April 27, 2009 --A well known rapper turned actor helped kick off the Black Male Initiative Conference at Chicago State University."I don't believe smart people learn from their own mistakes. I believe intelligent people learn from other's mistakes," said Tracy Marrow also known as ICE-T.
Ice-T was the keynote speaker on Monday morning.
The conference focuses on college attendance among black males and the challenges they face in staying in school and graduating.
The conference wraps up on Tuesday.