I spent yesterday at #AfroTech
Detroit... It was a MOVIE.
One of the speakers said "it was the perfect mash up of Black Excellence and Black Love." Well said. So true.
To see many of the people I have followed and read about, which are too many to "@" and name, was surreal. This conference reminded me of the importance of ACCESS. Having access to such upwardly mobile, amazing people caused a paradigm shift for me.
It's hard to explain the societal pressure that one feels as a Black person in America.
I'm not one for excuses or pulling the black card but success leaves clues so when there is a lack of success around you or in your lineage, it can be difficult to just ASPIRE to be better.
Yesterday, I was in a room full of people who are "the Black guy" (or girl) at their jobs, maybe even in their profession; I know that feeling all too well as I've been integrating offices since '05.
brilliantly showcased what Black folks can do "in spite of" and "because of". I plan to succeed in spite of any disadvantages (real or perceived) and because I owe it to Black people, past present and future. ✊🏾🙅🏾♀️