CalmandStrong

Nothing is More Powerful Than a Made up Mind

Darryl's Cancer Photos 

inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2 

Darryl and Cole Comparison 

I was at Loma Linda Children's Hospital (Loma Linda, CA) hooked up to an IV pole with my Grandmother and Uncle by my bedside; similar to Cole (inFAMOUS videogame franchise) who was also in the hospital hooked up to an IV pole with his girlfriend Trish and best friend Zeke by his bedside.


In 1999, this photo was taken of me when I was 14 years old, and the other image I lifted from the original inFAMOUS, which was released in 2009.


Sometimes, superheroes don’t exist only in movies and video games. Sometimes, a Cole MacGrath is actually real and walking around. 

CalmandStrong: Part 2 Slideshow Video with inFAMOUS Music Montage

Blu & Exile: Liked Tweets: 2018

To check out my blog about the greatness of Hip-Hop duo Blu & Exile, click here: Blu & Exile: The Reflection of Music, like the Sky, is the Reflection of the Ocean 

Vocal Staff Pick Article: 2018

Hidden Figures: Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Created by African-Americans

To check out my Vocal article about how African-Americans contributed to mankind with their innovative and creative inventions, click here: Vocal

Sony Santa Monica Studio Director Cory Barlog and Kratos Voice Actor Christopher Judge of God of War Liked Tweet: 2018

To check out how I enjoyed Kratos’ redemption story in God of War (PS4), click here: God of War: New Adventure, New Mythology & New Kratos?

Digable Planets: Doodlebug Liked and Retweet: 2018  

To check out my Vocal article about the underrated Jazz fused Hip-Hop group Digable Planets, click here: Digable Planets: Peace Be the Greeting of the Insect Tribe

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Vocal Staff Pick Article: 2018

What is Fair Justice? Stephon Clark vs. Dylann Roof

To check out my Vocal article about the differences of how the United States justice system treated Stephon Clark and Dylann Roof, click here: Vocal

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Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Bronze Certificate: 2018

CalmandStrong Print Front and Back Book Cover: 2018

CalmandStrong Poster: 2018 

2017: A Year in Review 

Web Traffic from Visitors Around the World: 2017

Blu & Exile: Liked Tweets: 2017

To check out how Nas, The Pharcyde, and Blu & Exile helped me believe "Nothing is More Powerful Than a Made up Mind," click here: CalmandStrong Music 

New Prosthetic Leg: 2017

Loma Linda Children's Hospital Appreciating my Service of Completing 221 Volunteer Hours: 2017 

Toastmasters at CSUSB: 10th Advanced Manuals: Retrospective: 2017

The Journey Begins... 

Toastmasters at CSUSB: 9th Advanced Manuals: Rise: 2017

Toastmasters at CSUSB: Table Topics Award: 2017

The Pharcyde: Bootie Brown Liked Tweet: 2017 

To check out how the healing power of Hip-Hop music from The Pharcyde and Nas has helped me during and after my cancer diagnosis as a teenager, click here: The Healing Power of Hip-Hop Music 

Toastmasters at CSUSB: 7th Advanced Manuals: Investigation Discovery: Hear No Evil: 2017

Toastmasters at CSUSB: 6th Advanced Manuals: The Connection: 2017

Loma Linda Children's Hospital Volunteer Services Wishing me a Happy Birthday: 2017

Sucker Punch Productions Co-Founder and Producer of inFAMOUS Brian Fleming Tweet Reply: 2017 

To check out how inFAMOUS' Cole MacGrath helped me believe "Nothing is More Powerful Than a Made up Mind," click here: inFAMOUS 2: UGC: Digital Inspiration from Cole MacGrath 

The American Cancer Society: Relay for Life: 2017

The Pharcyde: Bootie Brown and Imani Liked Tweets: 2017

To check out why The Pharcyde is my favorite Hip-Hop group, click here: CalmandStrong: Creativity of the Pharcyde 

Toastmasters at CSUSB: 5th Advanced Manuals: Creativity of The Pharcyde: 2017

CSULB: Journalism and Public Relations Day: 2017

Toastmasters at CSUSB: Table Topics Award: 2017

Toastmasters at CSUSB: 4th Advanced Manuals: CalmandStrong Book: 2017

A Year in Review: 2016

Toastmasters at CSUSB: 1st Advanced Manuals: Bloody Mary: 2016

Stupid Cancer Blog Tweet: 2016

Toastmasters International Competent Communicator Certificate: 2016

Stupid Cancer: OMG! Summit West: 2016

Startup Grind: Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs SoCal Conference: 2016

Loma Linda Children's Hospital Child Life Volunteer Certificate: 2016

I donated a PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PlayStation 3 with games to Loma Linda Children's Hospital: 2016

Loma Linda Nurses

Oct. 2015:

One of the nurses that took care of me at Loma Linda Children's Hospital (Loma Linda, CA) from 1999 to 2000 and 2002 to 2003 when I was 14 and 17 years old.


Oct. 2015:

One of the nurses that took care of me at Loma Linda Children's Hospital (Loma Linda, CA) from 1999 to 2000 and 2002 to 2003 when I was 14 and 17 years old.

California State University, Long Beach Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism, and a Minor in Africana Studies: 2012

NBA Point Guard Jason Kidd Autograph Photo: 2001

Basketball Knee Brace and Ankle Boot: 2000

Darryl and Garland "Corky" Bell: Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation: 1999