Brooks Industries is a black owned retail business located in Charleston, South Carolina. I am Dwayne Brooks Jr., the founder of Brooks Industries. I grew up in poverty, learning how to tackle my problems head on. My passion is teaching the younger generations on how to speak up for themselves and their beliefs. To help them understand that it is okay to make mistakes, because you learn from the experiences you have lived. I believe that I can be an example to my community, because if I made it out, then anyone has the potential to make it out. Through my struggles, I have taught myself to be patient, how to develop peace, and how to keep a positive mindset. These three principles have aided in to helping me create a lifelong legacy. A legacy is what I am creating, and a legacy is what I’ll leave behind.