Where does your story begin?
I am from Shreveport, Louisiana a place that cultivated the motivation to seek more in my life because I was consistently surrounded by despair.
In pursuit of this life, I came across a life I could have never imagined. A life that I created through hard work day in and day out; I graduated high school in three years a National Honor Society member, with over 30+ division offers, ranked as top 300 athletes across the nation, an Army All American, 2x State Champion, All City Athlete, and All State athlete.
Upon graduating from high school, I began college at The University of Oklahoma where I won five Big 12 Championships in a row. I played in three college football playoffs games while also winning the Cotton Bowl versus the Florida Gators , and the Sugar Bowl versus Auburn.
While at OU I was awarded:
- Robert D. Lemon Social Justice Award – 2021
- Superior Service Award- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – 2020
- Allstate Good Works Team Member – 2020
- OU Athletics Prentice Gautt Award – 2020 Academic All-Big 12 -First Team – 2017, 2020
- Athletics Council Service Award – 2018-19
- Student Athlete Scholarship Recipient National Honor Society.
I graduated college in two years obtaining a Bachelor of Arts of Political Science with a Concentration in African American Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Criminology. I’ve also completed Master Course work in Global Affairs, Criminology , and MBA.
During my time at OU, I joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, interned at Oklahoma State Capital, as well as lead a community outreach program with The University of Oklahoma- where we made a police reform. This led to me speaking with Mayors , Police Chiefs and State Representatives.
From this The OneMindSet Foundation was created- the fastest growing non-profit organization in the state of Louisiana. I currently spearhead change for under resource communities. Our motto is “Uplift as climb. One child at a time, and in due time our community will climb.” – The OneMindSet Motto
What challenges have you faced along the way?
What does your work entail?
In order to lead you have to give someone a reason to follow. This is where I excel. I recognize that breakthroughs happen because of two things; either enough stress causes individuals to snap or someone comes along and shows you that you can be more.
At The OneMindSet Foundation we will teach people how to be-world changers and how to be leaders so they can grow to be anything they want to be.
How ? By utilizing our greatness speech and tapping into how to be great . We will teach the necessary tools to over come obstacles life may present while giving you the opportunities to make more out of life than that’s being presented. That is what The OneMindSet Foundation will do in your community.
The OneMindSet 24/7 programs is here to provide, uplift, and motivate individuals to show them that they can be more than they ever imagined. This is done by helping expand one’s mind to the endless possibilities there are.
A strengths of mine is that I understand my weaknesses and work on them consistently. My greatest strength of them all is “OneMindSet” which is perseverance through hard times.
What are some educational tools you look to?
- The Lost Wisdom of The Pharos
- The Game of Life and How to Play it
- The Power of Broke Brand
- The Destruction of The Black Civilization
- A Black History Reader
- Stamped from the Beginning
- Marcus Garvey
- 48 Laws of Power
- Art of War
- The New Jim Crow
- Words That Change Mind
- How to Achieve Everything You Want But Faster
- Message to the Blackman
- The developmental psychology of the Black Child
- Mamba Mentality
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
- As a Man Thinketh
- When the World Was Black Pt. 1
- When the World Was Black Pt. 2