Kevin was just a hardworking, man, who loved his family and community. He dedicated his life to raising his four sons, when his wife (Kathyrn) died 10 years ago in Flint, MI.
That is precisely what he did, making sure his sons were educated, not only academically, but worldly. He raised them to become strong, intelligent, loving, compassionate, men. His sons did not disappoint their father. They are outstanding student-athletes who excelled in the classroom and out. Ahmad Rashad, who was a track standout at the University of Southern California, is now an Olympic hopeful.
Kevin shared his gifts and talents beyond his family, coaching and mentoring young people in track and field. His goal was to play a part in helping build a community of strong black men. It is important to acknowledge men like Kevin Rashad. So often, African-American men are tagged with unflattering labels by the media. They are deemed a violent, drug abusers, who failed to care for their families, and their communities.
But that is a lie, a damned lie. Men like Kevin Rashad shatter those stereotypes to pieces. Job well done, Kevin. Nope, Kevin Rashad was not a superstar. He was a superhero.