Whole foods and Starbucks: How to transform ‘gentrification’ into ‘community evolvement’

Whole Foods was the ultimate sign that Harlem had become a NEW Harlem. It showed outsiders that the residents were willing to conform and change, willing to assimilate into mass society. Something as simple as Whole Foods took away the identity, the individualism, the uniqueness of Harlem. To me, it signified the end of a …

homeward-bound: life transcending after death

My legacy is not just for myself, but will carry on for my children and their children. Something future generations can carry on and claim as their own. A few weeks ago, I visited a more conservative Baptist church than where I’d normally attend. It was the stereotypical Easter-type sermon but before Resurrection Sunday: The …

Age Ain’t Nothing But a Slight Generational Gap

It’s a new year, and with this in mind, we should be open to other possibilities. Enter a situation with a free mind, don’t be so quick to judge. If entering something new with negative feedback or by skipping other options that do not supposedly fit our criteria, we may allow a potential good thing …

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