Don't Drown Black Boy

Don't Drown Black Boy : A Memoir of Unrelegated Leadership

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Success never comes all at once. You have to work for it, achieving your life's small and immediate goals while reaching for the stars with the help of the divine. Markeith L. Porter's life exemplifies this combination of hard work and faith.

From his birth in a trash bag outside his grandmother's house to his service in the US Navy, Porter describes the events that molded him from a child into a Christian, sailor, professional, and man. Scriptural passages intersperse his short, often poignant, reminiscences, reinforcing the morals taught by each memory.

This is the story of a man whose leadership skills shaped his life and worldview. Porter's experiences offer a yardstick against which young people can measure their own development and find direction to assist in shaping their life.

Chief among Porter's ideals is the notion of the humble hawk-combining the keen intellect and awareness of the hawk with a meek, respectful nature. Unlike the bully, who lashes out at anything, the humble hawk constantly assesses situations, judging the best time to intercept and engage with others.

Lighthearted but informative, Don't Drown Black Boy chronicles a life well lived in service to family, country, and God.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 6.35mm | 195.04g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514739011
  • 9781514739013

About Markeith L Porter

A twenty-two-year veteran of the US Navy, Markeith L. Porter was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for strong leadership and management abilities. His military experience included maintenance management, equipment maintenance and operation, systems testing, training, and curriculum development.

A professor at the California University of Management and Sciences, Porter earned an associate of science degree in electronics from Regents College in Albany, New York, and a bachelor of science in information and technology. Additionally, he holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix in San Diego, California.

Throughout Porter's distinguished career he has worked in many areas of expertise, including project management, systems and database administration, troubleshooting, team building, personnel development, coaching, electrical safety, quality assurance, resource management, budgeting, planning, and technical writing.
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