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Cartwright inspires students during Black History Month talk

TCC’s Black History Month celebration included inspiring words from guest speaker Rashad D.L. Cartwright, an innovative speaker who is reaching a generation with power, love and pure word.

Cartwright challenged students by asking, “What will people think of you when your name is mentioned?” And he encouraged them adding, “Being in your comfort zone will hinder you from getting to your place of purpose and destiny in life.”

Educated in the Newport News public school system, Cartwight earned his bachelor’s in English from Hampton University and is currently enrolled at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He will receive his master’s of divinity in May 2014.

The event included a discussion on the origin of Black History Month, presented by Duntavis Beard with TCC’s Student African American Brotherhood organization.