“These lessons are for the next generation. May they learn, and share the game better than we ever could.”
Why is it that in the Black communities we often struggle to remember to help out our own people? Why is it that when we receive knowledge, we tend to hold on to it and never share it with the next man or woman? …. Unless it’s for the right price.
This isn’t as prevalent in other communities. In a lot of Jewish communities, they help and share with everyone so that they can all succeed. Same with a lot of Asian communities. Why can’t we do the same at a higher rate?
To help combat that, I wanted to create something that could start the conversation around the ones close to me. It’s never too late to change our direction. This shirt started as a shirt for young Black men
As a Black man in America, it feels a lot of times as if we are public enemy number one. I wanted, more so, needed to share some lessons for them because a lot of times it appears as if no one cares. So I started to gather quotes from different intelligent Black males in my life. The question I asked everyone was “What is the best Free Game you’ve ever received.”
Then I realized that I learned a lot about being a man from the strong women that I had in my life. So I went back and expanded. In the end, I compiled 21 different motivational quotes, inspiring quotes and quotes of life lessons from the Black people closest to me, ranging from men and women of all ages, including my Mom.
My hope is for this shirt to spark a change in our community. Pass along the game that was given to you.
Do not withhold the knowledge from your people.
THE GAME IS TO BE TOLD NOT SOLD.
BACK OF SHIRT QUOTES
“Don’t ever say what A woman won‘t do.”- Davanté Burnley
“Part of being wise is being humble, Wisdom is humility.”- Brandon Crockett
“Death before dishonor.”- Jacob Hatchett
“Treat the janitor with the same respect you give the CEO. You never know, you could be the janitor one day.”- Jonathan McLean
“Hustle and a strong work ethic outweighs talent any day.”- Jeffrey Lockhart
“Reputation is the currency of life. How people talk about you when you’re not around is what’s most important.”- Rohan Pessoa
“Always believe in something or you’ll fall for anything.”- Cayla Hutton- Pessoa
”A gift is nothing but a snare in disguise.”- DeAntuan Fuller
“there‘s two things you don‘t play with, People’s Money or people’s Food.”- Camerron Cheatham
“Know how to treat a woman. If you Court her like a gentleman, you can never lose.”- Ronald Drew Miles
“Your food gon‘ get cold watching another person‘s plate.”- Walter Rashad Ray
“Don’t lend someone money, if you’ll be hurt you never get it back.”- James Jeffries III
“A man without patience is Equivalent to a ticking time bomb.”- Bruce Miller
“Take every Monday off.”- Dr. B. Courtney McBath
“Everything doesn’t need to be an argument, Even if you’re right.”- Xavier McBath
“Life is play-DOH. If you want it enough, you can turn it into whatever you want.”- Alexander McBath
“Forget the middle man and go straight to the source.”- Darlene Okpo
“Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.”- Ewere Asuen
“Your age doesn’t make you a man, it’s your experiences.”- Terrence Haynes Jr.
“Find comfort in being uncomfortable”- Ian Hall
“Try God.”- Carol Haynes- Hall