We're leaving ground (leaving ground). Will things ever be the same again? It's the final countdown!Lyrics from "The Final Countdown" by Europe In the final hours before the polls open in Mississippi, I've been thinking about a story recently shared by Former Secretary of Education John King at a panel discussion I attended. The Secretary... Continue Reading →
30 Day Challenge: Do One Thing Today!
"Some of us gave a little blood for the right to participate in the democratic process."- Rep. John Lewis It's that time again! Today is the first day of the next 30 Day Challenge. In the 30 days leading up to Mississippi's General Elections on November 5th, I will do one thing each day to... Continue Reading →
What to Expect when You’re Expecting a Fun (and Messy) Governor’s Race
"All I can say is...it's about to go down."- Kevin Hart Do you like state-level politics, important policy discussions, and a generous portion of pettiness? If so, then Mississippi is gonna be the place to be this Fall! Now that the GOP primary is over, the field is set for the General Elections, which will... Continue Reading →
30 Day Challenge: By the Numbers
I completed my second 30 Day Challenge on August 6th. Here's a breakdown of what I did.
Lessons Learned from the GOP Gov’s Debate
"Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts."- Kjell Magne Bondevik, Former Prime Minister of Norway As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Republican Gubernatorial Debate took place on the same night that my wife and I went to see Hamilton in Memphis.... Continue Reading →
Get Local: You Should Watch the Republican Gubernatorial Debate
"There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising the flag."Jesse "The Body" Venture, Former WWE Wrestler/Governor of Minnesota While I'm counting down the days to the next 2-day Debate-A-Thon taking place next week with the Democratic presidential candidates, another important debate is taking place tonight! At... Continue Reading →
30 Day Challenge: Daily Log
In the name of public accountability, I'm using this page to keep track of my actions during the 30 Day Challenge. I'll update this post each day with my new actions. #30Days So here's what I've been up to... Day 1 (July 8): Bringing back #MelaninMonday (est. 2018) by donating to Brandon Rue, a young... Continue Reading →
30 Day Challenge (2019 Summer Edition)
"What scares me is that one day my son will ask me, 'What did you do, daddy, when the **** was going down'"- Richard Pryor (1971) If you're friends with me on Facebook, or if you follow me on Twitter, you might've noticed the 30 Day Challenge I completed in the 30 days leading up... Continue Reading →