Dear Black Man

January 15, 2019

Tomorrow morning I will drop my inspirational hook entitled “Dear Black Man” and you will get the exclusive in video number 16 of my #31for31for31 series. This one is special to me because over the years I have worked with youth, teenagers and young adults in private facilities, state juvenile correctional facilities, group homes, schools and other programs and most of them look just like me.


Bow Tie Moving Monday

January 14, 2019

Get into your TRUCK (Thinking Relevant Unlocks Critical Keys) so you don’t get stuck and drive your CAR (Confidence And Resources) so that you always go far.

BCS Championship

January 7, 2019

Who is going to win tonight?

Bow Tie Monday

January 7, 2019

Welcome to Bow Tie Monday where in order to get the scoop you might have to SNOOP (Strategic Networking Opens Our Possibilities)

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 84

January 2, 2019
Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking 6 questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the field.
January’s AUTISM Interview is with Belinda Lerner who is the Executive Director for the NFL Player Care Foundation and Vice President of #NFL Alumni Affairs and Retired Player Programs and also the Mother of Ben, who is autistic.
Ben is now 23 and lives in Florida independently with the help of a foundation. He works in guest services for Hard Rock Stadium part-time and attended Dan Marino’s School. He was also the focus of an ESPN feature.
In her role as Executive for the NFL Player Care Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to assisting former players live healthy, productive and dignified lives after they leave the game, she is responsible for directing all the Foundation’s operations including grant distribution and managing charitable partnerships and programs. As Vice President she represents the NFL in a variety of collective bargaining and legal matters focusing primarily on player disabilities and health and wellness programming.
My AUTISM Interview with Belinda Lerner can be found in the Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 84 on page 47. For more information about the NFL Player Care Foundation please go to and for more information about Autism Parenting Magazine please go to


December 30, 2018

“Let’s Go” was great message today at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church by Minister Christopher C. Wallace. #2019

Bow Tie Monday

December 24, 2018

If you want to be a ruler you can’t give an inch. Amber Hayes asked me – What Tie are you wearing to Church? This TIE Story became, “Ginger Needs a Bread Man.” Knowing that Bow Tie Monday was right around the corner I went Future and made both ties at the same time so I can keep that Calvin Hodge pressure on the game. Do you like my HEAT (Hayes Encourages Awesome Ties)? What ever feel they will say Orange you a hater or Orange you a lover.