Life worth living

As we age and mature in life we ponder is this life a life worth living?, my answer is ABSOLUTELY YES, there are often hurdles to leap, challenges to overcome, grief and loss, disappointments and sadness, however there are also multiple opportunities for joy, happiness, exploration, love, fun,  laughter and a host of amazing memories [...]

By |2018-06-15T00:18:44+00:00June 15th, 2018|current, Integrity, news, Respect|0 Comments

Leadership – SelfCare

What are the true elements of leadership, is it required to have followers or just a clear vision, integrity, consistency and follow through. "Earn your way in Learn your way out"  This quote often does not make sense until you go through hardship and are searching for solutions, you see you earn your way into [...]

By |2017-09-12T04:05:25+00:00April 14th, 2017|news, Respect|Comments Off on Leadership – SelfCare

Your Life Has Purpose

Making the best of your life is your goal, your dreams,  your aspirations and goals can be fueled by specific actions to build your discipline confidence and motivation "Decades of Friendship" Darcell Hayes, Steve Sneed, Reco Bembry" coined this phrase into a program to assist thousands of children aim high, accomplish goals and objectives using the arts as a [...]

By |2016-01-26T20:05:35+00:00January 26th, 2016|news, Respect|Comments Off on Your Life Has Purpose


Respect is earned and not given. if this is the case who's the earner and who's the giver? Should a young man or woman respect a person 10 or 20 years their senior? I'd like to invite you to explore these concepts of respect that have a tendency to be lost in our modern society. Respect [...]

By |2015-02-22T05:15:12+00:00February 22nd, 2015|Respect|Comments Off on Respect

ART is LIFE Training

ART is LIVING, artist make a significant contribution to our world, see the attched video to see how! Can we do this in Seattle, certainly we can with the support of Stephanie, Tschida one of the original  street  art "panels for progress" innovators in the country, steve sneed Ogundas, Madrona Youth Theater, Langton Hughes Cultural Arts Theater, the [...]

By |2014-03-28T02:42:52+00:00March 28th, 2014|current, Respect|0 Comments

MLK – A Dream Realized

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh [...]

By |2013-01-19T20:05:28+00:00January 19th, 2013|Respect|0 Comments

Oakland Violence "a work in progress"

The list is based on the number of violent crimes in a year per 100,000 people. Detroit beats out Karachi, Pakistan and Juarez, Mexico with 2,137 crimes per 100,000, and that would include murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults. They saw 344 murders last year. Thus, Detroit has lost more than 200,000 residents since 2001. [...]

By |2013-01-12T08:56:30+00:00January 12th, 2013|news, Respect|0 Comments

Leadershift Retreat

Youth voices creates youth choices, I have been honored to work with a number of professionals and powerful young people around the nation and here are a few images of the last few years. Consider this as installment #1 of a series to uplift the efforts of great champions for change. I've been blessed to [...]

By |2012-12-05T20:00:59+00:00December 5th, 2012|Respect|0 Comments

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