Malik Riley Interview
Who are you?
MR: My name is Malik Riley. I am Strong, Empowered and Classy.
What do you do?
MR: MSU graduate, small business owner(The iFLY Group LLC), community activist, mentor.
What are you passionate about?
MR: I am passionate about the well-being of my people. I believe economics, health, political involvement, and spiritual well-being are keys to unlocking a higher sense of thought within our communities. I believe once we are able to start thinking on a higher level, we will then begin acting and living on a higher standard.
Strength refers to the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor; mental power, force; moral power, firmness, courage; power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc. What makes you strong? Tell us how it strengthens you.
MR: I find lifting weights often makes me stronger, afterwards I intake protein shakes to build my muscles. But seriously, I believe power lies in knowledge. As intelligent beings, I believe we are naturally inclined to seek knowledge. Learning strengthens me, I believe the acquisition of knowledge not only benefits the individual, but it positively impacts the society as a whole.
Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, educational, gender, or economic strength of individuals and communities. Where does your sense of empowerment derive from?
MR: I feel strength and empowerment are one in the same. I believe the acquisition of knowledge is key to all advancement.
Classy refers to being elegant, stylish; having or reflecting high standards of personal behavior; admirably skillful and graceful. How important is it to maintain a sense of class in your life or field?
MR: A sense of class is something that is reflected not only in your chosen field or career, but in life. We are all far from perfect, but what makes anyone’s class genuine is the fact that one continuously strives to maintain the highest standards. I choose to exemplify class while in private and while amongst groups. Deeds that matter are often ones that go unnoticed; this exercise of class while we believe no eyes are watching is what gives us moral compass and practice to comfortably exude while others are watching.
Life is truly a journey. Are you proud of where and who you are right now? Why?
MR: In my short life, I have learned that life is truly a journey. It is a journey in which we must pace ourselves, while delicately and simultaneously doing a balancing act to excel and stay ahead. I feel that everything happens for a reason; of course I wouldn’t mind being a billionaire philanthropist at the age of 24 who travels the globe establishing organizations for the disregarded, but hey, we gotta pace it right!? I am proud of where I stand, and with God’s guidance I’ll continue on my journey and produce greater things as time progresses.
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MR: POWER TO THE PEOPLE
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@MsJaneThang is actually Kristen Hayman, the founder of Jane Thang Productions, LLC. She is a Strong, Empowered & Classy young woman that writes poetry and stories that speak to the heart.