Atlanta community leader and Baseball Swing Coach C.J. Stewart, who is co-founder of L.E.A.D (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct) Inc. hosted their Annual Black History Month event at Regal Atlantic Station. This event featured a private screening of the critically acclaimed documentary-style Oscar nominated movie “I Am Not Your Negro” followed by a Q&A with L.E.A.D. Ambassadors from various high schools along with other community leaders as they discuss the current state of the Black Community and the contributions of Black Americans in the past and present day. Several students of Westminster gave their feedback and shared their thoughts on black vs white, how we can improve the community and more ! It’s great to see our youth step up and want to make a change for the better in our communities so that no one has to go through slavery and segregation and that we all can remain unified.
The purpose of the screening and Q&A is to allow the youth to see the plight of Black Americans as shown in the film from the 1960s and hear from elder civic and community leaders who can share their experiences living back then, while allowing youth to share their own thoughts and ideas on what Black History means to them and discuss their own present day issues and ideas. C.J. is a retired pro baseball player who played in the Chicago Cubs organization and is one of the most sought after Swing Coaches by various MLB stars like World Series Champions Jason Heyward & Dexter Fowler and other MLB stars. His L.E.A.D. Foundation focuses on promoting baseball to African-American inner-city youth. L.E.A.D uses their love for baseball to teach these young men priceless lessons in character, integrity and other important life skills aimed and preparing them to become productive members of society and becoming successful in life as adults. Salute to C.J Stewart for being a positive role model and mentor to our youth.
C.J. STEWART – RETIRED PRO BASEBALL PLAYER