Hi Friend! I know it’s been awhile, but I have some amazing news! At a time where Black bodies are under constant assault physically, emotionally, and spiritually, The Pedestal Project, LLC and Melanated & Educated are partnering to spread a little more joy into our community. What better way to spread positivity than through note… Read More #MelanatedPedestals of Positivity- An uplifting message is on its way to YOUR mailbox!
Essential. Therapist. Entrepreneurial hub. Masculinity. ? All words to describe a sacred space in the Black community. Lively conversations about the happenings of the day, the light buzzing of the clippers, and an air of fellowship among other Black males always awaited me in one of my favorite spots growing up: Kenny’s Barbershop! The barbershop…
This is what happens when you mix hurt, toxic masculinity, and SDE.… Read More Melvin’s Room…
30 moments that stood out in 2018! Some good, some bad. All 2018.… Read More 2018 Hot Takes
I definitely didn’t know that Halloween was this week until I saw a lot of people dressed up at parties over the weekend. Halloween always struck me as a weird “holiday” because people use it as an excuse to do/say foolish things that they normally wouldn’t even bother to do. Add to that the level… Read More Happy Halloween: I Watched Chucky as a Grown A** Man & I Have Questions?!?!
Confession: I like watching old interviews of some of my heroes just to glean random nuggets of inspiration or knowledge from time to time. One of my all-time favorite interviews is a promo video that Jay Z did for his “book”, Decoded, back when Hov was on his intellectual tip (see wearing glasses). See the quick… Read More Why Work So Hard Just To Stay The Same?
God works in mysterious ways and it’s never a good idea to try to figure out what God is up to because you’ll never find out. You just have to remain faithful that it’s all for a bigger reason. That divorce? For a reason. That girl who didn’t return the love when you slid her… Read More Homecoming