Monday, June 22, 2009

Cornegy 2009: Reflection On Bedford-Stuyvesant Youth Murder, Black On Black Crime & Street Violence

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Please Feel Free To Join the Cornegy 2009 Reflection On Bedford-Stuyvesant Youth Murder, Black On Black Crime & Street Violence.

It is a grave concern to me the escalating numbers of Black on Black attacks that seems to be happening in our community. This recent youth slaying has destoyed two families in our community. Both families are experiencing and have to deal with a tremendous lost. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

I am organzing a show with 'On The Spot' Norman Graham to bring people who are stakeholders in our community together to discuss "What we can do to stop the violence with our youth."

I am reaching out to the greater Central Brooklyn community. Let's have some dialogue and talk about a solution. It's imperative that we get our youth in our communities to understand the life and freedom we enjoy is about the choices we make.

I value FREEDOM highly in my life. In fact, it's what I call my "DRIVER"...a core need that must be met in my life.

By the way, it's really important to know your DRIVER--because it will help you understand why you do what you do--and don't do what you should do. Once you identify your driver you can make better decisions to help you get what you really want in life.

As adults, parents and role models we have to get the messsage to our youth that they have the power of free will and can make better life choices and decisions especially, in moments of rage, anger or frustration.

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Cornegy 2009: Reflection On Bedford-Stuyvesant Youth Murder, Black On Black Crime & Street Violence

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cornegy 2009: Enjoy Your Father's Day!

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I woke up this morning to a beautiful day. Today is Father's Day and I am reminded of my dad. Since 1977 he is no longer with us. My father had a tremendous impact not only on my life but the community he served, his congregation, his family - his children and wife.

My father was a well respected man sought after minister, speaker, influential church leader, trusted friend and mentor to countless Brooklyn and Queens residents who helped people not only his church members but people within the community.

My father was a phenomenal preacher. His timing was impeccable! He delivered and expressed great words of wisdom in his sermons that had a lasting impact. He practiced what he preached. He persevere through the inevitable challenges of his life journey.

My father never let Worry. Fear. Doubt. destroy or rob him of his life's moments.

As I reflect today, I recall he gave people struggling a sense of hope. He believed the fear dominated mindset destroys joy from people's lives, hurts our goals and weakens our determination. The fear dominated mindset rarely experiences the power of living and enjoying our lives.

My father was driven by a passion and desire to help people. My father was a man that made a difference in the community. Like my father, service has become a way of life for me. I have an inner drive to answer human needs and to improve living conditions in my own communities.

I help other people and I want to leave a legacy for my family and for our community. I hope I can be as responsible and have an impact and a legacy as my dad.

This morning I had an eppiffany. I realized although my father passed when I was only 14 years old he did a tremendous job as a father. He gave me the essential tools I needed to succeed in life and to be a loving husband to my wife, Michelle, and a loving father to our children, an effective advocate and community leader.

My father was from the deep south. My father was a quiet peaceful man. He didn't do alot of talking. In retrospect, I realized he let his actions speak for him. My father had a very powerful quiet secure persona and demeanor. When he walked into a room, his presence was immediately felt. He created a memorable first impression.

My father was powerful in his silence. He was an attenative listener. But when he did talk he had heart centered conversations. Better still, he developed and cultivated life long relationships.

My father's ability to teach what he knew was amazing. My father could anwers questions or explain things-- even complicated things in a way that you understood and remember.

I miss my dad. I cherish my memories of my father.

As I embark on this journey of manhood and learn new things about myself, my children and my wife I am strongly encouraged by the impact that my father had on me. I know my father gave me the tools that are necessary to be successful as a man.

I like to encourage all who have fathers and father figures and male mentors to take the time and let them know how important they are to you.

Enjoy Your Father's Day!


Cornegy 2009: Enjoy Your Father's Day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cornegy 2009: Father's Day Message

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - Happy Father's Day. Michelle and I are sending a special Father's Day message to all Central Brooklyn families today.

We wanted to wish all the father's in our community a Happy Father's Day.

I can not begin to even scratch the surface of the impact my father had on my life. He was an active and influential role model in my life. As I see my children growing I have the need to look back to those things my father taught me NOT by his words but his deeds and actions. He was a dynamic man. I feel so fortunate to have had him as my father.

Hopefully, I can share more thoughts about my father.

As you prepare to celebrate Father's Day 2009 enjoy your weekend and the time you spend with your dad.

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Cornegy 2009: Father's Day Message