I grew up in the slums of a Rust Belt city, a common reality for many blacks in America. Luckily for me, I grew up with two loving parents who cared about my upbringing, especially my father, something that cannot be said for many black dads in America. They made sure I prioritized my academics and social development. first, and entailed a love of self-improvement and professional development in me. A great example of this was when my dad took me suit shopping before my first homecoming dance at a local secondhand store, and meticulously went through each brand and detail of my wardrobe, explaining how every aspect of a suit sends a signal, obsessing over the Top Hot Shirt On Myclubtee On 2022/12/14 value of Jos.A Bank vs. Hugo Boss. Additionally, both my parents made an effort to learn my school material so they could help me with my homework. Not bad for a high school janitor and a stay-at-home mom who did house cleaning on the side.