A few weeks ago, one of my besties called me on her way back to Chi from Indianapolis so she could stay awake. She said she'd been in IN for her nephew's little league game and if they won one more game, they would make it to the Little League World Series. As excited as I was for her and her family, at that point, I did not realize the impact of them winning would have on me or really anyone.
In the wake of so much violence constantly broadcast about young black men in and out of Chicago, when JRW won and advanced to compete in the Little League World Series, I must admit my heart smiled. A huge smile. To see so many people posting pics on IG and FB of these little brown boys from my hometown living out their dreams and making us all proud is amazing.
Here's to representing us well, JRW! Keep writing your story.