Friday, December 30, 2011


On our latest segment and the last show of an amazing 2011 season of LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIOthe temperature of the show was on FIRE. As we continue to bring content and dialogue that is "True Life", intensely we had to go at who wears the Pants in a relationship, marriage or any union. The conversation sparked tremendous perspectives from our constantly charged panel and listeners. We may all agree that the roles of both Man and Woman are sometimes cloudy and undefined through the lack of understanding which only leads to a high level of confusion. However, when there is clarity it truly diminishes the possibility of one person being burdened to assume dual roles...... Listen here and enjoy the Podcast

Saturday, December 24, 2011


On our latest segment of LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIO ............ this show was certainly on FIRE with many perspectives as we addressed the obvious and figurative aspect of "Pulling up our Pants". The cause and effect has been induced from the lack of direction and leadership from our adults, parents and general collection of support. This obvious plague of inappropriateness is a mere reflection of how we see ourselves, across the board we need to tighten up our belts and do better overall. The changes that we so urgently need begin with us discussing it and following up with effective action. Check out the podcast here and you will be delighted and entertained with the dialogue .....


Monday, December 19, 2011



In each of our lives, we all come across many personalities in many people. We grow into these rapports, friendships and associations all by experience.  These interactions quickly educate us on one important factor; that people will either add or subtract from our lives. Which leads me to my point that in those processes, we will constantly come across two different types of people; a taker or giver. We all want to be in a position of receiving because it feels good to get something from someone. That part of us is an acceptable selfishness that is innately in us all. But I think we would agree that there is nothing more disheartening than having to deal with someone that just wants to take...take....take. Sadly, we are all surrounded by these individuals. Again, We are all looking for something in return to balance off what we are willing to give. If you have endured the people that don't know how to give, it will force you to worship those that give and provide from the sincerity of their hearts without any conditions attached. 

Some of you may have this special type of person in your life and don't even know.... so I will help you identify them; Takers are inconsiderate and spineless with their methods in order to get what they want out of every situation. Some of them are not even aware of their doings while most of them are the least bit concerned with how they are perceived. Initially, they seldom come across as the "using" type and often give off a very sincere persona. They are usually loners and have very little friends for obvious reasons. The sad part of this all is that they may never understand the importance of being reciprocal in their exchanges because they are not receptive.

The question is.....How do you protect yourself from being used and abused by this individual? First, you have to simply be mindful of your surroundings and dealings. What happens to you will only happen if you allow it. There are times that we all get so consumed with interacting that we forget to pay attention to details. There is absolutely nothing wrong with sizing up everyone that you allow into your world and determining what purpose they are serving. Why not? they do it to you. Ask yourself, is this person going to be conducive to my growth and if not, why should I even bother. Remember, people that have the right intentions will do the right things and that will be defined with the access that you grant.  Now that you have this embedded in your mindset, when you do come across a taker you will already know to keep your distance!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


On our most recent segment of LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIO ..........we addressed the misconceptions and power that titles evoke on all of us. Society as a whole is driven by titles and those same titles can dictate the overall respect that one is given or not. They tend to not mean nothing if someone doesn't step into their role responsibly. One thing that we had to address was how in the Black community we have taken away the importance of both Mother and Father by downgrading them to "Baby Mother" and "Baby Father". In their usage, those terms will usually constitute a single person with children or a person with children that is in a non-marital relationship. As the show continued to flow with substance, we brought up many titles that are contributing to the regression and setback of the people. Listen back to the podcast of the show and feel free to provide your comment

Thursday, December 1, 2011


On our latest segment of LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIO we had a real live one with the topic discussion surrounding the commercialization of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday". There was a time when we focused on family, love and tradition instead of the superficial drawback of the hype. Living in a time of regression and recession, the consumer spending that shouldn't be has made most of us desensitized from what is really important. With priorities in the wrong place and money being spent that hasn't even been made yet, our panel had alot to say on this one......... Listen back to the podcast here:



I wanted to share something really quick with you all in terms of possessing an open mind. You'll never know what can open up your world to countless opportunities and rewards if you are not open. I truly believe that an open mind is usually attached to an open heart. Once you are receptive to being receptive it naturally brings possibilities and probabilities into your life. If you carry this openness it will transcend to your faith and hope which will only broaden your beliefs. It will also force you to understand that what appears impossible is really possible.  

On the other hand, by being closed minded you are refuting what could potentially be and what can work to your full advantage. You will never know what could be if you knock down everything before taking it into consideration. Not only are you doing yourself a disservice but you are most likely shunning a blessing in disguise—one that was tailored just for you. By exerting this type of behavior we become our own oppressor. Remember, we are all presented with options that we're forced to make a decision with either an open or closed mind.  

Be mindful that what's for you will have different ways of finding you. BE OPEN!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


On our latest segment of LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIO we discussed the Penn State Sex Scandal and the desensitized times we live in as a collective society. In posing the question, Do you speak up if you see something Inappropriate? It's without debate that we are all accountable if we see something that jeopardizes the safety and betterment of another person. As adults, that responsibility is heightened even more for our children who we must do everything in our power to protect their innocence........ Listen back to the Podcast here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011


On our latest segment of LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIO we tackled Dating and everything surrounding your choice in a person. Inside that realm, what oddly takes place is that some will continue to date someone that is not a fit for their preferences and criteria. Furthermore, they will even escalate things to a relationship despite knowing this is the wrong person for them. Settling, compromising and going against your own gut-feeling is exactly what becomes of this decision....... it is then that one is forced to correct their own blunder. Listen back to the Podcast:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Friday, November 4, 2011

PARENTS...... At what age do you discuss SEX and its Perils?


On our latest episode of Let it Be Known Live RADIO ..... When it is age appropriate for a Parent to discuss sex with their children? It was very interesting to hear the many different perspectives from both our panel and listeners. As we all know, sex is often treated as a taboo but it in this context it must be addressed. There's a lot of concern from parents that a discussion of this sort may sponsor their curiosity instead of educate and deter the child. 

Its important both as parents and a society that we convey to children just how dangerous the act of sex can be (ie. diseases, unplanned pregnancy and  emotional damage). It's not easy for a parent to have this talk with their child so they may avoid doing it all together.  By doing that it creates an opportunity for an outside source to convey this information to their child.  Sadly, this usually doesn't work in the child's favor. Using the platform of the show, we asked all parents for their input on how they would handle such a serious topic with their own child. 

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Monday, October 31, 2011



Possessing the Fire within is something that we all should be working to attain and sustain. How can we accomplish anything without first having the will to do so?   That is exactly where the fire in your core comes right into the equation. Having that fire pushes the walk behind the talk. For example, we all have ideas that will just remain fancy thoughts if they're not executed and brought to life. Some of you reading this may have already made the connection to this strength within while there are some that are fighting each day to find it. If so, you must first start by assessing everything around you and making some rash changes. There is no motivation without constant stimulation and inspiration. With each of us being eternal students of the teacher called life, our experiences mold and provide us with reason to remain motivated toward fulfilling our purpose. It's often said that we all have to go through something to get through something.

What does the Fire look like? The Fire behind one's drive, determination and motivation becomes a clear indication of someone that wants more today then what they had yesterday. You immediately see the following characteristics exude from person's demeanor; Consistency, Tenacity, Assertion, Aggression and  Focus. These are great qualities that cultivate into a refined Person, one that is set on accomplishing their goals (short and long) by all means. 

Lastly, avoid anything that can dim, harm or destroy the FIRE!

Thursday, October 20, 2011



I wanted to address something with you all that we seem to encounter in all facets of our lives.....DISTRACTIONS. None of us are exempt from having our focus attacked by this force that will strike at anytime and come in many different forms. Understanding that if you allow any type of distraction to win can be a major detriment to your progress. With that said the more you do to protect yourself the better off you will be.   How do you protect yourself? FOCUS. The more focused you are the least likely any distractions are a factor in your life. The moment you become vulnerable and take your eyes off of your objectives these forces will move right in. Relentlessly, they will sabotage any forward-movement that's in their way with the intent to break it all the way down. 

What are Distractions? Distractions are ANYTHING that's not working in your favor but instead working against your betterment. I like to reference them as road-blocks and banana peels that are positioned in your path when and where you are vulnerable. If they are able to succeed in knocking you off balance, you will be left to first identify the distraction and then redeem yourself from the effect that it has had on you. This will totally place you at a disadvantage. So to avoid that, just be mindful of the fact that what you allow to overcome you will overcome you—it’s really that simple. So that's why it's imperative that you stick to the script and continue to execute the plan....NO MATTER WHAT.

I hope that I was able to feed both your consciousness and clarity, thank you for reading this post.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

"BLACK UNITY..... (the Lack of it) is destroying our Families"

On our last segment of Let it be Known Live RADIO  we addressed the lack of harmony, respect and unity within the Black Community. We actually discussed how business owners and their establishments inside the Black community are not supported while other ethic groups and their business are. Something that has become a constant issue that has only created what is now a plague, a challenge that has overshadowed potential. We are living in a time where we need more solutions to the problems that are continuously rising......Listen here to the podcast of the show:

Monday, October 3, 2011



  Over and over, I have emphasized the importance of being innovative here on this blog site but you can't do that if you're not doing one thing. That one thing—I must share with you is something that should be a non-negotiable skill-set embedded in your person. One that you need to promptly incorporate into your arsenal of characteristics and that is..........WATCHING THE BOARD. Those that understand the vitality of innovation have taken the time, energy and foresight to create something that surpasses what's typically being done. I think that that we would all agree that it's no easy task to accomplish but how did it come into fruition? They were able to make an assessment of what was working, what wasn't and what was needed. By having that information or "being in the know" enabled them to adequately strategize to gain satisfactory results. Doing the opposite, not watching the board and being speculative in your quest will not get you too far.

Allow me to use myself as an example with my own journey as an author and publisher, soon to be releasing my debut book. In a rapidly growing literary industry, I keep myself abreast with the existing practices and new trends by connecting to everything associated with this sector. With respect for what has worked for others I do understand that those same methods may not necessarily work for me.  The bottom line is that if I weren't paying attention, I wouldn't know as much and would just be gauging everything on what I presumed was happening. That information has enabled me to come up with my own formula so that I can be as proficient and effective as possible. 

Regardless of the industry, here are a few pointers that I hope you find helpful;
  • Research your market, obtain as much facts and information as you can. The more knowledgeable you are the more proficient you will be. Remember that you never have enough information.
  • Study Trends and be receptive to where things are going by respecting where they came from. Keep in mind that there are people looking to make a difference just like you so competition is a sign that there is something to gain.   
  • Knowing who's who there is nothing like knowing who is accredited in your field.
  • Communicate with colleagues that are in your respective industry. Talking to those that have experienced things first hand is a plus.
  • Probe those that have experienced success as well as those that have failed. 

The key is to BE IN THE KNOW and Watching the Board helps you!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Old School vs New School Ideals.....Ethics/Morals/Values"

Last night on LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIO we discussed the present ideals in comparison to where it was yesterday. Different times called for different measures so there has been a lot that has contributed to the lack of RESPECT that we see in today's society. With challenging the issues, we were able to deliver many different approaches for a solution. Touching on family, parenting and relationships the topic provoked a lot of insightful input from our listeners......listen back to the podcast here:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Getting over a BAD RELATIONSHIP that possibly leads to being SCORNED"

On our previous segment of LET IT BE KNOWN LIVE RADIO we discussed "Scorned Women and Men due to Bad Relationships in their past." The listener's raised numerous points as well as the panel on how a person reaches the point of being scorned, a title that both genders don't easily admit being. One major reason behind a person being scorned and damaged going forward is when there was a breach in trust caused by infidelity. This was a good one..... Listen back to the podcast:

Monday, September 19, 2011



All too often we spend a substantial amount of time in our lives running away from real issues...... STOP RIGHT HERE. This is one that maybe the person to the left or right of you is dealing with right now. Sadly, this day in time there are so many couples (married and unmarried) where one spouse sleeping in a different part of the house. Instead of releasing themselves of what has led to frustration and misery, they instead continue to live like roommates. How does it reach this point?  Someone becomes disconnected from their side creating the imbalance. This energy quickly spreads into many other areas outside of the bedroom. Why do they stay? They stay out of Security and the Fear of leaving.  The harsh fact is that the relationship has been downgraded to a situation. Either both work together to repair what is wrong or just part ways and assume a friendship.

Emphatically, things will get even funkier when there are children involved, becoming pupils to what is perceived as pure unhealthiness. That message that's conveyed to them is that their parents aren't in harmony and where harmony is lacking, there is NO LOVE. On the flip side, it also paints a picture that this is practical and acceptable which we know is far from the case. It is no secret that the foundation of family begins at the top which is why finding the solution is so imperative. If you are currently living under this arrangement, you must eliminate the fear of moving on and make your goal of pursuing a healthy reality, your priority. Doing better begins with understanding that we can do better but as people we tend to settle for worse.

Make it WORK or go your separate WAYS!