A Proverb A Day 03/03/21 (D.I.M. Ministries)

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:3

There’s been many times, I’ve needed to remember something but had no way to record it. Instead of risking the loss…

A Proverb A Day 03/02/21

For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6

I’ve been a person curious my entire life. As a kid, I loved taking things apart to see inside. I was always surprised at the millions of tiny parts that made a clock or a remote…

The Scrappy Son of a King

Many Black men today are doing all they can to be seen as great dads in the eyes and hearts of their kids. If for no other reason, than to give them what many of my generation never knew, a Father.

Fortunately, I was…

Sitting at the Feet of the Colonel

I must’ve been around16 years old when Master P first introduced himself to me.

It was something about the way he told the world that he was there and unafraid of life’s challenges.

The song is, “Bout It, Bout It 2”

In it, I discovered a way to express to…

Image courtesy of https://www.biography.com/writer/james-baldwin

A Personal Essay

by

Robert Dabney Jr

Most people know James Baldwin as a novelist, essayist, and playwright, but to me he’s much more than that! To me, he’s a brother, a warrior, and a leader. One I wish to follow in my life’s work.

I don’t recall the first time I encountered his name or saw his face but, it feels as if I’ve always been familiar with him.

If not with him as a man, with the person that he was.

I’m sure as a Black…

“D*mn, I’ma be a failure, surrounded by thugs, drugs, and drug — paraphernalia…”

-Jay-Z (This Can’t Be Life)

I need to forget this verse for good.

It pops up, when I’m feeling overwhelmed or confused about life.

I have a deep desire for my life to be valuable for as…

“And no more disrespecting me
We grew up poor, I changed my whole family trajectory (respect)”

-Big Sean & Metro Boomin (Who’s Stopping Me)

I feel like I keep letting myself down.

It’s like I’m either afraid that I’ll succeed or I’m afraid of discovering that I’ve only been gassing…

Robert Dabney Jr

My ultimate mission is much larger than being a writer. I’m a storyteller changing the World. Join me!| IG: @rjscribblez | @vetprk

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