"Champions keep playing until they get it right." -Billie Jean King
“Don't listen to anyone who tells you not to [follow your dreams]. You do what you want, what you love.” ―Ray Bradbury
The winning symbols of Black success should be defined by economic self-empowerment and self-determination and cooperative economics.
"I wouldn't sweat too much what it is, where it is or what you're doing, as long as you're learning [and growing]." -Melanie Whelan
Why do we look to athletes, entertainers and other public figures to be role models?
Encouraging our youth to immerse themselves in organized sports in the hope of becoming professional athletes is not a tenable economic plan; it is a pipe dream—a practically unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme.
We live in a free market society/economy, where each person has the freedom to pursue his or her dreams—unencumbered by limitations of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality or disability.
There is a saying that "nothing grows in the shadow of a great oak tree." The general idea is that a taller tree tends to block out sunlight from reaching other vegetation below, which can stunt growth. To compensate for the lack of sunlight, the plants that make up the understory and herbaceous layer (i.e.,… Continue reading LeBron James Will NOT Win Another NBA Championship Unless…
After 19 grueling days of twisting, stretching, lunging, swinging, dangling, and super-glued, sanded and bloody–tipped fingers, the painstaking journey of scaling one of the world’s most difficult rock climb – the 3,000 feet wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, culminated in success. Longtime friends Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell became the first to… Continue reading Difficult Does Not Mean Impossible
The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team won its fourth national title in seven years under coach Nick Saban. For his part in winning the College Football Playoff (CFP) National championship, Saban is set to earn $525,000 in bonuses, which would bring his total 2015-16 season compensation to $7.5 million. Besides Saban's massive paycheck,… Continue reading The NCAA and the Perpetuation of White Supremacy