Real Art Protest – Good Ass System

Somebody, somewhere is saying, “We got a good ass system.” We could change all the laws and still get ‘em We can box ‘em in so many wrongs; right won’t fit ‘em Walk up in the church not even Jesus can save ‘em Discrimination ain’t like our Granddaddies’ days But I swear there’s a sign…

7 Generations – The Bonds that Bind

I’ve been curious about my family tree for sometime. I don’t know when it started. It could have been when my aunt Grace told a story about re-connecting with our family in Saint Vincent. Maybe it was the silence that swept my maternal Granddad’s face when I asked him about his father. Maybe it was…

Framed In Excellence – A Mentor

“I’m a mentor,” or “I’m a role model,” were phrases that formed in my head one minute and became an after thought the next. In reality, I’m too busy was my mantra. But let me see something out the box of logic on the news like the four teens who jumped a girl in McDonalds and I’m…

Statement of Awesomeness

You ever wonder what someone would say if there was no filter when applying for college? Well, read for yourself =) —– I am awesome. I’m often heard telling jokes in French, Spanish and Italian. Bonjour, Cómo estás? Non mi interessa. When I eat out, waitresses tip me. Private conversations with friends tend to become…

Words from The Podium – A Commencement Speech

Good Morning, I would like to Thank Principle Joseph O’ Brien, the Director of College Counseling and my dear friend Yelena Ramautar, the faculty, and most important the 50+ students from the graduating class of Brooklyn School For Global Studies for this invitation to speak to you all today. I know some of you already…