Category Archives: Manhood

What defines the African American man?

No Excuses

Still Dreaming

I am still dreaming!!

There are no guarantees in life, but a little boy must have dreams, aspirations and hope.  This game is about probability. What is the probability of a young black man going to college if he read books from pre-school to high school? Even more precise, what is the probability of intellectual confidence and manhood if young black men know their history? I am still dreaming. Put in the work and dreams come true.

The Heroes & Kingz Gear

The mission is to empower, educate and create a new narrative. Our focus is physical, mental, spiritual and holistic health. We created merchandise that is a reflection of our philosophy and a podcast. You can support the podcast here: https://anchor.fm/heroes-and-kingz/support

Heroes and Kingz Podcast

Heroes and Kingz Podcast is a podcast platform formed to inspire, mentor and educate men and women. The mission of the podcast is to feed people with mental and holistic nutrition for the mind, body and soul. Grown Men with a shared vision of providing a voice to those who do not get a chance to speak and an ear to those who are not heard. Available on Anchor FM, Itunes, Soundcloud, Overcast, Radio Public, Breaker,  Castbox and TuneIn.

 

Anything is possible, Live Free

To be a man of your word with Integrity is Priceless.

Why I get up at 4:00 am.
Why I don’t smoke or drink.
Why I drink water.
Why I am not scared.
Why I do not watch TV.
Why I do not Lie.
Why I look you straight in your eyes.
Why I Grind.
Why I create.
Why I do not accept excuses.
Why I do not stand in lines.
Why I read books.
Why I listen.
Why I sometimes do not sleep.
Why I am arrogant.
Why I am humble.
Why I block pain.
Why I meditate.
Why I trust no one but me.
Why you can not call me a boy.
Why you can not call me the n’word.
Hero and King.

Make a decision! Dr. Eric Thomas

Make a decision! Dr. Eric Thomas

 

My friends Sidney Champagne and Elijah Braddy sent me a text message to a special You Tube video. The video was called Make a Decision by Dr. Eric Thomas. All of us watch Dr. Eric Thomas, Jocko Wilinick ( spelling ) Gary V and Mel Robbins. We are not about excuses and all about action and do not make excuses. Each us of get up in the morning before the sunrise and just dream, hustle and grind to create a better life for our families. But,  individually we have plateaued and have been trying to figure out how we take our expertise and brands to the next level. As personal trainers and health coaches we make a difference in the lives of our clients, but realize we needed to make a difference in the communities from which we can.  So, we realize three Alphas, three positive minds are powerful than one. Thus, Heroes and Kingz’s was created. Today, was the first of many podcasts where we will change and question the narrative of African American men and women around the world.

 

Change the Narrative: Heroes and Kingz

Heroes and Kingz

 

About 30 years ago I applied to be a Deputy Sheriff in San Diego, California. I had passed all the physical, mental and intellectual tests. My decision to become a sheriff was not about a commitment to make a difference in my community.  Furthermore, it was not a decision to curtail crime in the streets. During this time I was working for the Dept. of Social Services as a supply clerk, in junior college and worked out everyday. I was not making a  lot of money, but me and my best friend had an apartment, cars, nice clothes and was living a the life of two heterosexual single men. After  going through the background checks, FBI background checks and references it was time to learn what the job entails. The preparation, I learned that you would have to do a few years working in the county jail before you would be working in a specific area.  I grew up around some guys who were into everything and my first thought was I was going to see half the guys I grew up with or know in the jail; no problem. My reputation in the streets was solid, so I had a fleeting thought that i could possibly change their mindset if I was put in the right situation as a sheriff. Two things happen that night would change my mindset and consciousness. First, there was another recruit who happened to be Caucasian and just left military. This other recruit and I where the top recruits in this class in all the tests. Second, the county jail prison bus just happened to pull-up in front of the courthouse/jail during our break from the 1 on 1 interviews. As the bus pulled up I remember the other recruit getting excited and voicing his anxiousness to get on the streets and “fight crime”. My first thought of him was if he was my partner he would get us both killed. But, as the bus parked and the Sheriffs and the inmates got off the bus, one thing was glaringly obvious. Every Sheriff was white and the 95% of the prisoners that got off the bus was either African American or Hispanic. The moment I had that visual I knew I could not be a Sheriff and at that moment I had to figure out how to keep Brothers off that bus. The next day I withdrew my application and I explained to my Mom why I could not be a Sheriff just for the money. To be in law enforcement is a special calling and I commend the good cops who have chose this profession. But, my knowledge of society and history told me there were too many Black men on that bus. Through my education, travel and life experience I now know why and the solutions are complicated. Over the years I have been helped and I have helped people as well. As I close in on my 55th  birthday I realize I can not change people, but I can attack the narrative. We have been called everything under the sun, but children of God. Thus, for me and my perception of reality and the standard and title I want brothers to aspire to is no less than a Hero and King. After 1000 years there is no other title that can be what we actually are but Heroes and Kingz. Unofficially, it began that night…Officially, it will begin Nov. 5th, 2017

 

Elevate my purpose

I have been mentoring and consulting Fitness clients and friends in areas outside of health and wellness for several years. Thanks to the advice of a friend who I gave advice, who suggested I elevate my fitness training to include personal development officially. So, I am taking the leap and offering my services as a personal, professional and fitness coach. You contact me through the www.thelifedoctrines.com or thelifedoctrines@gmail.com.

I WILL-HERO

nounplural heroes; for 5 also heros.

1.

a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character:

He became a local hero when he saved the drowning child.

2.

a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal:

My older sister is my hero. Entrepreneurs are our modern heroes.
AFRICAN AMERICAN FATHER- HERO

3.

the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc.