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                  AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN 1000's COMMANDMENTS
                 TO DEVELOP SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN


                               By Marvin A. Smith, President & C E O                          

  1. I am proud to be an African American Male who is preparing for a successful life.
  2. I am African-American, (Black) Handsome, and created to achieve Greatness.
  3. I am guided by Truth and empowered with Courage.
  4. I am always concerned about my personal appearance and how I conduct myself.
  5. I am unique and special because I come from the original man in African.
  6. I am most proud of the rich heritage from which I come.
  7. I am most thankful for the great, positive role models I have in my life.
  8. I am intelligent and want to use my brains to its fullest capacity.
  9. I am a young man of character and integrity preparing for responsible manhood.
  10. I am most respectful of my Elders as they have lived a life that I should emulate.
  11. I am a leader, not a follower, and I set the standards for others to follow.
  12. I am very proud of myself and will always carry myself in a respectful manner.
  13. I am fortunate to have a family who loves and cares about me.
  14. I am responsible, dependable and willing to serve others.
  15. I am goal and results oriented. I plan my work and I work my plan.
  16. I am respectful towards my parents, teachers, elders, friends, peers and myself.
  17. I am a young man growing strong, and preparing myself for a life of excellence.
  18. I am preparing today to become an African-American Leader of tomorrow.
  19. I am an African-American Young Man who will not be denied my rightful place in my school, community,  state, country and the world.
  20. I am the next generation: Strong, Determined, Focused, Purposeful, Adventurous, Daring, Optimistic and ready to be Successful.