low key at the same time. See angles do their thing, but then keeps it moving. They don’t act the way they do because they want fame, thanks or recognition. They do it because they want the universe to be a better place. That’s how I try to live my life…try to put a smile on others face. Not judging because I don’t know what the next man is going through. Lending a hand when no one is watching. Doing community service to give back…

I’m a human so I do fail, but when you surround yourself with others with similar goals…it makes the journey that much easier. Let’s sparkle in the galaxy while walking the earth!

To all my Earth Angles! One Love..

Friday, September 18, 2009

It’s Your World! –Part 2

“Be-nign, be you, be mom's mean pie, be little black sambo with bad hair.” -It's Your World. Common (Feat. Bilal & Pops)

The beginning of this line is self explanatory, but I want to focus on “be little black sambo with bad hair”.

If you don’t know, the story of Little Black Sambo is an old children’s book. In this story, Sambo survives over a large group of very hungry tigers. Sambo had some brand new colorful clothing on and he had to give his clothes, shoes, and umbrella to four tigers so they won’t eat him. The tigers were so jealous and conceited and began to chase each other. While they were doing that, Little Black Sambo recovers all of his belongings.

We will face many challenges in life, but with these challenges; there is always a way to prevail. And not only prevail, but do it with class and dignity. The universe works in a way that, if we do good and mean good…good will have to come back to you. And that’s exactly what happened to Little Black Sambo.

To my people who are doing good, just watch and see the universe do you good!

It's Your World! -part 1

It’s Your World! (Part 1)

If you are not a fan of Common, I highly recommend that you become one. He is one of the most talented artists coming from a humanistic, love everyone point of view. His lyrics are inspiring and inspirational. He has a song on one of his earlier CD’s called “It’s your world”. This has got to be one of the best songs ever! There is a spoken word at the end of this song that I want to talk about for a couple days. I want to break it down and talk about my interpretation of it… This will be the “It’s Your World Series.”

“Be gleeful everyday, for being the best swimmer among 500,000.” - It's Your World (Feat. Bilal & Pops)

Every day that the good Lord blesses us with, we should be thankful, joyful and live that day like it’s your last. Gleeful is a powerful word because it means that we are full of jubilance; meaning great success, way far over the moon and triumphant. The last part of this line talks about being the best of the best. Being the best does not mean that you need to surpass others. Being the best can be trying things you never seen yourself doing. Being the best, can be you being in school. Being the best, can be you helping others. Being the best, can be you doing what you love. Being the best, can be YOU…being the best YOU!

Think about it…

Thursday, September 17, 2009

In the perfect world, life would run effortlessly and smooth. But if it was like that…what would we gain?

At times we go through periods when everything seems as if its running in a downward spiral…it may seem as if nothing is going right. During these times we must work our hardest..we can’t give up now. For what you gain from this experience you will use in the next. Life is a long journey… Keep your Fait and Ambition.

Ambition is not what a person does…it’s what a person would do!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dreams, goals and aspirations will not be met without putting in the time. We want so much out of life but put so little in. Does that even make sense?... Today you can start with less talk and more work…and more work means more time.

You will meet your dreams on time, if you apply your time!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

(RP) Saturation.

I was looking at something that wrote a while ago and wanted to Re-Post it(RP)… so here it is..

Sometimes I feel that simple words are overlooked…take saturate for example. This simple word means to soak, drench, flood or oversupply. That’s simple enough right?!?! I found this scripture that we can apply this simple word to…

“Keep thy heart with an all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” -- Proverbs 4:23

What this basically is saying is that, if we store up good things in our hearts, our words and actions will be good. I truly believe that whatever is built up in your heart, your mouth speaks. This word saturation comes in to play because you need to saturate your mind on whatever you want to be in your heart. The old saying, “You are what you think,” is true! You will take on the characteristics and be identified of whatever occupies the majority of your thoughts. Saturate your mind with righteousness and peace..and you will live this out. Saturate your mind with evil and hate, and you will act and think in such a way that is not divine for your purpose. Saturation is a force that will determine your destiny!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Enhancement of Character

No one should ever fill powerful when other are powerless.
When others are immobilized they are stagnant to growth at any velocity.
But power is when inhabitants exert greatness with the influence of your presence when you are not in sight.
And then that power is surpassed by the next because…
What you keep to self is lost.

But when others take it further than your expectation of vista; that is when you achieve…

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Rules should not be, and are not a surrogate of your character..

As a mortal in this universe, can we actually know each other’s character? I mean, being a Man of Character(MOC) is something that I stand by. But do people actually know my character, or do they know my reputation.. or do they know my LIFEstyle?

The more and more that I think about it, you can’t live by rules…you have to live a LIFEstyle. If you want to live your life a certain way, you can’t think about as of the things that you can’t do… but you have to think about it as the things that you should do, the things that you want to do, and then it will eventually become you…

become your LIFEstyle

Peace and Love<>Daps & Pounds

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Do You!”

So a while ago I was sitting in a social justice session with some high school kids. In the session they were discussing identity, perspectives, and the people who perceive these perspectives.

One of the young ladies then went ahead and started talking about how our language and the way we act are different around different people. She then expressed how sometimes she is on her “white girl status”. Now if you know me, this was an immediate red flag. I then proceeded to ask her, what is the “white girl status” (already having a idea of what she was going to say, I just wanted her to hear herself say it out loud). She then explained that it is when she is acting and talking proper. That statement was said out of pure ignorance. Has society had such a impact on our youth, that when someone is acting and or speaking proper, then they are referred to as a “white person?” SMH. Speaking like this just sets you up for failure…

I want to challenge you, as I did her…If you feel as if you are educated, then speak with intellect. That’s “Doing you!” Don’t compare it with anyone else! Define it as you. Don’t let the society form who you are…and don’t let the society tell you what, and what not to do. This is your world, you will get out what you put in. Say yes to being you!

There is a time and place for everything in this universe that we live in, that does not mean you change who you are!

Peace and Love<>Daps & Pounds
Mr. Big Dreams

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Everyday A Star Is Born! ..you chillin?

YO!! Wale, I love the song, but now is not the time for me to be Chillin’. Nope it’s not. Everyday a star is born. It’s the title of a track on the new Jay-Z Blue Print 3 album. How true is that statement?!

Everyday somebody is working had to be that next Doctor, Artist, Musician, Ball-Player, Lawyer, Athletic Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Photographer and any and everything else you can think of. Especially in the time that we live in now.. I mean Obama just gave a speech to all the kids in the US, the economy is not great, people are struggling on a daily basis.. It only makes sense that mortals are trying to reach greatness.. The universe is never content with the status quo. And the common people are not continent with being ordinary..(well I know I’m not at least).

Today somebody’s dreams just became their reality! Just imagine that…your dreams becoming reality…

That happened to somebody today. But you know what; it didn’t just fall in their lap, or maybe it did. Yes I’m convinced that it’s more about who you know than what you know…and your situation vs. their situation…and their family support to you not having a family…from their great education to your teachers not caring…and from there immense amount of luck to you not catching a break.. and along with that, their eight plus hours of sleep to your five hours of rest.. I know and heard a lot of it…

But when your dreams become reality…wont it make it that much SWEETER!!

Peace and Blessings<>Daps & Pounds
Mr.Big Dreams..

Back Like Brett Favre!

Yo it’s me!! I’m back at it like Brett Favre LOL. If you have been wondering, I have been GREAT! I had a great summer. I was back in NY working at a youth residential camp. I had a different position from last summer as I was an Assistant Community Coordinator. This summer I continued to learn more about myself, as I was challenged in many different ways. Of course the kids had a great impact on me as I hope I did on them. ..Oh yeah, I lost the no shaving bet over the summer. Des! I got your dinner bruh..stop crying lol ..you always busy (cough, cough)

WOW! I can’t believe this is my last year of undergrad...and who would have ever thought I would be applying to Graduate School. Man life is crazy…

If you are new at my spot, this is not going to be your typical blog site. I’m not going to sit here and talk about celebrities, music and fashion. Well I take that back, the only fashion I will talk about is the Nerdy Brand. A couple of the homies are starting a brand and they have my support 100%. Make sure you check them out at http://www.be-nerdy.com/. But other than them, there are many other blogs and sites that you can get all that other information from. The focus of my blog is for personal growth, learning how to be intellectually greedy, quotes to get you thinking, and most of all, giving you the confidence and self-belief that you can reach any of the dream you work for. Like Big Sean says, you’re not going to reach your dreams by drinking Nyquil and being in pajamas.. But it’s going to take hard work, determination, some sleepless nights and definitely FAITH and COURAGE! I’m speaking to you still in search of my dreams…and I dream BIG! But I know I will get there, and I know you can too. So check back with me often and get some encouragement, motivation or for a study break! Leave comments…negative or positive, you might not know who you will touch…

The last thing I’m going to leave you with today is…

“What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you will keep forever” – Axel Martin