Month: November 2017

The Impending Backlash: Tribalism

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One issue getting little attention from black activists groups including Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the media is the impending backlash from all the protests. We witnessed a glimpse of it with the election of Donald Trump. Some claim the election has empowered racists and white supremacy groups. I disagree. What we are seeing is …

Life’s Biggest Lesson

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The hardest lesson anyone has to learn is how to deny themselves. How to learn to say no. Especially when there is no reason for saying no, except it’s the right thing to do. Telling other people no is not a problem for most of us, but for ourselves we struggle. Situational ethics is how …

Do Tigers Worship God?

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One question I always ask my classes is, “Do tigers worship God?” And no one knows, but if they did I tell them they do it by being tigers. They do not try to be giraffes, or antelopes, or zebras. They stick with being tigers. Only humans have the ability and the desire to be …

Why White Owners Are Now Racists

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Most athletes should stick to playing their sport and not because they don’t have a right to speak. It is when they speak most of them say foolish things. Being a professional athlete or entertainer doesn’t make you more intelligent about social events. Just as being of a particular race doesn’t make you an expert …

Success Story: Charles

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Another example of using the SUPERMAN principles to change a life is a man who I will call Charles. Charles, a member of one of our training classes. He came to ReEngage after his release from incarceration. He had moved to Kansas City to be close to his daughter whom he had abandoned during his …

The Ultimate Guide to Stupid Crime

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After reading some of the comments and excuses for the three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting, it’s no wonder crime is rampant in black communities. If you do a stupid crime, it doesn’t make the crime stupid. It makes you stupid. Many responded it was only sunglasses or whatever it turns out they stole. …

Do We Participate or Not?

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So what are some of the ways we participate in self-destructive behavior? People will find the faults of others while ignoring their own behavior. They will find a person suffering more than themselves and point to their short-comings to justify their own behavior. There are many ways in which people take part in their own …

Black Love?

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I am convinced with the abolition of slavery blacks should have left America. There were those who shared my opinion and so there was the opportunity to do so. Even Abraham Lincoln believed the black man could never realize his full potential in America after slavery.[i] The reason I say this statement is it would …

Does the Lack of Self-esteem Lead to Misery?

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The biggest cause of participation in destructive behaviors is low self-esteem. The lack of self-esteem leads to bad decisions and actions. If your life lacks value, then it doesn’t matter what choices you make. You look back at your past and see struggle and hardship. You wonder if you were ever valued as a person …

Why Do We Participate?

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The question of why do we participate in our own destruction has confounded theologians, philosophers, and social scientists since the beginning of time. It seems inconceivable and illogical anyone would deliberately participate in their own demise. Yet, it happens all the time. Whether it be through addictions, unhealthy eating habits, or selfishness to name a …