Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

African-American scholar Cornel West challenged Philadelphia youth to follow their dreams with courage and strength at the Camden School District's Male Youth Summit, where he gave an inspiring keynote speech, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. His speech, entitled "I Matter," addressed the difference between success and greatness and the importance of achieving goals. "I want each brother here," West said, "to wrestle with what your calling is...when you talk about calling you have to talk about courage. I see too much cowardliness. People acting big and bad, but really being cowards."—CO

 

 

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