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My Truth about Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gym, TMT, Negative Media and US.

July 29, 2015 by  
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( Replacing negative media with positive media!!!

For years, I have personally watched Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. career from when he fought in the Olympics to his last fight.

Let me start a little from the beginning; be patient with me please as I embark on a long road travel. Meaning, how easy is it to express one’s thought as their own truth versus expression of ones’ truth hidden behind emotions. No matter whom we are, one thing we cannot escape is our emotions. It follows us because it’s a part of who we are. We hide it because we were never taught how to share it without being left vulnerable. When we do give people chances, they fail us and they take advantage of our kindness, and blame us as if we did something wrong. Those individuals shine a spot light on our weakness that may be easily seen versus those who weaknesses are easily hidden. How dare we point a finger at as if our crap has no scent?

Due to youth not being able to express their thoughts, we have become adults with confused emotions and no one to train us on how to deal with those emotions. A never ending cycle of “NO” return. We have become an angry society of youths in adults bodies, afraid to share as a whole due to the many disappointment that life has brought us and afraid to be friendly due to the selfish motives of the mass.

How do we connect with other likeminded individuals where we can grow together as God intended it to be when the fleas of society are out to infect us with their lime disease (hatred and distrust) how can the Country as a whole say they can’t trust anyone?

Surely, one of us has to be guilty of sharing envy, strife, hatred, crab syndrome, infecting our kids with the same fungi. Not Me huh? Surely we remember the last time we spoke, thought or acted ill will of our neighbor and justified why, rather we expressed it within or externally and we wonder why we are so unhappy with our lives looking for that peace only God is able to restore. In other words “go look in the mirror and ask the mirror (not yourself) but the mirror; cause some of us has believed our own lie of what we see within” go ahead, this can wait,” your mirror awaits you”..floyd-gym-2015

Adult Peer Pressure

Only, individually can we look in the mirror to seek an understanding of all the things we know not. But due to society as a whole we have agreed with our neighbor even when our hearts knew different. No different than when we were in school; when we wanted to be accepted so we agreed against our own hearts only to be accepted. We repeated the process so much that we lost ourselves and pissed at others because we can’t find our way out. So we hate and blame others for our demise and their success rather that is a dollar raise or one who reaps millions. Every time we speak ill will of others out of envy (We can’t lie to ourselves), we have become the adult hates and no matter who joins in on the effort, we have connected and added negative energy to an already negative existing society.

What have we created? Is it a true reproductive system of LOVE or HATE and what part do we individually play in this? This letter is for those who want to search their own heart so if we get offended, it’s okay, it means we have been exposed, rather that is self-recognition or our neighbor no longer participating in the negative commenting. If there is power in words, then why are we taught words don’t hurt? Why haven’t we gone back to reexamine what our parents taught us? Words hurt me and I am not afraid to admit it. But I am not controlled by my emotions. Well, I’m learning not to be. My past pains, experience and lost doesn’t make that part easy for me. So Words do hurt. It’s okay to acknowledge that words will hurt and to teach our youth how to operate within their emotions and not out of their emotions. Listen to these youths, because if we don’t, someone else will and as a result, the cycle you experience will be the cycle your family and their family will experience. STOP and START OVER!!

Life is what we make of it and it’s a long road travel no matter how you look at it. Doesn’t it just make sense to try love without hate to see if it works? Peace of mind

When are we going to grow up and how can we expect our youth to be KINGS AND QUEENS when we know within us, we are lost , afraid, lonely, hurting, tired, angry, mean or full of hate. It’s not funny anymore.

Guess what? If we are afraid to speak up for ourselves, so are our children & have convinced ourselves its acceptable to hate or envy while hiding our pain within.

Our youth see us as weakness but too afraid to tell us. But because this is how society is and will always be, we protect ourselves by surrounding ourselves with those who see no judgment. Yes, there will always be that one Judas in every camp who sabotages their own gain due to greed for their own causing, jealousy, envy and strife.

You should know them by their fruits.

In 7 months, STI740,”Sports Talk with Isaac Cherry”, the youth teleprompter which is the only sports youth and education talk show hosted, produced, directed and livestreamed by YOUTH in the world has finally been recognized by its city for their hard work and dedication reporting and commenting on community and world news such as police brutality, rebuilding, who’s who in the community, youth roundtable dialogue with its officers for attacking the issues our community are facing.

STI740 is excited to recognize as a partner with the City of Dallas, Police Activity League, Black Police Association, Operation BlueShield, Operation Community Care, and Camp Wisdom Now to assist bridging the trust between the officers and the community.

Before the many police brutality media reporting, STI740 (OUR YOUTH) was discussing the many pressing issues our youth and communities were facing due to lack of dialogue. How can we solve a problem without asking our youth and how can we get this information from our youth when we have told them they don’t have a voice unless they are being spoken too. (Not Often).

We as adults have limited our youths & took away their voice not realizing they are speaking their pains in many forms that are undesired and destined for failure unless we support them when they are doing positive things.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gym was an experience of a lifetime. Not because of Floyd Money Mayweather (no Pun intended) but because of the realness of those apart of TMT. I have been around many people in my life time but have yet to experience family unity in the way I saw it at Floyd Mayweather Jr.  gym. It makes sense why the family is so tight and no one can get in. There is a true “AM I MY BROTHERS KEEPER”. Of course we may see fights from time to time, but name me a family that haven’t so I can stay far away from them as possible. They were real, their stories of achievements, prison which I can relate,

Interviews done with these youth than one can grasp. After listening to their many stories, it left us in awe to their new beginnings. They believe in supporting the youth unlike any organization or person we have ever met. They felt no threat with our youths and felt the need to support their own as other ethnicities support their talented youth & not just the needy. They assist sti740 youth’s from their hearts and not for show or for acceptance as if they were their own children.

CAUTION: Don’t think for one second anyone can come in Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gym with hustle. They have a gate keeper by the name of Steve who is not having it. He and 98% of those in that gym are from the school of hard knocks with no apologies. These are real people with the same pains we have. Money may ease the pain temporarily but the pain will still remain if not treated. Our way of easing their pain is show them the same unconditional love they showed us without asking for anything in return. This gym is full of great people whom had bad experiences but overcame them and who better to discuss their life experiences our youth than those who are overachievers.

Stay tune because we will use our media outlet to shine light on the future champions inside Floyd Mayweather Jr. gym. After listening to these amazing stories, we knew we have to get the word out. It’s so powerful when one owns their own network where we can have our youth to replace negative media with positive media. Of course we need your support. This has been out of pocket expense from me since the beginning but we see a light somewhere at the end of the tunnel. Just do not know where it is. STi7740 was invited to be at Floyds next fight and to access for interviews anytime. That’s something no man can take away from youths who are practicing their craft in middle and high school.

We saw all types of people entering the gym only to be turned away due to wrong motives. Our objective was not to only receive but to use the gift of these youth’s to provide a positive youth network to brand those fighters who are needing sponsorship and positive media as well as to get their story out without using any of Floyds funds but to seek sponsorship to those fighters who are truly working to be champions in this tough sport. This is how we show our appreciation. .

Words can’t express the gratitude we received, again, not because of Floyd Jr but because of the team that he and Floyd Sr & Roger, Otis assembled.

The first class service to STI740 from day one to day 14!!. The energy is infectious as well as the generosity of everyone who opened their doors to STI740. TMT listened to sti740 as well as and made sure they supported sti740 as well as provided many more opportunities for sti740 just from those who were in the gm who also wanted to support. This was by far the best feeling in the world when someone invite s you into their home and treat you as you supposed to be treated,

It’s a reason why they are calling TMT which left us with a different meaning. “TEAM MUST TRUST”. I say this as humbled as I know how. We have reached out to ours own only to be supported by three individuals who saw the need as well as the potential. TMT and Oak Cliff Business Development.

Staff Writer; Barnard Greg

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9 Responses to “My Truth about Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gym, TMT, Negative Media and US.”
  1. Eunike says:

    Ezekiel 18:19-22

  2. Eunike says:

    Nicely said Erma. I would like to add that you must also look at how the Most High Yah gauges your actions as well. Remember the Messiah Yahoshua (meaning Yah’s Salvation) said in Luke 18:25 “It is easier for a camel to enter through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter into the reign of Yah.”

    Not many (hardly anyone) realizes that from the beginning of humanity (Adam and Eve), up until the Messiah comes (to harvest the remaining righteous), there are only 7,000 people who have been chosen for the kingdom. That’s it….. Romans 11:4 …… Those that really want the kingdom will have to fight for their slot….

  3. Erma Washington says:

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. It is such a great opportunity for the youth to experience greatness. Some youth will not get this chance in a lifetime. Thanks for the hard work and effort you put in it to make sure the youth are doing positive things. And setting examples that the youth can follow, so they can be an example to other youth that need directions. Thanks for all you all doing with the youth. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us. Without writer such as yourself we may never get the chance to see the other side of the world through the eyes of others.Those who had great experiences and now great rewards. You are definately doing a great job with the youth. We appreciate all that you are doing and keep up the good work. JOB WELL DONE.

  4. @Eunike Your words was just as encouraging & heartfelt. Also thanks for the knowledge!

  5. Eunike says:

    Father YAH (that’s his name. (Proverbs 30:4). When you say HalleluYAH it means “Praise You YAH.”). He gave a command, be sure to follow through…..

  6. Barnard Greg says:

    Giraffe death in Dallas zoo more important than Ohio cop shooting innocent black man in the head & #sti740 youth’s voices their thoughts on DO BALCK LIVES REALLY MATTER

  7. Barnard Greg says:

    @James…thanks James..apologies that my grammar took away from my credibility? Hopefully the videos listed below will restore them for you. I was one of those kids who was told he didn’t have a voice growing up so I kind of wrote poetry to express my ideas in my own closet and my writing still lacks that educational style we are so accustomed to reading.

    My journalism teacher would always get on me for my grammar, spelling, and run on sentences..years later, I am still the same. But that doesn’t stop me. Hec No My Brother!!!

    In America we all can still be successful without proper English as Steve Harvey always say…”I AINT the BESTA writer or speaker but I made it” as well as the many who talk about Floyd’s reading skills and he is the wealthiest Athlete that ever played sports. Is every avid writer ( if that’s a word ) you know how many people are fearful to express themselves due to the critique of others. Rather that be through conversation, to read, to write, to spell, to speak. Thanks to the many of us who mastered it and can show the others how bad they are.

    We all are blessed with individual gifts Bro James but isn’t it GREATER that I can share positive things that youth’s are doing & their experiences vs the many negative things that the media is not showing; even if it doesn’t meet your expectation. I’m just glad that has still given this handicapped writer a chance. Look up some of my other articles and you will see more errors…

    I may not be the best writer but i am a great reader and listener which are great attributes needed to raise 3 sons and to effectively listen to a Woman needs. Please excuse me for not having all the characteristics society says we should and thanks for shining a light on my weakness just as the world seem to do on social all of us.

    Just glad my writing doesn’t pay the bills otherwise you would fire me. But I am creative in my daily life and this helps me daily. You should see some of my other writings…far worse….but one thing my grammar cant take away is the experiences these kids shared with the MONEY TEAM and the heart I have for my people. Before there was the english language, our people didn’t put much emphasis on language but more on responsibility. Hopefully you can read this with openness and understanding as I have yours, we all can learn from each other …I come in peace!!

    when you get a moment..check out

    This shows all the things these youths are doing in their community. We are building young adults to become youth activist, business owners, leaders and young men who respect their women ; you know, like opening up ladies car door including their moms door and expressing their feelings when public says not too. Could that be a great substitute for the things I am not doing well.

    We allow them to make mistakes unlike my Father, who brought out the whip when I didn’t met his expectation.(ooops meet)..

    #STI740 are the ONLY SPORTS AND EDUCATED TALK SHOW HOSTED, PRODUCED, DIRECTED & LIVESTREAMED TO THOUSANDS WEEKLY,BY YOUTH IN THE WORLD. Hopefully that FACT adds more crediv=bilty…oops apologies for error again… maybe when you see some of their videos, you can look pass their grammar and see deeper and even share so that society can see we are making a difference one youth at a time.. Compassion cost us nothing Bro James!!

    Looked up your name…and it meaning..This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the liver, bloodstream, and through worry and mental tension. However, your natural interest in others, coupled with your sympathetic reaction to problems, could draw you into emotional situations which may be difficult to get out of.

    Health weakness would appear as skin conditions or ailments relative to the liver.

    Also just as many positive..You are honest, benevolent, brilliant and often inventive, full of high inspirations. You are courageous, honest, determined, original and creative. You are a leader, especially for a cause. Sometimes you do not care to finish what you start, and may leave details to others. You can do well in position of authority, and prospers in intellectual and professional fields. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it.

    thanks for your honesty as well as your understanding…

  8. Eunike says:

    HalleluYAH! That was so heartfelt and beautifully expressed. Thank you for your honesty in sharing your pain. Your words will be a blessing to many. I will pray for you.

  9. James says:

    The story loses credibility when there are multiple grammar errors.

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