I get a lot of questions and comments on what HBCU kidz is all about.
In a nutshell, here is what I believe. I have two lovely daughters. I love them, and I care about their future. I truly believe what is written in Psalms 92: 12-14. I pray daily that my munchkins are granted a productive life similar to that of a cherished tree … have strong roots, bear delicious fruit, provide a refuge for the needy and ultimately be fashioned into something valuable that helps build up a society. I recognize that how realistic this dream is lies in what steps I take today to prepare the soil and plant the seeds. As my daughters grow up, I would love for them to look around and see that the world if full of good people. I want them to know that despite the media images that create a fear and distrust of people of color, that there are good, decent and trustworthy people who have positive self-esteem and set very high expectations for themselves. I realize that there are numerous groups, societies and clubs that I could affiliate with that could make this a doable feat. I also realize that if each one of “us” reaches another one to spread positive and uplifting messages it could increase the odds even greater! I believe that it is time that we stop waiting for some “great and visible politician, celebrity or entertainer” to tell us what to do. I believe that we can do it one baby at a time. I believe that we need to stop talking so much and that we just need to do it. We just need to create a vision. We just need to take the necessary baby steps towards this vision each year. We just need to do it for our future…without a vision we will perish. That is what HBCU kidz is all about. Positive images, positive messages and positive results through proactive people. My mom’s life inspires me, and I pray that my life inspires my daughters.