Where does your story begin?
I am from Shreveport, Louisiana a place that cultivated the motivation to seek more in my life because I was consistently surrounded by despair.
In pursuit of this life, I came across a life I could have never imagined. A life that I created through hard work day in and day out; I graduated high school in three years a National Honor Society member, with over 30+ division offers, ranked as top 300 athletes across the nation, an Army All American, 2x State Champion, All City Athlete, and All State athlete.
Upon graduating from high school, I began college at The University of Oklahoma where I won five Big 12 Championships in a row. I played in three college football playoffs games while also winning the Cotton Bowl versus the Florida Gators , and the Sugar Bowl versus Auburn.
While at OU I was awarded:
- Robert D. Lemon Social Justice Award – 2021
- Superior Service Award- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – 2020
- Allstate Good Works Team Member – 2020
- OU Athletics Prentice Gautt Award – 2020 Academic All-Big 12 -First Team – 2017, 2020
- Athletics Council Service Award – 2018-19
- Student Athlete Scholarship Recipient National Honor Society.
I graduated college in two years obtaining a Bachelor of Arts of Political Science with a Concentration in African American Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Criminology. I’ve also completed Master Course work in Global Affairs, Criminology , and MBA.
During my time at OU, I joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, interned at Oklahoma State Capital, as well as lead a community outreach program with The University of Oklahoma- where we made a police reform. This led to me speaking with Mayors , Police Chiefs and State Representatives.
From this The OneMindSet Foundation was created- the fastest growing non-profit organization in the state of Louisiana. I currently spearhead change for under resource communities. Our motto is “Uplift as climb. One child at a time, and in due time our community will climb.” – The OneMindSet Motto
What challenges have you faced along the way?
The death of my aunt, best friend, cousin, and teammate. As well as overcoming a ruptured Achilles and ankle. This ultimately led to me finding my place in the world.
What does your work entail?
In order to lead you have to give someone a reason to follow. This is where I excel- I recognize that breakthroughs happen because of two things; either enough stress causes individuals to snap or someone comes along and shows you that you can be more.
I provide, uplift, and motivate individuals to show them that they can be more than they ever imagined. This is done by helping expand one’s mind to the endless possibilities there are.
A strengths of mine is that I understand my weaknesses and work on them consistently. My greatest strength of them all is “OneMindSet” which is perseverance through hard times.
What are some educational tools you look to?
- The Lost Wisdom of The Pharos
- The Game of Life and How to Play it
- The Power of Broke Brand
- The Destruction of The Black Civilization
- Stamped from the Beginning
- Marcus Garvey
- 48 Laws of Power
- Art of War
- The New Jim Crow
- Words That Change Mind
- How to Achieve Everything You Want But Faster
- Mamba Mentality
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
- As a Man Thinketh
- When the World Was Black Pt. 1
- When the World Was Black Pt. 2
Where can people connect with you online?
Other URL: OneMindSet