Education Is Important At Any Age

Van McKellar was 72-years-old when he graduated from college. In 1956, McKellar dropped out of high school and began his blue-collar life working as a mechanic to support his family. As a black man growing up during the segregation, blatant racism, and hostility, I can assume that earning a degree was not as fathomable as it might be today. Making a decent wage to support the ones you love was the trend. However, McKellar is a shining example of a person who understands that value of a quality education. In 2009, McKellar decided to be home schooled with his daughter to and receive his GED. And in 2012, Van McKellar graduate cum laude from Metropolitan State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in African-American Studies and a Minor in History.

 

Education is key to true freedom. People will control, manipulate, and overstep you as long as they hold information that you need, for knowledge is power. To move forward and upwards, gain as much knowledge as you can, for it will always give you the upper hand. The man (or woman) who knows the most makes the most. Self education is key for to success.

 

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One Mind

~Darryl

Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to bring a sense of community back into Black America. When the evil head of Individualism emerges, we allow the outside world cast a shadow of hatred over our heads. All over social media, black news is loaded with racism, jealousy, manipulation, stereotype, and self-destruction. Black men are seen as slaves instead of kings. Black women are seen as products and trophies instead of queens. Black children are seen as incompetent, incapable, unintelligent and unremarkable. Young black men and women blanket their skin with colors and symbols to distinguish themselves from a self-made enemy. We as a people forget to love and cherish our ebony skin for it is the color of love and the connectivity between us and Mother Earth.

There will be no activist posts on this blog. There will be no posts which identify problems in the black community. The purpose is to highlight the wonderful things black men and women are doing across the world. I will leave comments open for positive discussions and debates. My hope is to eradicate the idea of individualism and create a sense of inclusiveness within the black community.

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One Mind

~Darryl