“(Howard University’s) legacy is not wrapped up in the money that you will make but the challenges that you choose to confront. As you commence to your paths, press on with pride and press on with purpose.” — Chadwick Boseman
When Chadwick Boseman, cinema’s Black Panther, delivered these words at his alma mater’s 150th commencement in 2018, the public was unaware of the actor’s cancer battle, which claimed his life just weeks ago. The HBCU alumnus may have inspired millions with his historic portrayal of a Black superhero, yet it was the heroism he displayed off-screen that will prove to be his ultimate legacy.
“Chadwick Boseman encouraged young people to proceed with pride and purpose, as he did in life, despite his personal struggles,” says Earl Barnes, a senior executive at American Airlines, which is partnering with BLACK ENTERPRISE for its 6th annual BE SMART Hackathon, … Read the rest