My Historically Black Purpose is an introduction to the Historically black college world that is often talked about but never thoroughly dissected for an understanding of the holistic benefits they bring to the black community. Specifically the unique ability Historically Black Colleges have to transform young black boys and girls into strong black men and women. This journey includes joy, pain and eventual triumph for those who choose to take the path. There is no way to describe the life-changing experience one has at their HBCU adequately, but you can get an idea of the culture you can expect. The experience was broken down into ten points to give each reader a sense of the values and lessons they will be exposed to by attending an HBCU. Exposure is the highest form of currency, so hopefully, through this read, all people will be able to understand the relevance and importance of Historically black colleges and the obligation we have to embrace and build upon the legacy.
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About the Author
Ameer-Hasaan Walton grew up throughout the bay area, and brings his California lifestyle with him wherever he goes. Community service has always been a part of his life; he served as a volunteer for 6 years with the Thad Brown Boys Academy through a neighborhood beautification program of the mayor’s office of San Francisco, CA under Willie Brown Jr. He received a certificate of recognition and outstanding community service for spearheading “Tobacco Free Bus Stops” an initiative passed in San Francisco. This earned him a high school scholarship to Archbishop Riordan High school, San Francisco, CA for outstanding community service in 2003. He received his degree in Marketing from Bowie State University. During his undergrad tenure he co-founded Black Male Agenda aka B.M.A. (An African centered student run organization/mentoring program) and began working with the Black College Expo. He was also awarded with one of the highest honors a student at Bowie State University can receive, he was voted “Male Bulldog of the Year” ( This is given to the most outstanding male student on campus), and was also coronated the 19th Mr. Bowie State University. After graduation Ameer decided to give back the best way he knew how; by speaking to high school students about the life changing benefits that come with attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He has been able to do this the last 3 years touring with The Black College Expo around the country as one of the Outreach coordinators and hosting the “Why To Attend An HBCU” seminar. Outside of giving back Ameer is the co-founder of Get Far Magazine, he co-hosts “Live At The Family BBQ” podcast and is currently working on his 3rd album. His goal is to express knowledge of self, entrepreneurship, love, loyalty and community through art. “And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.” – Minister Farrakhan