This was definitely one of many inspiring moments for me today as Brother Linton and myself went door to door in the Southeast Houston streets.
As we were wrapping up and heading back to our vehicle, this 23-year-old brother was walking in our direction from the nearby store. Like always, we were eager to introduce ourselves to him. We had an awesome dialogue about overcoming life struggles, the injustice system of America, finding purpose and more. While sharing with us a few legal roadblocks he’s battling to overcome, he talked about his interest in being a boxer and the training he’s been doing. I then shared with how the same way a skilled boxer knows how to take and give punches, that’s the same way the Black man has to be in a world bent on beating him down. I told him what he’s battling with is not a TKO, but just a “jab” that may have stung him; but true champions shake it off, make the necessary adjustments and deliver counter punches!! We encouraged him to stay in the “ring” of life!! He expressed gratitude for our conversation and we thanked him for his time. We exchanged information and looking forward to connecting with him further. A champion in the making!!
Don’t sleep on this generation!! This is fuel to stay in the streets! Praise be to Allah!