Life is Full of Common Sense, so Use It.

“You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt

Life has its way in helping you make lemonade doesn’t it? As I start my day to further my journey of life I know that it is more important for me to have my own first hand experience in life. The news has shown in many ways that you can’t put your faith in humanity or wait for Jesus to come back to save us. You have to save yourself then go back to save others.

Enjoy this beautiful day! Peace and Power to you 



Photo Credit: Ayinde Hamilton 

@EdwardArkTeez & @ChicagoKingDave #FashionShow #LittySiutation

Edward Ark Teez and Fuck Fame, set it off in the city with their new fashions all while sharing their platform with some of the city’s favorite designers, and newbies to the game.  The venue was packed with some city favorites: DJ Amaris, Dj Shon, DJ MileHigh, Stunt Taylor, Y Dot G Dot, Leoski D, Sweats By Stew and Chris aka Prince T Dub (He told me not to tell y’all he was there because of Child Support, guess the cats out the bag, lol). There were plenty more who’s who in the building and it was filled with entourages. The event took place at Venue 1420, located 1420 S. Michigan, Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Since 2004, Edward Ark has been lacing us with some of the best Teez in the city and nationwide. You may have had on an Edward Ark tee and didn’t know it but you’ll definitely be hearing more about the brand. They just opened their ship store in River Oaks Mall, and are now manufacturing jeans and underwear too. Drop by River Oaks Mall and get some gear. Most def make sure that you get you some Fuck Fame gear too!

Sources:Edward Ark, Sky Team Media, and My MF Pocket Journal Bish! 

@DrUmarJohnson @The_HWCC #Umoja #Unity #UrbanPress #Recap #BKgetsherway

Dr. Umar Johnson at The Harold Washington Cultural Center for the First Day of Kwanza; and a Late Dinner at Yassa African Food

The first day of Kwanza was beautiful. If you’re not familiar with Kwanza don’t trip. Kwanza is an “African American” seven-day cultural experience recognized each year from December 26-January 1. The seven-day principles are Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Co-operative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kummba (Creativity), Imani (Faith).

Umoja describes the First Day of Kwanza in Chicago at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. Dr. Umar Johnson, a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist, was a Keynote Speaker along with a line of talented Artists. Johnson is facing a legal challenge with the Commonwealth State of Pennsylvania, Bureua of Professional and Occupational Affairs aka the State Board of Psychology.

Set aside all of that, he came through the land and dropped Jewels that are worthy of sharing with Urban (Black) Parents. As a Mentor, I consider this information to be a necessary conversation especially for young parents. Most parents aren’t educated on the business of “Education”, and it’s a major responsibility that they are educated.

  1. Never go to a school meeting by yourself
  2. Do not get your child evaluated if they are in 3
  3. Don’t communicate over the phone, always do it in writing via emails or written documents.
  4. Stop telling the school your business. (*inform your children of this too)
  5. Know that you have a right to a second opinion, especially if they’re claiming your child has special education needs. Legally the school will pay for the qualified specialist of your choice to evaluate your child for a second opinion.

Do your research and understand the policies that govern education. Don’t just leave it at that either, as a parent know what education is, to be able to determine what kind of education your child should receive. What a wonderful way to spend Umoja! It was a pleasure to learn better methods and theories to aid in helping us have a better understanding of developing our children.

Dr. Johnson is in the works of deciding where he will plant his first school. He’s deciding between Detroit, Atlanta, and Chicago. Allegedly, He’s had some conflicts along the way because he hasn’t gotten any returned phone calls from real estate interest. He’s had other partners and associates call to inquiry about the real estate. We’ll be contacting Dr. Umar Johnson to obtain more information about his plans with FDMG. We’ll keep you updated.

After our long day of unity he treated his staff and invited guest to dinner. If you haven’t ate at Yassa African Food , then set your date soon. We had a blast as a community, and we were treated like family. I can’t wait to see what the universe does next in Dr. Johnson’s journey.

Check out the gallery of press images from the event. Photo credits to Shabria Davidson of Sky Team Media, our Photojournalist of the evening. If you use images, I ask that you notify me and give credit to the creatives who produced the content. When contact is made you will be given all social media and credential information to use for multiple platforms. Respect our craft and art, these are non negotiable terms. Conditions made to subject vary, mass media laws apply.

Sending Love, Light, and Peace to @RickRoss

It was reported that Rick is hospitalized, and I’m pretty sure you heard the news so I’m not here to bombard you with it. I just wanted to send some energy out into the universe for his well being. Maybe we can petition for Hip Hop Artist to get sleep? After all it’s a lot of work that goes into producing culture on a high end level, and we know many rappers are apart of the “No Sleep” regime.

His pal Fat Trel reportedly spoke to him and published a post on IG letting the community know that he’s good, so let’s keep faith and hope while we are sending love out, for bro ass. It’s very important to take care of your vehicle because you only get one. Let’s start promoting healthy lifestyles that encourage us to live better holistically.

Gods are immortal men. Men are mortal Gods.


Feature Image Credits: NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28: Recording artist Rick Ross attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)