Reflections

Juneteenth has come and passed, yet the world seems to continue on in its usual ways. Lots of posts from white folks talking about how its a time to learn, listen and reflect, but I bet, when people go into the office on Monday, it’ll all be the same. Empty words with empty promises.

Luckily, I’ve met some people with real heart and real truth who do stand by people like me. They mean what they say. But truth be told, its far and few to find these real people. Too many others live with hatred, maybe its quiet, maybe it’s not, but ultimately, it’s real. Maybe someday, I’ll be in a world where we all see eye to eye, where we all understand one another, where we all respect and help uplift each other as people. Not white people, not people of color, not whatever other wording but just “people” because that’s what we are.

Crazy Times

Wow, what a crazy time to be where I am today. Protests, riots, sensationalism, and all kinds of madness… All spread through insane amounts of media that people consume constantly.

I’m still settling and absorbing all of it. A black man like me, just barely made it out from the hood to live a pretty average, middle class like life. The mentors I met, the people who believed in me, they came from all races. They’ve all reached out to me over the last couple of days and we’ve had some real heartfelt conversations.

All this anger… I recently watched Dave Chappelle, my man, telling it like it is. If you can, give it a shot on Youtube. Yes, it might seem vulgar at times, but the words are pretty powerful.