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JD Inspiration: It's Not About You! (Audio)

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with about 100 college students from UNC Charlotte who were getting trained to work as employees for the new school year. Part of my speech included telling them about the importance of having passion. And that passion is closely linked to purpose. And that how I thought my…

87-Year-Old Georgia Grandmother Gets Tasered (Video)

Who tased Grandma?? That's the question the family of 87-year-old Martha Al-Bishara is probably asking. Reports say Al-Bishara was in a field across from her home in Georgia, with a knife cutting dandelions for an Arabic dish she was making. She was in the field of the Boys and Girls Club and a staffer saw…

JD Inspiration: Stop Jockeying For Position

I have this friend who is so competitive - which competition can be a good thing - but in her case, she goes overboard. For example, at a networking event if I know someone she doesn't, she'll just abruptly interrupt me and the person, stick out her hand and introduce herself. Now, understand me -…

The Queen of Soul Hospitalized And Is Gravely Ill

Noooooo - say it ain't so!!! The Queen of Soul is ill!! News outlets report Aretha Franklin, 18-time Grammy Award winner has been in a Detroit hospital for a minute! The word is Franklin's family is asking for everyone to keep her in your prayer as she's reportedly gravely ill. Not many details right now,…

R&B BritHop Monie Love Is Back - JD Talks To Her (Audio)

She's the first BritHop (British hip-hop artist) to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label - she's Monie Love. Now, many of you knew she's from London? I know, right!! All these years and I had no idea! Anyway, she's performing during the Black Music Honors event, Thursday, August 16 in Nashville.…

Kanye West Talks Mental Health and Donald Trump (Video)

Mega hip-hop producer and sometimes controversial Kanye West is talking candidly about his mental illness and he did it on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Now, to be honest I was a bit surprised to see West on Kimmel's show because of their previous twitter feud. Nonetheless, it seems their five-year beef has now ended! Geesh! Talk…

JD Inspiration - Does Your Help Come With Conditions?

So, I called myself looking out for my niece who is going to college this fall! The property manager in the building where my non profit Girl Talk is housed, told me he needs to get rid of a couple of really nice office desks. I took a look at them. They were all white,…