My Thoughts

"O nha Mae" (Oh my mother) 💕

"O nha Mae" (Oh my mother) 💕

Quem você é é importante!

What is a Cape Verdean? We are of African decent but we aren’t connected to the continent. The islands were colonized by the Portuguese and it’s the official language but the people speak Kriolu most of the time. The Latin community can identify with us, but don’t consider us Latino. The answer is, we are everything!!


Nearly ever slave ship that left the coast of Africa stopped on the Cape Verdean Islands before continuing where they would eventually land. It is...


Inspired by Chris Clemons

Inspired by Chris Clemons

There was never a doubt in my mind that with his genetics and work ethic, that he wouldn't be able to bounce back from this injury. He's still in the process of returning to 100% and I can only tell you that I've seen it and its happening. However, the most important thing for me when it comes to Chris isn't associated with basketball.

"My Adidas" ... to be continued

"My Adidas" ... to be continued

Before Kanye & the Yeezy Boost, before 50 Cent & his G Unit sneakers, before Jay Z & his S. Carter shoes, & even before Master P's sneaker brand there was Run DMC & Adidas.

In 1986 the pioneer rap group Run DMC were preparing to release their 3rd album titled "Raising Hell" and the first single from the album would be the iconic "My Adidas" record. When DJ Run and DMC wrote the...


Racism. Where should I start?

Racism. Where should I start?

I've sat down several times to write a blog about police brutality and the current state of systemic and overall racism. The problem I have is.. I don't know where to start.

My first thought is, how is it not as obvious to everyone as it is to those of us who know. Listening to the testimonies in the case of George Floyd I wonder how the defense attorney is even able to perform his job. I read some of the comments and posts online in defense of the officer who murdered George Floyd and I wonder are those people even...


DMX & His Unapologetic Faith

DMX & His Unapologetic Faith

Last week I made a tweet that said, basically, those of us who grew up while DMX was releasing new music, we have a different connection to him. Of course, it's popular to talk about an artist's work after he passes away. However, I think my insight on the life and death of DMX is a bit more personal for a few reasons.