In all honesty, I don't know a thing about Dez Bryant, the former Oklahoma State wide receiver who was drafted last night by the Dallas Cowboys. I am however, pulling for him to have success in the NFL. Bryant, is a young man who has parlayed his extensive athletic skills into a potential million dollar pay day with the Cowboys. Bryant comes to the NFL with supposed "life issues," and was suspended for most of his Junior year at Oklahoma State for lying about his relationship with Deion Sanders.
Bryant was born to a teenage mother, and obviously didn't develop some of the life skills required for long term success. I'm hoping that the Cowboys will assign him a mentor, so that the millions that he's about to receive won't lead him down the wrong path.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Superstar singer Rihanna was hospitalized on Monday after performing a concert in Zurich. Details of her illness haven't been released, but at only 22 and one of the top female performers in the world if she has to take a break just to rest, it should be strongly advised by her handlers.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Reports surfaced yesterday that Donovan McNabb is lobbying his new team the Washington Redskins to sign ex-teammate Terrell Owens as a wide receiver partner. If true, what is McNabb thinking. Owens' skills are obviously on the decline and he threw McNabb under the bus in a major way when they were teammates with the Philadelphia Eagles. Perhaps McNabb sees the lack of receivers with his new team, but this would be a reunion that would probably end badly.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
President Barack Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told television show host Charlie Rose in a recent interview that he would like to become mayor of Chicago sometime in the near future according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Manuel was once an aide for present mayor Richard Daley and is Chicago born.
Monday, April 19, 2010
We always look at the daunting statistics for African-American young men as they try to navigate the process from going from boys to men. In Chicago, only 40% of African-American boys graduate from high school. That leaves 60% of the males trying to figure it out on their own usually with tragic consequences. Bryan Echols is the executive director of the Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization. Echols talks about the groups goal of targeting males born in 2007 with the goal of guiding them through society's challenges until they're 18 and hopefully headed to college in this uplifting article courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.