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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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The last few weeks have reinvigorated me in so many ways. - This weekend, I visited an Apple Orchard for the first time and I mapped out the last 49 days of 2018. 🍎 - I won’t wait until the New Year to tackle my goals, it’s GO TIME.🗓 . . . . . #AppleOrchard #AppleOrchards #ApplePicking #NewYearNewMe #FinishStrong #Goals #Dreamer #Dreamers #DreamersAndDoers #LightBro #SmallTownBigLife #Autumn #Recharged #Recharge #AnAppleADay #ApplePickingSeason #AppleFarm #CiderDonuts #AppleCiderDonuts #SkyTopOrchard #Asheville #FallisHere #VisitNC #FallOutfit #PickingApples #POTD #InstaGood #Fall
I hadn't been on the bike in a few months because of my schedule, so I went for a quick 17.5 mile spin, topping out at 37 MPH. 🗣I'm back on the basketball court next week as well. • • • • • #cycling  #roadbike  #cyclingphotos  #wymtm  #fromwhereiride  #velo  #outsideisfree  #diversifyoutdoors  #outdoorafro  #instabike  #bici  #cyclepreneur  #lightbro  #optoutside  #everydayislegday  #bikelifeshoutout  #instabikers  #beardsofig  #beardsofinsta  #ontheroadagain #rideyourbike #fall #shutuplegs #whenindoubtpedalitout #fitness #bearded #bikecycle #farmvilleva
I have a feeling that something special will happen tomorrow. We traveled around the District today knocking doors and talking to voters. Let's do this!
So, my twin, @dmgreene18 , flew in from California to research race and language in the classroom and we finally recorded an episode of our podcast in person!
Did y'all really think that I would let a costume party pass, without addressing the state of America? Yes, I was a conflicted Kanye, but my hat said Make America Sane Again. My friend, @navonahart was Medusa, the character from Greek mythology who was raped. She's the personification of women being fed up. Let's do this y'all. Go VOTE!!
Wow, this was 13 years ago. I'm thankful for the experiences but even more thankful for the growth. Y'all don't need to see my jersey and fitted hat phase 😂😂 . . . . . #backthen #backintheday #dreamer #dreamersanddoers #littlestoriesofmylife #livethelittlethings #myeverydaymagic #seekthepositive #positivevibes #throwbackthursday #throwback #throwback 🔙 #tbt #beforethebeard #mensfashion #highschool #tarheels #thegoodolddays #smalltownbiglife #smalltownlife #smalltown #farmvilleva
I want to shoutout @lenfulton for reaching out and drawing this portrait of me. This is definitely going up in my office!
It’s hat season! Don’t ask why it’s hat season…
Sometimes my friends travel from Rural Virginia to help amplify messages here in Farmville!
13 years ago today, I lost my father to heart disease. 9/28 is always a day that I find myself reflecting quite a bit on my maturation and development. Five years ago today, some of my tribe joined me for this heart walk in RVA. Thank y’all for always having my back! • • • • • #heartwalk #heartwarrior #mytribe #fbf #flashbackfriday #flashback #heartsurvivor #heartdisease #beattheodds #lightbro #rva #richmond #aha #americanheartassociation #bewell #letsmove #fitness #motivation #virginiaisforlovers #closefriends #ripdad #imissmydad
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
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