#FullCircle: I am What I am Because Someone Loved Me


#Fullcircle. I couldn’t muster the words of what he really meant to me that night. So Here’s my story:

When I was 16 years old, I struggled to find my identity as young black male in High School. I had the mind and soul of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Fredrick Douglass, Bob Marley, Nelson Mandela but I was not accepted because I was too different or what people may call “radical”–I was so conflicted by the stereotypes in music, television, and social cliques, that I didn’t know “Who I was” at that time. However I pushed through those negative stereotypes, because of what one voicemail did for me. A voicemail that was left for me by none other than Dr. Cornel West.

In pursuit of finding my voice in High School, I wrote a speech called “Fear”–a speech that came to be the cradle of my creativity and charisma. But the problem was, nobody REALLY took the time to consider what I had to say–most importantly my ideas. And so, I did the most tenacious thing a high school student could ever do: send a letter to one of the most well-known and respected professors in the academia world today, Dr. Cornel West, and ask for feedback (and possibly a letter of recommendation). Although I didn’t get everything that I wanted, his voicemail was more than enough to put me on a right path to college, where I’ve graduated honorably from SDSU, and evidently into Suffolk Law School.

This month marks the 8th year anniversary of a voicemail of a lifetime, when a young man’s future is shaped by the words of a hero: love, compassion, and courage to chase your dreams.

That night was so emotional that I ended up crying because I am in Law School now; I’ve done so many great things since that voicemail. I spent all of my college years traveling across the country (from California to New Jersey and New York) to remind him of “Who I am.” But now I didn’t go anywhere. He came to me in a town where I have called my second home, Boston. And I reminded him again but only this time with, “I am what I am because you loved me.”

I want to send Harvard Book Store “A Special Thank You” for hosting this event, and making this FullCircle Experience possible. And once again I apologize to those who didn’t get their chance to ask their questions due to my tearful testimony. I hope Dr. Cornel West was able to answer them.

Thank you Dr. Cornel West; it has truly been a long journey for me. I will continue to love the way you have loved me when I needed it.

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A Special Thank you to Mark Jones from Florissant, Missouri for capturing these two photos. I had no idea that Dr. Cornel West was tearing up too.

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Weekly Spiritual Digest: Lead By Example and Live a Quiet Life


Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.

–1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

You can’t save everybody! Nor can you force people to respect what you believe in–that right belongs to Jesus Christ. It is why I strongly believe that people frown upon the Christian religion today–especially when fellow believers carry sinister picket signs.

Talk with your feet, instead of your mouth; you’d be surprise how many people will listen to your actions not your words. And mind your own business; your faith does not require you to be the NSA!

Daily Newsfeed

North Carolina High School Senior strips at his High School Graduation; Jamaica to decriminalize weed; UN reports 300,000 new refugees after Sunni militants take over Northern Iraq; Iraq’s Shiite clerics issue a call to arms against militants; and Former Nigerian President told the media that some of the school girls may never return. All this and more, please follow the links below.

North Carolina senior strips but gets stripped of his H.S. diploma

Jamaica to decriminalize weed

Video: 300,000 new refugees in Iraq

Iraq’s Shiite clerics issue a call to arms against militants

Former Nigerian President says that some of the girls may never return

Daily Newsfeed

Today marks the 20th anniversary of OJ Simpson’s murder incident; Here is how David Brat beat Eric Cantor; 200,000 Troops are deployed to protect FIFA’s World Cup; George H.W. Bush celebrates his birthday by jumping off a plane; and A bad economy may affect Black people in more ways than you thought. All this and more, please follow the links below.

How Oj Simpson’s murder trial changed the media

David Brat’s case to voters: A vote for Cantor is a vote for open borders

Missiles installed on apartments and 200,000 troops deployed to protect FIFA World Cup

George H.W. Bush is jumping off a plane on his 90th Birthday

Do Economic downturns make people racist

Prince in The City (Day 15)


Prince in The City! (Day 15) Today marks Day 15 with @urbusinessnetwork On today’s show I interviewed my good friend and math tutor Steve Reiss “The Math Magician.” Not only did I learn about his humble beginnings as an #entrepreneur but his special relationship with his brother Mike Reiss–one of the writers and producers of #TheSimpsons. This talk will be made available on http://www.urbusinessnetwork.com soon, so stay tuned!

Instagram: #princeinthecity #princesdailyjournal #networking #entrepreneurship #work #study #play #math #school #sandiego #boston #mentor #friends #sat #college

Meet The Candidates: Jeff McCormick Independent Candidate Running for Massachusetts Governor

image (1)Meet Jeff McCormick. With over twenty years of experience in building innovative companies in the healthcare, education, energy, IT, biotechnology, and environment industry (including the popular Boston Duck Tours), Jeff has proven himself to be a real jobs-creator.

Born in Upstate New York, Jeff was raised in a modest blue-collar family household–where the kitchen was both a play room & a study room. His family, who traces its roots back to Ireland, instilled in him the principles of hard work and sacrifice. It is because of these principles that his family was able to give back so much to Jeff and why he wishes to do the same in the public sector through his problem-solving skills and creativity.

In our interview, we discussed his plans for Massachusetts. When I asked him, “What is the first thing that the people of Massachusetts can expect from you; when you do become governor?” He said that he wanted a top-down analysis of all the state agencies to see where they are (and what areas needs improvement), and to help small business at every corner–which he says is where economic growth comes from.

What makes him unique is the fact that he is running as an Independent. Being an Independent, he says, allows him to not be tied down by special interests and to not be afraid of challenging the status quo.

Today, Jeff continues to lead in his Vice Chair position at Citi Center for Performing Arts and is a four-time Dana-Farber Marathoner. Jeff resides in Boston with his wife Christine and their three children.

To listen to this interview, click on the link below.

Meet The Candidates: Jeff McCormick, Independent Candidate Running for Massachusetts Governor

To follow Jeff McCormick and his campaign go to www.jmacforgov.com

Daily Newsfeed

Hillary Clinton fights back Republican criticism in live interview with ABC news; A subway strike threatens to paralyze São Paulo on World Cup opening day; South Korean Ferry crew faces trial; Anti-Redskins ad to air during NBA Finals; and A study shows that men’s faces may have been made to take a beating. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Hilary Clinton fights back Republican criticism on Benghazi

Subway strike threatens to paralyze World Cup in São Paulo

South Korean ferry crew faces trial

Anti-Redskins ad to air during NBA finals

Men’s faces may have been made to take a beating

Morning Coffee with the Godfather


Today I had the pleasure of having morning coffee with the Godfather of @urbusinessnetwork Marshall Sterman. He gave me great stories, advice, contacts, and tips on being a successful #entrepreneur. Thanks Marshall again for everything and I am also excited for the many promising opportunities that are stored for you in the near future. –Prince

Check out his radio show “Way Off Wall St at http://www.urbusinessnetwork.com and listen to how he is helping entrepreneurs like me.

Instagram: #princesdailyjournal #breakfast #talk #coffee #business #mentor #work #study #play #networking #hedgefund #venturecapital #boston #princeinthecity

Daily Newsfeed

President Barack Obama will issue an executive order to help students with their loan debt; MH 370 families launch $5 million fund to find ‘truth’ behind plane hunt; Taliban captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he was tortured and kept in a cage; Taliban claim responsibility for Pakistan airport attack that killed at least 18 people; and Meet the 4 ft robot who can read your emotions. All this and more, please follow the links below

President Obama to issue an executive order to help student loan debtors

MH 370 families launch $5 million fund to find truth behind plane hunt

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl said he was tortured and put in a cage by Taliban

Taliban claim responsibility for Pakistan airport attack

The 4 ft robot that can read emotions

Talk Tuesdays w/ Cheryl Morrow, Editor in Chief of the San Diego Monitor News & Heir to the California Curl Company

imageAs part of my radio show, I have a special segment called “Talk Tuesdays” where I sit down and talk with an interesting individual–who is either a politician, educator, entrepreneur, or lawyer. And on this special segment, I invited Cheryl Morrow, Editor in Chief of the San Diego Monitor News and Heir to the California Curl company, to share her personal insight as a woman entrepreneur and hair scientist.

Having more than twenty years of experience as a woman entrepreneur, she has successfully branded herself in hair consultation and journalism–two fields which she says are still dominated by men. Cheryl Morrow is not just a personal friend but a mentor, which she was kind enough to share, in my interview, one great piece of advice on being successful: To be an “Intra-preneur,” instead of an Entrepreneur.

In our interview, she explains how she credits all of her success–including her father, Dr Willie Morrow, the founder of Cold Wave Curl–from being an “Intra-preneur.” Being an “Intra-preneur” means the ability to be inside a nucleus that is already successful–doing away with the ego side of being an Entrepreneur. “When you are in the nucleus you can hone your skills in networking, marketing, etc. and build success with the network that you already have,” she says. [Very similar to what UR Business Network is doing today!]

Today Cheryl Morrow lives in San Diego, Ca, where she is working to launch a Hair Academy (to focus on Afro Curly hair) and a Black Hair Museum this Summer! These projects are an extension of her heir company, the California Curl company, where they develop new eco, bio, and safe beauty technology for the ethnic beauty industry–the only ethnic beauty company of its time.

To listen to this interview, click on the link below

Talk Tuesdays w/ Cheryl Morrow, Editor in Chief of the San Diego Monitor News and Heir to the California Curl Company

If you wish to contact Cheryl Morrow, for your next hair consultation and Ad in the San Diego Monitor Newspaper email her at beautewealth@yahoo.com.

To learn more information about her company and upcoming projects go to www.californiacurlgreen.com

Daily Newsfeed

The release of Taliban captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl stirs resentment from fallen soldiers’ families; Brazilian Judge sentences Pele’s son to 33 years for money laundering; Obama seeks 30 percent cuts in power plants’ carbon pollution; The White House seeks Pentagon delay on immigration; and a New Yorker from Yemen plotted to kill US troops. All this and more, please follow the links.

For fallen soldiers’ families, Bergadahl release stirs resentment

Pele’s son gets 33 yrs for money laundering

Obama seeks to cut 30% of greenhouse gases from power plants

The White House seeks Pentagon delay on immigration

FBI: A New Yorker from Yemen plotted to kill US troops

New Hashtag: “#whatsprinceeating”


To promote my photography in food, I have created a new hashtag on Instagram called “#whatsprinceeating“. You can also see my photography in food on my Instagram widget, located on the right side of my website, but this new hashtag will provide you an organized layout of all my food photography on one board–including the restaurants where I check-in at.

If you wish to follow my Instagram photos and my photography in food, go to Instagram and find me under @princesdailyjournal.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Monday