Late last month, I was invited back for the second time to participate in a meeting at the UN in the Big Apple. New York resembles Texas that they both do everything BIG! My good friend, Madelyn Rodriguez introduced me to the Ambassador of El Salvador at the United Nations and the last time I [...]

By | 2018-11-13T01:57:17+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Meeting @ UNITED NATIONS


What an honor this week to return to the Department of Education on Capitol Hill and weigh in on the opioid epidemic epidemic, human trafficking and suicide prevention. Grateful to be part of a panel with Faith Based leaders from Dept. Education, Commerce, Homeland Security, Labor respectively and others including ministry leaders and school officials [...]

By | 2018-10-04T14:54:58+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on SCHOOL is in SESSION

University of Diversity

Keynote @ Pastor Carlton Burns - 20th Anniversary as pastor @ Pleasant Grove Baptist - Upper Marlboro, MD One of the greatest lessons I have learned was out of the classroom. More than ever we must realize that we can have a dialogue without demeaning another. After two decades around politics at the highest level [...]

By | 2018-09-11T21:49:51+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on University of Diversity

Greater than Gold

Earlier this month, I had the honor to return as a motivator and chaplain during the XXXI Olympiad outreach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2012, I was on location for opening ceremonies of the Olympics in London, England but this time I was there for last eleven days and flew home after closing ceremonies. [...]

By | 2016-09-01T01:19:15+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Greater than Gold

Game Changer

This week the world lost an icon. For my family we lost a friend. No exaggeration or embellishment. Meadowlark Lemon was my childhood hero and as an adult an inspiration. We were close friends and he served as a mentor and we spoke frequently on the phone and shared the stage at various events in [...]

By | 2016-01-03T00:47:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Game Changer

Full Circle

This week I had the privilege to do something special. It was my HONOR to return exactly thirty years later and speak at my junior high - John Hanson in Waldorf, MD. In 1985-1986, I was an eighth grade student and was President of our Student Government. We had over 800 students then and I [...]

By | 2015-05-30T01:04:25+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Full Circle

Presidential Pardon

The day before Thanksgiving, I was invited back at the White House and had the privilege to cover the President's remarks on the annual pardoning of the turkey. This year he didn't pardon one but two and their names are "Mac" & "Cheese." No this event had nothing to do with the debate on amnesty [...]

By | 2014-11-28T23:31:19+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Presidential Pardon


BACK TO SCHOOL: Yesterday, it was my honor to return to Malcolm Elementary to catch up with my all time favorite teacher - Mr. Walter. He was my K-5 PE teacher and he is ageless. For forty years he has taught PE and retiring next week. Days when I should have been sick and stayed [...]

By | 2014-06-05T13:36:03+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Blog|18 Comments