Another day, another mainstream media frenzy. Ray Lewis and Jim Brown, two Hall of Fame football players, but more importantly, prominent figures in the black community, met with Donald Trump yesterday at Trump Tower. Many are speculating the specifics of this meeting, and according to Ray Lewis, the meeting was to inform Trump about the urbanization projects they want to create to provide better economic opportunities in low income areas.

During a conversation with Colin Cowherd on "The Herd," Lewis touched upon his meeting with #Donald Trump. "Urban development and job creation are everything.” Jim Brown, who started the Amer-I-Can Program, has helped about 30,000-40,000 former gang members change their lives and provide a better future for generations to come.

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It's clear that both Lewis and Brown intend to continue this urban development, and having the assistance of President-elect Trump is crucial to its success.

Lewis went on to say, “What we believe with the Trump administration is if we can combine these two powers of coming together — forget black or white. Black or white is irrelevant. The bottom line is job creation and economic development in these urban areas to change the whole scheme of what our kids see.”

How did Trump react?

Lewis appeared on Colin Cowherd's show today to give a little more insight into his meeting with Trump. He admitted that it was Brown who called him to ask him about a meeting with Trump, in which Lewis obviously accepted.

Lewis later explained that the first thing he and Brown told Mr.

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Trump: "We are no here for an ask. We're not asking nothing from you. We are here to explain to you what the problems are in urban neighborhoods that have never been changed." According to Lewis, Trump was very receptive of the issues covered during the meeting, and is on board to help. Recently, Trump nominated Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which Lewis thought was a good pick.

Why was there backlash?

Well, because with the mainstream media, there always is. What I cannot understand is how people, Black, Latino, and White, could say that Lewis and Brown are turning their backs on the black community? Trump's divisive rhetoric towards minorities is well-documented, and I can totally understand why people dislike him. However, anyone who now meets with the President-elect is throwing their beliefs away? Absolutely not.

"It's the most embarrassing thing when people say things like that," Lewis said in regards to people claiming he turned his back on the black community.

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I'm sorry, but the only reason Lewis and Brown are meeting with Trump, is for the black community. This meeting wasn't about the NFL, or a cabinet position, it was about bringing Trump on board to help stimulate economic growth in low income neighborhoods.

Trump may be a lot of things, but to be successful in business, you have to be a good listener. According to Lewis, he did just that. "The moment you start to explain something to him, if he doesn't understand it, he'll ask you to the point until he gets it."

Lewis ended the segment with this: "Charity never compares to change. I can give anything I want to give. I can write a check for anything. Change is being able to do what people won't do."

To the people sitting on their computers, criticizing these two men for standing up for the black community, please stop. You do not have to share the same beliefs as someone else to accomplish your goals. If it did, nothing would ever get done, and we'd live in an Utopian society.

The internet has given people the platform to give their opinions. See, the thing about opinions, is they don't inhibit change. Change is accomplished through action, which is exactly what Jim Brown and Ray Lewis have done. Just because Trump is the President-elect, doesn't mean that mission is done. Thank you, Ray Lewis and Jim Brown, for continuing to fight for minorities.

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