The 2002 film “Antwone Fisher” shows how determination helps overcome adversity. In a powerful scene, the main character, played by Derek Luke, revisits the childhood foster home where he was abused. Once there, Fisher said to his former tutor, “You tried to destroy me. I am still standing. I am still strong. And I always will be! ”His words always inform and inspire.
Earlier this year, billionaire businessman and media mogul Tyler Perry discussed the impact of the pandemic on the black community. Exasperated, Perry asked angrily: where is the black church?