James: Black. Son. Vision-Chasing.
How does it feel to be a Black man in America?
“It feels uncomfortable. That can be good or bad. It feels uncomfortable in the sense that you don't know exactly what your status or position is in America. On one hand, you can see success...you can see individuals, whether it's sports, entertainment, academia, politics - who are being successful. But, you don't see that success with a foundation of security. You don't see that success with a foundation of stability. To see one man be President and a 19-year old kid get killed, unarmed, are two diabolic dynamics that put you in a sense that you can't rest on just what's seen as success. You can't rest on what's seen as being positive in one sense, when you're dying on the other. So, it's an uncomfortable feeling to be Black in America.”
||My life matters because... God created me. And because He created me, He gave me purpose. And because I have purpose, I have influence. And since I have influence, I matter. I'm God's creation. I'm not here by man-made anything and that's all I need to matter. Just because God made me, I matter. And just because God made all humanity, we all matter.||