I have several people to thank for my many accomplishments.

First, I give all the credit to God, My Mother Leonia Jackson, Brother Roosevelt Griffin, Sister-in law Tazneem Griffin, Grandmother Iris Robinson-Rice, Grandfather Leo Shakir, Uncles Sean Griffin, Maurice Griffin, Cedric King, Craig Robinson, Leo Robinson, Gilbert Robinson, and My Aunts Lynn Robinson, Starnetta Robinson-Clark, and Sylvia King.

Others I’d like to thank are:

  • Frank Gooden
  • Mary Gooden
  • Richard Ashmon
  • Larry Holmes and Ms. Duff (Brooks Junior High School)
  • Barbara Green-Keenan, Antonia Williams, Jasper Williams, Mike Flaherty, Lee Talley, Nancy Ahlstedt (Thornridge High School)
  • Matthew McGhettian (Air Force Academy)
  • Paul Rhoads (Iowa State University)
  • Professor Dr. Patricia Mclean-Meyinsse and Valerie Richardson (SUBR)
  • Dr. Lynn Kennedy (LSU)
  • Sophia Taylor and Charmaine Williams of (Maya Angelou Elementary (formerly Emerson Elementary))
  • Cliff and Donna Lewis
  • L. J. Riley
  • Patrick Jennings
  • Reggie Hayward
  • Mario Smith
  • Duane Gibson
  • Kareem Jackson
  • Antwaan Randle-EL
  • Nathan Cook
  • Shavon Fomby
  • Kieki Richardson
  • James Honey
  • Keith Davis
  • Marcus Spears
  • Kevin Burnett
  • Andre Scott
  • Benita Lester
  • Evelyn Wingard
  • Booker T. Spencer
  • Alicia Dobbins
  • Elton Thomas Sr.
  • Erikka Thomas
  • Tekila Spells
  • Reggie Williams
  • Ben Averyheart

God Bless all of you (I’m sorry if I forgot anyone)! Special love to my nephews: Lil Roosevelt and Zion.