Langston Hughes, in his poem, “Dream Deferred”, conveyed the desperate hopelessness one experiences when life’s potential and aspirations go unmet. Hughes’ poem, was written during the height of de jure and de facto racism. And that was in the wake of the three hundred and fifty years of enslavement followed by “Jim Crow”. This ominous and angst-ridden ode is arguably the precursor of today’s popular slogan, “No Justice, No Peace”.
Rising out of this contorted past, is a singular voice, so clear in its simplicity, and so redeeming in its intent, that we should not miss this messenger’s clarion call. Robert F. Smith, in a seminal speech to the recent Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy virtual conference, spelled out a “reparative” blueprint for Corporate America that should be followed to a tee.
In the same year that we coincidentally recognize the pillaging of Greenwood aka Black Wall Street in Tulsa...
Photo: Empty Street in Manhattan on March 15th, Jeenah Moon, Reuters
This is certainly not a time for business as usual. The Covid Pandemic has forced us, as global citizens, to alter the very paradigm of our way of life. The pandemic struck us to the core. Factories shut down across the globe, millions of people lost their jobs, and global events have been postponed and even cancelled. Our way of life has been interrupted to such a point that we can only shelter at home even while keeping physical distance from the ones we love.
The crazy part is that if that's the extent of our inconvenience we are the lucky ones because many people will lose more than a lifestyle. Some have or will lose their actual life.
It’s amazing how our outlook on life is changing all of a sudden. Things that we took for granted, such as enjoying a dinner out with friends, attending a ball game, going to a movie, or even making an impromptu stop at the...
Welcome to PROSQUARED, and welcome home. That’s right, just as your physical home is designed to keep you warm and protected from the elements, PROSQUARED, as your virtual home is designed to connect you to education and resources that will accelerate your development into the enlightened and economically secure person and wealth creator that you have the right to become.
Hence the name, “PROSQUARED”. Many of you have experienced intense and focused development in your sport – on the field, in the water, on the ice or snow, or on the court – but the system through which you were developed may not have been as dedicated to your development as a human being, wealth creator, and a contributor to society “beyond dribbling”. PROSQUARED is your home and your foundation for a holistic approach to your personal growth. We are the ecosystem that will engulf you in a protective and supportive network that will ensure...
“A local group in Madison wants to help area young people plan for a future of financial independence. ProSquared works to teach students the importance of building personal wealth and making worthwhile investments for the benefit of the communities in which they live. Addressing, in particular, the interests of minority student athletes, this networking organization…” Check out the full article!
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