Monthly Archives: May 2014




Between mind and The Gritz

A different time
may better define
the grind of the gritz
but the present
has designed
his minds
ultimate existence.


My bestie


Whatever is whatever but whenever or wherever I was my lil woman was there.

Some people care when most people don’t.

Sometimes friends become ur family. I appreciate the family I’ve made with my best friend.

And through whatever or whoever Im prioritizing our continuance.

Thanks momma

Friday, Saturday, someday.

Some days I almost go crazy.
Those are days I excuse myself to be lazy. Some days I almost die. Those are days I excuse myself to cry.

Most days are grayish. Those are days I excuse myself to pray.

What yall expect?

When I was 19 I produced a short hip hop track with a Ghostface Killah sample excerpting “what yall expect” on the chorus. As I wrote to it I expressed my conflictions with peoples expectations of myself.

Now at 28, I really don’t know what some people expect from me.

I really don’t give a fuck though. It seems that nobody ever expects that.

And no one ever expects me to be outrageously positive through any negativity.

I May not be communicating my direction very well but I am sure that it is being misunderstood by negative presumptions and  expectations.

Most people communicate their best representation of themselves, I communicate my truth.

Truthfully Im struggling with life and security but what the fuck does that have to do with outstanding character and relentless ambition toward my goals and aspirations thru application of my ideals and  principles? Lol

Nothing! So I truthfully don’t know what people expect from me in prejudice of my situational status but I’m Mark without any compromise and you can expect the quality of my essence and the consequence of my virtue to subside through any objection to it.

In Jesus name– I’m Mark. And expect you to learn the degrees in that.

A Five Year Bull Run | RCC Viewpoints

A Five Year Bull Run | RCC Viewpoints

By Mark Anthony Howard


The cliche “What goes up, must come down” is no bull. But a five year bull run sure is fun.

The use of “bull” to describe  a market comes from the way the animal attacks its opponents.

Bull Market by Mark Anthony HowardWhen attacking a bull is known to forcibly thrust its horns up into the air. This action is a metaphor for the movement of a market. If the trend is up, it’s a bull market.
The term “bull market” is most often used to refer to the stock market, but can also be applied to anything that is publicly traded, such as bonds, currencies and commodities.

Investopedia’s dictionary tool defines a bull market as a financial market of a group of securities in which prices are rising, or are expected to rise.
The particular market usually occurs when those group of securities prices rise faster than the overall average rate.

The average duration of a bull market lasts about 4.5 years. This March, 2014 marked the start of the 5th fiscal year of  wall streets 12th historical bull market.

Since the stock market on March 8, 1817.  Only three of the 11 previous bull markets have gone on into a 6th year.
The key to capitalizing upon a bull market is optimism among investors and economic growth periods.

As the market rates return securities of higher and higher,  we’ll see if which investors and traders greedy will incline them to try to defy physics, gravity and history by riding this wild bull into a 6th year.


Commercial Real Estate | RCC Viewpoints

Commercial Real Estate | RCC Viewpoints

by Mark Anthony Howard


Adam Smith noted that there was an “invisible hand” turning the wheels of the economy. That invisible hand serves as market force that keeps the economy functioning.

I would say the hand that belongs to the consumer is definitely a visible force in the economy. A healthy consumer promotes a healthy economy and a sustainable business Market.
A healthy economy and a healthy business climate promote opportunities for healthy housing, stock and global markets.

But a hand the forces the market that is truly invisible is Commercial real estate.

Commercial real estate is property that is used solely for business purposes.

Adam Smith was definitely not referring to commercial property rates when he theorized the invisible hand but it is surely a relevant consideration.

Examples of commercial real estate include malls, office parks, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and office towers.  When these type of businesses struggle; they close.

The 2007 recession was devastating to the commercial tenant. Small business and nonprofit corporations defaulted on loans and were force to closed doors.

In San Bernardino and Riverside county commercial business vacancies have mirrored the struggling economy.

According to a report by Voit, a Riverside commercial Real Estate service, the vacancy rate for offices in Riverside and San Bernardino counties have now declined to 22 percent since 2007.


Readers show support for The abc’s of a Black Man’s Principles


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The homie Donald Sterling


A sketch of Donald Sterling by Mark Anthony Howard “the gritz”