Ed Gray 50 Years In Song !
Words can not express the joy , the relief , and enthusiasm I have for reaching this milestone ! Perhaps it better to put it in song !
I was born the same day THE GREAT DUKE ELLINGTON was born !
My family took the A TRAIN from the East Coast to Texas !
I grew up in Dallas atending local schools and enjoyed a typical childhood . . .
Eventually graduating from SMU in 1989 !
Sharing a birthday with Rick James allowed me the time to reflect on ....Partying !
In between parties , I found time to Keep Hope Alive !
In these times I served as a Congressional Intern , Founder of the Coalition for African American Progress , a Truman Scholar !
30 years of moving up . I have mentored hundreds of young people , giving numerous speeches , and spent countless hours in community service FOR THE PEOPLE .
I remain as always optimistic about the future ! To believe in the future , you must believe in our youth . We will be allright - because I am part of the youth movement . Young at Heart ! Optimistic ! Keep your head to the sky , you can win !
To truly be rich you must count what you give away .
EDWARD GRAY 1962 -