My name is Darion Coleman and I’m the visionary behind CommonTruce.
I’m also a motivational speaker, event host and blogger… but more of that shortly.
The more I’ve grown, the more difficult it has become to turn a blind eye towards the current state of our community. Instead of complaining about it, I decided to be active in creating a way that change could be fostered.
It all started from the desire to advocate reform and aid in removing:
- Social misconceptions and stigmas which cause division in relationships;
- The detriment brought to children by dwelling in single parent homes;
- Opposition which prevents us from joining together to cause community change.
These desires are common in our community. It became the focal points of change that I wanted to advocate in our environment. I began to brainstorm ways to create a platform which would generate the shift in thinking to invoke solutions.
In stark contrast to the problems, I wanted and hoped for us to:
- Become better educated and resolve common relationship issues we face;
- Foster successful marriages while effectively providing support for the children involved;
- Improve our communities by becoming active in the change we all desire.
The direction I was headed in started to become a theme.
CommonTruce: The Beginning
- June 2015: CommonTruce launched its Meetup Group to gather like-minded men and women.
- July 2015: First CommonTruce Social event commenced.
- August 2015: The CommonTruce.com Blog was created in order to provide education and awareness about common issues from my own personal experience.
- September 2015: CommonTruce Travel successfully organized its first retreat to Deep Creek, MD.
- November 2015: CommonTruce Community held its first Professional Dress Workshop to assist young men in Washington, D.C.
Since CommonTruce has been conceived; it is a rapidly growing part of our community. With each new member, we are equipped with a fresh mind and the ability to effectively give more. With every milestone accomplished, we become closer to our goal.
A Common Goal.
A Common Dream.
A Common Truce.
– Darion Coleman