Black History Vol.7: Shana Campbell This lady right here is not just my wife, she is also my hero. It did not take long for her to recognize that she had a gift, and that gift could be used to create opportunity for her in life. Shana attended Skyline High School in Oakland, Ca. During her years their she excelled at Track and Field. She was the CIF Oakland champion in the long jump, high jump and 100 meters. Shana leveraged her athletic gift and after high school she attended San Diego State University. Success continued on the track during her tenure she earned the silver medal in long jump at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships. Also won the bronze in the triple jump. Shana continued to excel on the track, but most importantly she broke down barriers by becoming the first in her immediate family to graduate college. Then furthered her education by receiving a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas, again becoming the The first in her immediate family to do so. This is powerful, by Shana blazing a new educational path her sister and brother will follow suit by graduating from college themselves this year. The bar has also been set for her children. A new expectation in education has been established for generations to come. So proud to be your husband. The last few posts have been about encouraging others to recognize that Black History is all around us. Please do not overlook the value of your own families lineage. The paths that have been laid and new paths that are being made as we speak. Give credit when it is due, lift each other up instead of casting stones. United We Stand, But Divided We Fall. Black History is not just to be celebrated in February, take pride in who you are and your culture every day. #blackhistory #blackexcellence #aztec4life #boss #tcspeaks

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Black History Vol.7: Shana Campbell This lady right here is not just my wife, she is also my hero. It did not take long for her to recognize that she had a gift, and that gift could be used to create opportunity for her in life. Shana attended Skyline High School in Oakland, Ca. During her years their she excelled at Track and Field. She was the CIF Oakland champion in the long jump, high jump and 100 meters. Shana leveraged her athletic gift and after high school she attended San Diego State University. Success continued on the track during her tenure she earned the silver medal in long jump at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships. Also won the bronze in the triple jump. Shana continued to excel on the track, but most importantly she broke down barriers by becoming the first in her immediate family to graduate college. Then furthered her education by receiving a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas, again becoming the The first in her immediate family to do so. This is powerful, by Shana blazing a new educational path her sister and brother will follow suit by graduating from college themselves this year. The bar has also been set for her children. A new expectation in education has been established for generations to come. So proud to be your husband. The last few posts have been about encouraging others to recognize that Black History is all around us. Please do not overlook the value of your own families lineage. The paths that have been laid and new paths that are being made as we speak. Give credit when it is due, lift each other up instead of casting stones. United We Stand, But Divided We Fall. Black History is not just to be celebrated in February, take pride in who you are and your culture every day. #blackhistory #blackexellence #aztec4life #boss #tcspeaks

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BLACK HISTORY VOL.6: ANN CAMPBELL Embrace your past and use it as motivation to create your future. Ann Campbell is my Grandmother. A woman whose strength rivals that of Superman. A woman who never made excuses, always kept her faith in God and , after the passing of her husband BC,raised 11 children single handedly in Tyler, Tx. A woman who did whatever it took to ensure that her children had their needs met. Grammy cleaned the homes of the rich, purchased clothes from the Salvation Army and the family worked the fields of whatever was in season. Roses were the primary business. They lived in a humble 3 bedroom home the children shared beds. At times 15 lived people in the house, as her sister lost her home in a fire. Grammy would have a calf or hog slaughtered to have all the meat needed for the year in the spring. None of Grammy’s children ever went to jail and always found themselves in church every Sunday. All she had she shared with the world. The same mindset was instilled in her children. Everyone always wanted to talk about her son Earl, but she was quick to remind them that she had 10 other children and loved them all the same. The greatest lesson she ever taught me “Tyler it takes a lot of effort to be mean to someone, it’s much easier to be nice. So just be nice.” Thank you Grammy for being an essential part of black history. #blackhistory #tylertx #boss #tcspeaks

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BLACK HISTORY VOL. 5: BC Campbell Embrace your past and use it to create your future. 1863 is the earliest record of my families lineage. A young boy made his way from Alabama or Georgia as a free man to the state of Tx. A state where slavery was abolished two years later. The determination and drive to create a better life flowed through the veins of this boy. He worked and raised a family. The determination was passed to his son Julius Campbell who actually ended up renting farm land in east Texas according to 1900 Smith county census. Julius’s son Burk Campbell actually ended up buying that land in 1920 and had a mortgage. A monumental accomplishment as very few blacks in east texas owned land. Burk’s son BC pictured in the photo above (my grandfather) served in World War II in the Black Army Air Corps and fought on D-Day. A HERO. Therefore there should be no surprise that my father accomplished the things he did as it is in his blood to have great determination, intelligence, work ethic and a heroes mentality. As a man this is where I know my drive and work ethic come from. I come from a line of KINGS something I must instill in my son. #blackhistory #iamaking #texashistory #tylertx #boss #tcspeaks

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BLACK HISTORY VOL. 5: BC Campbell Embrace your past and use it to create your future. 1863 is the earliest record of my families lineage. A young boy made his way from Alabama or Georgia as a free man to the state of Tx. A state where slavery was abolished two years later. The determination and drive to create a better life flowed through the veins of this boy. He worked and raised a family. The determination was passed to his son Julius Campbell who actually ended up renting farm land in east Texas according to 1900 Smith county census. Julius’s son Burk Campbell actually ended up buying that land in 1920 and had a mortgage. A monumental accomplishment as very few blacks in east texas owned land. Burk’s son BC pictured in the photo above (my grandfather) served in World War II in the Black Army Air Corps and fought on D-Day. A HERO. Therefore there should be no surprise that my father accomplished the things he did as it is in his blood to have great determination, intelligence, work ethic and a heroes mentality. As a man this is where I know my drive and work ethic come from. I come from a line of KINGS something I must instill in my son. #blackhistory #iamaking #texashistory #boss #tcspeaks

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