Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Two favorite books:
Temple of my Familiar by Alice Walker
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez
Name three business or political leaders who inspire you.
Ben Chavis, a community leader who fights for economic empowerment; Paul Rusesabagina (hotel manager whose story is chronicled in Hotel Rwanda movie) who used his business influence to help his community; Eugene Mitchell, corporate VP at New York Life (Created the $50 billion Empowerment Plan for the exact same reasons I conceived of The Empowerment Experiment. Wiling to take a public stand, wanted to inspire more middle- and upper-class African Americans to do something that would create collective advancement, not just individual ascendanc.y)
Favorite sports team and hobbies:
University of Miami Hurricanes.
I love to cook, listen to old reggae music. I enjoy vegging out with family, watching TV.
Favorite quotes that motivate you?
“Women are the only exploited group in history to be idealized into powerlessness.” –Erica Jong
“At our noblest, we announce to the darkness that we will not be diminished by the brevity of our lives.” –Cormac McCarthy