I grew up in a single parent home in public housing in NY. I overcame the cycle of domestic abuse, gang activity, incarceration,
At the age of 23 I was saddled with a criminal domestic charge against my 31 yr. old GF, which came with a mandatory designation of "Sexual Offender", that's where my story begins...
A Speaking Series From Nigga To Ninja, to bring THE message to conferences around the U.S. Whether as a keynote speaker or a workshop leader, from the perspective of a Black Entrepreneur/"Convicted Felon". Let me help you move from the world of yesterday's regrets to the world of tomorrow's victories.
As a Television Personality, Fitness Guru, Speaker and Innovator, I will bring new life and connection to your next event. Contact me, and we can design a workshop or presentation that will engage and invigorate your guest audience.
What is it that is holding you in the present and keeping you from accessing your brightest future? This presentation is built on years of Team Building and project management in the Fitness and Television Entertainment industries. I will help you and/or your team figure out, not just what is coming next, but how to shape what is coming next.
If you are anything like me, you have had some HUGE Fails in your lifetime. Failed Marriage? Check. Failed Businesses? Check. Criminal Record? Check.
At 44 years *young, I can leverage my experiences and failures for YOU and help you not only avoid some failures, but also show you how to ASSESS, GROW and LEARN from those unfortunate times when you do fall short of your Best Self.
At 8 years old I was a shoeshine boy at the Saratoga Racetrack. I did this to feed my family, as my mom was an alcoholic. I also collected cans and bottles for five cent deposit, and also shoveled snow. I guess this is where the entrepreneurship began. From age 12 I ran away from home to escape the constant cycle of physical, mental and emotional abuse. I lived with my grandparents and had a "normal" life for a few years. They put me in sports and I excelled. I was a standout in Football, Wrestling & Track & Field.
My grandparents kicked me out at 15 because I began to dabble in gang activity. I went back to live at my moms at the public housing, and started dealing crack and being involved with more gang activity. I spent many of the following years associated with with some members of the 5% Nation of Islam. That was my family as they welcomed me in and accepted me.
From the Ages of 18-23, I attended Adirondack Community College and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Both times majoring in TV/Radio Broadcast/Production. I am the Grandson of a Mason. I am Christian by birth and By choice, but I also respect and observe Universal Energy and Universal Law. I believe in Second Chances. I had 4 children by age 18.
I now have 5 children and 3 Grandchildren. I am now focused on Family Legacy, advocating against domestic abuse, and giving back to the community that reflects where I grew up.