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"alpha fraternity inc." Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"Also highly aware of the disproportionate impact. It's had on our community. And and so you know i think is important is age of misinformation to educate people appropriately perceive the first dose of the modern vex vaccination and. I'm do from the next dose on monday. But thank you dr. ross for including men this esteemed group and i hope We can give the people something to take to digest tonight. Thank you all for saying yes. And i must say that Dr corey. scrums may come in He's cardiologists that's on the panel. He's a member of alpha phi alpha fraternity inc. But right before right before we went live he got hit with two. He's he was working tonight getting it with two heart attacks so he had to go. You know say people so if you see him come in. Don't be alarmed guest. Because he he's gonna try to come in if he can. I wanna say to all of you guys. That are listening. If you have questions our facebook can do to. i'm watchers. If you have questions go ahead and put them in the chat. Our guest tonight have been very open to the idea of answering your questions so go ahead and put them in the chad. No question dump question I'm pretty sure that you can't pay for what you're about to get right now. This consultation. I'm to my guess. I absolutely want to say thank you. Thank you for being on the front lines. Thank you for working all right. Thank you for saving lives. Thank you for saving people that look like us because we know that we have been attacked. Our community has been attacked by colbert. Nineteen an as we were talking. We were saying that it's almost a year. That long have been in this situation. So because you guys work in different facets of the medical feel. I wanted to ask you guys what has been the changes and that that you have seen in. You've go so we'll start with you anthony.
"alpha fraternity inc." Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Alright. So the is that better are we. Are we good all right. Cool sorry about that. Everybody we had a lot of feedback of but now we are in business so today we get a chance to welcome to the show us. If you don't know these gentlemen you're not doing enough work. I'm joking but listen. But i do want to say that these young men. These young teens are doing amazing. Work across metro detroit and beyond From everything from new york fashion week to Mental health days to mental matters. Podcasts to detroit bother to detroit social circle to if you are calling the grand influence. Listen this brother. just i see him. Knocking down deals with uber in ups. I'm just trying to get on the next time. He just put me in shop Listen we are having conversations around black men in mental health. And so i wanna bring to the show I call them now. My brothers we have been doing work. I don't know if you see. I'm trying to make the real on a marks page for the haircuts. But i don't know if i'll ever make that age i don't know But i wanna welcome to the show. Bro ken walker or the decay. Williams were the marvin p drill mitchell and to this brother. I feel a little chilly. You know i feel something coming. On december four You know one of the ice cold brothers of alpha phi alpha fraternity inc brother. Richard winfrey welcome to the show man. Welcome to the show brothers. Thanks man yeah. I just want to say i know that you can out of date. Anyway i like to think personally decay. This is brain chow putting together especially joining forces with king kings Brother marvin pete Last year it was freezing outside. But we were talking about sugar star We out there taking pictures down at the detroit riverfront and then join forces with kings also put together a march of for entrepreneurs down there supporting mature. Look downtown so. I mean it was just amazing time so i'll ask for the ken a comment looking. Good thanks for having me. So my name is kim walker Base here in detroit. I'm a fashion designer. marketing strategists and activists. Right here in the city of detroit. Ominous great listen i. I was noticing of the blue shirt with the k. On it you know. And i mean it took me back to My coming to america days. I wanted to reach out and shape. Who is a you know But i definitely more lure. Okay the worlds in my life. So brother kim will will connect after this so that i can definitely get one of those some brother bay. Tell me about yourself man. Tell me tell me about to the platform. What you're doing is released mental health and just who you are so Thanks again for putting this together and having us tonight. I'm decay counter on owner of detroit father. Llc also working in the city with mar on j. f. k. and for me managed meeting together and having authentic conversations and really trying to figure out how we do more vision.
"alpha fraternity inc." Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"We're looking just for volunteers if you have expertise in any of the above, just please reach out. Wherever you are because right now we virtual. So we have clearly we have our project king director Houston, and we have our new little project, which is It's called the bloom evolution, which is our alumni association, which is majoring on his our new director for that he's in. South Carolina. So we are everywhere right now. almanacs. Amazing. So I I love that. So on this call now we have Detroit we have Houston. We have South Carolina we have in the Annapolis. Fort Wayne. I Miss Anybody. No I didn't so listen. Lows of you. I'm placing place in demand out there of those of you who are connected in I am GonNa put a course be best fraternity in the entire world on the entire planet and Universe Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc brothers that listening chapters across the nation in the world of please. Tapping I know the Indianapolis chapter has been very, active. In supporting, leading those initiatives of supporting those initiatives there on putting the challenge outs those I'm also putting the challenge out there to all mentoring organizations to tap in help out let's collaborate. We can do more together than we can't apart our children in this nation are going through such a shift up particularly of the identity of the young black male. The young King is under attack in a way that it is definitely a strategic effort on the part of. Those who are in power that is Andre Brian thing that is not a bloom thing that is not. So those are acid that I just want to put myself on record but I I said that if you hurt me and whether you were a or interested I'm challenging you to get involved If you provide more criticism than you do commitment a, your voice begins to stop at the point your commitment stops. So if you're doing more talking I'm GonNa take it from. do land do do more say let's. Nature and is getting search on deck. I gotta give me one this what I wanted to look I bro I want the big balloon project on the back right shoulder blade the shoulder blade, and then on the front of it I wanted to say you don't have to burn them to love them. Right we're going to go ahead and this is what we need to do. I want to collaborate a Stephen. Here's my challenge to you because you're a network in person I know you've got people on Deck collaborate with industry professionals that will be willing to wear earth right so it's going to be a collaboration t shirt where we'll where the proceeds will go toward bloom project scholarships or however you all seem bid to allocate that's on you are. But I'M GONNA go ahead. and. You can put me down for five shirts. So you got me. Let me know when you're ready. All right so the wrong more. Are we going to get it going now? Listen I'M GONNA put myself at the mercy of the youth. Breath as. You can tell me that does that sound like a good idea or is it whack? You can let me know. Now get idea. Owen. Let me down. Written on. but no, we definitely when I can tell you from the Times that I have had the privilege of speaking at loan. I will not tell you it has been an honor and what I love that the youth are not afraid to challenge those who are presenting information and what I have always been taught is that you can't defend the information you are presenting are then you don't know it well enough to be it to someone else. So I loved him all these nuggets right John Banal as. Could go. I could say nobody. Driving down the Indianapolis. To them speed. Listening to your young kings. Speak in like digest the information challenge different points like I didn't agree with him when he said this or I remember Sogeti the young man who I continue to follow up with when I was sitting there. Looking at me face like Yarbrough. Okay yet. Okay. That was pretty good now that other part. I know but what I love about it is that. More than anything. We teach our young men to think for themselves. They will always be able to navigate situations and find out what is the greatest benefit. The. So let me ask you all out when doing work with young men just a message to the young king's that are listening. I'm going to start with you in. We'll take it backwards brother in what is your message to the Young Games that are listening to this podcast tonight a double pandemic. School is not going to look the same next year. education will not look the same next year like what is your word too? I would say. My word to them would be. Just just continue to strive for greatness. I mean. That's the now I'm a big Fan. So just continue to strive for greatness. Everyday is not GonNa be the Best Day but you just made the best out of every day. With clouds with cloudy with cloudy whether you appreciate the sunshine more. So just contained to keep striving I've been using where I don't know why for the past couple of weeks but continue to be vigilant just just keep going forward because. Life is a is a marathon people say that this kind of Cliche to say, but at the end of the day. Going to have hurdles going to have puddles. Made have to you know take alternative route, but you just keep going and that's that's what matters the most just just keep going slow progress that no progress. So you just have to keep going no matter what every single day. I mean. No matter how hard gets even if you just get up and just say, Hey, thank you for today and that's all you have enough energy to do. As. Good enough. So Just stay vigilant keep going. made the most of everyday. Umbrella. I'm looking at your own camera, but when I was listening to Utah the, here's the imagery I got when I was little. They used to have these chairs. These long chairs that had three parts you remember lawn chairs had three parts been little netting I saw you sitting on that long South Carolina answer at boy. ZANDER's that answer right there. He said he said he had said every day won't be great but you gotTa make you're not saying go ahead listen with them socks in sandals brother I was. I'm. Not GonNa lie as I'm talking. About side, but I've literally started to my parents backyard. So I got the green grass trees over here. It's a little hot. So I got a towel just to keep you know keep wiping off every so often. Listen, I can tell I'm GonNa ask you and this is this is not a stereotypical I'm going to ask you what Kinda cool. You got sitting next to you, Bro. I won't do. Okay. Okay. So I'm just GONNA say this. About this and she's been asked. Yes, I finally sweetie. Oh All. Right well Gustav. Brother Steven. Tell me man, what's what is what is your word to the young King's? Those exceed in my Argos who never give up. The end goal is always worth it in the journey not look the way you wanted to look. But when you get there in the end be more all the more worthy it's always going to be a fight never came easy to was that the stock from which would we are made uh, is rich. It's potent it's powerful. So you have your down days and you'll have your updates over member. You are stronger than you think in that you can get there. So keep your head. Absolutely let me ask you brother Stephen do you journal on a daily basis? I do not, but I am a writer. You're right okay. I can tell I was like he got cold somewhere in his journal own is like when I go on this call today, I'm going to say driving, keep your head up no matter what you know. Here's the moment. Here it is. You're hyper vigilant about organization I watched how you Cilla tasting when I was down there kings Indianapolis and something did not come on time something was happening. There was a delay and I, I, watched how without call a righteous indignation I won't call it anger I'll call it. You like Oh. This needs to move right now you're acid go ahead rather go get it done there. Are Neta talks about that side of me all the time. She says a totally different even comes out. Yeah. All Atlas and I saw it and I said Oh he's playing no games with whatever should have happened and. It was done and then you did the proverbial walkaway. As what should have happened in person?.
"alpha fraternity inc." Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Will start piloting it in our summer school program and then we'll have to wait and see how the ball on turnout was will look like absolutely something else that. I noticed that I would like to loft is the at Dawson ladder other schools within minority communities. Where we have to provide extra meals. We have like a clothing closet We have community partnerships also help furnished uniforms. I know at the beginning of the year. The brothers of Fraternity Inc also sponsor our back to school event in which they provide uniform vouchers. We given away by We provide a no. I WANNA go ahead and shoutout councilman James. Who comes every single year to speak to our youth because he is actually a product of that exact community where he also serves as district representative. Also WanNA shout out a GONNA get in trouble with calling out names but I do want to shout out of because he is the chair of community service committee through the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Alpha Fraternity Inc brother Kevin Clark who also leads initiatives. And make sure the children have and he's always gonNA try to go to extra measures to say well. What about kids getting this? What about the better or he'll seek to procure the resources necessary so that children leave Filton out. I think that's one of the things. That Dawson does well. Is that if you walk within our doors even if you're coming in person even if you going on before you leave had A counseling session. We might pray for you. We might have a gotten you the resources of the resources that are necessary. Mrs Dawkins I wanted to want to lift off and this is not something that you ugly is like put out there. But I knew someone was having a they knew someone who was having a challenging time and was getting ready to go through a what could have been a life threatening situation and you came alongside of them. You walk them through the necessary necessarily resources that are needed within the come out with big with victory and we've seen the testimonies of big jury of how your effort your resource in your time investment as their life so. I just have to live that up and I have to just let it be known about the also work is happening Dawson. Nobody comes in the building and leaves without feeling bowel. I can say that unequivocally to say that if you come into Dawson whether you are in visitor a guest in if you come in where there's been a misunderstanding. You won't leave without feeling value even if other women. Yeah go ahead houses on at that. You are key heart of the happening you do. Your story circles with not only just the students but with staff as well and it has helped to repair relationships or any issues that have come up is really worked within our community at our school. So you're restorative circle your way of speaking to students to sad. It really does help. Make our community a great place to be on. Thank you Mrs Dawkins. Now that you bring that up I have a question for you. you know. When the idea of restorative practices I particularly to the inner city. A lot of people had doubts about it being affected What are you all? What are some of the changes that you've seen in how we use the code of conduct in the value of restorative practices at one at one of the things One of the pluses of through a restorative practice is being able to get in touch with Yourself and being able to express how feel and have an opportunity to express how you feel leading it out. Verbally Often leased to not have a physical confrontation so being able to Communicate how you feel And learning how to listen effectively so that you could hear you know how the other person fill in the same situation and being able to put auto cars on the table and in you know being able to deal with it from that perspective. Are this hurt my feelings when you said Xyz where you say this is her Mafia. Len's and aren't apologize. That wasn't my attention and and being able to work through. You know that type of issue instead of you know being stubborn. Say aren't you feel you feel I feel I feel. Let's do so so that teaches. Our students ought to deal with conflict in a productive way and not always resort to become an art as being suspended or a matter. Happy and not addressing the real root of the problem and so having our restorative practices in place it does address the real issue and then hopefully that issue doesn't occur again s good. Let me ask when we talk about the social and emotional wellbeing of our students particularly because we're in the midst of a crime seats now because Everybody's looking at how Governor Whitman allowed us to. Have you know gatherings of tenor last hour? We can travel about and go to the stores. Some stores are opening. I think the people forget that we are still amidst a crime seats. This is a pandemic happening. And then you know. I don't know anybody personally. That doesn't know someone or datum cells that have been impacted affected by Nineteen how important will be social emotional us as educators administrators. How important will it be for us to address the social and emotional wellbeing? Our students post Kobe. Nineteen I think that's going to be the foundation. There's going to be the foundation. You know because you know When art when we do resume school Undoubtedly many of our our our students and our staff will have been affected in some way and not having a plan to address. I'll they've been affected will be you know import judgment so I think that you know Having the mid mental that we have in an address and making sure that we always put students first and we WANNA make sure that they're safe. WanNa make sure that we position for success and is just on this amidst this this type of Pandemic is making sure we follow the guidelines that's forth by the CDC in which Governor Whitman is following. I'm certain that Dr Viv will be following his will and I in no doubt about it. We'll be following those same guidelines To make sure that our students are educated on Wise important for them to follow lives because we want to make sure that they are able to complete a year. They're able to complete their educational process. They are able to go on be successful. Yon- young people in the city of Detroit so In thinking in terms of making sure that they are safe we have to make sure that we position them and put procedures and protocols in place that will make them stay safe and made them be able to understand what why those protocols are in place. Great.
"alpha fraternity inc." Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"In May make teachers feel appreciated. It may because what they we could have mail things out but having that personal touch going and knocking on the door so on to their their porch in putting that extra effort in to show them that we appreciate all the blood sweat and tears the put into everything they do so our school hours is eight thirty three forty. Well have a eight thirty to three. Forty comes to dos. Everyone puts in a little extra to make sure that every thing is done to the best Dawson's ability. Everyone always feels the gap. And if I can't say thank you for couldn't four. Connie effort during teacher appreciation. I'm not doing my my job. I'm not creating the environment that I would like to create again. Always identify myself as a teacher so I tried to teach try to treat my teachers the same way our want to be treated in respected by the Administration. I worked for. I thought you getting ready to go into the Dawson. School played intrigue. I thought you go into that. So one. The things that I love and Is that our theme of particularly for this year. But it's kind of like your guiding principle for leadership principle Brown and also assistant principal Dawkins leaders lead by example. So I know that you are made not to own horns so call on here so I can shoot it or you. Assistant principal is you are currently at Recently been accepted into Michigan State. University's doctoral program. Correct yes yes add. Yeah congratulations on that. So will you listen the future Dr Dawkins that has a nice ring to do in the principal town? You haven't been acknowledged in several different but I felt like that. Twenty nineteen twenty twenty Some of the ACCOLADE each other. You are Do it's Kinda like overtime or I've seen you in capacities of mentor ship. Where every Saturday you are having young men comedown out. I've seen you you know being able to when people lack ripe to give him a chance to get home you orchestrating. Organiz US stay late for children had been left in school. You're always willing to support Fashion necessary and so James Councilman James. Take was also brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc Knowledge. Yet Sir the work The work of outward that you do through Dawson as an educator and He has a task Task Force for Mellon Ball and they acknowledged you in article so again man. I just want to encourage everybody to go out and read that article. How hosted in the comments below. But congratulations to you that for for that. Sir Thank you very much again. Is You know trying to go out here? And do what I do. And do what we do as albumin. No Yes sir. Earth of all we show transcend all right so you WANNA be service to our community.
"alpha fraternity inc." Discussed on The JaySin Podcast
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I'm never gonNA perfect cells not in basically man. I wish I was that was that. Yeah I've only seen imperfect cells basically he didn't and she's a dragon ball references. By the way I was like I remember that I actually followed that. Yeah that was that was. That was a good time. We was definitely. We got a Lotta so you were a teenager in Saint Louis basically still. Let's just say okay and that was something that honestly that to me is what I actually look back on. As the flaw and me Emmy graduating early okay if I could if there was literally one thing that I could have done over life With hindsight and just like one thing that I could just shift that would have shifted all kind of stuff in my life. Potentially Owego is here under discreet. Oak Discreet yourself because it literally gone. I'm cool with that greenery happen. Is that part because okay I was still like. I was six two when I got college. I had a full hour in college at the time. You a grown man basically basically to be fair like I had this to actually. I was joking. I'm like Yo I hit thirty two and became a sixteen year old self again at all because literally. I'll look thinner. I was thinner. I was real thin. I was like one sixty all. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah I was real thin. I do some weight. Baby we got you never got real like he never got around or any. Mile Chubbier or anything like that. They dig it a little bit. How you had a Chubby face. Yeah but it was. It was it to forty days. Oh Wow okay. What else to forty New York but at six six four six three six three six six four? That's not that's not to forty nine to forty. It's not too crazy now. Forty five eleven and you know. That's a good. Yeah but but yeah so you know like as that was my thing is I looked like a man right so I had a lot of a lot of opportunities to make decisions where the child brain okay. Guidance a whole lot of man activities and behavior right child brain and so that impacted that impacted how I manage my time that impacted. How manage my money up that impacted how I interacted with women and you know the things that I was like honesty? Transparency like Playing Games I play a game. Definitely impacted how. How was it a student to be fair? You know what I mean like as a student like I mentally was not prepared for college like I was academically able to figure out what was going on in the clutch. Okay for four for four four and a half years right. Oh but I mentally was like literally was not mentally prepared to college student until I was like a senior college then now what happens man graduate college and I'm just living in Saint Louis waiting tables at a Sushi restaurant. Wa Interning for Do Jacqueline Frattini's my Frie Bella. Too Old Alternative Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc of Eight of chapter out of Saint Louis Shadow. Definitely definite always fraternities socially acceptable gang. You know what? I'm no longer for any by that better signals. Dans la because we were though. You know what I'm saying like like the one hundred percent like Alpha did incredible things. I love my chapter yeah. I'm sure you guys were very after we were Zapper. Doug chapters is the socially acceptable wherever for sets for the right for your block for your say no absolutely love. Love Love Love. You know that that was proud of the work that we did but like I also you know was basically face to face with a capital that was starting to shoot me and you know what I'm saying. I'm like do it. You'RE GONNA kill me over some letters show guys. I'm just I'm I'm just fuel on the fire because again you know therapy teaches you that you don't forget anything. Nothing really goes away. It's always there. You just gotTa find a place to place it. I wasn't in Chicago anymore. All those things that you get embedded with defend yourself against an audit you take it with you right so I'm out there like come on. Let's do it. And perpetually like was always in the center of those moments you know what I may so it's like when I look back and say no. We really were out there. You know I'm out here in black and go out here and read and you know somebody bought brush somebody somebody step on somebody's Shoe. I think he's getting stolen on we fighting the parking. Lots and God's is being poured out Saint Louis. Greek life is guns was let me not running for for for my none of my young guys right now but was it was one thousand ten frightening but you know what even that even that. I'll say this there's probably an entire region where that's not the case of the country but saint love and this is this is the reality of it. You are where you're from right. Yeah definitely and it. Saint Louis Getting killed every day odor. Each Other and by the police exact. So it's you know you know My brother-in-law grace's Brian lose out there. Now Okay he. S Eight loss sat out the brain. I'm always checking on that. And they make phone calls. Bryan Bryan like in. The burbs is in the hood. Or where is he realized you? Okay Gotcha so but I know I know who he just be. Safe out there bro. Yeah I'm always checking on me. If I got out I call my cousins from Shah negatives. Leo We'll check on this guy. Al-qaeda Dessau Day. He was doing what he was doing for years. You've got crib out there and all that NFL. I know your family. If you ever need something you know my sophomore any different than the whites family to Israel. You know my wife my wife you know. Founding they operate different family we operating a completely different man. Wakes I sold. My cousin was out there. They lay Otello by the pull up. Check on the whole black on a. Hey by just relax yet at the video. Because he was he was one of the negative. Call us like I might have pulled up. Oh yeah like true. World like relaxed. I'm just GONNA 'cause all my own situation. Yeah those shots to look at the video yet. I still have to watch that chair. I like those those those those my folks from South Sasha Caguas got a couple from now my family have half of arrays out there. I got a whole side so but It's pretty cool definitely so fast forward to New York. Now you said. You'd spent ten years there and he has a New York. What was that experience like? Did you become all of a sudden we we kept all over the DMV we did all the DMV before he got to New York? Okay so threes. Basically I I am. I'll you know Move through the transition Pretty quickly but when I finished school in Saint Louis I spent was basically there for like a couple of months and was just DJ and waiting tables and turn and that part and Playing playing through them much now. Focus on getting my money and and so My Bro- OBI Doctor Doctor Doctor Doctor. Ob doctor right kids. Call Him. Uncle Oatmeal Ob Ob's family lived in Booey Maryland and he was still the same time. He's just like Abra. What are you doing right now and I was like you know trying to make some happen. Dj thing working grinder trying to figure it out selling t-shirts stuff and he was like all right. Cool well if you WANNA work. I'm pretty sure I can help you. Doing he was doing like financial. Associate gig basically out translate that for you are now. In Two thousand twenty times were basically it was subprime limp subprime lending Predatory loans at the time of the market crash cray so evil evil. So you know you know. That wasn't God bless. His Heart Hainault He He Nigeria so he bought his money so so he he was getting it. So he's like Yo just come on. He's like you know for a little bit. Come out here staying. My parents basement. We got space like me like this. And I'm like and so pretty much I put a left my turntables to pay the rent. That old output half my sneakers in a car put my clothes in a car of and I did. What about the other half? They're still there. I think about them from time to time. They're still wear in. Maybe it's like Lois. Hopefully I sold for it to I. Don't know but oh I think about topics do I think about him. Because that's that's what I was doing the most so I had A. I left about say you're left about fifteen pairs matt. Yeah so it just drove across the country. My went to Yeah when Winter Maryland set up an OB basement lockdown AJA pretty quickly hanging California Maryland which is on the peninsula is super duper. Anglo does white for uninitiated Karan Dome Trailer Parks. You know what I'm saying that whole whole angle and The job was trash man. Oh man that job was trash ed so I'm not GonNa name the Bank but I'm just GONNA say man. Look at that at that job. They have me trying to refinance refinance. A women's Co op Which is like for for the uninitiated. That's like a space government housing project housing. But okay. So you're in a cooperative and you can put money towards like owning your town house or something like that but So she essentially got to be like seventy five and just came in there for a personal loan to help our our grandson and college or something like that and then we're like Yo but about that townhouse. You know that you've got through. The Housing Authority just paid off with the week of.
"alpha fraternity inc." Discussed on Over the Shoulder
"You have a shot to ryan ryan's been on. Show free alexander. I was at of for the show. What was that experience. man I was coming from work travel so it wasn't like I was there for a very long time. I flew in or drove and maybe two days prior and a half but just the fellowship over those two or three days not just with ryan but also all of his other groomsman at his brother was his best man but we all kind of grew up together through ryan him as proxy soda for us to all be there after so many cookouts and parties and sleepovers. And you know seeing him. Finish this thing out or start. This new journey was kinda crazy so then the night before. You know drinking right trying to get into roanoke so wasn't much popular. Oh rowen nuggets positive. It's not gonna happen. Why did have great take the wild for west virginia. My bachelor party gonna be crazy. But i don't even want no strip clubs. No none of that. Our is we log cabin for like three days three or four days. I'm talking. we're gonna whitewater rafting on fish drugs ahead. i really am. I have to the whitewater rafting part drug. Got tom confirm nor deny that. Okay cool but we have pictures thing. I take due to the fact that you boy can't swim. I ain't gonna partake in a into stereotypes. Have you been a price before. Yes shots new york new york that. Oh i'm sorry she's been a bridesmaid before like you know your experience to know most of the women that were going to be staying at my friend but for the same reason to support somebody like hugh no food the job the job it the wet face the who is get the wet. That's what i'm asking that went. I cried i cried lipford crying at a wedding and so like i was right there and beyond. This is emotional. Like i'm so happy on crying for you should i. You know. I got emotional. But i didn't cry. But that's for sure i'm a little nervous. Once i saw. I saw him get emotional you that by as soon as she was coming down because she didn't come down to our she came down steps. I'm almost thirty. I'm gonna cry mattel. Y'all right now. I'm probably gonna cry. I might grab it a wrong on played a game day of knowing be i can say is probably going to be true. Yeah i probably will. Well you know whatever your leg on I'm not gonna read it. Because i'm actually quite over the inter- i think over overridden been anyway. This is my opportunity just to present a couple of topics to the podcast to go deeper and maybe ask questions from the penalty. We got going on actually want to wait and say this specific topic for matinee. Come back because i think it would be very demonstrative of our experiences with the subject so Couple of weeks ago. I don't know if you saw the stories on twitter and in in the pop culture stuff buzi was getting held a flat because he had bought kappa alpha side shirt and so For those don't know kappa kappa alpha size one of the divine nine organizations those are fraternities and sororities that exist Majority of black membership Traditionally from a spec-. Us except for indiana. I think which is capital but anyway So cornell coordinates l. My brother here we go so Universe mother my bet. That's wonderful exactly. This is why exactly one had the conversation so busey got into a lot of flat because he bought a kappa alpha psi certainly work wards like lakers game or gaming and so the capital's naturally responded as april. You can't be wearing our personnel. Because you're not part of the part of the fraternity right right so busey response but science. Which was i thought was hilarious but yet appropriate. He was like well. If that's the case and y'all got teach me on shimmy because you'll be doing next to my song right. You'll be doing that down so you got to teach me how to send me. I felt that coming from mile away right and so it reminded me of a time when i was in college at how we're doing this big. I'll say like a like a mini war between the divine nine greek organizations possession cage. Yada yada yada your traditionally white organizations. That's like yeah alpha phi omega cabot aside right news although kappa kappa kappa kappa. All the exists right. These are traditional white organizations that exist on black campuses right and then at the time which caused the big kerfluffle. There was a group of students on howard campus that weren't affiliated with any organizations yet. They were still stepping still strolling. They had the on hand size. They had their own calls. They were acting as if they were a divine nine organization so the campuses response was to call. Might these big unity meetings. We go to the six workshops in which it was all three parties in a situation. Tom i don't know your experience with fraternities sororities blacks during sororities but i am in a traditional white fraternity called kappa kappa side music organization madison alpha. Right was the original. Yeah i'm a member of alpha phi alpha fraternity inc alpha. I also have experienced. I think my freshman college. I did join a white community. Public wasn't a wife attorney but it was a traditional life returning but it was geared towards public and community service. Call our file mega. So i've experienced the both ends of the spectrum in terms of intake and all of that stuff and etcetera greek. You got the kappa capital. The kkk now well on alexa. So rep yo said okay. So as a member of a traditionally white fraternity on a black campus. Our chapter of our fraternity did adopt some of the traditional black practices of black fraternity. Stepping strolling calls. Stolen is at a party when you see him all kinda line dancing or dancing in a live stephan is of course nobody can see. Were just opening drive. I did i did right so we adopted some of those things in these classes. We talked about why we use these things and how we attributed those more to black culture than to coach fast for busey. Wears a kappa kappa. Say he game. Where so my question is. I wanted to have met in a room seeing that black fraternities and sororities to me in the top ten coolest things that black culture can produce. Why is it inappropriate to try to Wear or simulate or you some of the cultural practices from these.
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"Happy holidays to all our listeners. And we got a lot of our our team in transit today so Tom tom is currently headed to miami or he might have just landed there with a chris. Pirate and the rest of the team and the good folks over there for our basil. I'll be joining them and a few of the other homes from dmv tomorrow so by the time you're listening to this. I'll probably be down to miami. So if you're out there hit give me a holiday was up but let's get it. So the topic's shadow to be mobile the way he couldn't be here. But if you mrs voice. I recommend you to listen to the. Let's talk brought. Podcast shout out to jeremy friend of the show. Go podcast in. I seems like they ran for about an hour and a half about some dope stuff. Max masculinity all different types of topics. I haven't heard yet. But i know it's going to be dopes. I'm gonna check it out when i leave here. But let's get to a little short list of agenda items. I wanted to discuss today. And this is going to be one of those special episodes. Go off on my low tangents and rants and nobody can really stop me so But you can stop me if you wanna pause this episode. But i think. I got some on some pretty dope topics to discuss. But i i gotta do some self serving shit today even though you won't hear this. Until the fifth is december fourth and december fourth is a special day in america in the world in the black community for a multitude of reasons right star with the negatives day that a fred hampton was murdered and chicago By undercover police one of the pivotal members of the black So recipe fred hampton and may his memory continue to serve on and inspire us to make change and do well for our communities but today is also the one hundred and thirteenth anniversary of the founding of my dear fraternity alpha phi alpha fraternity inc. Shallow to the alpha's out there. All over the world one hundred. Thirteen years strong. I myself have been in a game for about ten years since november seven. Two thousand nine shout out to my lying brother shot at my chapter new sigma chapter arrest stanford university. I.
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"I hope you ready to join Keene Clinton leads you into your destiny and your greatness. I know tonight. We're GONNA have a word of p of prayer is going to be prophetic. It's going to be insightful. is going to be hilarious. We're GONNA have a lot of fun. Welcome my brother. And of course. One of the members of the oldest and quotas fraternities zone to man Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.. Shout out welcome to the show. My brother Kion Clinton I appreciate you. Thank you for having me as truly honor. Yes Sir I love everything that you've I've been doing is truly Guys divine order for us to be here in this room today so I look forward to the conversation. Let's imagine today man absolutely man. We have been trying to make this happen now for about a year and you booked all over the world so glad that you were able to come out tonight so I know the tons of people know you but but I wanna go ahead and break down for them. Who King on Clinton is so your bio says and of course you need to fill in the gap brother? What's your bio says born and raised in the infamous zip code four eight to five now? If somebody says for eight two zero five you know they are not from the all right so far. Eight to five Detroit Michigan which is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Kion Clinton is a proud product of his environment and he is is not a statistic. He received his bachelor's of science from Michigan State University in Electrical Engineering and is currently working for a multibillion dollar company which also while also excuse me pursuing his education further to obtain his master's degree in Business Administration his philanthropic anthropic character has led him on a journey to invest in youth advancement all over the world which ultimately inspired the founding of his very own business family now family is an acronym that stands for. Forget about me I love you sir. He is an author motivational speaker. Life Coach Mentor Philanthropists and most importantly a servant of the Lord. Here's his mission. Listening come close. He says my mission in life is to always be a blessing to others no matter what you are doing in in life and standing by this kion truly believes that we must sacrifice our own self gratification for the success S. of others. Hey man sounds like a servant leader to me. Listen when you serve you win all right. That's how I live my life when you serve people you see them rejoicing. You see them happy you give them the things that they want and then return just seeing him being successful. That's enough for me you know that's live my life and it's been taken me all over the world with that mentality. Alex absolutely so then needs to be on a shirt man. Yeah I like that yeah and you serve. USA Right Right. We need to give that on the shirt. Talk to me about a man. You're an author book healing the Living Day out from. What does that mean? Yeah so Hilling the living dead habits shifty from a morgue metality metality to enforcement tablets. Okay and there's a lot of people who are physically alive but mentally and morally. Did you know they're they're alive but they're not living there just existing. You know walking around with no purpose and agenda and I was at same guy born and raised before two. Oh five ish and I got to a place to where I didn't care whether I leave the died. You know single payer mom. Raising four boys drugs violence gangs. I was introduced to that at the age of nine. And excuse me I fell in love with it because because I was a student of the game. That's all I knew and Although I was I was smart. I didn't feel like I was smart. You know we get three point. Fives and four point. Does I was just like you know. Seems Pretty Normal. If you pay attention to the teacher not thinking. But all I knew how to do is devalue myself and I remember it was my eleven gray year had a three point eight ninety and he was saying. What do you want to go to college? San Never thought about going to college. You know my thing was to go back into the streets and do asieme. My father do do what I see. My brothers do do what I knew what I knew how to do and I was the living dead. I was just alive and then at one point in my life Gas are talking to me and it scared me because I didn't know what voice it was. I just knew it wasn't mine anymore and instead I'm calling you to lead the masses in a speak my name across the nation and I was like yeah. I'm good on that calling. You know I'd rather be doing other things in life. He told me that I will never forget it. He he told me that when I was sixteen and was like okay. I ignored it. And then in I went to Michigan State. My mom forced me to fill out one college application to Michigan State University. And I did it three weeks after the deal own purpose so I can get denied and go to the streets. The guy had a call in for my life accepted me mad about it all mess. Listen to door that the Lord has opened. Yeah not even not Matt every you. I went to Michigan State University out. Nervous scared you know because no one in my family ever went to big time school at all so for me. It was was different. That was my first time leaving on east side of Detroit so going to miss you say. PWI fifty thousand people it was just like wow A culture shock. I was just like everything that I believed was challenged in that moment. Right and People were nice atmosphere was clean. Ours is like this is new do and then I. I was there for several years. You know I told my mom I said I'm never coming home until one. I become a man in two. I found my purpose in life and that was family. You know my purposes purpose is like forget about me I love you. That's what I found in Michigan State for seven years and changed my life forever so listen man somebody might be listening right now. um I want you to unpack for me if you could buy that moment when God begin to speak to you because I I want you to set the stage for me man. Where were you what was happening? Vigny when you heard the voice was it an impression in your heart was an audible like that now for men I I was. I was on a corner man to be honest with you. I was doing some things with friends and at the time and I heard a voice. Are you ready. And I'm looking around like a nobody talking to me. See See my guys. They're not speaking right and said are you ready. And he said it again on my own was go. I'm thinking I'm tripping at this point because I my auntie forces to go to church when when I was younger and I didn't want to go but after a while it became fun right. We started learning about the Bible. And all this stuff really know much about guy but this seems seems cool right and so I knew guy was real at the time but I didn't have a great connection with him if you will I wasn't intentional with my relationship with God. And when he told me that and I was like okay and I went to sleep at night and he showed me a vision of me. Speaking in front of millions of people woke up at like four in the morning sweating mm profusely nervous scared. I'm running out mega. Say May nobody breaking in a house and I just couldn't believe it and he kept talking to me. He said I'm calling you Emma us you I'm GONNA use you to speak at this point. Public speaking was my biggest fear in world. So Am I don't even make sense right so I'm in conflicting with myself because I didn't know it was really God until he showed me division of me speaking in front of people and I'm like yeah. I don't think I can do that. And it was messing with me. 'cause I couldn't really tell anybody nobody right because you know I'm a Hu. I'm tough you know. I'm the guy where people respected and there was A. How can I come till you listen? God showing me some stuff about speaking so I was nervous. I was conflicted. I was confused. I didn't know how to feel that I. And and then when I went to Michigan State again he told me at the age of twenty one. He said you ready. uh-huh same voice say movement. And at that time I'm like oh I knew it was him again I'm Olga I'm like no I'm not ready and I told him I said I'm not ready. And and after that I lost my car I got eviction notice. I got dropped from my classes and I was in a position where I was looking up and I was like God i Know Oh you punishing me for not being obedient. But I'm still not ready right. I still I'm still not so I'm GonNa just keep fighting you and two and then at the age of twenty five I remember. I graduated from Michigan State University. I was there for seven years. I le- I left there. I went to Indiana and then he said. Are you ready now. What part of Indian Indian Benton harbor Indian man? I was Mitt Michigan State. Seven years right. I was the most popular due to emission say been harp. Indiana became invisible with the nine days. No family no friends. Alfred madder out there and You know and been harbors is just. Industrialization is not a lot of civilization out there. So I was in a place was isolated. I was all meant. I was depressed I I was. I was frustrated because I realized I was living for other people right. I went home. I bought three whiteboards goes purpose vision and I couldn't write down for two months because I didn't know who I was. I was crying every day. I was frustrated. I'm like what is going on with me at this at Michigan State. I have family out flowers and now but what is key I WANNA be. Who Do you want to be? And I couldn't figure it out in God. Start talking to him all right he said. Are you ready. Are you read. And I'm like Oh my God. I tried this for twenty five years my way now. I think it's Tom because all it did was got me to my own my knees looking right and and I accepted that I was in been harbor for nine nine months. I got a job at DC. Come back home. Two Thousand Sixteen in on my way home at all may sense kion. What else happened in nine months and like I don't know he said a mother gives birth to a child child? Yes he saw his birthday. You Heal I was preparing you. I was birthday for what appeared before when you get back home to Detroit and in that first year when I came home idea forty speaking. Today's he's part time right. I'm my all May and this is real question is are you ready. Are you ready. Listen speak to the people man allow God to use you mighty might be in that same position You know God they have a calling on guys. They may not know the direction for which they are to go. There may be in an an environment that doesn't support the vision guys giving them. Yeah we'll headman. The Guy US absolutely Proverbs three and five Lee not your understanding and always tell people that because us at that moment were understanding stops. Working Faith has to kicks in and and a lot of people are in a position to where this guy does. Ah believe he gives you the indigo or gives you the path. Okay never give you both never gives you right because then you will need guy you right so wherever you are if you can see the division of you just know the path you're on then you in a good place you know and also an one other thing I tell. People is whatever it is. You're going going through understand that deliverance is on the other side. It's impossible physically literally figuratively to have a breakthrough without going through something absolute in a lot of people won't the breakthrough breakthrough. But they don't WanNa go through what they got to go to get to it and so people want to break through. Yeah but they don't WanNa go. They don't WanNa go to noth- right right and it's like well you know you are seed you gotta got a grocery sent the rain but what comes with the rain mud as an ugly stuff. Yeah right like you. But that's also the fertilizing part of insight so when you're in a position -sition now to where he's like. I'm trying to figure out my next step. Guy gave us all intuition he also gave a disarmament. That's right and a lot of times..
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"Right and those seven hundred in the inaugural event. Though seven hundred lunches wouldn't have in the next year. Those fifteen hundred wouldn't have gone the year after that three thousand so we're talking man. Listen let's just say Five thousand men not to mention the women and children so you're right and so man like the power of impacting like it only takes one right so now man. You guys sold three bras. You all sat down strategize and they made a commitment commit to do something and everybody bringing their eight. Ounces Porn Indian impacting lives this year. Man The eighth year right so now you you're going to go ahead and get you know. Risk Eight eight is the number of new. Yeah our goal so I would say we have expanding now. We're in genesee county as well all I. We focused around open county. Wayne County. mccown you so we added are a fourth county which is an hour We have so my brother's up in Flint That's GONNA be helping US grow as well. Our goal is to pretty much get into as many counties can for the holidays so I mean we're we WANNA DOT fifty families hopefully flee within the next two years. So how do we get involved. What is your contact information? What is the event call? Oh Yeah Yeah okay come on. Yeah so so listen we have. I told you we had a special guest coming on the show. One of as as brothers who was also involved in this community giveaway it is important important during this holiday season. I know you all are looking for avenues to be a blessing to others. We've always made declared of statements that we are blessed to be a blessing. Well well how do you demonstrate that you demonstrate that to your commitment of serving others whether it's through your time whether it's through your talents whether it's your check your treasures it is all about your ability to give well in the earth is says the word of God says long the Earth shall remain both summer and winter cold and Hot Wash see time and harvest also remain so my invitation to you is to support as a and his brothers and here we go drum roll please. Berta rece special guest in the building. Come on you gotTa Man. We facebook live hygiene lives. I'm glad you're here. Come on you can have a seat right right over here and not a problem so we have a streaming to yours now and then yeah we can go ahead and we'll shared that way so feel free. You have a seat over here. Yeah so the drawing board is a powerful thought. Provoking podcast challenges listener to examine their life from reimagined. The possibilities. We've been able to talk about how one person can impact in change. The lives of others never understanding and knowing that that person will go on an impact countless lives right so then that brings up the idea of legacy but we realized that this has to go beyond conversation beyond just mere participation but a level of commitment that will bring sustainable change so year after year after year you all had this pay forward movement in your four counties now right yes county is less yes sir absolutely bless and now we are here with my brother. Another the ice cold brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.. The open your hands together and receive or the K- know Phillips really appreciate we shape that brother really appreciate the welcomes people know about that those frozen ones. Yes sir absolutely the chosen frozen. Yes Sir yes sir. So man. Welcome as was just telling me about a this is yours eighth year. Yes yes so. They spend more on that he say first year. Got Together and you all were able to pass out seven hundred lunches and talk to me about the progression man and I know you you have a foundation that honors your father Talk to me about it man. I can clear I can clearly tell men that the Lord is working with you and working through you so tell me about well you know the mission fee. Three thousand is concerned you know originally started out with seven hundred and fifty and he started with just three brothers. Of course Alpha's do something significant the Kinda give back. Not You know. It's all right to go anyways. Wants to go ahead and get and give back to the community. Whichever way you know the vehicle they WANNA use? We appreciate shake that Bush wanted to go ahead and just have something really going to hit big and so we were looking for numbers right and so you know what better place to go ahead and start when you start talking about the homeless community eighty. Yeah so many people out there that are just fighting struggling. Just you know they've been dealt a bad hand or maybe some conditions swung around on them. It just didn't go. It wasn't the favorable so it was our job to go and try and create something to go ahead and touch and we let people know that they're being thought of you. Know not being forgotten for sure right but also to they try and provide some type of hope because you know not only the mill is one side of it but there's a lot of different we give you a bunch of different supplies to go with that but even beyond that their messages that actually actually go with these packages which is kind of brought brought together by the kids right and Tributo it. I think as they can can attest to this. You know they open up those bags you thank thank you know you think the meals or something nice and beautiful but once they go ahead and see those messages coming from the heart from a kid you know you love someone thinking about you not by yourself and I mean that's when a breakdown cops. Yeah I mean you a bunch of grown men and women you know man we got this ego thing we macho we WANNA go here. WHO's cutting these? Yeah Jacqueline not cut me on a regular basis but ultimately you know and that's what's about trying to get in touch it live because you know I would it be us us through. I mean none of us like we starving in his own before us to be able to go home every day. You know got food in a refrigerator you know he you know got got a shelter. I go ahead be real comfortable in that dynamic and then we have people out here. That is absolutely struggling. We have the means to go and try and help increase some type of solution for them you know and we understand. It's it's only four day or two you know that we're looking to give them some four but it was more people looking to go do a day or two along the way I mean a lot of ground is going to get covered absolutely. I agree with that. And here's here's the the principle that I feel that you are exercising so you got a course for me. Everything goes back scripturally or to faith and so you've got children in Israel right and it says that each man when they were in the wilderness begin to take man according to his own house right and so then you see them traveling aveling and because the strong had to bear the infirmity of the week there was no there were there was no one going without. There was a responsibility of those. Those that are widowed or those that were orphan that the community will begin to support them right and so this is where we take our much and give to those that have little and and that is the balance of that. I love what you guys are doing and I was telling him. I said man you You all were able to take on you. Know Five thousand men men not to mention what the women children right yes. So here's here's my challenge to everybody listening on As you know we have a few minutes and we're we're not closing yet but as we are close I want you guys working. I send them as they were considered Keno. Okay we're the day were the events taking place on or we live five years the face as they got something going good right. Yeah what we're doing. Is this Sunday over the Pontiac Michigan Badly Street. It's called the Boeing Center. Yes please and eleven o'clock we walk them to bring not only separated children to come on. It's really some amazing to see too. I mean looking at three hundred and fifty people that come into that building. Wouldn't every year. I'm talking about from all kinds of Dennis. You've got people driving up from Ohio and Indiana just to go here and try and provide a blessing and that's the power of social media. You know social media media just one kill a couple a couple of key strokes and hits hits sand or enter next thing you know. Everyone knows but they come into this building and you ought to see all types of racial demographics demographics that we have in place in everyone come together for a common cause putting together three thousand package meals to go ahead and have distribute to all those shelters I mean it is really a beautiful thing to see and we allowed to have anybody who wants to go income and if you have children because you know that's a myth that we always gotta deal with every year. Is that right. Well we always find ourselves where people just. I want to go here now. They think that it's not a place for kids. Absolutely it's a place for kids. Bring your children ought to go in and start putting some cycles in place to go in and start showing not by talking about it but let let's see first hand with the blessing looks like or to give a blessing blessing so is beautiful so please how anybody wanted to come up. Please come on up. Fifty two Bagley street Boeing Center up in Pontiac Michigan and and get ready to roll up your sleeves and get it in absolutely so you heard it here. Make sure that you don't just tune in but show you work so you guys averaged three hundred fifty two four hundred volunteers that come every single year. It's amazing all it is. I've never seen before my life and think about it. When we started out we started out? I mean say we had one hundred fifty hundred fifty hundred. Volunteers are like seven hundred lunches. Yes I'll tell him how we did. It was like you've got more. Yeah yes you do. A thousand or fifteen hundred dollars added three thousand whereas okay. Yeah yeah they'll put a cap but amount genesee county new push now. Next year we might examine and some more today which is a beautiful thing because we're going after something after That need is absolutely. Yeah so the theme of pay it forward. Break it down for me. I have my idea of what that means. But what does it mean in the context of this particular event. Well Panting Ford has basically what it was as We decided to go ahead and put a full wraparound degree Of A programs in place to Kinda help a multitude of people so we put five initiative. She does which is one. We adopted four homeless shelters. Okay Kinda give them a multitude of our some of the supplies they would need food sanitary items. You know some of the essentials that the homeless population want to go ahead and gloves hats scarves we can because for the ones because we already know homeless shelter they have caps only a certain amount of people they can take and the rest of them are going to have to go out into the street. Unfortunately fortunately so we got that we got. We adopt a daycare center and what we do. Is We go right to the hood. Daycare Senate has taken on a chain right now because you know daycares lake here is really expensive..
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"Adult Committee Institute of Black Male achievement. Rumble young man right. Detroit Chapter Member of the new leaders council. Okay so you know D Q am Yes charter member. Actually Oh yeah charter artem okay we gotta talk and then of course man that that old gold and black out by Alpha Fraternity Inc O.. Six Who You wit? Yes Sir Charles H.. Right of African Charges Right Museum of African American history and was an award recipient of the Michigan Front page. Forty under forty man. You Man Young Guy. I was young not say that. Oh Oh man. That's the same right so listen man You have Some Vince coming up doing some good things in the community. Talk to me about about what's going on. Yes so let's take a step back right go. How much time I got right? Oh we here for about another half hour listen now remember. You always have an open invitation. Say That I think that. Yeah so you know I will say this right. I am doing a lot in the community right now. I have done a line the community right now. I mean I have done a lot in the community in the past A lot in the community in the past. I know it's right now. Just really focusing on you know what is important to me okay versus what everybody else is doing. which in a sense? I see what people are doing now. Right people aren't necessarily involved in community initiatives. BECAUSE THEY WANNA be they don't it because it's almost like a trend right okay. You know you get the acknowledgement behind it you get Not a social media views behind it and those type of dancing now. It is very rare that nowadays I see folks that are sticking with something and this year four year five year six. You're seven or eight whatever right right And I will say I in my early years. I might've been guilty of that as well You know just following the trend in a really trying to establish myself in the particular circle right right and I think we've all been guilty in that until you actually realized that they know what houses really impact in the community. Right House House is really something that I grow and grow a team to help this initiative grow right right so you know there. No we've done a lot You know feeding the homeless. We've done a lot with you. Know a mentor ship sessions and things of that nature but as you see now with America. Say my brother's skipper. You know new programs like that denies biggest. They should right denies bigs they should and ask because hyper there but it's not a lot of work right does not allow to work. It's not work and you know we need more foot soldiers out here. Instead of people are just talking I think if people focused on finding ninety something that they want to put their fat passion of focus on in growing that as could be alive. Better than jumping for left right left right. Take a picture with boxing. Fan `absolute absolutely picture with you know. Unfortunately I don't understand why people do this. They're feeding the homeless. Take a picture with the guy who's homeless. Take a picture with the homeless young lady. In in Kid pulsing on their social media. That's bear so it is. It's embarrassing you shouldn't do. You know because you should be doing those type of things for fame or acknowledgment management right. You know like I do now. Keep a low key. I keep Loki because I'm not here for recognition of not doing what I'd love to do to be acknowledged to be you know given the pass by somebody I don't I don't care about that. I don't care about that so everything I do. Who has a purpose? I liked to help where I can't I do my research on. Who's doing what because again I don't want to be involved with somebody else's PR right? Yeah so you know what what I see now is I see a lot of folks creating their own. Pr Campaign Community Service. And this is this is a reality Because really is a model. That's been set out there though so when you talk about creating yourself itself as a balanced Let's just say high performance professional right philanthropy community service services a portion of that. And so there's a lot of conversation about what should be happening a lot of people volunteering areas where they don't necessarily have the expertise A lot of people are shown showing up for the pigs and all those types of things like that and on on one hand is good to get people involved here But then your motive is what has to hear what I hear. Senior motive is what has to be pure right. So there's there's nothing wrong with you taking the picture if if you and you know. This homeless people homeless person Zain or person is is currently without shelter. You've taken a picture with them to bring more awareness to homelessness washes but then after that pick making a commitment to that community or or Once the cameras are gone to ensure that they no longer remain home. I was having this conversation with some other community indy leaders and we were talking about some nonprofit exists not naming any names or anything like that but if you have like a whatever it is that that your particular nonprofit or for profit is servicing so like if you have a nonprofit is solely based upon serving the homeless right There's some kind of contingency with in your plan. There's still going to keep homelessness existing because a lot of your funding is going to be based upon there being homeless people. And then you you know when you get into the minutia of you know who's receiving funding. How long they every see all of those things right and when you said in the beginning is what is the impact? What is the end results right? We have had we have set down. And philosophize talked about how systemic this injustice injustice or all we we have had the conversations right now it is about somebody forming the commitment such as you and your team. This is the eighth year all right A- and I think that it was necessarily though right so like you going like going. Through the process of following whatever model was there to say. Hey this is what you must do in order to be a part of this social circle here and literally like there's there's an entire script I remember cutting my teeth when I first moved to the city at twenty one and someone I was in a meeting with some established professionals and professionals who and someone asks me a question about did I know somebody and one of the more established professionals with like oh he could he could not know who that and so my question was at that. Point was okay so if I knew them what did that. What does that mean to you? And the fact that I don't know them. Then you've already drawn a line of judgment as a release to where you should engage in relationship with and at the end of the day Everyone who has the potential to impact another person's life is an extremely important person. Yeah definitely and made quite honestly you. You take one person's life and impact them in a positive manner The snowball effect. You may not be there but is there. Yes sir. Is there snowball effect because their impact one person night snowball effect is there. You know I'm a living witness. Yes I'm definitely a witness of that and You know for me. It's it's I look at what people are doing and then I just pray that they have good intentions. They got good intentions. Dossey some that our picture takers. That's all they do pitcher sater's but nothing else you say. Hey can you be more involved than XYZ economies meeting because I'm doing Xyz to follow up upon ABC. No no no response. Oh absolute response right we have for you is like even those those people that that's their thing They still bring a certain level of something right. Yeah and what I have found is or I guess I wish here's the question. Is everybody contributes on their level of commitment right. And so if I know that your service and your commitment is an eight ounce glass S. my commitment is one hundred gallon bucket. I'm not gonNA disparage your eight hundred glass. I'm GonNa tell you to bring eight ounce glass and poured in his hundred gallon gallon bucket. Yeah definitely definitely definitely definitely you know so for example event that we have now you know. It's you're absolutely right with that because every aby the reason why we're so strong is because from one court team okay. We found a first of all myself to other birth. Yes started this and we did with the put it together in two weeks. Inaugural event was insulting eighteen days. Yes okay we just say you know what there's make it happen this do it at the table and say you know what let's do something for the holidays. Try some different. It from we started off. We felt we made over seventy lunches and we adopted at that time. Eight families okay and we were like that was a breeze. Do More share. We went to fifteen hundred dollars a breeze so says there's a bigger so now where average about twenty five to thirty families without for the holidays as and we're doing thirty thirty three thousand lunches usually good more Because whereas half so much left over but the reason why we've been able sustain so long and reason why we've been able to grow the way we've have grows because those who are committed have brought their house yes and the half toward it in our Gal one hundred gallon bucket and that's the only reason why were able to grow so you know stay earlier wasn't to deter anybody from volunteer appear. It was just a put out there that as long as there's a pure commitment and and and his and his no motives behind it. You'RE GONNA be warded because you're going to see the growth of our organization our core team what we do with the community because of the house you're going to be able to see it grow so there's always rewarded behind every true effort that you put together by you. Don't care pitchers you're not going to see a girl because you don't care you're not looking at it right there. That is the thing so you know in scripture scripture unaware to God it's about don't give to be seen by you know and it says that if you are being if you are giving to be seen by I'm in that's your reward exactly but if you are given what appear intent to extend God's work into blessed people then here's here's the difference though then then he promises to be your exceeding right and so I think that is I think that's the contrast right. Is that if you give them to be men pleasing or what have you to be seen all of that. Okay called good. What's your reward you got you got the I g likes you okay cool? I'm with that. But if you're given because you understand the every life hyphen earth is interrelated in some way I connected in some way impacted in some way so I'm sitting here thinking about Like your football coach right and you. This is the eighth year that you guys had done the program and had he not taking the time to invest in you and inspire you motivate you. Hold you accountable. Cause you to work hard. I think about all of the people just from now. Let's just use your community service with this one event all.
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"Robert F Smith is not only the richest black man in America with an estimated net worth of five billion dollars. He's also a philanthropist who gave twenty million dollars to help build the national museum of African American history and culture and gave Morehouse college a one point five million dollar gift earlier this year. How did Robert F Smith get so wealthy after working as an engineer Smith went onto Goldman Sachs, then founded his own private equity firm called vista equity partners? Which invest in software and technology companies a native of Denver, Colorado Smith is the son of two educators with PHD's. He's been a major advocate of getting black youth in the fields of stem science technology engineering, and math, what he calls the fourth industrial revolution. Appoint heat also made sure to highlight during more houses graduation speech saying, quote, there are those who dismiss our brothers and sisters as not having the training or the skills to take part in this fourth industrial revolution. The twenty first century tech based economy, this is not true. And this belief is not acceptable. Smith is a graduate of Cornell University, and Columbia business school, a member of Alpha Phi alpha fraternity Inc. And now officially an MVP to the Morehouse class of twenty nineteen their families, and the community will benefit from their economic freedom. Oh man. That was clutch. Oh man. Dow's glut. Gonna tell you something. Somebody told me who attended the graduation. Was like. A speech was wack. Speech. And he was ready to get him off the state. Did he does announcement? He's like, I'll should up. There you go. That's how you get the crowd back. That is awesome. Also, by the way, Gary wouldn't what was the name? So Joe last week so Joe. So Joe work for degree. Oh, yet agree. Open coming into clench. Right. But it's everybody required to have some nickname degree. Because the people's got the people's journalist. So Joe the tasha wapner. The green they represent. They say does about who you are baby. It's about your brand come with it, also there's, I'm surprised how many people's out here hating like this is one of those things if you worked for years of school to get this money so that you could pay off your loans. It probably is a little bit player, your tuition, rather, if probably just a little bit disheartening for.