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Nov 16, 2020

Cleveland native Alex Mayweather is unstoppable. That's not to say he never wanted to quit. It's just not in his nature to do so.

In the midst of fighting skin cancer, he was diagnosed with PML - - progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. PML results in deterioration of white matter in the brain. It has left Mayweather paralyzed in one arm and the opposite leg. He's retained a great and graceful sense of humor, calling it "The coolest thing about me right now."

What are his plans--completing his college degree and pursuing a master's in psychology. If you want to know what a positive, reflective and courageous Brother sounds like, listen to this episode.

Alex's favorite quote is Norman Vincent Peale's "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

Alex's favorite song is Glory by John Legend and Common.

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her?"

Every interview starts with getting-to-know-you questions about favorites, accomplishments and then goes deeper. You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom.

Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker. Follow on Instagram @allthingshyne or on Facebook.

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Special thanks to Sonji Walker, Shedrick Sanders, Abigail Gonzalez, Don Davis and William Hamilton for their generous support.