|Address||2115 Runnels St |
Houston, Texas , United States
|| October 28, 1975
Dec 31, 2012 01:10am
|Info||I was born in a little city not too far from the Texas-Louisiana border. I was raised by my grandparents after my mother’s death. I realized that with the absence of a father, I would have to take personal responsibility for my growth. That conviction was embedded in me by my grandfather, a WWII veteran, and my loving grandmother who raised me under a patriotic umbrella. They also held and impressed upon me the belief that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. |
My commitment to individuality led me to New Orleans where I attended Dillard University in the pursuit of business. Fueled with an entrepreneurial spirit, I found one of Booker T. Washington’s motto’s to reign true: “Economic freedom is the foundation to political freedom.” In college I found that the key to overcoming life’s inequities is to grow in one’s morality and embrace every opportunity to renew one’s commitment to stepping out on faith.
After leaving Dillard University and in the wake of my grandparents' deaths, I found myself following my grandfather’s footsteps-- I joined the United States Air Force. While traveling down life’s odyssey, I met my "wife to be" in the city of Austin. Not long into our marriage and establishing a home in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina swept away our hopes and eventually our union, but not my personal dream of renewal, renewal for myself, the great state of Texas that adopted me and for the country that allows me the freedom to defend its Constitution and mine.
In lieu of all life’s lessons, good times and bad, failures and successes, degrees and certificates, all of it would be for naught, if I did not commit myself and my voice to bettering the lives of those who can relate, understand, and empathize with my history, but more importantly the future of our existence as citizens, as "We the People".