King of the Month is a segment dedicated to presenting you with young men who are intelligent, doing good things for themselves and their communities, and who are breaking the many stereotypes put against them. There are good black men out here. Don’t let media and “statistics” fool you. This month, I present to you:
You can find him on instagram @bookofsam_
AW: How old are you and where are you from?
S: I’m 21 years old. I’m from Philadelphia, PA. Both of my parents were born and raised in Haiti. I have a spiritual connection with the entire African diaspora though.
AW: What is your life’s motto or mission?
S: Knowledge of self will make everything seem clear and brighten your vision.
AW: Are you a student, entrepreneur, in the workforce, etc? Describe what you do.
S: I’m a student at Penn State Harrisburg majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. I try to read at least 2 books a week because I know Black/African people need to seek knowledge of self outside of the classroom.
AW: What are your core beliefs?
S: I’m a Garveyite so I follow the core beliefs of Marcus Garvey. Black/African people must unite globally. Black men and Black women must empower each other. The system of White Supremacy wants to see us divided and confused because it’s obvious that we are the original people of the planet Earth, and when we move to control or own destiny our exploitation will cease.
AW: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
S: Dr. John Henrik Clarke because I enjoy watching his lectures and he spent his life educating his self on African/Black history and spreading what he learned.
AW: What is the most attractive thing about a woman?
S: I love Black women. Black women must love African features, the texture of hair, color of skin (all shades of Black are beautiful), the shape of the nose and the shape of the beautiful lips. Black women have beautifully shaped bodies, beautiful curves, beautiful hips and thighs. My biggest turn on is a Black woman who has knowledge of self and who truly loves herself and her features.
AW: What are your biggest turn offs?
S: My biggest turn off is someone who doesn’t seek knowledge, wisdom or understanding and doesn’t want to gain knowledge of self.
AW: What makes you a king?
S: I’m a Black king because I will always stand beside the Black queens and we’ll uplift and empower each other.