Morehouse College brought down Athlete Activists Etan Thomas and Craig Hodges to speak to their student body ahead of Homecoming.
Amazing event at the National Museum Of African American History. Swin Cash, Craig Hodges, and hip hop artist Dee-1 spoke life into an audience of mostly middle and high school age students. We talked about them finding their voice to be able to use their platforms to speak on the things that were important to them. They students were engaged, asked questions and were able to enjoy a special performance by Dee-1 at the conclusion of the panel. Great day
The Terence Crutcher Foundation 2nd Annual Memorial Gala in Tulsa Oklahoma commemorating the killing of Terence was definitely a night to remember! The 2018 honorees delivered such powerful and heartfelt messages to all in attendance. Everyone please join this powerful movement that WILL affect change in our city and nationwide! #HisLifeMattered #terencecrutcher #MakeThemHearYou
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 interviewing Kareem Abdul Jabbar in front of a packed auditorium at The National Museum Of African American History And Culture. We talked for over an hour about his new book Becoming Kareem “Growing Up On Amd Off The Court” and my book We Matter “Athletes And Activism”
I had had the opportunity to interview John Carlos on stage at an event in LA with Into Action. Absolutely amazing event. He dropped so many gems and so much knowledge. So much respect for him and the courage he had to take the stance he did.
This group of guys came up to me after my talk at Penn State last night. One hung back and said to me he is not racist but honestly didn’t recognize his privilege before my talk.
I had the opportunity to speak at my high school Booker T Washington in Tulsa Ok to young men from Carver Middle School, McLain High School, and Booker T Washington who are all part of Men Of Power started by Dr Anthony Marshall.
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.