Women Who Met As CoWorkers & Find Out They Are Biological Sisters

Julia Tinetti and Cassandra Madison

I just love these kinds of stories.

Julia Tinetti and Cassandra Madison met as coworkers in 2013 and quickly became friends. Both had been adopted from the Dominican Republic, and they joked about being sisters. After discovering a paperwork error, they took a DNA test that confirmed they were in fact, real sisters!

They are both beautiful & they definitely have the same eyes. Check out their sweet story here on Insider.

November Is Men’s Mental Health Month

Thanks to Twitter I just learned that November is Men’s Mental Health Month.

I think it is truly amazing to celebrate men while attempting to open up dialogue about mental health wellness. I feel like as a society we condition men from boyhood to suppress their emotions. On the flip, females are taught that is completely acceptable to express our feelings freely. Actually for men most times their expression of emotion is correlated with being girly or weak. This is an extremely dangerous caveat. Men need an outlet to express emotions other than anger.

With all of the intense pressures most men face daily, it is very imperative that we begin to open more meaningful dialogue as well as provide judgement free safe havens for men to share their feelings. If we do this, I think over time we will see many factors of society improve.

I’d like to challenge you to reach out to a male once a week for this entire month, just to check on them. Let them know that you are available to provide a listening ear if needed.

Let’s celebrate Men’s Mental Health Month & lets start with our own family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. #CallHim

Detroit Teen Suspended for Running Barbershop in School Bathroom

Cameron Tucker was suspended for running lucrative barbershop in Renaissance High School bathroom during study hall

In the words of the late and great US House Representative John Lewis, this is what I would call “good trouble”.

I understand that cutting hair in the men’s bathroom during school hours might be against school policy, but I sure admire this kid’s entrepreneurial spirit. Instead of robbing, selling dope, etc. he chose a legit hustle. Can’t knock the kid for that!

The debate came up recently on social media about whether or not schools should focus more on teaching kids economics & entrepreneurship. I say YES! I feel like school teaches us how to work for others instead of how to have others work for us! Though having a successful corporate career can be very rewarding, cultivating entrepreneurial skills could be the key to successfully unlocking financial wealth. I believe that you can do well working a job but if you do it right you can get rich working for yourself.

As a reward for his hustle, Cameron was awarded an apprenticeship with from Sebastian Jackson, who was also 15 when he learned to cut hair and now owns The Social Club Grooming Co. in Detroit.

Some of Jackson’s clients include former NBA player Jalen Rose, rapper Big Sean and R&B singer Dwele— all Detroit natives — as well as former Lions running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

Jackson has since become a mentor for Cameron, who said “it was an honor” to meet him, adding that “it was definitely a learning experience, learning where he came from, and his way to where he is now.”

What an inspirational story. What do you think?

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty For Wisconsin Murders

Kyle Rittenhouse

Unbelievable.

I said I wasn’t going to dive too much into this case because watching the trial was like watching a circus side show.

The judge, short of a few marbles, clearly and brazenly assisted the defense essentially swaying the jury and even allowing the defendant to draw jurors like bingo numbers.

On the end, KKKyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of ALL FIVE CHARGES and allowed to ride off into the sunset all smiles after killing 2 people and injuring a 3rd during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha.

Rittenhouse, then 17 years old, claimed he had traveled from his home in Antioch, Ill., to protect private property and help as a medic.

Amid protests that had turned violent and destructive, Rittenhouse fatally shot two men with an assault-style rifle.

My main issue is like most of America, I felt like Rittenhouse went to the protest with full intentions of causing more trouble. He claims he went as the “Good Samaritan” but he showed up with an AR-15 assault style rifle and 3 people ended up shot.

I could maybe understand if he was going to protect his own private property but he was not. He went to play vigilante. Had he never traveled 15-20 minutes to the scene to engage and antagonize the situation, none of this would have ever happened. The fact that he got away with killing people, claiming self defense, is what’s so mind blowing and damn right unfair.

Not even a slap on the wrist — a full acquittal of every charge, including first-degree intentional homicide, in a case that’s captivated, and divided, a nation.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the not guilty verdict is fair and appropriate in this case? Do you think Rittenhouse went to the protest with the intentions of rendering aid or murdering people?

Let me know what you think!

Rapper Young Dolph Shot & Killed in Hometown of Memphis

I can’t believe I’m writing this.

Memphis rapper Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr. was truly one of the last real ones left. He was not only the CEO of his own very successful record label, Paper Route Empire, but he was also a family man and often times a mentor to troubled youth in his community.

Young Dolph, known as simply “Dolph” was shot & killed on November 17, 2021 while entering Makeda’s Cookies in his hometown of Memphis, TN. He was 36 years old.

Back in 2017, Dolph was shot in Hollywood and survived with non life threatening injuries. So far there is not a lot of official details as to who killed Dolph & more importantly — why. The internet is already talking and connecting his murder to long-standing beefs Dolph may have had with other Memphis rappers. The streets are such a dirty place, it’s really no telling what the motive behind this is. Sometimes pure hate and jealousy will do it.

I’m a firm believer that when you ‘make it big’ you leave your hometown — especially if you’re from small towns and/or poverty ridden areas aka “the hood”. We have seen time and time again where people make it out and they go back “home” to show love and they end up dead. Nipsey Hussle to give a recent example.

As someone who left my hometown over 20 years ago, I completely understand wanting to stay connected to your roots and give back, etc. — but do it discreetly and sparingly. I don’t recommend being too visible or trackable these days. Be extremely mindful of who you allow in your space as you begin to elevate. Dare I say it, but some friends and family must be left behind.

Sure crime happens any and everywhere, but it’s something extremely dangerous about the people you started with watching you become successful. It creates envy and envy is sometimes deadly.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree that people should leave their old stomping grounds for good once they make it out? Why or why not?

REST IN PEACE YOUNG ADOLPH.