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Taikein Cooper

Renowned Thought Leader 💡 Public Servant 🙋🏾‍♂️ Millennial Success Expert 👨🏾‍💻 Chair PE Democrats 🇺🇸 Athlete Whisperer 🏀🏈 Cyclist 🚴🏾 GoPro Aficionado 📸

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There are kayaks, then there’s the @blueskyboatworks kayak. As you can see, I could stand comfortably and and do anything that I wanted on this kayak. I can’t wait to get back out on the water with this one! . . . . . #kayakfishing  #bassfishing  #outdoorafro  #fishon  #fishingislife  #fishin #largemouthbass  #bassmaster  #goprofishing  #bassfishingnation  #freshair  #bigbassdreams  #bassproshop  #catchandrelease  #wackyworm  #optoutside  #optoutdoors  #lightbro  #fishwhisperer  #hobie  #paddleva  #smalltownbiglife  #smalltownusa  #lakefishing  #lakelife  #farmvilleva  #rippinlips  #tightlines  #officefortheday
Sometimes, I get to mix my passions! Special thanks to @paddleva for combining my loves of cycling and fishing. This @hobiefishing kayak with the pedal system was a nice touch! I didn’t catch the big one, but I had a lot of fun out there. • • • • • #kayakfishing  #bassfishing  #outdoorafro  #fishon  #fishingislife  #fishin #largemouthbass  #bassmaster  #goprofishing  #bassfishingnation  #freshair  #bigbassdreams  #bassproshop  #catchandrelease  #wackyworm  #optoutside  #optoutdoors  #lightbro  #fishwhisperer  #hobie  #paddleva  #smalltownbiglife  #smalltownusa  #lakefishing  #lakelife  #farmvilleva  #rippinlips  #tightlines  #officefortheday
I emailed some friends and told them about Richmond Public Schools’ Beautification Week; without hesitation, they jumped in. Thank y’all for giving your time and energy to ensure that RPS Students start the new year on a more positive note. . . . . . #education #bethechange #educationmatters #educationadvocate #lightbro #volunteer #selfie #rpsshines #rps #rva #richmond #richmondva #saveourschools #supportourschools #ourkidscantwait #ourkidsarethefuture
As a young boy, I had the tendency to stand up for people that couldn’t stand up for themselves. As an adult, that’s my mission: to stand in the gap for marginalized and disenfranchised communities. ⚠️ This picture was taken in Jena, Louisiana, where six young men were excessively and disproportionately charged for fighting. As I embark upon new endeavors, experiences like this, keep me grounded and focused. #flashbackfriday • • • • • #flashback  #fbf  #fbfriday  #jena  #socialjustice  #activism  #truthispower  #humanrights  #familiesbelongtogether  #endmassincarceration  #justiceforall  #justiceorelse  #justice  #bethechange  #allmylife  #voiceofthevoiceless  #standinginthegap  #standinthegap  #lightbro  #diversityandinclusion  #changeisgood  #changegonecome  #beforethebeard  #babyface  #journalism  #picoftheday  #louisiana  #uncalumni
Yesterday, I had the honor of serving as the MC for the Luther H. Foster Scholarship Ceremony! Special thanks to these ladies, for keeping his legacy of scholarship, family and networking alive. • • • • • #bowtiesarecool  #bowtieswag  #menwithbeards  #tflers   #curlsponge  #scholarship  #legacy  #africanamericanhistory  #virginiahistory  #tuskegee  #teachthebabies  #lifelonglearning  #lifelonglearning  #autodidact  #motivationmonday #history  #tomorrowsleaders  #thefutureisnow  #thefutureisbright  #menstyle  #instadaily  #communityfirst  #educationadvocate  #virginia  #cantstopwontstop  #kidscantwait  #speaker  #millennials  #instadaily
Serving as Chair of the local Democratic Party is a job in itself, but sometimes, I get to do cool things like hosting @leslieforcongress and @timkaine ! Thank you both for showing up in rural Virginia; this is where we win! • • • • • #bluewave  #bluewave2018  #politics  #vagov  #democrats  #strongertogether  #familiesbelongtogether  #iwillvote  #midtermelections  #midterms  #imwithher  #justiceforall  #thefutureisfemale  #thefutureisnow  #notmeus  #yeswecan  #wewontstop  #wewontgoback  #iphonephotography  #novemberiscoming  #virginia  #virginiaisforlovers  #firedup  #firedupreadytogo #newpolitics  #changetheworld  #bethechange  #wethepeople  #instadaily
I hadn’t been able to get out in a while, but I found a new honey hole. I caught plenty of keepers, but this 4.5 pounder was the best. I missed the big one; I’ll be sure to get it next time. • • • • • #fishing #bassfishing #fishingislife #fishin #largemouthbass #bassmaster #goprofishing #bassfishingnation #freshair #bigbassdreams #catchingfish #fishinggreat #fishon #lunker #bassproshop #rippinlips #bigbass #tightlines #lakeshow #LABron #kobe #optoutside  #optoutdoors  #fishwhisperer  #fisherman  #catchandrelease  #bankfishing  #wackyworm  #senko
I forgot to make this post on June 30th, but I completed my cycling challenge: 750 MILES IN 30 DAYS! Thank you all for the donations, encouragement, patience, prayers and thoughts. June’s weather added another dimension to this year, but I’m thankful that we reached the fundraising and ride goals to combat pediatric cancer. My team, IG Cancer Fighters, rode 5686.2 miles in June and raised $17,771.34! • • • • • #whenindoubtpedalitout #shutuplegs #outsideisfree #fitness #outdoorafro #everydayislegday #bikelife #fromwhereiride #strava #kidsgetcancertoo #childhoodcancerawareness #americancancersociety #greatcyclechallenge #instabike #instacycling #beatcancer #diversifyoutdoors #igerscycling #cycleforsurvival #lightbro #optoutside #roadcycling #roadslikethese #cyclelife #standinginthegap #dreamrealized #beattheheat #beattheodds #yeahthatgreenville
Today, I joined scores of others from around VA, to protest the separation of families seeking asylum in America. By the way, Jesus was also a refugee that sought asylum. Special thanks to the organizers and I encourage you all to speak out against the inhumane treatment folks seeking refuge in America. We had some discussion about adopting some families in Central Virginia. Let me know if you’re sincerely interested in participating with that. The identities of these families will be protected. • • • • • #keepfamiliestogether  #keepfamiliestogetheract  #familiesbelongtogether  #familiesbelongtogether  #immigrationreform  #immigrantsmakeamericagreat  #documentaryphotography  #photojournalism  #endfamilyseparation  #itcouldbeyou  #itcouldbeme  #notmeus  #keephopealive  #bethechange  #smalltownbiglife  #dreamers  #farmvilleva  #marchonfarmville  #humanrightscampaign  #humanrightswatch  #nomuslimban  #refugeeswelcome  #keepfightingthegoodfight  #shutdownsessions  #freeourfuture  #familyvalues  #commonsense  #vapolitics  #vagov
This was a quick 27.5 miles with my friend Jack. So far, I've completed 650 out of 750 miles this month, for childhood cancer. I'm tired, sore, but determined to finish the fight! • • • • • #kidsgetcancertoo  #childhoodcancerawareness #americancancersociety #cancerawareness #finishthefight  #determination  #cancersucks  #gccusa  #greatcyclechallenge  #roadcycling  #smalltownbiglife  #smalltown  #smalltownamerica  #longwooduniversity  #longwoodu  #farmvilleva  #instabike  #instacycling  #beatcancer  #advocate  #ilovethekids  #whogotnext  #bethechange  #lightbro  #wymtm  #shutuplegs  #optoutside #outsideisfree
The Great Cycle Challenge, coupled with this year’s heat, has me extremely exhausted. This grueling 30 miles included a truck running me off of the road. Nevertheless, I have rode 497+ miles this month and will aggressively try to reach 750 by July 1st! • • • • • #nationalselfieday #selfie #roadcyclist #roadcycling #lightbro #beardsofinstagram #beardsofinsta #beardsofig #fromwhereiride #yeahthatgreenville #whatsgoingongvl #letstalkgreenville #greatcyclechallenge #gccusa #gccusa2018 #roadbike #cycling #wymtm #ontheroadagain #ontheroad #beattheheat #beatcancer #optoutside #everdayislegday #shutuplegs #instabike #instadaily #outsideisfree #diversifyoutdoors
Here's a picture of me as a youngster, with my pops. One of my regrets in life has been not taking more pictures with my late father. I encourage y'all to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones and capture special moments with pictures and videos. • • • • • #throwbackthursday  #throwback  #tbt  #fathersday  #happyfathersday  #smalltownusa  #smalltownbiglife  #capturethemoment  #neverforget  #restinpower  #restinpeace  #gonebutneverforgotten  #imissmydad  #virginia  #80sbaby  #im30now  #oxfordshoes  #fatherson  #fathersontime  #fathersonbonding  #fathersonmoment  #takemoreportraits  #rememberthemoments  #instadaily  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #80sfashion #beforethebeard  #backthen
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