All posts by longlivetobe

Black Travel – LIT

A soothing carousel; you visit the show often and it goes on as long as the fare is paid. You post your pictures #BlackTravel; you prove you know how to have a good time....Black Travel Oh what a feeling. In a foreign land where we stand out and bystanders marvel at our skin tone! #BlackTravel. ...

29th Birthday Post

I honestly had no plans for my birthday this year. I have had numerous people ask me what I want to do and the answer has been consistent: I’m a be good chillin this year. I actually lied. Due to my studying, time constraints from community causes, and life throwing an occasional wrench at me, ...

Loyalty x Labor x Black Men

Harrison Barnes is a millionaire. He is scheduled to make above $20 million this NBA season and is one of the top 3 players for the Dallas Mavericks. The picture featured in this post depicts a 26 year old athlete in the middle of an actual game finding out that he has been traded to ...

Appreciation Post – My Guys

Some men never die, Some men never live, But we are alive tonight That was a quote we read at a bar in Bali. We might have been on our 4th round of shots when we saw the quote, so it merely served as a drinking anthem, but it meant a little more to me ...

Strong Boys Fragile Men by George Hines Jr

This was by far the most impactful book of the year for me. It’s a brutally honest recollection of the authors sexual lifestyle as a young man coupled with self-reflection and admonishment. While there are scenes in the book that any woman can enjoy, this feels like a must read for every man in their ...

I look like the “dickhead” brother who can’t settle down

There are a handful of directions I could have taken with this post. I was blessed to take a vacation with my beautiful family, something we have not done in decades. The picture you see covers three generations from my mom, me and my siblings, and the younger nephews and nieces. As I prepared to ...

How I became Rich: Multiple Streams

I am a finance guy; my love for the subject has grown steadily ever since my older brother talked me out of studying mechanical engineering for undergraduate studies (I’m Nigerian aka STEM or die). Thankfully, God blessed me with a job right out of school in my field and I have climbed that corporate ladder ...

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