In case you missed last weeks´ show, we discussed investing, franchising, saving and wealth building with the Managing Partner of Momentum Advisors, Allan Boomer, MBA. Allan is a former VP at Goldman Sachs in New York City. He has since taken the leap the start his own private investment firm. Allan has also started a […]
It is always amazing to me how often people plant their flags in extreme positions, determined to be unmoved. So very determined NOT to see, examine and consider other perspectives. The truth and solutions to the issues that ail us rarely, if ever, lie in extremes. We unfortunately live in a country where from […]
Do you have a “service” career/job? Are you a single parent or the parent primarily responsible for your children’s day-to-day lives? Do you spend a disproportionate part of your days/weeks taking care of/listening to/solving the problems and needs of others? Do you know what SELF-CARE is? Do you understand the connection […]
In case you missed it, we recently had a great conversation on Now We’re Talking with Lamar “the LBD” Robinson and Nate from The Artist Exchange Radio Show about all things MEDIA, including the limits of media, morality in the media, and the question of how far is too far? Wendy Williams, Paris Jackson and […]
Have you invested in “SOMEBODY ELSE’S” child today? Don’t wait – lets lead. Don’t wait – lets show them by our example. Don’t wait. RIPower Nip.
I recently had the opportunity to speak to some elementary school students about careers in law. I’ve spoken to elementary school students many times before, and did not expect this time to be very different from the others. I couldn’t be more wrong. I was repeatedly reminded how much children are empty vessels waiting to […]
Recently on Now We’re Talking, we talked Physical and Mental Fitness with Certified Personal Trainer, author, and educational consultant, Kenji Jackson. Among other things, we had an awesome discussion about the top excuses busy people use for not exercising, and the keys to overcoming them. This discussion led us to MTA – MONEY, TIME and […]
In case you missed Now We’re Talking Live Streaming Radio Show featuring special guest, Author, Educational Consultant and Fitness Expert Mr. Kenji L. Jackson of BKS Fitness where we had an awesome discussion about Physical and Mental Fitness for super BUSY people like YOU! Check out the whole show on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w_pokDmK7E or on the Now We’re Talking Live Facebook […]
I had a blast chatting with the dynamic duo of Jason Downs and Tiffani Collins, Esqs. about business building, million-dollar verdicts, #JussieSmollett and more! If you missed it, check out Downs Collins, P.A., Lolita E Walker and Mervin Bourne on Be Exposed Radio! https://www.facebook.com/Now-Were-Talking-Radio-Show-1876957875766860/ or on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPWKEK7Pik&pbjreload=10.
On the last live broadcast of Now Weŕe Talking, Lolita E. Walker and I talked to the people about the age-old elephant in the room – fear. As we all know, fear is one of those things that we often can never completely wrap our minds or our will around. It is at times elusive, […]
One week ago today, we celebrated and observed International Women’s Day. I use the word “we” rather intentionally, because personally, the day evoked much more observation and reflection than literal celebration. In a spirit of marvel, I reflected upon society’s recent current events, that are seeing and hearing a rise in women’s voices throughout multiple […]
This Week’s Topic: F.E.A.R. : What is FEAR, really? In what ways does FEAR influence your CAREER? In what ways does FEAR influence the way you RAISE YOUR CHILDREN? In what ways does FEAR affect your relationships? Is there such a thing as “HEALTHY FEAR” or is that an oxymoron like “dry water” and being […]
Now We’re Talking, a new talk radio show featuring Certified Life Coach and author Lolita E. Walker and attorney and author Mervin A. Bourne, Jr. is coming to Be Exposed Radio in March 2019. Check out our announcement here, and stay tuned for details! Follow us to hear new news first! @themabjr, @lolitaemanuelle #mervinbourne #walkernwalkerchange […]
I recently had the pleasure of speaking to an amazing group of seniors in New Brunswick, New Jersey about the power of perspective and creating your own purpose-driven reality. I was soon reminded how much value our lives hold through our personal experiences. No matter our class, income, nationality or race, our lives are full […]
Thank you for your patience! And thank you for your continued support of my book, A Single Mother’s Guide to Raising a Son, which has helped so many people begin to transform their lives. Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people to create a groundbreaking feature-length documentary. Most importantly, […]
What will the world say about you when you are no longer here? What legacy will be attached to your name? Will your children benefit in this world from who their father was? One of my goals is that what I am most proud of in my life when it is over not be something […]
It’s funny how the meaning of “spring break” can change over time. At one point in my life, it meant not having to wake up early for school, and being able to watch television or ride bikes all day long, for a whole week. In undergrad, it often meant a bus ride to someplace hot […]
“Fatherhood” was a role for which I had no manual, rehearsal or blueprint. Much of what I knew was a compilation of observations, experiences, and my imagination. I dreamed of what kind of father I would be, and made internal self-declarations about what kind of father I would not be. Today, we celebrate fatherhood of […]
Why Do We Need a Mother’s Day? Why is it that we need a special day set aside to revere the mothers of the world? Why is it necessary to praise mothers for contributions that are so obvious, mundane and routine? The answer is simple. The more important, critical and necessary a force is to […]
If you were ever a child, depending on how long ago it was (insert smile here) you might remember often asking, or at least wondering but being too afraid or too timid to ask, “why?” BUT – even if you chose not to verbalize it, at least you wondered, right?? Why do I have a […]
Let’s teach our kids that there is no such thing as having “arrived.” Degrees and titles dont equate to value, worth and liberation. Too often, I’ve encountered people who think they have “made it” and have somehow surpassed the need for self-improvement due to education. Moreover, some of us feel as though we are somehow […]
In the aftermath of recent events, I’ve been a bit of a quiet observer, reading and thinking. So many asked, “What do I tell my kids now?….What is going to happen to us?….What is going to happen to this country?” Meanwhile, others smiled in triumphant relief, “Thank God!…Get over it!…The country will be made great […]
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Listen Live – Monday, August 8, 2016, 7pm-8 pm, where I’ll be interviewed by Tracie Jiggetts, “The Gangsta Goddess” on BeExposedRadio.com. I’ll be discussing the forthcoming book, “A Single Mother’s Guide to Raising a Son”!
We typically focus on being loved. We expect to be loved. At times, we even demand to be loved. But seldom do we stop to think – are we lovable? Rarely do we pause and ask ourselves sincerely – do I behave in a way that would make someone want to love me? Do […]
I recently had the pleasure and honor of getting advice and countless jewels from Quincy Jones and Norman Lear. Quincy told a story a story about being stabbed at the age of seven for walking through “the wrong neighborhood” in Chicago…Norman told a story of his dad going to prison when he was a kid, […]
We are all in competition but with who and what? We’ve all heard someone say, “I’m not in competition with anybody! I don’t care what anybody else is doing!” Well, foremost, we should be in competition with ourselves – pushing, prodding, never relenting, in a constant pursuit to make ourselves the best selves we can […]
This year was not perfect, but many good things happened in my life. I am so thankful for __________. Next year, more than ever, I will focus on self-reflection, accountability, and being better at ____________ . I will take control of my destiny in 2016. I declare fulfillment and success, now!
Community service: This holiday, in the midst of all the materialism, taking, and demanding, flip the script on your young ones and plan a community service day for your kids. Whether its beautifying a park, serving food at a shelter, or collecting canned food the homeless, our children will always remember the gift of […]
If there is a cage around our hearts, our relationships will reflect it. We can only pretend, with caged hearts, to love our mates, and especially, our children – to our fullest capabilities. Turn the key, free yourself today. Our relationships deserve our best selves. We deceive only ourselves when we think we can selectively […]
Although much of society still embraces gender roles, much of the world has either rejected them, or has adopted some evolving hybrid version of them. Depending on who is raising our boys, priority is placed on teaching them different character traits. Especially in Western countries, most of our boys are being raised primarily by a […]
Is it more difficult to learn – or is it even possible to learn – when we see everything through the lens of our strongest held beliefs – and no other way? Then what’s passed on to those who learn from us? Do we weaken our credibility if we are seen as zealots, maintaining a […]
A timely piece by Terrence McCoy in the Washington Post recently highlighted the rise and fall of 43 year-old Toya Graham, heralded, “The Baltimore Mom”. Graham rose to instant celebrity when she tracked her masked teenaged son down near Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore among a crowd, reportedly throwing rocks at the police in the midst of […]
The real tragedy of tragedy is not learning from tragedy. That’s what came to mind as I read this morning about Michelle Carter, an 18 year old Massachusetts high school senior who is on trial for manslaughter. Carter has been charged with manslaughter for encouraging, pressuring and repeatedly advising her boyfriend, who allegedly suffered from depression, to kill […]
Your teacher’s job isn’t to like you; your job is to learn. You might be fortunate enough to have teachers who you are “cool” with. But not having a friendly, relatable, or “cool” teacher is no excuse for not doing your best or not doing well. The reality is that no matter what you do, […]
This week, the NFL and football fans everywhere were up in arms (or at least shaking their heads incessantly) about news that the New York Jets star quarterback, Geno Smith, would be out 6-10 weeks after suffering a broken jaw at the hands of a punch to the face by his teammate, IK Enemkpali. According […]
It’s the little things in life that mean so much. Here are 3 simple but significant things a simple “thank you” from a child can mean: I am not entitled to what I have just received: An entitled child believes that they are entitled to what they want, when they want it. They believe that it is either […]
1. Capitalize on any spark of talent you see in your child and nurture it. The only difference between some of the most famous people we’ve ever heard of, and the many more we’ve NEVER heard of, is that someone recognized a spark, and nurtured it. World Boxing Champions Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins and Evander […]
As I prepare to travel to South Carolina on business, lots of questions float through my mind, and the mental gymnastics has kept me awake for two and half hours longer than I want to be. I love to write, and typically have no problems at all expressing myself or my inner-most thoughts, especially on […]
Thank you to my friend and mentor, one of Morgan’s finest, Dr. Russell Kelley, for being my author page’s 1,000th LIKE!!!! To have achieved this in so short a time has been truly inspiring. Thanks to all of you who continue to support my dream to change the world through empowerment, self-awareness and the quest […]
This Father’s Day, as Angelsoft wishes single mothers everywhere, “Happy Father’s Day”, I couldn’t help but say, “Damn, fatherhood is dead.” Not only is fatherhood dead, but society won’t even be able to engage in honest, candid, intellectual discourse about its demise. Particularly, it is unlikely that we will care enough to pause political correctness, […]
– Listen Live @ http://www.slam101fm.com/live.php – Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 11 a.m., where I’ll be interviewed by Slam’s Lady NV – Topic: Possession and ownership in relationships, and A Single Mother’s Guide.
– Listen Live @ http://www.slam101fm.com/live.php – June 9, 2015 – 11 a.m., where I’ll be interviewed by Slam’s DJ Lady NV! I’ll discuss parenting, and my upcoming new book, A Single Mother’s Guide to Raising a Son…
1. Getting women/girls pregnant is a demonstration of manliness. The right mentors will teach your son that producing children has nothing to do with manhood, because nearly every man is born with the ability to procreate with a woman. Similarly, having many females can be a symbolic of many things that have nothing to do with manhood. […]
You might be amazed how as mothers, you are being watched and scrutinized by your children. Without even realizing it, you are teaching them everyday – these three things: 1. How women deserve to be treated: If you carry yourself with respect and class, don’t let others disrespect you, mistreat you, take advantage of you, […]
Tonight I had the opportunity to read several articles about Professor Jerry Hough, the Political Science Professor from Duke University, who has made himself famous by expressing his honest opinions about a NY Times article entitled: “How Racism Doomed Baltimore.” I also made certain to find his actual comments and read them in their entirety, […]
So many mother’s have sacrificed so much so many years. Take a moment to share this short video with a mother you know, love, or appreciate. It just might make their day…. thanks mom. And there’s no need to wait until Sunday. Spread love today.
By Mervin A. Bourne, Jr. (5/2/15) If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone tell me how much they hated Floyd Mayweather, I could retire today. And if I had another for every time this week I’ve heard someone say that they wish he’d get knocked out tonight, I’d be able to […]
Being a single mother has it’s own unique parenting pressures and challenges. They are multiplied when the child – unlike you – is a male. Don’t fall into the common trap of believing these three things: You should never tell your son he can’t have something. Understandably, there can be some guilt associated with single-motherhood […]