Family photos and pictures, in general, can be used to uplift and encourage someone as well as and relive or review moments made in history. They are extremely beneficial to inmates for their well being and positive development. It gives them something to look forward to joining once they get out. It invokes the desire … Read moreFamily Photos Can Uplift Your Imprisoned Loved One
Many researchers say that one of the best ways to overcome depression and relieve stress is to be thankful. Although I’m not stressed or depressed today, I am thankful and grateful for a lot. Acknowledging all that I have will allow me to ward off negativity for a while. Today, there’s no better day than … Read moreThanksgiving Is So Much Better Now
Total wellness means being in overall good health. We usually try to obtain good health by exercising, eating right, and flushing out toxins. However, according to the National Wellness Institute, there are actually six dimensions or parts of wellness. The six dimensions include emotional, occupational, social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual. Achieving total wellness takes some … Read moreTotal Wellness Takes Effort and Planning
Low wage jobs are supposed to be for those that are just starting in the workforce. Those that are in high school or even for those that never finished high school. However, many people have fallen on hard times and have had to get any job they can just to make ends meet. Unfortunately, some … Read moreWhen Will Low Wage Jobs Offer Better Salaries?
Party Solo? Uh, that isn’t what any thirty-something or even forty-something really wants to do for their birthday, but as I get older I’ve noticed that most of my friends have kids, are in serious relationships, or are stuck in jobs and are unable to party with me. It always seems like a chore to … Read moreParty Solo for Your Birthday
If you can’t live your best life, then live your best life locally until you can. Just because you can’t jet set to another state or country and turn up doesn’t mean that you can’t live your best life locally. I believe there are levels of living your best life and your local best life … Read moreLive Your Best Life Locally!
There’s nothing a person can’t handle if they have the confidence, support and persistence. I truly believe that, although when returning from prison after a 17-month sentence, I found it to be extremely difficult. Despite earning my Bachelor’s degree in English in 2008, it was still hard to find a job after federal prison. During … Read moreDealing With The Struggle Of Returning From Prison
By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp Mental health disorders often result from extended time in incarceration. After release, men are sent back into society with not only criminal convictions, but gaps in employment, negative stigmas, alternate mentalities, and an extreme amount of work necessary to shed the skin society now sees. … Read moreHow Mental Health Disorders Affect Success and Productiveness Within Men
He laughed and said, “Don’t be down there too long. I might like it.” I gave him a dirty look. “Hey man, I don’t play like that.” He apologized and that was pretty much the end of the day. Many people have different types of humor, however I believe some things are unacceptable. Although I … Read moreI Don’t Like Gay Jokes
“Most profitable business ideas are simple: they focus on creating systems that can be multiplied and duplicated without massive costs. A few of the many critical concepts presented in this book are: premium pricing, exclusivity, niche marketing, up-selling, cross-selling, and franchising. You’ll also learn how to become a recognized expert in your field, market products … Read moreHow To Make Millions With Your Ideas
As many people know, I’ve been working minimum wage jobs for most of my life. I’ve also been working with Sacramento ACT, along with other organizations, in the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. In order to fairly pay workers for their time and effort, the minimum wage should be increased … Read moreThe Minimum Wage In Sacramento Needs To Be $15 an hour
On May 19, 2015, I had the honor to speak at the Live Free Public Forum which was put on by Sacramento ACT at the South Sacramento Christian Center. This community forum was created to get state and local officials to commit to helping our communities and to reduce mass incarceration and gang violence. The … Read moreEconomic Dignity and employment and housing opportunities for the formerly incarcerated at the LiveFree Community Forum at South Sacramento Christian Center
It’s bad enough that African Americans are stereotyped negatively by the media and other ethnicities. We shouldn’t have to deal with negative stereotypes within our community too, however, sadly we do. For some reason, our mannerisms are supposed to define and solidify our racial status. I’m not sure who thought of this, but it’s wrong. … Read moreYou Don’t Act Black
If you’ve never lived in a small town then you probably won’t understand the outrage I’m currently feeling. Small towns are known for their close knit, neighborly communities. They take care of each other and have a genuine kindness about them. Their unique in ways that large cities aren’t because they allow its citizens to … Read moreAfter 22 Years, River City Brewing Company Pushed Out For Sacramento Kings Arena
I was reading an article from the Standard Media website called “How Being Single Painfully Sucks.” While I agree that being single sucks, I also believe that it’s not as bad as people make it out to be. Like any other situation, it has advantages and disadvantages. When I was single I obtained a better … Read moreDoes Being Single Really Suck?
Aaliyah was a more than a great artist that was on top of the world. It seemed as though the whole world loved her, but unfortunately, she was killed in a plane crash in her prime. It has taken some years for her life to be written and portrayed as a movie. When it finally … Read moreThe Aaliyah Movie: Just Some Cold Garbage
It’s the start of a new year, at least it is for me. I’m glad another year has passed by, but instead of making some half-brained resolution that I’ll never really set my mind to accomplishing, I’ll just start my new year off doing something I love. My goal is to dive head first into … Read moreMy New Year
Serving your community is great way to give back and impact your local area. I’m always looking to help out when I can and volunteering is such a rewarding experience. This past March, I was able to volunteer to help families with insurance policies. The event was hosted by Greater Sacramento Urban League and various … Read moreVolunteering at Health Care Enrollment in with the Sacramento Urban League Young Professionals
After reading a blog from Standard media about women lying to men, I started thinking about the lies women have told me. When a woman lies to me, I feel as though it’s my fault. Maybe I’m unapproachable or I made fun of her for something. Whatever it is, I must have made her feel … Read moreTop Five Lies Women Tell Me That Drive Me Crazy
As men and women play this game called love, each side has to go back to the drawing board and figure out what went wrong with their last date. They second guess themselves and then they somehow come up with the conclusion that it wasn’t them, it was all the other person’s fault. For example, … Read moreAm I Uncomfortable With The Conversation or Intimidated by The Woman
Many people dream of being in love with someone. They dream of what their life will be like when they’re dating, engaged and then finally married. Society has watched movies of women who were down and out all of a sudden find her prince charming. The world has seen men who were discarded in their … Read moreWhat Is Love To Me as a Black Man
I guess I should be used to being the in the minority. I should probably already know what to say and what not to say. I’ve been in this situation since I was a child. I still remember being in those classrooms surrounded by 25 white kids with only 2 or 3 kids from other … Read moreNever Say Racist Jokes If You’re The Only Black Man In The Room
Women are known for watching their biological time clocks like a hawk, however men also think about their age in regards to having children. As I near the age of 36, my mind has been consumed with thoughts of if it’s too late for me to have children. It’s a question only I can answer. … Read moreToo Old For Children?
4 Reasons to Never Get Drunk at Company Parties Before going to prison, I remember drinking with coworkers after work at a restaurant called California Cafe. To be honest, it was pretty damn cool. It was a great way to unwind and blow off some steam. It also gave us a chance to get to … Read moreNever Get Drunk At Company Parties
It’s a great thing to love your job and have a desire to do well, improve and move up in the company. However, not every employee wants to move up. In fact, some just don’t care and would rather do as much as they can and go home. Most dishwashers just want to do their … Read moreDishwashers Begging For Validation
People have varying reasons for celebrating Christmas, but for me, if it wasn’t for the purpose of family coming together, I honestly wouldn’t celebrate it. This day is nothing special to me, except that I get to see family that I haven’t seen in a while. There are some family members that I can’t catch … Read moreWhat Does Christmas Mean To Me?
In a previous post, I talked about how people would rather be in a bad relationship than to sit a home and be lonely. I mentioned that bad relationships could lead to arguing and disappointments, but I today I want to talk about how bad relationships can just be boring. Lately I’ve been very bored … Read moreHow I Overcome Boredom In A Relationship
According to a TMZ poll fifty-five percent of Black Americans prefer to be referred to as N***a and the remaining forty-five percent prefer African American. Why? Well, according to the rap artist, Suga Knight, “We aren’t from Africa.” I’m assuming he is referring to the fact that Blacks called other Blacks the n-word. I’m unsure … Read morePreferring N-word Over African American?
Pyerse Dandrige Jr. was born to Sonya Robinson and Pierce Dandridge Sr. on October 29, 1978 in Sacramento, California. He is the eldest of two boys who enjoyed a normal childhood in North Carolina and at the Vandenberg Air Force Base where their father (who has two daughters from other relationships) was stationed. His mother … Read moreMy Bio
Most people want to be in a happy and loving relationship with all the bells and whistles of their heart’s desire. Those that can’t find a partner to be in love with often unwillingly settle for lonely days and nights. However, there is a new trend of men and women who would rather get hooked … Read moreDo People Have Bad Relationships To Avoid Being Lonely?
The world is full of disagreeing people. It seems that no one can see eye to eye on almost any subject, we’re all divided. From religion to politics to social norms to sports, nothing is unanimously agreed upon. The only way we can somehow function is to agree to disagree, acknowledge our differences and respect … Read morePeople Do Research and Still Can’t Show Me Evidence?
I read on ESPN.com today that David Stern and Roger Goodell “might make the appropriate choice to define their workplaces as slur-free zones.” To my understanding, if this ban happens it would only take place while the players are playing the game, practicing, or doing other job related events. This ban would not prevent what … Read moreSports To Ban Nigga/er?
I cracked up when I saw this picture. It reminded me of how silly and funny childhood romances were. They consisted of notes being passed from person to person just to get to the right girl or boy. You’d have a knot in your stomach, waiting and anticipating an answer. Sometimes you’d win and sometimes … Read morePointless Childhood Romances
Sports is probably America’s favorite pastime. We groom our children to play sports, watch college sports and go hard for the minor and major leagues. Most of the time we are screaming and cheering for our team, but then there are those times where our team loses, the refs call bogus penalties, coaches suck and … Read moreHow To Have A Sports Argument
This word is probably one of the most controversial words in the history of the world. It’s racist when one culture uses it and it’s becomes cultural when another race speaks it. It’s acceptable in one family, but unacceptable in another. Some people are seen as being ignorant and rude when they use and others … Read moreN-Word and Why I Don’t Use It.
Facebook games are truly an addiction that’s easy to fall into. Once a friend starts to play a game and invites you to play then you both become hooked. You begin sending each other lives, game accessories and other important game merchandise just to survive. As part of the challenge, the game wants you to … Read moreAre Facebook Games A Money Grab?
Everybody needs a way to pass the time and most of us choose to play games. Whether it’s on your PC, Mac, mobile phone, TV or gaming console, I’m sure you have at least one favorite game you love to play. Games are also on social media platforms and a popular game today is found … Read moreI Can’t Play Candy Crush
No Way Free Masons Helped Acquit Zimmerman One day as I was browsing the internet I came across a site owned by C.KHiD. His website features hip hop news and other related articles. However, he had an article about George Zimmerman and Free and Accepted Masonry. In this article, he accused the Free and Accepted … Read moreGeorge Zimmerman Not Guilty & Acquitted. Dad′s A Freemason Judge Does That Matter?
I’ve never really understood riots and looting, but after the Zimmerman verdict – I’m still just as confused as I was before! Riots cause damage to businesses, communities, and people. Have you ever looked up the amount of people that have to be taken to the hospital after a riot? I understand the trial was … Read moreDon’t Riot Over The Zimmerman Trial Verdict
Playing games with your siblings and cousins can seem like a fun experience when you’re a kid. The excitement level is high and you don’t have to feel awkward like you may feel in school. Now that you’re around family, everything should be perfect right? Not if you’re me. I remember when I was little … Read moreHide and Go Seek
There are many African Americans that have non-existent or poor relationships with their parents. Most of the time, the bad relationship is due to an absent father. Although some will have father figures in their life, some will hold on to the fact that their biological father seems as if he doesn’t care about them … Read moreFrom Pierce To Pyerse
Real Reasons Men Leave Women In a few women magazines and self help books, I’ve read that women should dress a certain way, talk a certain way, or cook and clean to keep their men happy. I think there’s some truth to that, however, like the Black and Married with Kids website mentioned, “This line … Read moreSometimes It’s The Man’s Fault When Relationships End
I was reading an article on a site called Black and Married with Kids which discussed the failures of romance and gave advice for men. There were four points, but the one I especially agree with was, “Even though we don’t readily admit it, men have emotional needs that no amount of sex can fill.” … Read moreMen Need More Than Just Sex
We always say to ourselves, that if we’d known what we knew now back in our youth, things would have been different. What if there was a way to do just that? What if your future self could somehow contact you and let you know about some dangers ahead in life or about your victories … Read moreWhat Would My Future Self Tell Me?
Okay, so I’m always stressing about where to take a woman on our first date. It’s almost as if I’m worried about if this place or that place is the most important because it’s a maker/breaker of our date. I admit it does feel as if I have to make sure the place is perfect, … Read moreCheap Dates are the BEST!
I believe fellow writers have to stick together. Today, that’s just what I’m doing. I want to introduce to you, La’Toya. She wrote a novel and I’m pleased to be able to critique it and write the below book review. The author, La’Toya lives and works in London. She studied at the University of the … Read moreAssariyah–Money Over Everything: Book Review
As a writer, I’m always looking for a way to share my thoughts and experiences with you. Sometimes I never know what I’m going to share, but I’m always ready to share it. While living at the halfway house in Oakland, I was lucky enough to work with a temp agency called ACROBAT. Although the … Read moreView from Gap