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4 Insightful Talks from RYMR9 That Impacted Me Most

4 Insightful Talks from RYMR9 That Impacted Me Most

I was blessed to be one of many hundreds of men and women in attendance at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s 9th annual Rumble Young Man Rumble event at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville Kentucky. This gathering in the words of it’s CEO Shawn Dove ‘has evolved into the premier gathering of movement-building intergenerational, cross-sector leaders in the Black male achievement space.’


Rise Above, No Excuses!

Rise Above, No Excuses!

You’ve had a long day at work,

Your legs are sore from yesterday’s workout,

It’s raining outside,

It’s cold outside,

It’s hot outside,

The drive is too far,

You don’t have time,

Your alarm didn’t go off,

These are excuses made by common people,

You are not common,

You are not a quitter,

You are not the person you may have been in the past,

You are an unyielding competitor,

You will succeed,

You will undeniably rise above it…


No excuses!!!

Hope Defined

Hope Defined

“I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists; despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us, so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting…”

– Barack Obama, Election Night Victory Speech 11.06.2012