The Story of Arthur George Gaston

2024-01-15T21:26:11+00:00January 15th, 2024|ESSAYS|

By the time you read this, it will at least be the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2024. But, I’m writing it on the day we set aside to honor the giant of civil rights and social justice. Not only social justice, because that would wildly undersell his priorities, but also educational justice, economic justice, and more. Sitting inside a jail in 1963 were Dr. King [...]

How to Mint Your First NFT

2021-12-07T04:36:17+00:00December 3rd, 2021|ESSAYS|

Two days ago, I minted my first NFT. I've been increasingly enamored with the idea of both, collecting digital art, and the concept and implications of smart contracts over this past year. After doing a ton of research over the last couple of months, I decided I wasn't going to really learn by sitting on the sidelines, I needed to get in. Either I was going to buy [...]

The Breakfast Club

2021-05-20T18:52:08+00:00May 20th, 2021|ESSAYS|

I was on this morning talking all things Black Tech Green Money like investing in Black people, ecosystem and representation, entrepreneurship, crypto and more. Watch the full interview below! Salute to Charlamagne tha God on our partnership at The Black Effect!

The Unlearning Of What Was Learned In Years

2019-09-18T00:52:24+00:00September 18th, 2019|ESSAYS|

I used to think that where I lived limited the opportunities life would afford me. I was one of those teenagers that proclaimed 'as soon as I graduate, I'm outta here!'. At the same time, I was deeply afraid inside that I couldn't cut it in the big city. When I moved to Atlanta, I felt like EVERYBODY was gonna be doper at doing what I wanted to [...]

Make the Call

2019-12-30T22:59:54+00:00December 27th, 2016|ESSAYS|

How many numbers do you have blocked and only get a No Longer in Service tone when they attempt to reach you? How often do you let the sun rise and set again on conversations that you know will be challenging to have? Here’s a quote that changed my perspective on the topic of difficult conversations: The level of success you’ll achieve can be determined by the level of [...]

Power corrupts

2015-11-24T18:29:11+00:00November 24th, 2015|ESSAYS|

Corruption has several meanings. We assume when we hear people say that ‘power corrupts’ they mean people have become ill-intentioned or greedy because of the power they’ve amassed. Most often that is exactly what they mean. But power can do much more than that. Power can mess with your operating system. It can distort your memory. It can blind you to the needs of others. You won’t understand [...]

Hard Work

2016-08-14T23:04:03+00:00October 2nd, 2015|ESSAYS|

I don’t go out much. I don’t spend a lot of time with my friends. I only have a handful of close friends anyway. Most of them are related to me somehow. You get older. Your circle of friends gets smaller. Watch out if it gets bigger. They’re probably not all friends. You will have many friendly’s. Friendly’s are fine. They’re not friends though. Friends are people you’re [...]

You have control over little

2015-11-10T02:51:11+00:00September 27th, 2015|ESSAYS|

Seriously, it was 76 degrees. The sky was blue. The wind was light. I just left Expresso off Reynolds and Brownstone Avenue. I wanted to go to Russ’s car wash. They were closer. I have all-wheel drive though. Russ’s conveyor doesn’t work with all-wheel drive. So I went to Expresso. I don’t know why I gave you all those details. I had just washed my car. That’s the [...]

Changing your public image

2015-08-10T18:22:46+00:00July 27th, 2015|ESSAYS|

You can be anything you want to be the second you put action toward it. If you’re an artist, you’re an artist whether you’re good at it or even if you just decided to become one this morning. Who are the referees? When you decide to become an engineer and start taking steps to learn programming, you are in fact an engineer. You’re a pretty bad engineer, but [...]

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