I had become tired.
Over the years it seems as if we have taken our foot off the gas. We have become lazy and some how that became cool?! We have to do better for the generation behind us. The way our generation are raising these kids has become sidetracked. They look a mess because WE have failed them. The have no respect because we have shown them that we don't respect ourselves.
So how do we fix this? How do we grab their attention and introduce PRIDE and SELF RESPECT back into the equation? We must ask ourselves what can we personally do to start changing the perspective.
The New Hue was created to give the world back something that was seemingly lost. Self confidence. Respect. Dignity. Pride. Determination to excel. So we decided to do just that. Phase One..
We put together a mixer. Allow people of all nationalities to come together for one main purpose. To change the perspective. To help raise money to start a mentoring program for our young Black men between the ages of 13-19. Select a few young men and give them a fresh haircut, their own tailored suit, a photo shoot, along with a consultation with members of The New Hue about changing the perspective in their personal environment. Open their eyes to the possibility of someone that doesn't know them who actually care about their success.
It's easy for mom and dad to tell them to straighten up. But it may mean more coming for someone outside the home. For us as strong men to project a belief within ourselves that you don't have to be considered a "lame" to want to dress better. Articulate vocabulary with your head held high with confidence. Become the gentleman that your Grandfather was.
We have to get back to the glory days of our culture. We have had fun for a few decades. Now it's time to get back to work. It starts with me. It starts with you.. it starts with, The New Hue.