Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School’s School Governance Council recently held its 19th African American Male Teach-In, the theme of which was, “It Takes A Village.” Black men from various occupations were on hand to encourage the male students at King to stay in school and be the best they can be. The teach-in symbolizes the men’s and community’s commitment to the collective educational and leadership development of the school’s youth. (photo by Yvonne Kemp)
by Taki S. Raton
Metaphysicist Dr. Phil Valentine in his “Hidden Colors 2” opening remarks shared that “The one thing we can say about African people is that we left evidence of ourselves all over the planet and throughout all annals of time starting with humankind beginnings.” He adds that the deeper European scientists dig, the Blacker the planet gets.”
As part of this month’s Black History featured offerings, a seven case display installation noting select examples of such evidence as cited by Valentine visually highlights the second floor M Building south corridor.
Themed “Exemplar Invention & Mastery of the African World – Presence, Accomplishment, Contribution, the exhibit is designed in its purpose to reclaim and visually demonstrate the unbroken legacy of Black mastery and accomplishment on the world stage of time and achievement.
The phrasing “African world” is employed to both exact a global presence throughout human existence and second to reconnect if not indeed liberate the peculiar Black historical circumstance on these North American shores to the African global continuum of accomplishment, invention, and civilizing presence.
In scholarship, research, exploratory reflections, writing and elementary through higher education instruction, it is within this context to which the next level of Black History can evolve.
Black History should be confined to the mere imposed and later forced 317 years of presence on American soil from 1619 to the current day, but studied within and as a connective, continuing part of the global African experience from humankind beginnings into the modern era.
The viewer in the opening case is introduced to an 18” X 24” photograph of Edward Alexander Bouchet (1852-1918), the first African American to earn a doctorate in the United States.
He received his Ph.D. in physics at Yale in 1876. Bouche was also the first African American to be nominated to Phi Beta Kappa. He was inducted into this esteem honor society in 1884.
He received summa cum laude honors in all of his undergraduate courses and ranked sixth in his 1864 graduation class.
He would earn his physics doctorate in just two years and became at that time among only 20 Americans of any race to receive a Ph.D. in physics and was the sixth to earn a Ph.D. in physics from Yale.
The selection of Bouchet as a display visual opener sets the tone to underscore our historical models that have excelled over, above, and beyond the imposed circumstances of oppression, racism, discrimination, Euro-Supremacy, and even the broadfield horrors of enslavement to strike their mark in the corridors of achievement and mastery.
Bouchet is by no means atypical of this experience. During the era of the sixteen through 1900’s – whether enslaved, free or impacted by Jim Crow laws – Black people in this country masterfully excelled in such corridors of eminence thereby forging yet another chapter in this next level of African American historiography. Case six and seven in the exhibit would highlight, for example Garret A. Morgan who invented the gas mask in 1914 and the traffic signal in 1923.
Aside from being born in slavery, Henry Ossian Flipper rose to become in 1877 the first African American West Point graduate. Born into slavery, Fannie Jackson Coppin would rise to become the first African American woman to head an institution of higher learning in 1865, the Institute for Colored Youth, now Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.
The first machine to make a complete shoe was invented in 1883 by Jan Ernest Metzeliger.
Sold into slavery, Phyllis Wheatly was just a teenager when in 1773, thirty-one of her poems were published in her book, “Poems of Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,” the first book of writings published by an African American.
Bessie Coleman on June 15, 1921 would become the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license.
Richard Greener became the first African American to graduate from Harvard in 1870 and Rebecca Lee Crumpler would become the first African American woman to earn a medical degree, earning a Doctress of Medicine degree in 1864.
Returning to opening case, a pointed quote by noted author, anthropologist and Hunter College professor Dr. Marimba Ani reminds us that being African is in our genes, in our DNA, in “your entire biological make up.
Whether you like it or not, that’s the way it is.” This passage is provided to link Bouchet’s and era contemporaries with the proud ethno-cultural legacy of the broader African world achievement continuum as opposed to the Western view of Black individuals who may be “exceptional” or otherwise uniquely “gifted” in their respective areas.
Relative to primal inventiveness, case two briefly examines the Old and Middle Stone Age which was decidedly African and not in Europe. Spanning over 200,000 years from 2, 50,000 B.C.E. well into 50,000 B.C.E., these first Africans learned how to make pottery, polish stone tools, grow food, raise and domesticate animals.
This visual segment additionally details that the first “European” was African, introduction the global migration out of African and the civilizing settlements of African populations throughout the known world.
Case four explores samples of Kemet (Egyptian) the African creation and world contribution of the oldest monuments in the form of the Giza Pyramids, temple architecture, medicine, maritime science, Kemetic cosmology and the world’s first board game called “Senet” believed to be a precursor to Chess, and Checkers.
We are introduced to the Olmec Head in case five noting the African presence in the Americas 2,656 years before Columbus and the first Zodiac marking the creation of the world’s first 365-day calendar – to include “Leap Year” – 6,249 years ago in 4236 B.C.E.
And much thanks and gratitude again to “Hidden Colors” 1 and 2 with their explorations of the Moorish occupation and civilizing of Europe for 781 years from 711 A.D. to January 2, 1492 A.D.
The MATC display includes examples of this era in African world history presenting visuals of Moorish architecture, surgical tools, two Moors playing what appears to be a game of Chess, musical instruments and a water wheel.
Narrative copy cites that the Moors produced in the Arabic language great literature and research covering every subject known to man in these medieval times to include religious studies, language, history, geography, medicine, mathematics, music, art, astronomy, philosophy and poetry.
“Exemplar Invention & Mastery” closes in case 7 with a montage of modern day achievers to include such examples as first African American woman astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Vernice Armor, the first Black female Marine Corp combat pilot, nuclear scientist, Dr. Lloyd Quarterman who was involved in the Manhattan Project which developed the Atomic Bomb, James E. West, inventor of the Electroacustic Transducer Electret Microphone, and the first African American all-female flight crew to operate a commercial jet on the Atlanta-based Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines.
This particular final case also features select examples from an area community newspaper series “Young, Gifted & Black” sharing masterful accomplishments by our young people from elementary levels through college and in Olympic and entertainment arenas.
As Dr. Booker T. Coleman avidly expresses in “Hidden 2,” “The colors have been hidden.
“They are not lost. They’re hidden. Lost, you may never find. Hidden, you just have to look for them.”
The exhibit is conceived, created and designed by African Global Images, Inc., and is presented at the downtown MATC campus under the sponsorship of the President’s Diversity Council and the MATC Black Student Union.
For additional inquires on the Black History Month installation, please contact Marvette Cox at (414) 297-8027.
by Troy Sparks
The remaining boys teams that are still standing are in sectional play with the berth to the state tournament in Madison, Mar. 8-9. There haven’t been any real surprises as some of the favorites breezed through the regionals.
Germantown hasn’t lost a game since the Super Sectional final in 2011. They have been to state twice and came away empty-handed. Last year, the Warhawks won their first state title. They’re faster and press more than last year’s squad and blowing out teams along the way by a big margin. They are the favorites to repeat as state champs.
G-Town has depth, speed, talent and a 7-footer who’s headed to Indiana. If you get past their full-court press, big Luke Fischer will be standing in the lane waiting for you to throw up a shot so he can block it. Dump it down low to him and he will throw up jump hooks, scoop shots and an occasional dunk if you’re too short to stop it.
The Warhawks are a finesse team, but if they have to play physical, they will accommodate anyone’s request. A likely sectional final rematch against a very physical De Pere team at Homestead with a trip to state on the line won’t be for the faint of heart.
In the dog-eat-dog Racine Horlick sectional, the dog that comes to the fight with more bite will limp into Madison and escape with some bumps and bruises. Most of the City Conference teams are thrown into that sectional so they can cancel each other out.
The WIAA did it that way, I think, because they got tired of seeing two Milwaukee teams in the state finals. The reason is simple: Milwaukee fans don’t bring enough money when they go to Madison. People drive the 75 miles back and forth, not staying overnight in hotels and not buying a lot of souvenirs and food to help the bottom line expenses of the tournament. It is disappointing to WIAA officials.
One City Conference school could be at state among the three teams left in the Horlick sectional. The team that would throw a monkey wrench into the equation is Racine Case. They will play Milwaukee Hamilton in one sectional semifinal game at home. King and Vincent will meet in the other semifinal at Milwaukee South.
King lost to Vincent early in the season and the Generals remembered it well. They are ready for the Vikings this time, so said King’s Austin Malone-Mitchell. If you thought Germantown can put pressure on teams, King’s vice grip pressure is worse.
What the Generals lack in size is made up in hard work and determination. Beating Vincent will set up a King vs. Case sectional final at Horlick. I still think Germantown will win their second title in a row.
I’d like to see Milwaukee Washington make it to state in Division 2, but then I have to be realistic and say that it may not happen. If the Purgolders make it to Madison, it will be the first time since 2009. Whitefish Bay Dominican will run the tables and go to Madison again.
On the girls side, the sectional to watch is West Allis Central. There are some interesting matchups in the regionals to attend. A Riverside and Brookfield Central at Riverside is one game to keep an eye on, barring any upset of either team.
Another matchup is at Divine Savior Holy Angels between DSHA and King. Arike Ogunbowale and Shaq Fowler, super sophomores, friends and teammates on the U-13 national championship team in 2011 and frequent attendees of Marquette women’s basketball home games, will likely exchange pleasantries before the game. After the game starts, there will be some pushing, shoving, bumping hard fouling and everything else in the mix because the stakes are higher.
Put in there some jawing, probably between “AO” and “Shaq”, swearing, both coaches working the officials and the usual screaming by spectators in a noisy gym that seats maybe 500 and you have an environment that won’t be pretty to see.
I think Riverside will beat DSHA in the sectional semifinals and Oak Creek will beat Franklin in the other semifinals. The Tigers are a good bet to beat the Knights and go to state in Green Bay. My other predictions for state in Division 1 are De Pere, who should win state again, Verona and Sussex Hamilton. The girls state tournament is Mar. 15-16.
Will Reddick Help Team Make Playoffs?
There were rumors that guard Monta Ellis would be traded to Atlanta for Josh Smith. Smith once said that there’s nothing to do in Milwaukee when the Hawks came here for the playoffs. Smith would have to deal with living in Milwaukee if he was traded to the Bucks.
Since that didn’t happen, Ellis is still here until at least the end of the season. The Bucks traded for shooting guard J.J. Reddick, hoping he can give them some scoring depth and relieve Ellis and Brandon Jennings of some minutes. If Reddick is in the game a lot, that will take minutes away from somebody else.
According to Bucks general manager John Hammond, Reddick is here for one reason, and that’s to help the team reach the playoffs. If that experiment doesn’t work out, then Hammond has to second-guess if it was worth sending Doron Lamb, Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih away. We will see if this will help the team get into the playoffs.
PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. Continues Mission of Inspiring Young Women
On March 7, 2013, PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc., a Milwaukee-based non-profit leadership development organization serving at-risk teen girls, will host a panel of top women leaders from the Milwaukee area as they engage in a motivational conversation about what it means to be moved to leadership.
PEARLS’ fifth annual Women Inspired to Lead event is an Intimate Evening of Conversation and Inspiration and will be moderated by Channel 12 WISN news anchor, Portia Young and will feature a panel of five high-profile local women leaders including:
Sharon Adams, President – Walnut Way Conservation Corporation
Margaret Henningsen, Executive Director – Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee
Meg Kissinger, Investigative Reporter/Health & Welfare – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Hannah Rosenthal, President & CEO – Milwaukee Jewish Federation
Shante Stevens – PEARLS Alumna
Through powerful personal stories the women will explore the questions: What inspires individual leadership? And, What are the best strategies for inspiring leadership in others, especially in the face of today’s challenges?
BMO Harris Bank is this year’s event Presenting Sponsor. The event will be held at the Pfister in downtown Milwaukee on March 7, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception beginning at 5:30 and panel conversation at 6:30. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of eight. Visit the PEARLS website for online registration or call the PEARLS office to reserve your seat today.
PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc., is a dynamic and innovative non-profit leadership development organization serving at-risk, primarily African American and Latina girls ages 10-19 in Milwaukee. PEARLS inspires girls in some of our city’s most socially and economically challenged neighborhoods to avoid teen pregnancy, succeed in school, aim for college and enter the workforce and our community as self-motivated leaders. PEARLS is in the midst of an exciting growth strategy—increasing the number of girls served from 850 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2013, with the goal of eventually reaching 10,000 at-risk Milwaukee girls on an annual basis through its 10,000 Girls Initiative. For more information please visit www.PEARLSforTeenGirls.com.
Students attend MPS’ Hartford University School
When 2nd-grade students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Hartford University School started studying persuasive writing, they quickly honed in on one goal: convince the principal to give them 10 more minutes of recess.
Room 21’s students wrote Principal Tanzanique Carrington, arguing that if they had the additional recess time, they would have an outlet for their energy, be more focused and be more energized for their schoolwork.
MPS’ elementary school lunch periods include a recess time and schools have the option of an additional 15-30 minute recess, depending on the students’ age for many of the same reasons the students offer.
But Principal Carrington decided a reward of at least one day of extended recess is in order as long as, per the school art teacher’s suggestion, the students are able to use their persuasive skills to convince 1 million Facebook users to “like” their effort.
“This is a great way to have the students set a goal and reach it! It ties directly to the school curriculum,” Carrington said. “It also brings attention to the need for physical activity when the nation is combating the problem of childhood obesity.”
You can see their oversized letter to the principal and the principal’s response — and like the post — on the MPS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MilwaukeePublicSchools
Interested media should contact Tony Tagliavia, MPS media manager.
Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin¹s largest school district, serving more than 78,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News and World Report named MPS¹ Rufus King International School and Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School the two best high schools in the state and among the 200 best in the country in 2012. In the past year, Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 17 points higher than the rate for 2000.
District celebrates 7th-annual Get the Beat Day with AED drills, awareness
Milwaukee Public Schools is honoring a school safety aide who used his district CPR training to save his father-in-law’s life.
The honor for Greg Tezak, who serves as a safety aide at MPS’ Pulaski High School, comes as MPS celebrates its 7th-annual “Get the Beat Day” to hold AED drills and raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.
Tezak was picking up his son Taylor from a January sleepover with the boy’s grandparents when the training Tezak received just a few months ago turned into a lifesaving effort.
“My son went to give my father-in-law a hug and all of a sudden, [my father-in-law] just collapsed,” the 46-year-old MPS safety aide said.
“I asked him,”are you OK?” He wasn’t responding,” Tezak said. “I listened for a breath and felt for a pulse. There was nothing, so we called 911” and the school safety aide began using his training and performing CPR.
First responders arrived shortly thereafter with an AED, but a cardiac surgeon told Tezak that his father-in-law likely would not have survived without the safety aide’s CPR.
“If I wouldn’t have had this training, he wouldn’t have made it,” Tezak said. “I thank my supervisor, Scott Hirsh, for giving me that training.”
The Milwaukee man said his father-in-law is now doing well.
Thursday marks the seventh straight year MPS has held Get the Beat Day during National Heart Month. School emergency response teams use the day to rehearse their response to cardiac arrest. The teams include administrators, teachers, secretaries, cafeteria staff and engineering staff.
As many as 350,000 Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Every two minutes, a sudden cardiac death occurs. That’s nearly 1,000 people per day.
Since the creation of MPS’ AED program in August 2005 prompted in part by Children¹s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Project ADAM, there have been seven instances of sudden cardiac arrests in MPS schools. Four of the incidents two involving students resulted in lives saved.
This news is available online at: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/dept/superintendent/2013/02/for-get-the-beat-day-mps-honors-safety-aide-who-saved-father-in-laws-life/
Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin’s largest school district, serving more than 78,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News and World Report named MPS’ Rufus King International School and Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School the two best high schools in the state and among the 200 best in the country in 2012. In the past year, Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 17 points higher than the rate for 2000.
Wake Up Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
Recently, President Obama spoke about true education reform. The Milwaukee Center for Leadership Development (MCLD) is already on this path and is developing the MCLD Early College High School. President Obama also spoke about students graduating from high school with a technical diploma or an associate degree. The MCLD is already answering the challenge which was proposed.
Our young people need to have the opportunity to graduate from high school and earn a livable wage. With your financial support and provision of job shadowing opportunities and internships, and by partnering with the MCLD, the MCLD Early College High School can become a reality. We are focused on guiding our students on the path of success.
On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the MCLD will hold yet another stakeholders meeting for the community. It is essential that we garner the support of colleges, univerisites, technical schools, businesses, educators, and future students and their parents. At this meeting, we will unveil the plans for the MCLD Early College High School, answer questions and address concerns. Past MCLD students will also be in attendance to answer questions and provide details of their experience with the MCLD.
The details for the meeting are as follows:
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 am -11:30 am
Where: Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore Campus Room 1 (500 West Silver Spring Drive, Glendale, WI…park on the top floor of the structure across from Kohl’s Department Store)
Contact: Tamiko Jordan-Obregon for more information at [email protected] or 262.436.9570
We hope to see you in attendance. Please submit your RSVP to [email protected]
It is time for Milwaukee, WI to be an example of excellence in education!
More information about the MCLD Early College High School and MCLD programs can be found at www.milwcld.org.
In an effort to meet a critical need for better trained and educated nurses, RNs with two-year degrees from a Wisconsin technical college can now fully apply those credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program in the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing at Cardinal Stritch University.
The agreement originated between Stritch and Milwaukee Area Technical College, but the same approach has also been made available to nursing graduates of all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).
According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report in 2012, nursing is identified as the occupation with the largest projected employment growth from 2010-2020, with an anticipated 26 percent increase in demand. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine cited the need for nurses to achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved and seamless education system.
“A strong partnership with each of the 16 technical colleges provides an educational pathway to Stritch which will ensure a seamless transition to an advanced degree,” said Kelly J. Dries, dean of the College of Nursing. “Nursing education is charged with meeting workforce needs for nurses who provide safe, seamless, quality patient care. A partnership with the technical collages is an essential step in meeting this need.”
Stritch’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program is designed for registered nurses who are looking for enhanced career opportunities, promotions, and management positions. The program uses adult learning theory as the basis for the design of the courses so that projects are designed for working registered nurses and have meaning for them in their work. The program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
“This new relationship between Stritch and WTCS opens the door of opportunity to scores of high-quality nurses who are looking to advance their training and education,” said Stritch President Dr. James Loftus. “Stritch’s commitment to exemplary nursing training dates back to 1980, and we are proud partners with the 16 Wisconsin technical colleges to meet a critical community need.”
“This is the type of innovative approach that I believe you’ll see more and more often,” said Morna Foy, president of WTCS. “It makes career progression very attainable for our highly skilled nursing graduates.”
The Ruth S. Colman College of Nursing is a leader in combining education innovation with clinical practice. The college is engaged in multi-faceted, collaborative partnerships with health care organizations and academic facilities through southeastern Wisconsin. For more information, visit the Stritch website.
Cardinal Stritch University, a fully accredited Catholic institution based in Milwaukee, provides transformative, value-centered education to more than 6,000 men and women of all faiths and ages in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Leadership, Business and Management, and the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing. The University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate and other training programs. Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Stritch is the largest Franciscan institution of higher education in North America, with classroom sites across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.
Milwaukee Public Schools’ Whittier School is among just 65 schools across the state honored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a Wisconsin Reward School.
Reward Schools are schools that have both strong academic results and a student body that includes low-income students.
Whittier, which “exceeds expectations” in the tough new state report cards and exceeds state standardized test score averages, is being honored for its academic growth.
“I am very proud of Whittier School,” school leader Peggy Mystrow said. “Our vision statement is, ‘your path to college starts here,’ and the teachers, parents and staff work very hard to ensure that all students succeed.”
The K4-5 school, located on the city’s south side just northwest of General Mitchell International Airport, is an MPS-operated charter school with a neighborhood attendance area.
MPS’ annual Three-Choice Enrollment period is currently open through Feb. 22! Visit any school — or visit mpsmke.com/EnrollMPS to search for the right school and enroll online!
by Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson,
Founder and President of Be Someone, Inc.
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Several years ago I found myself at a crossroads in my life. If not for a helping hand at just the right time, I might not be here to offer these words of advice and encouragement. I definitely fit the description of an “at risk” youngster.
I was an inner-city tough guy. That was my life, my culture. It defined me. I wasn’t worried about my future. Future? Ha! My future was today, tonight. Tomorrow was never a sure thing.
So what happened? How did I escape? Why am I now preaching against the life that once looked so “cool”? For this column, let’s just say a very special teacher saw something in me that I didn’t even see. He taught me the game of chess and with that simple act, he saved my life. I owe him so much and one way I’m paying him back is by living every day to save other young people who are in trouble or potentially stand to make poor decisions.
We are surrounded by so much pain and heartache. You can’t turn on the news without being faced with a litany of domestic violence, carjacking, robberies, and kidnappings. Violence is something that has always plagued this world. It is so important to learn that hostility gains you nothing in life. Peaceful compromises are the way to solve your dilemmas. Why is the world so angry? Perhaps we will never know the answer to that.
Using the game of chess, I founded an organization several years ago based upon a simple premise: Be someone, not something. Your actions speak louder than your words, and that is often forgotten. There is no reason in this world why two people cannot sit down with a game of chess or something similar and use their mind power to put hostility and sore feelings behind them. Use creativity and your mind in a unique way to solve your differences. Violence gets you nowhere but behind bars.
Taking someone else’s life is one of the most unholy sins a person can commit. Consider what that family has to go through and what yours will go through knowing that you did this. Did you see the recent story in Chicago? A beautiful young lady who had recently performed at President Obama’s inauguration in Washington was shot and killed by gang members firing weapons indiscriminately. Think of the pain and heartbreak.
Remember this simple statement, “Brains before bullets, think it out, don’t shoot it out!” I teach this and my students are hearing me but I need to reach more young people than those I’m able to meet in my classes. Everyday lives are taken for no reason at all or for something menial. No matter what it is, a gun is never the answer to solving your problems. I have dedicated my life to teaching young people that they can succeed.
They can make the right choices that will lead them places they have only dreamed of going if someone can reach them. I believe God gave me that ability and capability.
This is my message to young people: Learn how to take charge of your life. I want to help you do that. I have guided and mentored many young people who others have given up on. I offer a calm voice and a steady hand that has weathered numerous tests.
I believe every child has the potential to succeed. That’s what guides my presentations and my classes. Take my instruction and use it constructively in your everyday life to become that upstanding citizen that you desire to be. Be a success, not a casualty. You can be productive in life, you can go places, and you do have support to help you get there.
So many young people forget that life is beautiful and if your chance to take advantage of all it has to offer is taken away either by your own hand or another’s; you will live with many regrets. Let’s have more successes and challenge your mind, put the guns away!
Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson was an at-risk young person growing up in Birmingham, AL, when a teacher taught him the game of chess demonstrating to him that for every move – either on the game board or in the game of life – there are consequences. It changed his life. He went on to become an Alabama State Trooper and later founded Be Someone, Inc., an organization devoted to teaching young people there are consequences for their actions and that they can choose to succeed in life. He not only teaches classes, but delivers motivational speeches around the country.
Please invite author and international speaker Orrin Checkmate Hudson to energize your next event by visiting www.besomeone.org.