America's Senator earned his Bachelor of Arts from Iowa Wesleyan University, where he received two-time All-American Honors as a football player. He likes to say he went on to earn his master's from Let Down University and P.H.D from Overcomers University.
At the age of 23, his experience with law enforcement came when he bought guns from a licensed gun dealer for a friend who lived in another state. At the time of purchase, he provided his Drivers License, Social Security number, and informed the gun dealer they were for his friend who lived out of town. He later learned to purchase guns for a none resident of the State of Texas is called a straw purchase. He subsequently was charged with the "illegal purchase of firearms." Upon receiving 5-year probation, it was violated one week before expiration after he went hunting with business associates who were doctors and attorneys. He served 18 months in federal prison.
America's Senator, who you may come to respect, and love is a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award after having mentored over 500,000 youth nationally. In 2016 he founded two of the most effective political ground games in America; Black Men for Bernie and Trump for Urban Communities. Like him or not, his work is proven to be very productive. His motto is no one outworks or serves him, and he lives by faith and favor.
Body of Work
A person's complete Body of Work tells you who they are and not a single action. It was once said teeth and tongue can say anything or a set of lips might say anything but a person's body of work says it all.
Starts first business
He was 8 years old it was a firework stand in Fairfield, Texas.
Little League All-Star
Played for Thompson Chevrolet in Ferris, Texas.
Summer of 1983
Started Playing Little League Football
Played for the Oak Cliff Bears In Dallas, Texas.
Summer of 1984
Join the Startup Oak Cliff 49’ers
They played in Highland Hills at College Park in Dallas, Texas .
Attend Dallas David W. Carter High School
Played Football, Baseball and Member of Chess Team
1987 - 1988
Attend L.G. Pinkston High School
Played Football, Baseball, Basketball and was President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Attended Cameron University
Played Football and Baseball and President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Transferred To Iowa Wesleyan
Football earning All Americans Honors twice, ran Indoor Track, President of Black Awareness Board
Chased Pro Football
Working out for New England Patriots, Canadian League and Spring Football League Washington Marauders
Was placed on Federal Probation
Bought guns from a licensed gun dealer for former college teammate who lived in another state.
Was a real estate investor
A top performer and called a mover and shaker.
Went hunting with doctors and lawyers
Sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison
Learned the importance of knowing the law.
Become a speaker for the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Encouraged individuals how to succeed in and out of prison and in society.
Built Real Estate Management Services
Became very knowledgeable and successful in acquisition and rehabbing.
Helped 400 Katrina Hurricane Evacuees
Placed families in homes in the Dallas Fort Worth Community.
Entered the NonProfit World
Focused on decreasing high school dropout rates.
The Great Recession
Was broke and for the first time looked for government help.
First time voting
Voted for Barack Obama
2008 - 2015
Started Mentoring Full Time
Started Youth Organization
Voted For Barack Obama
Had no positive effect on his life.
Learned About Food Insecurity
DFW poverty stricken communities lacked access to healthy food options
Served 1 Millions Meals
In partnership with Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, Formers Cowboy Michael Downs served over 1 million meals during the summer in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi
The Political Conversation
Daughter asked him who he was voting for which would had been Hilary Clinton.
The Political Education Starts
Daughter convinces him to support Bernie Sanders and Black Men for Bernie was born.
Watched the Democrats attack Bernie and his supporters.
Self Education and Transformation
Chose to support Donald Trump
Committed to Understanding America’s Issues
Dedicated 5 years to develop solutions.
Receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
Started Studying Policing In America
Researched police shootings and started working with law enforcement.
Learned About Local Corruption
Saw corrupt local elected officials and staff.
Met a snake in politics
Saw how politicians sold out their communities.
Learned About Sex Trafficking
Met The Founder of Alive At Last
Started Studying The Deficiencies in Rural America
Toured rural America and partnered with USDA.
Learn of the Mistreatment of Veterans
Couldn't believe 22 veterans commit suicide each day
Started Studying Senseless Violence In America
Learned that the violence has many layers but can be reduced.
Started Studying Homelessness
Learned how to reduce homelessness in America
Learned to Appreciate Being An American
Heart changed about the value of being an American.
Learned About the Wasting of Federal Funds
CARES ACT and HEROES Act monies fail to meet its intended purposes
Completed 5 years of learning America
Spent 300 nights across America each year.
America’s Senator Is Born
Solutions and love for America.