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Innterracial Marriage In Sports

861761_man_woman_cigars_1REMEMBER PEOPLE, THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS.

GET MAD, IT'S COOL. I HAVE A BULLETPROOF VEST ON LAYAWAY. WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE DOORS OF COMMUNICATION AND NOT BE AFRAID TO SAY THINGS THAT MAY NOT BE POPULAR.

HERE WE GO!

Many of our black athletes come from humble beginnings. They came up watching their single mothers struggle, working long hours, or hustling to take care of them. A lot of them grew up without fathers and had mothers strung out on drugs. Sports were their escape.

To the future athlete these are some of the things that they saw on a daily basis.

* DRUGS

* GUNS/BLACK ON BLACK CRIME

Daymond John

daymondDaymond John was born in 1969 in Brooklyn, NY and his parents raised him in Hollis, Queens.

John is one of five that appear on the Television show Shark Tank, where they lend money,  from thousands-to-millions to individuals in need of starting their own business and making it big.

John mortgaged his house and took out a $100,000 loan to start designing and selling hats. In 1992 he started FUBU (For Us By Us) and is President/CEO.  John is also the Author of two best-selling books, “Display of Power” and “The Brand Within”.

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