it's hard to give just any one individual such great characteristics.
Yet in other cases some people deserve the recognition.
In my community not many stand out as a role model to our
black youth. Who are we to look up to? Who's going to set
the example for others that follow in their tract? This
has become a great issue in my community.
I hear the words role model, I stop and ask "In my
community"? After I give it a little thought the first
name that comes to my mind is Dr. Robert B. Ingram. Why
Dr. Ingram I know you may ask. Dr. Ingram is a man of god,
he sets high goals to reach all of his great achievements.
Most of all he's a man that cares about the welfare of our
generation. It's hard to find an individual that can relate
to our black youth.
Robert B. Ingram is the pastor of Allen Chapel A.M.E, he's
a professor at Florida Memorial College, he's also a Dade
County School Board officer for district one. Dr. Ingram
was a mayor of Opa Locka a few years ago, and served as
a policeman. Can you say role model? Now this is truly the
definition of a role model. It's not where he is today that
makes him a role model it's where he came from. He's never
afraid to acknowledge the fact that he was not a high school
graduate, he was born and raised in the projects. It takes
a strong individual to get out situations like that to better
themselves. Then to return to their very same community
and help others do the same.
Ingram is known around his community as a person with a
brilliant mind and a warm heart. When asked upon to do a
task the answer is never no. He believes in helping others
no matter how great the task is. He's a people person, and
a family man who believes in setting high morals for him
and those who surround him. Dr. Ingram believes strongly
in the motto: "Where there is love there is faith,
where there is faith there is god".
Dr. Ingram may be considered in many people's eyes as an
idol person. A man that knows where he comes from and believes
in helping others get where they're trying to go. He's come
a long way. Along his journey he's encountered many trials
and tribulations. He's jumped hurdle after hurdle in this
strenuous race of life. No matter what, he remembers that
the race is not over yet even though he's at the finish
line. Now, can you say role model?