Champions' Blog

Archive for September, 2011

  • And Justice For All

      It is not a far reach to say that all Americans are familiar with the Pledge of Allegiance.  The question is, have we as Americans lived up to it? I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, […]

  • Southern Trees

      On September 21, 2011, two men were executed by Southern courts.  A Black man, convicted of shooting and killing a White police officer, was executed in Georgia.  A White man, convicted of dragging a Black man to death behind a pickup truck, was executed in Texas. Southern trees bear […]

  • Minority = Less Than

      One of the themes I often address in my workshops is the fact that perception is a powerful influence on self-identity and self-worth.  In other words, how we see ourselves impacts our attitudes and our “realities.”   For instance, how many times have you turned on a news report […]

  • A New Parent’s First Thoughts: Little Sister

      When my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, we were both, to say the least, extremely excited.  We were overcome with the joy of being selected as instruments to bring forth another life.  It was as overwhelming as it was empowering.  We talked about […]