Category Archives: Thoughts

WHY DONALD STERLING WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE NBA AND THE IMPACT ON SOCIETY

The fallout from Donald Sterling’s private comments will be one of the biggest Civil Rights moments ever. I would go so far to say that the impact of these proceedings will be as far reaching as Obama being elected or any of the court cases that you cite from American History (Brown v Board of Ed, Plessy v Ferguson, etc). And here is why. Continue reading

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Parting Thoughts

With our souls separated by a couple thousand miles- a distance that increases by the day- I was left wondering “What are we?” One too rooted in being wounded to feel cupid could strike again from afar. The other’s pride too … Continue reading

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TOP 10 Accomplishments… while at UIUC (2005-2014)

How many people can say that they had a radio and TV program while completing an MD/PhD program? After a surreal experience in the Midwest, I decided to share my TOP 10 Professional Accomplishments. Take a stroll through memory lane with me. Just be careful… the story behind each one may surprise you! Continue reading

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Hoped: Performance Untold

After he saw how her hair caressed her curves He changed his words Fearful Self-Conscious He wanted to script the story The perfect prose to praise her beauty Instead he shattered scared to be yours truly Perhaps she wanted to … Continue reading

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VOTE FOR SEX

Nowadays, even sex is political So when I make love, that’s a vote that I’m giving you when casting my ballot I’m simply quite cynical Because I’ve stepped into the booth so many times not knowing the candidate ready to pull that … Continue reading

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Family Member

Her beautiful brown skin turned yellow As her personality dissipated She broke out into a familiar chorus “Mommy, Please!” And threw her hands in the air for something only she could see Delirium had been set in Crying within, her son struggled in He and his sister caressed her forehead … Continue reading

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P-ILLS

Her body lay limp across the muebles. Her black curly hair flattened against the unyielding vinyl covers. Across the glass coffee table surface were a variety of pill bottles. Some of the vials were strewn across the table. The transparent … Continue reading

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I Wonder (Promised)

A piece about a beautiful Queen unlike any other
Who wanted so badly to be saved but was promised to another Continue reading

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My Presidential Vote And Why

Time To Deport Romney Back to Detroit Obama has a horrendous record on Immigration. He did a piss poor job of passing Universal Healthcare and only got the Affordable Healthcare Act through Democratic crude brunt force. Nonetheless, the most important … Continue reading

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Reponse to CNN Opinion Article (It’s time for ‘equal’ to mean equal)

Your actions in pursuing this legal course in 2003 has negatively impacted our country and has sent us back to pre-1968 days in terms of access to education for Black & Brown scholars across this country. What you fail to realize is that racial, religious and class preference is a critical underpinning of the admissions process. Continue reading

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