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But, Just Be Yourself

But, Just Be Yourself

Identity is something many people struggle with especially when we are young. We are all different from one another in our own ways and being different isn't always easy. Being different can be uncomfortable. It can be exhausting having to answer questions and explain why you do certain things. Moreover, it can influence you to change who you are rather than being your natural self which adds beauty to the colorful canvas that we are all apart of.

What Will They Say About You?

What Will They Say About You?

On February 15, 2021 all students will be returning to in person learning here in Wake County, North Carolina. Wake County, home to the capital city of Raleigh is the largest school district with over 160,000 students in 191 schools and also ranks as the 14th largest school district in the United States.

I work in 1 of those 191 schools, in Millbrook High School at the service of over 2,000 students. Outside of coaching Varsity Men's Basketball, I am typically tasked with being a level of intervention for students. My daily duties include mentoring students and other school personnel...


Let Our Rejoicing RISE

Let Our Rejoicing RISE

"Lift every voice and sing,
‘Til earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty"

Have you ever heard the "Black National Anthem"?

I mean, have you ever heard it sung purely from a black man or woman and felt it echo off the walls of your home? Could you feel the struggles that came before you and maybe even before them, although it was sung smoothly and almost effortless? Did the words and harmony ever settle so deep into your mind that you found yourself humming the tune to yourself? You probably skipped most of the lyrics between...


Coaching & Culture

Coaching & Culture

I was introduced to basketball around age 3 or 4 by my uncle, the late Carl Kent Sr. aka "The Colonel" in Pleasentville, NJ where he is still a legend, both as a player and even more notably, a coach. To me at the time it was just another game that would keep a young kid busy and active but what it would become was much more.

As a kid I played in the P.A.L. (Police Athletic League) before moving to Virginia  and playing in middle school, high school, and a few years in jr. college. Prior to playing juco,...


Kobe & GiGi

Kobe & GiGi

From the moment that I saw the video of Kobe and his daughter GiGi sitting court side, with Kobe pointing out on to the floor explaining something to her, I wonder what was the advice he was giving her at the time.

On January 26, 2020 Kobe Bryant and his daughter, as well as a few parents and teammates of her’s were tragically lost in a helicopter accident. Kobe who’s attention to detail had him accustomed to being prepared for every scenario ahead, sent shock waves through the world upon the news of his passing. We were...