By Basia A Powell
I no longer like the phrase , “I am the first black to.” Gone are the days when we need to celebrate the first black person to become somebody. This is a feeling that continues to divide us.
The more we continue to be star struck about the accomplishments of one member of the black community, or our personal accomplishments , the further we are from it becoming the norm. We need black leaders to open schools like Diddy, Oprah, Le Bron James and others. We need black billionaires to pay off more student loans like Robert F Smith just did for the 2019 Graduating Class of Morehouse College . Now that is next level. That is how we need to celebrate when we have a seat at the table.
There are many opportunities for all of us. Work hard and take your seats. There are no signs preventing you from using the bathrooms anymore. Go get your greatness and run after it like it belongs to people of all colors.
Take a look at My Vlog ” Keeping It Real” Webisode 2, where I discuss this issue.