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04:53 min | 1 year ago

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"Just what we should be doing now. The second question. Repeat that second question I feel like our cities are not looking how they should look in twenty twenty vision right promised flying cars in we have those are not readily available. Okay so the great you laugh. You laugh about flying cars. But I'M GONNA go back to what I've been talking about since one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and that's autonomous vehicles. David Autonomous Vehicle. Technology has been in place since one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. You know why we don't see it yet. Besides people being scared but that's not the reason there's money. Insurance companies can get paid out on money. Que Get paid tax. Pay All these people that drivers unions don't get paid all these people to stand in line not to get paid are blocking. And that's what happens with technology now when a crisis happens then people start getting out of the way but right now that kind of technology futuristic technology is here is just there are competing interests that stand. The Ain't going to get paid so what I'm figuring. They're making deals with the insurance companies. Now they're making deals with the truck drivers union so they can share. Somehow these can move forward. Well thank you for doing this tonight. Man It's always a pleasure to listen to you and sharing your passion and your knowledge is really important. I had a question that goes to something where you know your notion of your your community center and the fact that you've talked about having it be a sustainable Operation what do you think you can look forward? Maybe another ten years. Do you think is going to happen in terms of ownership in the broader community? Here because you see it changing right now and how does this committee looked like it? Does today if you don't own it well. The truth is Michael that this place is GonNa look different ten years from now. But that doesn't mean that that our culture should not be the predominant culture. I'm a true believer in in an open society and I am very very pro black but that doesn't mean I'm anti anything I'm just unapologetically black. I think that if we continue to promote our culture and we continue to ensure that projects like destination crenshaw are implemented a project that Cultural Conference Center are implemented that we patronize are black businesses to sustain them. I think that we're GONNA be fine. I just think it's going to be but to me. That's that's a good thing so I guess the follow up with that question of what does the future look like sustainable materials. How do we get young black people to understand urban planning and transit and things like community land trusts right? How do we get us to get together to understand? All of these things and to understand like parking is a huge issue when we're talking about housing for the one to one right for every unit that needs to be built there needs to be a parking space for it. How do we do that? How do we put that education into our landscape? A community activism is very important. You talked about lack community. Land trusts the the owner of this space. Mr Damien Goodman is one of the largest voices about community land trusts and advocating for our community we have to rally around leaders who are willing to be a voice and I think the one thing that we have to know that there's power in numbers are elected. They pay attention when they see numbers you know. If they just see Damian's voice they are Damian. But if these Damian I two thousand other people then they're going to start listening and I think it's very important that we do rally around folks like Damian who have a vision who has a true heart to improve our communities and we be a voice. We signed the petitions. We make the phone calls. We show up at the meetings and this is just community. WanNa one you go to any other community and I can promise you. That's what's going on in. It's just that we need to adopt that culture and again that comes to that whole realization or that revelation if you will of who we are going to wrap it up on on behalf. Eta L. A. I WanNa thank you all for being here tonight and to our wonderful amazing guests. Maurice Jerry and rolling a wily another round of applause from.

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"cultural conference center" Discussed on Revision Path

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02:03 min | 1 year ago

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"Designed by a black architect. I don't know if it was but I'll just say I would say none now. That's a horrible statement. But we're trying so hard to be like them and sometimes I think they'd be laughing at us because we're not moving forward. We've got to come together and understand it's about us. Yeah we don't we don't need them. I mean everybody else's all good but we need to start supporting us. We knew. Start loving us but then it goes right back to. We don't know who we are. And that's what this Cultural Conference Center. The concept of it is to teach us who we are. This is a place of learning. We're broken people. We have four hundred years of slavery oppression affliction would traumatize. And we're sitting around here not recognizing it. The end result is where we are and so two to understand that and biblically base. If you read the Bible and not look at it as a myth but look at it as a history book and don't Allow Society to marginalize it because the moral trends of society today think the Bible is old fashioned and you should just do what you WanNa do. That's very dangerous because the Bible is our history and that's a paradigm that many of us don't know it's not just Jesus with black was black in the Bible if you go back to biblical times and look at. What did people look like? Thousands of years ago in Israel in Persia in Syria. I s when you read the Bible you read about people that look like us. We don't recognize that if we knew that. That's where the power and and that's why I have peace my wife. She's much more aggressive about it. I don't have time. People are talking about is.

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02:05 min | 1 year ago

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"And W E boy. Yeah then it was. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. But Booker T. Washington started the first architectural school at Tuskegee and his whole curriculum was designing construction maintaining building making the bricks understanding. How the whole cycle of building construction? That's an architect was a master builder. That was the first black architectural school. The second school was Howard University and Howard. University was one of the leaders was w e the boy and w e Howard University needed federal funding To Fund the school so they had to act like the traditional white architect. Who is the role? Don't roll up your sleeves. You know white shirt. Don't get your hands dirty just design and so unfortunately that school of thought became prevalent in all schools black schools of architecture so we kind of. Meld it in or with the traditional white male elitists former practicing. And that's now we are emulating. We wanted to so much be like them and so here we are two percent and that's what we want to do with this. Cultural Conference Center is build it. Manage it. Maintain it there's there'll be a catering kitchen partner with L. A. Trade TECH BILL. Jobs have people have a sense of ownership to this project offer. Public shares community combined shares in too. Because it's not a charity. It's a prophet. There's revenue streams. We want to make something that people can feel own. People can feel that they're getting paid and it's been a source of jobs. We just didn't get that you know architecture school just teaches you how to bill make bill pretty buildings and then on top.

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05:08 min | 1 year ago

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"THEY WANNA follow in my footsteps in terms of being a businessman. They see how hard I work and they see that. Where's the money kids? They're about him. Pay Their bag in paid and now working hard and have fun is a whole nother kind of you know. Value System that the millennials and whatever the other generations you call you call them but it's very digitally based and they just work from a different para on both of my sons definitely have high ambitions and they want to do well in life and they would be interested in working with me if I'm able to turn the corner and turn like an architectural firm a traditional architectural firm into something that is non traditional that speaks to some of the community building that I'm talking about. Okay that's interesting the here. We have a lot of designers here in the room. Of course this is American Institute of Graphic Arts all that jazz. What advice would you give to designers that are looking to kind of use their skills and their gifts for? Let's say I want to say community activism because I feel like a lot of the work that you're doing is putting back into the community you're making and creating these built spaces that not only celebrate the community but also sort of it gives it a place. It gives a marker of some sort. What advice would you give for someone that wants to sort of follow in that same fashion? The first thing I would say is believe in yourself. Whatever it is that in your heart that you're passionate about you gotta believe in yourself because the world is going to try to tell you different. The world is going to try to make you conform to what they think you should be. Whatever demographic you fit in so believing in yourself is number one and give back gotta give back is so important to give back to share. Your gifts is so important and I think if you do those two things things will start happening. Because if you're giving back things happen they just doors open opportunities. Come I mean this is opportunity? Terry skied because I I. I'm in Lamar Park. Giving and Terry just say you know talked a role and here I am. I mean we were yesterday again. We were at the coffee shop and I got to see it in action. I mean every person out here like cave shook your hair you talk like thinking you even talked someone down. That was kind of like having a bad day. And everything like. It's amazing how much you're a part of this community and how much you give back to it you know. So it really sort of establishes you as being of the community but also someone that cares about where the community goes in the future. I just think that's important and everybody that you know I can see you. Ask Them for that advice. Everybody everybody has a way of giving back your your way in. May Not Become Moore Park Dillwyn homeless people and stuff like that but everybody can give back. Everybody has as a way has has a gift to share and to give back. What's been the most important lesson of your career man? My goodness I think you know. That's that's very interesting. The most important part of my career I think is is is my constitution of integrity. Because I've made there been some tough decisions and I made the decision based on integrity. Although was extremely tempting to go the other way and I chose integrity. Now certainly didn't help my bank account but I chose integrity piece and I think peace is the most important thing that a man or a woman in have in their life. No all of your projects. At least from the ones that again that are cycling behind us and dissipation crenshaw and the others that you mentioned they have these very long time line so maybe this question might not apply. But I'm asking anyway like where do you see yourself in the next five years like it's twenty twenty five What do you see yourself working on? See this cultural conference center just being completed. It's a five year plan. We're in the very first second. And the second month of that five year plan I see two years. Spent getting financing and getting the right financial pro forma funders partners all of that lined up three or construction project my lease mile. Our Office is downtown. My lease expires in five years. I plan on having my office on the top floor is going to be a five story structure of this Cultural Conference.

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04:20 min | 1 year ago

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"And Seventies. That's my comfort is as you know. The best is yet to come and Cultural Conference Center across the street. I feel very good about the future. My experience and my body of work. I've had a lot of great projects. Destination Crenshaw was was a great experience I got to work with nips you hustle. I was there the night that the name Destination Crenshaw was born you park prep the new school the Middle School. We had a community meeting and Nipsy Russell would agree to be there. The whole school showed up off. People know kids show up at a community meet the whole school. We had that we had captured them. And we got some great ideas from them about what this project could be. And that's why so important for us a bill that bridge with our young people. They're the ones that came up with the idea. Call it Hashtag Destination Crenshaw because they wanted to make it a I again. I'm not a social media person. But they wanted to have it as social media and it was born out of their vision out of their understanding of where we are today and so they had that kind of vision that creative vision of a social media and we have that knowledge of architecture planning infrastructure. And that's where I think the power is going to be when we come together the two generations. Yeah let's shift gears a little bit. There's anecdote that she told me yesterday while we were riding around about Muhammad Ali. You can share the antidote. If you want to share as a lead into that who are some of the people that are really like inspired you throughout your career. Norma's glare she was. She was one of the first people that I was just an all of and actually my business partner. Steve Lot Steve. Louis I see Steve. Lot was one of the most talented men I know in St Louis is one of the nicest men that I know and talented and between the two I. I kind of grabbed something from both of them and try to try to be who I am. There have been men. My Dad played the most the influence in my life of being a good man and being honest he got up and went to work every day. He took care of his family and never fail and that I got the benefit of seeing that to see in how a man models manhood no matter how he was discriminated against. He came from the south even in his job. He still kept doing what he did. And that inspired me to to just keep getting up. There's always gonNA be disappointment. There's always going to be discrimination and then Muhammad Ali Mohammed Ali as as a young man. I observed him and I was so impressed by how you couldn't stop it. He was so confident and so arrogant to a point but he believed in himself. And you have to be that way in order to win to fight that fight and even though they took away his belt he kept fighting even though they prosecuted and try to hold him down he kept fighting and he was he sacrificed. He sacrificed his life for what he believed and he sacrificed his livelihood for what he believed in. And that's something that's very important to me and I think as all of us get into the business world you have to be careful not to compromise because your integrity is so important as you get older and you you start to. Maybe enjoy some success. You WanNa have success with some integrity. Yeah and so. That's what I saw in Muhammed Ali. That's what I saw in some of the older athletes particularly Muhammad Ali. And it's just always stay with me. Do Your Sons WanNa follow in your footsteps? No.

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