It’s February, also known as Black History Month. As such, many media outlets and brands are honoring Black culture. This morning, I had the opportunity to visit NYC’s Hot 97’s studio as a guest panelist on Street Soldiers hosted by Lisa Evers (@LisaEvers), and discuss Black Athletes: What It Takes To Leave A Mark. New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (@rashadjennings), Turron Davenport an NFL columnist for Pro Players Insiders and Baltimore Times, basketball skills trainer Jerry Powell, who’s worked with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Paul George; and myself chopped it up about the media’s portrayal of Black Athletes and the role of women in sports. Also, Jennings shared his personal story of overcoming some serious odds to become an NFL player. If you haven’t heard his story, I guarantee you will gain inspiration from his testimony.
It was an honor for me to be a part of this discussion. I have so much respect for Lisa Evers and Street Soldiers. At a time when Hip Hop radio stations are criticized for playing misogynistic, violent, and explicit music, Street Soldiers has consistently served up thought provoking conversations that celebrate our history and pushes our culture forward. I’ve been a listener since high school…at least. Never ever imagined being a guest on the program… but God.
Take a listen, share, comment, all that good stuff. Thank you.