10 Life Lessons I Learned From Starting A Podcast

As a (soon to be graduating!!) medical student at a historically black college, I often came across African American professors and physicians with a wealth of knowledge, extraordinary experiences, and rich personal stories. These were people who faced enormous challenges, discouragement, and discrimination, yet still rose to the highest levels of their profession. What made…

Stop Waiting For the Right Time… that Time is Now

By many accounts, Democratic Illinois state senator Alice Palmer, an African American educator and politician, was good at her job. She represented the 13th district, a diverse constituency that encompassed the poorer Chicago‚Äôs South Side neighborhoods from Hyde Park to the South Shore and from the wealthier neighborhoods of lakefront west to the Chicago Lawn.…

The Fallacy Behind “I’m Just Not Creative”

It seems to be a common belief in our society that creativity is a trait that nature bestows upon a lucky few individuals. Pop neuroscience books and magazines assert that the era of the right-brain has arrived. The world belongs to the 10% of humanity that is left-handed, the creatives. Meanwhile, the rest of us…