Without a doubt, 2019 was an remarkable year. Professionally, I saw HBCUvc begin to become a real organization, instead of “Hadiyah’s project.” Here are some of the professional highlights: Accepted into Praxis and Echoing Green Fellowship HBCUvc increased it’s budget from $200k to $600k Doubled HBCUvc’s team count from 3 FT team members to 6 […]

“Do you have any tattoos?” she asked. “No. I thought it would be beautiful, you know, to get through life without any marks.” “You know you’re too loyal? Loyal to a fault.” “Loyal to myself? To my own body? What could be wrong with that?” “To a fault.”

  The media (news, movies, music) I consume today is highly individualized and normally watched through a personal device such as my iPhone. All of which is suggested to me through the use of computer algorithms. This means that the internet available to me is pre-determined by a previous online choice and/or a choice of […]

Each year, I attempt to do a self-reflection blog post. Generally, the blog post is a recap of the previous year and an expression of personal and professional ambitions for the new year. This year, I have no real desire or motivation to write this post. I attribute this lack of motivation to my inherent […]

A couple of weeks ago, I was on a crowded BART train. There was a young black teenager sitting in a seat and had his foot on another seat listening to music through his headphones. An older white man, my assumption was this man was minimally 50 years or older, entered the train and sat […]

It is important to have a seat at the table. It is more important that one does not lose sight of who they are or their values in the process of attaining a seat at the table. It is even more important that one does not remain silent once they are at that table. Because […]

I’m currently reading Deep Work by Cal Newport. The core of the book proposes we could have more meaningful work by eliminating distractions. About 6 years ago, I went without a mobile phone for an entire year. What if I rehashed this experiment? Six years ago, living without a phone was great. However, I don’t […]