Cape Town, SA: 72 hours…

Check out my latest piece in Carolina Style Magazine discussing the great time I had in Cape Town, SA.


Keith Cradle, Ph.D. [@mrcradle on IG/Twitter]



Let Me Upgrade You…Tequila Edition

There is a right way and a wrong way to experience tequila. Let me show you the right way!

Click the link and read my latest @ Virile World.


Keith Cradle, Ph.D. (@mrcradle on IG/Twitter)

Art and Board of Director Engagement…


Happy Friday!

On Tuesday, December 6th, I had the honor and pleasure to discuss some of the things I am most passionate about in life and in Charlotte, NC. As part of the #discussclt podcast which is produced by Charlotte Magazine ( I was interviewed by Andy Smith and Andy Goh [The 2 Andy’s as I called them!) about my art and board of director involvement along with how others can get involved.

Take time to listen to the podcast and let me know what you think!

Have an awesome day!


Keith Cradle (@mrcradle on IG/Twitter)

Travel Plans…

Happy New Year and welcome to the first post of the NPP for January 2016! As I look back on 2015, I want to thank you all for reading, sharing and commenting on the blog during the past 12 months. While it has not always been easy to post in a timely fashion, it has been an honor to pour information and advice into your nonprofit/small businesses. So as we move into the first quarter of the year, my hope is that the JSW Media Group can continue to be a valuable resource for all of your business needs.

I want to start the blog off this year by sharing a short story. I am recently back from Panama City, Panama, where I spent my birthday and New Years Eve/Day. The trip itself was awesome and the food/culture was just terrific.  However, there were some small hiccups during the first days there. Sharing this trip with me were two friends from Atlanta that decided to fly in and celebrate as well. Well, while my flights were unimpeded and worry free, their flights and travel plans were not. Let me explain…

The flights from ATL were late, delayed and cancelled. To top if off, they also had their luggage delayed in from MIA. So when you talk about “travel plans”, this was the definition of having alternate plans! However, they made the adjustments, became flexible to the obstacles and came to Panama with great spirits. The issues that preceded them were not enough to completely hinder the week that was laid out before them.

Well, such in life it is with business. We will have “TRAVEL PLANS” for our nonprofit/business. These plans can include a smooth ride to success, great employees, unlimited donations and grand expansion blueprints. But we all know it is not that easy. There will be delays, lost income, bad employees and at times, reasons to scale back. Given this, we need to make sure in 2016, we have our nonprofit/business “TRAVEL PLANS” ready but also knowing that we need to be flexible. Things are going to happen that we may not like but that should not be the determinant in how we feel or the success that is coming!

Stay committed to your plan in 2016. If you made it through 2015, that’s an awesome sign that you can do it again. Remember, if you need help developing a strategic plan, please contact us @ JSW Media. Do not let the year go by without addressing the issues that plagued you last year.

Have a great start to your day and your year!


Keith Cradle (@mrcradle on IG/Twitter)




Good Morning All,

I hope you are having a great Wednesday! I want to take the time to introduce you to a new blog being started from a young man that I have grown to know very well. After countless talks, vacations and fellowship, I proudly call Simon my little brother. He is an avid adventurer, scholar and a damn fine educator for the NYC KIPP schools. Read. Inquire. And get to know him too through his blog!

Have an awesome day.


Keith Cradle

"He who thinks he can and he who thinks he cannot, are usually right."-Confucius


It is with much honor and excitement that I cordially invite you into my world. This is not just a blog, but a place to consistently explore a miscellany of topics. While I am not perfect—then again, who is?—I would like to inspire my readers through my personal experiences.

So what exactly will I be writing about? Well, the sky’s the limit. Among other things, I plan on discussing issues including etiquette, love/lust, relationships, education, poverty, fashion, sneakers, art, sports, domestic violence, traveling, chivalry,HBCUs, Greek life, issues in the African-American community,entertainment, race & class, politics, everything gentlemanly, and current events. I’m always inspired by life and will write about anything that touches my heart at the given moment. I am more than confident in saying that there will be something for everyone in my writings, so feel free to check back often. I also encourage you to leave meaningful…

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