What is Greatness?

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What is greatness? How we define greatness dictates the direction of our lives. If we define it as material wealth, we will direct our efforts towards materialism. Is it celebrity status or athletic prowess, then we will focus on those goals. But what if isn’t any of these? What if our greatness is measured in …

Denzel: Malcolm X to Uncle Tom

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So how does one go from being an acclaimed actor, a two-time Academy Award winner and beloved by his community to an Uncle Tom? Denzel Washington starred in such epic roles as Malcolm X, Private Trip in Glory, and Steve Biko in Cry Freedom. He has been married to the same black woman since 1983 …

Today, I Will be Unafraid to be Great.

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The second principle in the SUPERMAN principles is being unafraid to be great. Why do we fear being great? And what is being great? It is this fear of greatness that prevents us from doing great things. We minimize who we are and what we can do so we upset no one. Getting along becomes …

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 …