Tag :success

Posted on 20 May 2013
Know Yourself – The Deep Sources of Your Strength

"I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all." James Baldwin, Writer and Activist      Our ancestral beginnings consist of a plethora of perseve...

Posted on 08 May 2013
Improving the Black Greek System Through an Intellectually Rigorous Intake Process

The Black Greek System has to evolve and it has to be done through the intake process. Without apology, I am critical of young men and women being initiated into National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and soro...

Posted on 26 Mar 2013
Can your fraternity or sorority chapter make Gumbo?

Originally published by the H.O.P.E. Scholarship blog as "The Secret of Gumbo" I’ll never forget the words of an old radio colleague, a very cool Cajun man named J.P., who said in a classic South Louisiana dialect, ...

Posted on 19 Mar 2013
What Breakdancing Taught Me About Success

The year was 1984. The top movie in my life that year was Beat Street starring Rae Dawn Chong and Guy Davis. This movie represented a cultural shift of urban influence onto mainstream America. It pulled to the forefront ...

Posted on 18 Mar 2013
Climbing out of the Valley of the Can’ts

Today, someone near and dear to me looked me in the eyes and encouraged me to pursue my passions.  Even better, she gave me specific reasons that I will be successful in my future endeavors.  After taking in that ref...

Posted on 27 Feb 2013
College students, your degree doesn’t know how to go job hunting

If you are a college student or, even better, a recent college graduate please do yourself a favor.  STOP relying on your degree to go out and get a job for you.  Many of us who have walked college campuses in ...

Posted on 23 Jan 2013
Success Tips From St. Nick

If you’re anything like me, the passing of the holiday season sometimes is a blur. When you think about it, we spend a great deal of the year preparing for one day that seems to come and go very quickly. Now comes ...

Posted on 09 Jan 2013
The STEM of the Issue…A New Evidence-Based Learning Model

[This is an opinion submitted by Joseph Bostic, Jr Founder Retention Frontiers, Inc. and Samantha Go of Solsolution] A social worker help improves the quality of life for families, individuals,and communities. Often tim...

Posted on 08 Jan 2013
Live Today

Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is not here, but today is just beginning. Today your dreams, goals, and aspirations are waiting for you to embrace them. They are so excited because today you decided to breathe a breath ...

Posted on 03 Oct 2012
A book written by an educator for students today!

          I want to share with you the release of my newest book for high school and college students, THE POWER TO THINK, THE WILL TO ACT, this month!  As an educator, I specifically designed this book to help sc...