Disney couldn't write a better story: A short kid, much too short to play quarterback, won't let that fighting spirit in him die. So he plays in high school, both ways: quarterback on offense and cornerback on defense. Hell, he even punted the ball. His high school coach called him a one-man wrecking crew. He breaks records and is still rated only as a two-star recruit. Too short, they say.
He goes to North Carolina State, where he dominates on a mediocre team. Yet he is willing to leave the sport to play minor-league baseball after his college coaches reach out to NFL scouts to see what the kid's chances are in the NFL. Coaches aren't interested.
In December 1989, President George H.W. Bush was completing his first year in office. In December 2013, Barack Obama was ending the first year of his second term. In between these dates, momentous changes occurred in the world. Almost every aspect of life had changed in ways unimaginable in 1989.
That year saw the birth of Caribbean Today, the brainchild of four young Caribbean migrants in Florida. The publisher was, and still is, Peter Webley.
Half a century ago, thousands upon thousands of people from all across this country gathered in Washington, D.C. We all know this storyâ€”it was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. uttered his famous words, "I have a dream."
A man is supposed to be strong, protective, brave and honorable. He is expected to be manly. Yes indeed, a man must be a man, and anything else that makes him fall short is frowned upon. A man must be strong, but not afraid to be sensitive, must lead, but not be afraid to take advice.