Fear of Failure: That’s What’s Holding Us Back!

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan If a baby just sat on the floor and cried after trying to take its first step—and never tried again—would the baby ever walk? No. The baby’s muscles would never grow to be strong enough to support his […]

It’s Still Going On: Irrational Fear and Hatred Based on Race

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely First it was single black male deaths in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York that shocked the nation. I understood those deaths were associated with the irrational fear of the black man in American. But something else is going on … praying blacks […]

Faith Is Daring To Fail—Overcoming Your Fears

I will not be afraid of failure for God has promised that He will be my help. Robert H. Schuller I’ve read Tough Minded Faith for Tender Hearted People by Robert H. Schuller more times than I can count. For many years, it sat on my nightstand and I read one page before I went […]

Knowledge Is The Antidote To Fear

No man who is afraid of death will ever be equal to a man who has no fear. In The Fifth Letter, Justice Katherine Helena Ross, the first African American female appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court must break out of a cage of fear to reach her desire to become a great Supreme Court […]

Encourage Someone Who Has Failed

When a person did their best, do not scold them for failure. Today is George Washington’s birthday. We should pause and take a few moments to reflect on one of his most famous quotes: “When a person did their best, do not scold them for failure.” I believe this is an important motto to follow […]

Black History Month Post: Who Was Walter Rodney?

The People United Will Never Be Defeated!            Dr. Walter Rodney was an intellectual guerrilla. He was born on March 23, 1942 and earned a Ph.D. in African History from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He was an expert on the slave trade and its impact on the […]

Fear: That’s What’s Going On

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be kept by understanding.” —Albert Einstein To understand what’s really going on in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York, we need to pick up the clarifying lens of fear. When I started my professional career, I used to listen to a tape by motivational speaker Brain Tracy called […]