Bring out the Muhammad Ali in YOU!

We call Muhammad Ali “The greatest” not because of his boxing but because he was an UPstander, not a bystander. After all the celebrations are done, the best way to honor Muhamma Ali is to do your best to be an upstander and a voice for the voiceless and marginalized wherever you are and however you can. Are you up to the challenge? I know you are so get to work!

Harriet Tubman (and many other women) deserves to be on a $20 bill

It’s sad that there are those who critique the Treasury Department’s decision to honor one of the greatest figures in American history.

An open question to parents who support Trump

Donald Trump’s actions and the actions of those at his rallies go against everything we teach our children to be. We see parents at these rallies beat up people, spit on them, and call them racial slurs. No one comes to their defense. Trump is going to be Trump, but for you who are parents who support Trump, how can you stand for this? Though people protest at every rally, this does not happen on this level at any other rally, GOP or democrat. Parents should be making a bigger demand for respect and human dignity, which is what parenting is supposed to be about.

France must do more to reach Muslim youth

While it is necessary to have a police and military response to the tragic events in Paris, there must also be a plan going forward to make Muslim (and other marginalized) youth feel more incorporated into French society. People join gangs and terrorist groups like ISL out of a sense of desperation, isolation, anger, and lack of opportunity. Addressing these issues, if there is a desire to do so, can help reduce the numbers of people joining extremists groups of all sorts.

We should applaud Mizzou students

It is sad to see that some believe student athletes should just shut up and play ball. We lament so often about student athletes not being engaged in real issues today but Mizzou students prove that is not the case. This country was founded on the principles of dignity and respect and so we should applaud anyone for standing up for the opportunity to be treated like a human being. Sadly though, it is sad that the university only took action when money was threatened from potentially forfeiting a football game but it shows again that reaching people’s pockets is is more effective than trying to reach their hearts.

Gov. Christie wrong on Black Lives Matter Movement

Saying that the Black Lives Matter movement calls for the murder of police is tantamount to saying the Tea Party in 2012 was racist. The actions of the few do not represent the many and Gov. Christie knows this.

If blacks say the N-word, whites can too

As long as we continue to put the N-word in our music, movies, and other areas of public life, we should not be surprised that other groups use the word. Every group has terms that they use among themselves but they don’t promote them to the world. It’s human nature. If we want the same level of respect that other groups receive relating to derogatory terms used against them, we need to clean up our own act.

Ben Affleck as Batman? NO! NYET! NEVER!

I have a great deal of respect for Affleck but he is the wrong choice for Batman. Someone who is not as well known like Josh Brolin from “Men in Black 3” would have made a much better choice. You need someone low key who won’t draw away from the character. Affleck is a great all around Hollywood man, but he is a wrong choice as Batman.

Welcome to my Youth Motivation Page!

Good day and welcome to my YouTube page! Here is where you will learn a little bit about what I do as a youth motivational speaker!

Our youth are not lost!

As someone who spends a great deal of time working with young people, I am growing increasingly with all of the negativity we continue to show on television. Our youth are better than the murder and rape trials we are seeing on television. If we are not going to shift this focus entirely, we can at least show some balance, for the sake of our future.