United Afrikan American Men sponsor ‘Becoming a Man’ seminar

Men of all ages gathered in the Favrot Student Union for a seminar on “Becoming A Man.” A few females attended the United African American Men sponsored event last week.

The evening’s speaker was the Rev. Kenneth Sapp, is no stranger to Grambling State. He attended and served as the yearbook editor in 1979. He currently has two children attending GSU and one attending Southern University.

He referred to Genesis, where God asked Adam “Where are thou?
” Many ask today’s blacks the same question.

“We are not put on this Earth to see through one another, yet to see each other through,” said Sapp.

He believes in the empowerment of blacks toward one another, saying that once an individual is able to decipher who he is as a man, he is able to become the provider that he was born to be.
Stressing the importance of becoming a man, the Rev. Sapp talked about Black forefathers and what every man should posses and carry when it comes to maintaining life as well as a family.

He stressed the importance of being the sole caretaker of his family and the priest of his family in order to guide them through God’s eyes, as well as a protector of his family, able to provide security and comfort in his home.

Also on the program were the Entourage choir, which opened the seminar with a selection led by Trea Trapp and a poem titled

“A Black Man’s Poem” read by Brandon Love.
Glynn Price educated guests on the history of UAAM and its mission as an organization and Ty Malone introduced the speaker.

In closing, the Rev. Sapp left the men with some literature to read to further his teachings.