African American Law Firm Started with a Tweet
African American Law Firm Started with a Tweet ~ KMR Law Group is an African-American female owned law firm in Chicago. KMR was started two years ago by three African-American female lawyers, Keli L. Knight, Jessica B. Reddick and Yondi K. Morris.
KMR was birthed by a tweet from Morris. While at work frustrated Morris tweeted, “I need to start my own firm” and Knight retweeted, “Are you serious?” Morris and Knight got together and shared some ideas with each then Morris contacted Reddick, an old college friend. The three women met at a café and on a napkin devised a plan to make their dreams come true.
Being young in this industry they faced a few challenges, such as people assuming they did not have enough experience and people assuming they lacked professionalism because of their ages. One challenge in particular which concerned Morris was being taken seriously in a male dominated field. This dynamic group of women overcame these challenges as they began to focus on the future of their business.
Knight, Morris, and Reddick are true businesswomen, working with a large array of individuals and businesses. They are focused on expanding their brand by developing a legal staffing firm. They are interested in establishing firms on the east and west coast. These women are definitely a force to be reckoned with. It’s amazing what can happen when you follow your dreams!
This African American law firm is the result of a tweet, which in truth, was the writing out of a vision or goal; howbeit very public in this case. What is more important here is the fact that these women got together to discuss strategies and actionables, which is key to pursuing any vision, dream or goal. In life, we are our greatest enemy. We create doubt by assigning too much gravity to the opposition we face, and not enough gravity to our gifts, skills, purpose and destiny.
It is simple, if you are living a life of mediocrity, it is because you have chosen to believe the lies of inferiority that the world has placed at your feet, and you have assigned yourself to a mediocre existence. Write those visions down, or tweet them if you like, but what ever you do, take action. ~ Dr. Rick Wallace, Ph.D.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Wallace has invested more than 45,000 hours of research into understanding the scientific implications of white supremacy and how they have directly impacted African Americans in all nine areas of human activity, which include economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war. He has spent a substantial amount of time attempting to answer the question of why blacks seem incapable of overcoming the barrier of racism despite the fact that the solution has been placed before them.
The preponderance of the evidence that Dr. Wallace has examined has provided him with a lucid perspicacity of the complex dynamic at play — a dynamic that includes psychological, sociological, economic and political oppression that is executed through multitudinous pernicious machinations. He has used this information to develop what he calls The Black Community Empowerment Blueprint 1.0. This blueprint is a comprehensive strategy that addresses every area of concern for the black collective in great detail. Dr. Wallace has also disseminated his findings in a number of literary works, including his latest book, The Mis-education of Black Youth in America.
Currently, Dr. Wallace is moving into the second phase of his research, transitioning from inductive research to deductive research for the purpose of advancing and introducing certain scientific theories associated with the African American experience. To this date, Dr. Wallace’s research has proven to be immensely valuable, as he develops social programs to counter external influences, lectures to African Americans across the nation and develops a comprehensive blueprint capable of facilitating the complete elevation and empowerment of African Americans, as well as the complete diaspora in time, but the cost of research can be quite exorbitant, especially when he is investing between 55-85 hours per week.
To this point, all funding has been covered by Dr. Wallace himself. He is currently seeking research funding, but due to the specific focus of his research, traditional channels, such as government, academic and private grants are not an option. While he currently has a couple interested sponsors, both of them are non-blacks, which speaks volumes. While Dr. Wallace has committed to proceeding at all cost, the support of the community and people he is fighting for will prove highly beneficial in multitudinous ways.
Other Resources by Dr. Rick Wallace include: