Month: October 2014

What LisaRaye Taught Me

Monday’s Motivation is my gift to you for a better outlook on your week. I am not now nor have I ever been a morning or Monday person. But if I can transform the negativity I feel about Monday into something proactive to help you get your week started then I will have contributed to a much more positive energy… Read more →

White Privilege

Not that anyone really needs another example of the huge racial disparity in this country, or an overview of how the concept of white privilege works. You’re gonna get one anyway. Because this story right here… some bullshit. (for those that don’t want the Ben version click here): Every year Keene, New Hampshire holds a pumpkin festival, and it’s kind of a… Read more →

Discount Divas

The new TVOne reality series Hollywood Divas follows the lives of five of Hollywoods biggest celebrities as they maintain their star power and rack up roles as the top black actresses in the game. Watch as Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington…. Oh wait. They’re not on this show. Well then just who in the… Read more →

“Hip Hop” Awards?

First, let me start this post by stating that I Love Hip Hop and my generation is the best because we got Hip Hop when it was still cool and innovative. So what’s about to follow may seem like the hackneyed diatribe of a middle-aged ‘I remember back when’ type of dude. But the reality is that what you’re about to… Read more →

Hurricane Of Hurt

Here’s a poem about how our experiences can damage another person’s life like a hurricane. Ironically it can damage us as well. I hope you enjoy it.   Aloof Ben Robinson III I tried to give you the gentlemen in me When you laid your love at my feet And simply I laughed Looked past your heart And stared off… Read more →

Keep Your Friends Close

Many people claim that they have a lot of friends. However, having a lot of friends isn’t necessarily a good thing if the quality of the friendship is flawed. I will give you a quick example. Years ago, while working at one of my many jobs, I worked with this brotha who was cool as shit. He and I would… Read more →

Love & Success

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. – Arthur Ashe Think of the question “What do you want most out of life?” Which words enter your mind? Success? Money? Love? Intelligence? These are merely a few examples of the things people wish to experience in their lifetime, but of the aforementioned… Read more →

Sunday Night

It’s Sunday Night. Football is on. I’m chilling with my brothas and all I can think about is ‘Damn I gotta work tomorrow!’ I don’t think any of us really want to be bothered with the thought of what has to happen on Monday. The weekend is only a taste of the time we have the belongs to us. And… Read more →