Sound the ALARM: Black Male Athletes are Waking Up
The Athlete Liberation and Academic Reform Movement (ALARM) is designed to promote the intellectual enlightenment of Black male athletes so that we might resume our rightful place in society. Our goal is not to simply be athletes or products, but to become captains of our own destiny. As members of ALARM, we believe in the following principles:
1) Embracing academic achievement as much as we embrace athletic achievement: We are stars both on the field and off, giving 100% to everything we do. The same intellect and competitive spirit used to become the best at our sport will be used to make us successful in every aspect of our lives.
2) Understanding the value of wealth building and intelligent financial management: Our goal is not to simply have a high salary - it is to become wealthy and build institutions which sustain us beyond our physical skill sets.
3) Respecting the spirit of meaningful activism and the use of our athletic platforms to improve conditions for the entire black community: As the most visible members of our society, we also plan to be the most progressive. We will fearlessly, respectfully and intelligently bring light to the issues that affect the people we love, for we know that we are standing on the backs of those before us.
We are more than athletes, we are LEADERS, we are INTELLIGENT and we are STRONG. We are sounding the ALARM to wake up the sleeping giant within us and our goal is to change the world. ALARM can be joined by anyone who supports our cause - you don't have to be a black male athlete.
Do you have anything to say on this issue? A story to tell?
Do Not Fill This Out