I thought you guys may be interested in this. Leland Melvin is an astronaut that was on the last shuttle mission STS 122 in 2008. Mr Melvin is also a former NFL player. He was also a a star reciever at Richmond University and then drafted by the Dallas Cowboys before an injury ended his playing days. Melvin because he is a great example of what a education can do for African American children when it's stressed in the household. He also is showing black kids they can succeed in something other than sports and entertainment. Leland Melvin has traveled across the country, talking to thousands of students and teachers about space exploration, and inspiring them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Click the link below to hear listen to my interview with Mr. Melvin. http://www.letstalkhonestly.com/LTHpersonoftheyear.html
His football career and how a injury ended it.
The importance of education.
The loss of his fellow astronauts aboard the shuttle Columbia