Learn About Where You Come From

Dear Y.B.M.: I trust that you are doing well today. This is just a short letter to encourage you to learn more about your heritage and where you came from. This is more important than you may think. It is crucial to your self-esteem, confidence and vision for the future. You see, having knowledge of […]

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Take Full Responsibility

Dear Y.B.M.: I am writing you today from a basement office of a church in New Haven, Connecticut. I trust that you are continuing to grow as a young man. In this letter, I would like to kindly share with you some things about taking responsibility for yourself, and for your life. Somehow, many of […]

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Take the Road Less Traveled

Dear Y.B.M.: I trust that you are doing well today. I am writing you now to encourage you to take the “road less traveled.” You might be asking, what is the road less traveled? Well, in short, it is the tough, lonely road of self-discipline. This road is about delaying gratification and pleasure to accomplish […]

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You Are Not Inferior!

Dear Y.B.M.: I am back in Atlanta, and at the writing of this letter, I am on the beautiful campus of Morehouse College — the alma mater of the late and great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Down through the years, I have noticed that one of the marks of a “Morehouse man” is confidence. […]

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The Marks of a Truly Educated Man

Dear Y.B.M.: This letter is being written from the beautiful Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. If you are an upwardly mobile individual, you may have wondered from time to time, how does one know that he is educated? In other words, what are the marks of an educated […]

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