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An Unsung Hero

An Unsung Hero . . .

Throughout Black History Month, I read posts by others. I commented on quotes of famous African American women… from Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Shirley Chisholm, and Amanda Gorman. I asked myself, why do we reserve only one month to recognize the accomplishments of Black Americans.

I decided to wait to post about someone who is special to me. History may never remember him. He may never be quoted. He is not famous. My friend is a simple humble man. His smile radiates his goodness and purity of his soul. In his own words, his goal is to “build a bridge across the racial, ethnic and economic divides”.

I met my friend in the summer of 2020. I commented on one of his LinkedIn posts. Destiny played a part in our meeting. I believe it was preordained. From that day forward, we text each other every day about many topics. With an academic background, he fostered and mentored diversity and inclusion initiatives for underserved students.

He was raised as a man of faith. I believe his beloved mother taught him the values he has instilled in his own children. Married for many years, he writes and celebrates his love for his wife and family.

His inherent belief is in the goodness of others. His faith is his foundation. He believes in hope and finding solutions to life’s problems. My friend believes that “there is no greater calling than being able to impact people’s lives in a positive way.”

CALVIN LAWRENCE, you are my unsung hero. May your beacon of light continue to shine its radiance on others as you have done for me. Until we meet, I will cherish our special bond my mentor and friend.

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