Champions' Blog

Archive for January, 2011

  • Radio Interview on

    On Saturday, January 22, 2011, I had a great on-air interview with Host Wendy Hancils of We discussed issues impacting the large and active African community in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, Pan-Africanism, and the spiritual connection that binds ALL of us irrespective of race, creed or color.  In particular, I […]

  • Humility Before Teamwork Before Leadership

    It will be 25 years this October that I first came brim-to-brim with Drill Sergeant Herndon of South Carolina.  The fact that after all these years I still remember his name and where he’s from says a lot about the man.  He was about 5’10” tall and just about as […]

  • Take Action!

    In Numbers 27: 12 – 13, God instructed Moses to climb a mountain east of the River Jordan, and gaze upon the promised land.  God told Moses that he would die upon doing so.  Knowing this, Moses did exactly as instructed.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the night before […]

  • The Better Angels

    I’ve just recently come to understand that we are all in pain.  In some form or another.  In some degree or another. Some of us wear our pain on our sleeves for all to see.  Shouting our pain to the hilltops.  Uncaring who knows it…who sees it…or who recoils from […]

  • When You’re Close To Your Dreams

    Sometimes, the hardest place is be is close to your dreams.  When everything you’ve worked for, sweated for, sacrificed for and dreamed about is right at your fingertips…but not quite within your grasp…it can be torture. Maybe your issue is money.  “If I just had $10,000, I could DO this!”  […]

  • R.U.L.E.S for Black Men Symposium

    On Saturday, November 13, 2010, I had the distinct pleasure to be a panelist and presenter at the R.U.L.E.S for Black Men Symposium held on the campus of Morgan State University. The Brothers of the Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the members of S.M.O.O.T.H. (Strong Men […]

  • Real Talk Panel Series

    On October 13, 2010, I had the honor to be a panelist for Morgan State University’s Real Talk Panel Series.  This edition of the series focused on business and entrepreneurial advice. I shared the dais with thoughtful and engaging panelists that pulled on their years of experience to provide thought-provoking […]

  • Its Time for Schools and Communities to Step Up

    Education Week posted a great article about the history of state interventions with struggling schools. Original article is here. One statement in particular stood out: “States have a better record of performing “triage” during emergencies than in building the foundation for educational improvements, writes the author of the report, William […]

  • Faith > Fear

    As I sit here typing this, I find myself in the middle of a decades-long battle.  Faith vs. Fear.  More specifically, which of the two will be the driving force in my life? My faith tells me that my diamond (define that as you will – my “true” self, my […]