"We got to start building Black banks. Look at the impact through business, like if you shut Walmart, that's effecting commerce. Building up Black business is building back up opportunity. And we have to work together. Stop shopping at these places that use prison labor. Corruption fills the jails."
“Do you see yourself as a person of color?”
“For some it’s ok. I think it’s ok. We don’t see each other as people. Just people. I don’t care where you’re from, you’re a person.”
“I define humanity as a collection of people with different backgrounds, beliefs, life experiences, and moral values all trying to share a world.
My upbringing was unconventional, but I come from a caring, loving family that taught me virtues from the beginning. My parents got divorce when I was very young. There was no opportunity for my mother in Dominican Republic. After the divorce she moved to the States in search of a better life. During that time my grandparents took care of me, despite that fact my father was still in the picture. I was reunited with her a few years later, sadly after the passing of my grandfather. The sacrifices my mother had to make to provide a better life for me is something I can’t never repay. It makes me appreciate everything I have accomplished and it humbles me as a person. Now has an adult, husband, and father of two I can only hope I can teach them the same moral values as my upbringing did.
What I want to see from humanity is a cure of cancer. As a father of two boys there is nothing more important to me than there health. I can’t imaging having to go through something like that.”