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Sunday Inspiration: Fatherhood

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 23, 2010 by arehegold

Father’s Day isn’t for another 2 or 3 weeks… but this issue has no bounds.

Father’s Day should be everyday, not in the sense of celebrating our fathers, but reminding our men that they are fathers to their communities, and have the obligation and responsibility of lighthouses to their families and friends.

When they do this, a celebration is deserved.

But from the numbers… we’re not doing a great job guys. Let’s step it up.

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Sunday Inspiration: Words from the Author

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by arehegold

I stand on the threshold of the next phase in life…

As some would say.

But honestly…

I’ve been in the next phase of my life since I graduated from high school. Friends and peers who forwent the undergraduate experience have been dealing with the stresses of the real world for the past four years, and no one has been there to baby them from the perils of the “real world”.

So who’s to say that Hampton University babied me?

They didn’t protect me from the ever so scary reality of student loan repayment.

They didn’t protect me from overtly prejudice Virginia police officers.

They didn’t protect me from getting a broken heart.

Now I’m not saying it was Hampton University’s job to do so, but even in college, the real world bites at your heels.

Hampton University made me the man I am today and gave me the fuel I need to finish this race.

Now watch me yuuuuu….

Hampton U Commencement 2010 – Obama

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by arehegold

I graduated on the morning of May 9th, 2010.

President Barack Obama spoke at my graduation.

#thatisall

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2010 by arehegold

On this day we remember…

How much we’ve wasted his Dream.

On this day we remember…

How the very books we died for to have the right to read, sit on shelves and counters collecting dust…

On this day we remember…

How we only vote in one election, only to sit back and accept all that comes after because we got what we wanted.

On this day we remember…

The senseless loss of ambition amongst the African American community as a result of contempt, greed, and ignorance.

On this day we forget…

Martin Luther King Jr. and remember Dr. King.

Don’t worry about where our leaders are. Be One. Ask not what your country can do for you, but DO what you can do for your country.
@sir_hogans7