Thursday, May 19, 2016
Life is what you make it.
Living this great life that I live I've learned that we frame our own reality daily. The changing of my thoughts have been the elevation of my quality of life. The more I grow into who I am... accepting it and embracing it love becomes easier relationships and the quality of people in my life have increased as well. The battle that I fight regularly isn't external it's very much internal, racism is a systematic problem,.. but believing and owning what they say is how they truly win. once we can learn to take ownership of who what where we are we can shape our now. I live in the moment not afraid of what might be because I've accepted what is and molded my now. The most powerful muscle and tool I have is right in between my two ears. I'm painting my daily reality! I'm great, I'm Blessed and achieving my goals daily.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Repeating family History
I think about Family curses and the way we pass these curses from Generation to Generation. “My Biological father wasn’t in my life” I Feel we hear this story quite a bit from 80’s and 90’s babies. I was lucky enough to have a great example of a man in my life Named Michael Trimble who raised me and taught me to work hard. His success was something I wanted to Immolate. Young Men of color need to see examples of success to want to strive for it. I wouldn’t be who I am now without his presence helping to re guide the story that had already been written. Nationally, 7.3 million children have at least one parent in jail or prison. Sadly, 70 percent of these kids are doomed to follow in the same footsteps as their parents becoming imprisoned at some point in their lives. In fact, children of incarcerated parents are five times more likely than their peers to commit crimes. However, these at-risk children are largely ignored before they get in trouble. This is a common story of many Men and Women of our generation but especially in the black community. In The 60’s we embraced the village, it was this salvation from oppression that elevated us. We have to heal our village.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
I was honored to recieve this award for the work that I've done in the community around Mentoring and Activism. My focus has been to inspire young men into greatness connecting them to resources and addressing the School to prison pipeline through the work I do with the Youth Out Reach Project addressing interactions between Youth Community and Cops