About Me

***The writing on my blog site will be very informal…Never mastered the King’s language anyway

Let’s see…Who am I? A Black man…A Black man in Amerika. A Black man in Amerika who has it all but still doesn’t have fundamental human rights and is viewed as less than. I am a Black man in Amerika who always has to prove I have just as much or more than most people in this world. I am a Black man who is supposed to assimilate into society’s norms so I can be accepted by the masses. For the most part, the only issue is, I don’t care about being accepted by the standards of Amerika or what the masses say I should have. Do you know the long history of Amerika??? How Amerika became the powerful country it is? This place has no right to set standards for me. I want to think outside of the box as much as possible as a Black man in Amerika. I know I’m highly blessed, but you will never hear me say I love a place I can not be comfortable in and wave a flag with so much blood of its Native people on it. (FYI When I say Native, I’m also referring to Black people who are Amerikan decedents of slaves)

What else? I was educated at one of the finest institutions of higher learning in this country…Morehouse College (only all-male HBCU in the USofA). Then I went to Rutgers University and received another piece of paper (degree). I’ll probably get another piece of paper (degree) at some point in my life, just not sure what and when. Truth is I never liked school, but I do love learning and like how the letters look after my last name every time I get a degree.

What else? I was raised by two hard-working parents who stressed the importance of education and giving back to my people when I can. My parents migrated to the “Northern Promise Land” from the Jim Crow south when they were young children. My parents never allowed my race to be an excuse for why I can’t excel in life because so many Black people before them excelled with less. So much so, all three of their children have a Master’s degree from notable Universities. However, my parents would remind me since I’m Black, the rules are quite different for me, but I still need to persist. One of the biggest lessons my parents taught my sisters and me indirectly was you can be unapologetically Black and successful. We don’t need to change for anyone, we don’t need to impress anyone, and if we don’t like something, we should speak up! 

Speaking of speaking up…I love acting on the side; preferably on stage. Acting takes me to another world and temporarily takes me away from the everyday craziness I often deal with. Theater also led me to write my first play in 2019. The play was called Anytown USofA. The play was primarily about how institutional racism, colorism, and police brutality interconnect with one another. I’ve never really been a writer outside of a classroom, but I am slowly learning writing, thinking outside the box, and acting will be the primary way I will educate the world, liberate Black people and let out my frustration!! 

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