If we are to improve race relations in the post-Charleston and Ferguson era, we must live a disciplined life. Discipline is a systematic pattern of thinking that yields positive results. Successful athletes, preachers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, mothers, and fathers are highly disciplined and goal-oriented. Genuine discipline is a lifestyle and not an afterthought. Discipline is ingrained in those who consistently achieve. The difference between an amateur and a professional is the level and quality of discipline. The great thinkers and writers of the past were highly disciplined. The sheer volume of written artifacts is a testimony to the discipline of the elite writers. Aristotle, Plato, Shakespeare, John Hope Franklin, a noted black historian, and Duke University professor, and the great African theologians and fathers of the early Christian church, Clement of Alexandria, Origen of Alexandria, and Saint Augustine Bishop of Hippo, were elevated to legendary status due to a disciplined will to excel. Great athletes, such as Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Stephen Curry, and many other elite athletes, are highly disciplined individuals whose dedication, physical conditioning, and mental toughness elevated their natural talents beyond those of their competitors. The level and degree of discipline is the primary factor that determines if a superstar acquires legendary status. The Apostle Paul and the great biblical writers who the Spirit of God led were extremely disciplined men and women who did not allow hardships, difficulties, and disappointments to deter them. Instead, they maintained a strong faith and an unyielding will to overcome trials and tribulations. Likewise, the great Bible teachers were supremely confident because the Power of God reinforced their strict sense of purpose and discipline. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. displayed a sense of discipline and dedication in his life and ministry. He stepped onto the national scene at the age of twenty-six. Within thirteen years, he planted a seed of justice and equality within the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls who once thought freedom and equality were only for a select few.  Dr. King’s focused discipline energized ordinary men and women to challenge an oppressive system to overthrow laws that denied the dignity of men, women, boys, and girls of color. When we consider the life of Dr. King, we can see that it is going to take a lot of discipline and hard work to improve race relations in America further. However, communities in Ferguson, Baltimore, and New York can bridge the communication gap between law enforcement and the black community when there is a disciplined effort to come together and discuss ways to bring about long-lasting positive change.