Before you call the cops, I just want you to know.
The first thing I did today was push my sleeping son’s foot out of my face.
I was raised in the South in Memphis, TN.
I love the Tennessee Titans, Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Volunteers.
I’m a Christian (Southern Baptist to be precise).
I volunteer in Sunday School at my church.
I coach youth soccer.
I volunteered in my daughter’s kindergarten class room.
My favorite snack is Orange Slices.
I prefer vanilla over chocolate (and peanut butter over both).
I have 2 college degrees; both from MTSU.
I love my kids more than I ever thought I could – and that’s a lot.
I have been happily married for almost 10 years to a woman who loves me with a fiery passion.
If you saw me in my car, I might be jamming to Ludacris…or Hamilton…or the soundtrack to Bring It On.
I like to travel. I’ve only got 10 states to go before I have seen all 50. I’ve never been in a gang.
I hate that people could be threatened of me because of the color of my skin. If I could change that, I would.
I am a black man. I am a proud Black man. I am a dad, a husband, a cousin, a brother, a son and a friend. Does any of this really matter? No.
I just wanted you to get to know me better. Before you call the cops.