I, Reginald Kenneth Mathes, am an advocate for HBCUs and the enhancement of the African-American community. Currently, I am pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration. My research areas focus on the lived experiences of African-American students, institutional racism, Black identity, qualitative methods, discrimination, oppression, and Critical Race Theory. I am writing this blog to share my insight on the need for the enhancement of the Black community. It is essential that our young Black men understand the importance of pursuing post-secondary education and not obtaining a criminal record. In addition, I am interested in sharing my thoughts and discovering thoughts about how Whiteness is embedded in American society, and how it effects marginalized populations.