AllhoodPublications wrote:Dear Prospective League of Black Parents Member:
What is the solution to the mass failure of many Black children in our schools, the violence and death that is permeating many Black communities and the economic disaster that is besetting our community? The police can't do it. Social workers can't do it. Teachers can't do it. Elected officials can't do it. And even our pastors and preachers can't do it. Only Black parents can improve the educational, social, emotional and spiritual outcomes for Black children! The solution is simple: Stronger, better Black parents. Across the United States, the educational, social and economic outcomes for most Black children are a catastrophe. In the new global educational and economic order, many, if not most, Black American children cannot compete. If ever there were reasons for Black parents to take action, few are more compelling than the ones listed below:
Only 47% of Black males in America graduate from high school.
The average 17-year-old Black child has the reading and math scores of the average 14- year-old White child.
One out of three Black boys born after 2001 will spend time in jail or prison.
An estimated 50% of Black girls between 14- and 19- years-old have contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
Between 65% to 70% of Black children are born into single-parent, female-headed households.
The rates of Black "kids killing kids" (KKK) and Black youth violence is increasing exponentially across America, including 12 Chicago public school children violently killed in the first 5 weeks of this new school year.
There is only one way to successfully fix the above problems. Black parents must take control of the education of Black children. AAAAAMen!! No other way has worked nor will work. This does not mean that all teachers for Black children must be Black or that all Black children must attend only African-centered schools. It does mean that, ultimately, Black parents are responsible for the education of Black children. Our actions, or inactions, will determine the future of our race. PREACH!!
Please join Black parents across America who know that if we are not organized, our children will not be recognized. If we do not speak up, Black children will have no voice. Black parents must advocate as well as educate. We must take responsibility for the education of our children. We will work in our homes, with our families, with our communities, with our schools and with our government to guarantee the proper and successful education of Black children.
Parental involvement is not enough. Black parents must become co-managers of our children's destiny. We must become the engineers of their success. We must and will actively participate in their educational lives. Please join the Black Star Project's League of Black Parents and commit to a 90-minute meeting, one day a month, for the sake of your child and the future of our race. We will also ask you to join our community PTA chapter or another local chapter so that we can take advantage of existing resources.
League of Black Parent chapters are starting around the country. Please call 773.285.9600 for more information about starting a chapter in your city. Thank you for being in the vanguard of educating and saving Black children.
I was up half the night trying to figure out a way to teach us that we got to get out of this underground economy.monsta6060 wrote:2 many was to get rich or make money in a legal way .
Good for you. You have just given your seed a better chance for survival. Truth Be Told. We should clone you....Mcminister wrote:i don think ima call my son ...."come here lil nigga" ..i dono man somethin in me tells me i cant..
wen i look at my daughter i c a lil angel...i cant ever even think bout cussin infront of her..or sayin nigga..and al this stuff
cliffard wrote:Mcminister wrote:i don think ima call my son ...."come here lil nigga" ..i dono man somethin in me tells me i cant..
is that a standard manner of address? fuckin sad if it is....
Yeah, but people do it. Have you ever hear the discussion between Dr. Cornell West and Tavis Smiley Re: the N word?? I'll see can I find itcliffard wrote:souljah not such a big thing in uk for black people to call each other nigga, never really heard it at all when i was coming up,there wasnt nothing good about that word in the 80s, it was being hung on people to downgrade them, not a positive thing in any shape or form. that started to change with the us influence of rap etc. but even now sounds a bit wanna be to hear english black people calling each other 'my nigga' although it is more common. i understand the deal with it being a term of endearment in the us for your boys, or for a woman to her dude etc., but to me it seems real harsh to be calling your youth 'lil nigga', that just seems rough and wrong to me.
Where do we begin?Klaxon wrote:The two-parent nuclear family is the most stable and supportive social/living-arrangement ever invented. That's not an opinion, its just statistical fact. Our society as a whole went wrong when we strayed away from encouraging and emphasizing that lifestyle. This isn't just a minority problem. White families are also being torn apart in modern America. Unfortunately Blacks and Latinos bear the brunt due to the additional factors of poverty and gang culture being present. We need a new direction for American society. This is an American *cultural* problem by the way. Notice there are parts of the world (Asia, some parts of Latin America, some parts of Africa) that are many, many more times poorer than the worst ghetto in the US, but the family structure has managed to survive and crime is not as prevalent.
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