Acknowledging Black excellence – Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

William T. Robinson, Jr.

All too often we, African Americans are inundated with negative perceptions about our youth. It is enlightening and refreshing when we bring to light the astonishing accomplishments and achievements of our children from our own narratives. I am sure I am not alone when I ascribe to the awesome progress our children are making in all genres. They are going forth unscathed from naysayers and doubters, meeting their academic and professional goals with self-assurance and unwavering confidence.

Contrary to what you may hear about the destitute and dismal plight of some of our children, i.e., shunning education, going down a crime ridden path—there are just as many, if not more, academically inclined African American youth going forward undeterred in meeting their…

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