Tag: #wantingtobelong

REFLECTION: WHY SEEING SOMEONE SUCCEED WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU IS IMPORTANT

“They did it, so can I.” As an African American man, I was able to witness the election our nation’s first Black President of the United States. And what transpired following was a young generation of Black males and females that became interested in…

SEEKING VALIDATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-RESPECT

“You don’t need, you just want to fit in so bad.” Throughout my life, I never understood the need people have to fit in. And I don’t mean fitting into a society as a human. I mean fitting into these peer groups so that…