Was an honor to be a part of this conference at Harvard University. So many dynamic speakers and panelists this weekend. My part was on Athletes and Activism and I was joined by Bill Rhoden author of 40 million dollar slave and Seth Devale the first white NFL player to take a knee during the National Anthem. Very powerful discussion.
I had the honor of participating in the Circle Of Fathers event for the Trayvon Martin Foundation. It was a powerful event. My heart literally hurts everytime I see Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Here there are still grieving over the fact that their son Trayvon Martin was snatched away from them and they still to this day have not received justice for it, but yet they have turned their tragedy into service.
Last week, author, activist and former NBA player Etan Thomas and the Kinnon Group, in conjunction with Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, held a Fatherhood Panel in Harlem, New York before 6th and 8th graders from the New York Public School District who are considered "at risk."
In other words, they are beautiful black and brown children from economically disadvantaged and disenfranchised backgrounds. Guests were Amare Stoudemire, Styles P, Chris Broussard, and Allan Houston. They electrified the crowd through words of passion, honesty, commitment, and upliftment.