Black Privilege: Opportunity comes to those who create it

Black Privilege: Opportunity comes to those who create it

This book is an autobiography that starts by looking into the childhood of the author, Lenard McKelvey (aka Charlamagne Tha God). He grew up in South Carolina in a trailer park with his Jehovah’s Witness mother and a dad who lived on the edge. In the book, he talks about important lessons learned from growing up poor in a small town. He started off as a nerdy kid who later got side tracked and started misbehaving. He sold drugs, got expelled from school and got arrested several times. Though he misbehaved a lot as a kid, he was still able to make it. Today he is one of the most successful black radio personalities in America, a TV show host, a husband and father to two daughters.

The book focuses on how despite the odds being against him as a poor black boy in America with a drug addicted father with people around him going down the wrong path, he still turned his situation around. To many the title “black privilege” might not make sense to a lot of people, because black people seem to be the least privileged in America. Charlamagne was able to show that BLACK PRIVILEGE is what you make of it. You might say you do not have much but as long as you are healthy and able-bodied, you have a lot more than many people in the world today.

He also talks about how he learnt to never let opportunities pass him by, never being too focused on money and learning to work for free if you had to. He speaks on being fired 4 times and also how he worked with Wendy Williams and later fell out with her husband Kevin Hunter. He also talks about altercations he had with rappers and rumours about Jay Z getting him fired.

The best part of the book, in my opinion, is when he talked about his wife & kids and how they make him truly feel accomplished. He has known his wife since he was 16 years old and the Ups and Downs of their story are quite entertaining. His parents’ divorce and father’s infidelity also seemed to have an impact on how he treated women in his life and he was very transparent about that.

Overall I will recommend this book to everyone who is probably going through challenges. The book has taught me to never reduce my life to any situation, there is always a way as long as you believe in yourself.

Please follow and like us:



Related posts

64 thoughts on “Black Privilege: Opportunity comes to those who create it

  1. Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article.

    Thanks for providing this ncaa jerseys

  2. Thank you for this review on his book. I was thinking about getting but now, I know its a must read. I didn’t know he was brought up in such a poor environment. I’ve always loved Charlamagene because of how honest and funny he is, he’s a crucial part to the Beat radio station as well.

    1. True i have been a Charlamagne fan for a while but this book really showed a different side of him

  3. A person necessarily assist to make seriously articles I’d state.
    That is the very first time I frequented
    your web page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to make this actual
    submit amazing. Wonderful job!

    1. Thank you, we appreciate your feedback.

  4. I truly love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme.
    Did you develop this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my
    own personal site and would like to learn where you
    got this from or what the theme is called. Appreciate
    it!authentic nfl jerseys

    1. Thank you, please send an email with all your questions to and we will tell you all we can.

  5. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert
    that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.

    Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  6. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.
    I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back
    someday. I want to encourage that you continue your great job, have a nice morning!wholesale nfl jerseys

    1. Thank you! We hope you enjoy reading our posts.

  7. Hi, just wanted to say, I liked this post. It was helpful.
    Keep on posting!

  8. Hi, I do believe this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I
    am going to return once again since I bookmarked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other jerseys from China

  9. What’s up friends, good article and fastidious urging commented
    at this place, I am really enjoying by these.

  10. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but,
    I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it
    grow over time.

  11. Great blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There
    are so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
    Any recommendations? Thank you!

  12. Have you ever thought about writing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share
    some stories/information. I know my viewers would
    enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to
    shoot me an e mail.

  13. Cependant, surtout au début, il n’est pas toujours facile de
    déterminer si une rune vaut le coup d’être gardée ou pas, et où
    la jouer.

  14. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post.

    Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!wholesale nfl jerseys

  15. Gracias a Sistema Checador de Personal el personal queda
    debidamente identificado puesto que se puede incluir la fotografía de cada persona y el vigilante
    de entrada va a poder corroborar que se trate de exactamente la misma persona que registra
    el acceso.

  16. Please let me know if you’re looking for a writer for your
    weblog. You have some really great articles and I feel
    I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really
    like to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please shoot me an email if interested. Thank you!

  17. I always spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s articles daily along
    with a cup of coffee.

  18. Thanks for sharing such a pleasant opinion, post is nice,
    thats why i have read it entirely

  19. I was suggested this site by my relative. I’m uncertain whether this post is published
    by him or anyone else but this such detailed post and i love reading.

  20. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This piece
    of writing posted at this web page is in fact nice.

  21. Useful information. Fortunate me I found your website
    unintentionally, and I am stunned why this twist of fate did not took place earlier!

    I bookmarked it.

    1. Thank you. Please visit as often as you can, we have got more great stories for you

  22. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog
    and was wondering what all is required to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would
    cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet savvy
    so I’m not 100% sure. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.


  23. Hi there to every , because I am in fact keen of reading this web site’s post to be updated daily.
    It contains good data.

  24. This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent
    post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

  25. So, that is something to think about and look at.

  26. We just need to get to the vibratory heaven” for now.

  27. Superb blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are
    so many options out there that I’m totally confused ..
    Any ideas? Thanks!

  28. Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let
    you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why
    but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

    1. Thank you for informing us.

  29. I wish to convey my appreciation for your kind-heartedness in support of those people who absolutely need assistance with in this concern. Your
    personal dedication to getting the message along appears to be exceedingly valuable and has all the time helped most
    people much like me to attain their targets.

    Your own valuable tutorial indicates a lot a person like me and even more to my mates.
    Thanks a lot; from all of us.

    1. Thank you very much for your feedback

  30. Howdy would you mind letting me know which web host you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most.
    Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a fair price? Many thanks,
    I appreciate it!

  31. Appreciating the persistence you put into your blog and detailed information you present.

    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed
    material. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    1. Aww thank you very much!!

  32. Hi my loved one! I wish to say that this article is amazing, great written and
    come with almost all vital infos. I would like to
    peer more posts like this .

  33. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog so i came to ?return the
    favor?.I am trying to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  34. Exceptional post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.

    Bless you!

  35. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is valuable and everything.

    Nevertheless imagine if you added some great graphics or videos to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this site could undeniably be one of
    the very best in its niche. Good blog!

  36. Grewt post.Ne’er knew this, regards for letting me know.

  37. Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and
    i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks?
    If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can advise?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any help is very much

  38. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.
    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your helpful information. Thank
    you for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  39. Wow, wonderful blog format! How lengthy have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging glance easy. The full glance of your site is great, let alone the content material!


    1. Thank you, please subscribe

  40. I am regular reader, how are you everybody?

    This piece of writing posted at this website is truly nice.

  41. I am curious to find out what blog system you happen to
    be using? I’m having some small security issues with my latest website and I would like to find something more safeguarded.
    Do you have any suggestions?21349

  42. Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to
    browse your site on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look
    when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, excellent blog!400270

    1. Thank you for the feedback, please subscribe.

  43. Having read this I believed it was very enlightening.

    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this informative article
    together. I once again find myself personally
    spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  44. I blog often and I seriously appreciate your content.
    This great article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take
    a note of your site and keep checking for new details
    about once per week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.


  45. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through
    Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if
    you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing.

  46. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself
    or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my own blog
    and would like to find out where u got this from.

  47. Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to look it over.

    I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and
    will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and great design and

  48. I don’t even understand how I ended up here, however I assumed
    this submit used to be great. I do not recognize who you are however definitely you’re going
    to a well-known blogger in case you are not already. Cheers!

  49. I have read several excellent stuff here. Certainly
    price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how
    a lot attempt you set to create any such wonderful informative site.

  50. If you wish for to grow your experience just keep visiting this site and be updated with
    the hottest news posted here.

  51. I am now not certain where you are getting your information, but great
    topic. I must spend a while learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for wonderful info I used to be looking for this info for my mission.

Leave a Comment