Tag: Life

Why It’s Important To Never Stop

  This weekend I attended a panel on social justice during the BlackStar Film Festival. The panel was two of my favorite things in life; free and educational. I gained a lot of insight on how I should approach representing the characters in my stories as well as how I should approach my writing in general. The panel, which began… 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 →

Always Enjoy Life

Life is a gift that we all acquire the day we are born and we can do with it whatever we wish. Be forewarned, though, that tomorrow is not promised. And time only flows in one direction. I have experienced many things in my thirty-six years. Some things have enriched my life more than others but everything I’ve been through… Read more →

Power To The People!

When you invest in something you are saying to yourself ‘I believe in this!’ For example, when you enter a romantic relationship with someone you are saying to that person ‘I believe in us.’ When you have a child your hopes and dreams run wild for them to be the best they can be at whatever they choose because you… Read more →

The Responsibility of Fame

“For certain people fame lasts for a moment. For others it lasts for a lifetime. And for the rest it only lasts long enough to destroy them.” -BRRIII As a society we are obsessed with celebrities. We care more about their lives than our own as we go broke trying to emulate their posh lifestyles. We become enamored with who… Read more →

Monday’s Motivation

A Reminder Every Sunday in the fall I, along with my brothas, watch Football from about 1 in the afternoon until roughly 10 in the evening. Sometimes I cut out a little earlier than 10 because I get up at the ass crack of dawn to go to work but those times are very rare. I’m normally there for the… Read more →


When I sit and think about where I was five years ago it makes me wonder. At 30 years old I had just snuck back into Philly after completing a fabulous FREE trip around the world. I was about ten lbs skinnier, I had cornrows and a strange mountain man goatee. But inside I had become different. All of the… Read more →

Monday’s Motivation

Put It Behind You   You know what? Last week was brutal. Many things that could go wrong did and it left me a little wiped out over the weekend. But when I woke up this morning I said to myself ‘You know what? Fuck last week.’ I can’t be mad about something that has already happened to me. But… Read more →