H&M “Monkey” Hoodie

H&M has received a lot of backlash for a hoodie they posted to their site. The issue stemmed not so much for the hoodie itself but the child they chose to model the hoodie which bore the statement, “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle”.  The child, a young black boy is seen posing in the hoodie…

“Happy” New Year

New Years is always a difficult time for me. I would always spend New Years Eve with my parents and after Dad’s accident, welcoming a new year meant ushering in another year without my Dad. Every year since, around this time, I get into a funk. This year it didn’t hit me on New Years…

Happy 2018, ya’ll

✌🏼💜Wishing all a healthy, prosperous, and blessed 2018 (marleysmantra.com & noelclark.com)

12/31/17 Reflections

Originally posted to noelclark.com on 1/3/17. (note: 12/2016: the Sioux Tribe and protestors celebrated a victory of having the dapl rerouted, but the fight over protecting human rights, environment, and the land of the Indigenous raged on as the incoming @realdonaldtrump administration exchanged power with the @barackobama administration. Today, as we enter 2018, the fight…

two years.

This week marks two years since I have dated the last guy I dated.  A few months back, I began putting some effort into a dating life and went on a couple first dates. Two guys got past the first date but besides giving one of the guys a peck, I have poured my time…

#YouAreNOTRequiredToPlayByTheRules

#YouAreNOTRequiredToPlayByTheRules • The magic in your life will reveal itself when you are vulnerable. When you are not playing by the rules, but instead confidently living in the moment, without fear of making a mistake or the judgement of others. This freedom doesn’t happen over night. It is a process which involves deconditioning yourself from…

Kyle Kostic’s Fight To Cure Cancer (video)

Kyle Kostic Cancer Survivor Turned Medical Marijuana Advocate Kyle Kostic sat down with noelclark.com and shared how he cured his stage iv cancer. Almost exactly a year ago, Kyle had a doctor’s appointment that he felt good about. He had done everything his doctors told him and felt confident he was in remission. He was…

I’m Thankful For…

Happy Thanksgiving! Among so many blessings like my strong faith, close family, and my health, I’m thankful for net neutrality. But if Trump and his FCC Chairman Ajit Pai have their way, the Internet as we know it will change dramatically. One of the changes would effect Internet speed for users based on how much…