Thrifted Threads: Beige Suit Jacket

In this blog post I highlight the art of thrifting with some of my favorite pieces I picked up some time ago. In this photoshoot, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a good friend, Jada, [IG: @sim_plephotography], as we are both developing on our crafts, I think we did well with the quality and content. What do you think? Read up! Like, and Share! Thank you - Sir Highsmith

I Don’t Believe in “Trying”

Let me tell y'all something about this word "trying". It's a very interesting word, especially the way most people use it. I was criticized by my mentor every time I would use the word when explaining the progress of my goals. Saying “I am trying to go to the gym at least 3 times a week." or [...]

Student African American Brotherhood(SAAB) 2018 Reflection

From April 5th - April 7th, 2018, I had the opportunity to go to the Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB) conference located in Atlanta, Georgia with my organization Black Male Initiative (BMI). [Below is a video of what I was able to record the whole weekend] When I say it was a blessed experience, I mean [...]

College Logic Series: Finesse or Be Finessed

The biggest downside about higher education is the fact that the whole institution is a con artist, finesser, and hustler. We enroll in classes and become this "broke college student", and graduate to become a broke adult with debt. Financing college is one of the primary issues that students struggle with. I have witnessed students [...]

The College Logic Series: What’s So Special? (Part 3)

Mentorship Mentorship is a vital key to personal and professional success. I never knew the effect of a quality mentor and mentee relationship until I came to college. Mentoring is a long-term relationship where the focus is on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. A mentor is a source of wisdom, teaching, and [...]

The College Logic Series: What’s So Special? (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of What's so Special Part 2 in The College Logic Series. If you haven't read the Intro or Part 1 click the highlighted.  I hope the information provided will help you journey to pursue or finish college. This is 2/3 of this portion of The college Logic Series. Enjoy! College is [...]

The College Logic Series: What’s so special? (Part 1)

It BLOWS my mind that I invested +$20,000 in an unknown business venture.  *Shaking my head*. A real leap of faith. But I thought to myself, almost EVERY 17-YEAR-OLD IN THE WORLD DOES IT, so it should be fine, right? Before enrolling into NIU, I really didn’t know the value or purpose of going to [...]