So I'm on FaceBook, Afro Brasileiros & African Americans site, and there is this incredible video with this young boy who can't be more than 10 years old. I tap it to see what he's saying, and I'm so impressed and blown away, that I want to share it with all my Face Book family; but there's no "Share" button.
Who did this? How can you post something so profound and so deep as this, coming from our youth, and not have a way that I can share it forward. So I'm doing the next best thing. I do hope you will be able to play this video.
And if you can, then make sure you park your children, their children and - for you educators - your students in front of this and make sure that they listen to everything this young man is saying, take notes, and learn the new lyrics to LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING.
I also want to congratulate both the school, the teachers and the parents of this young man - they have done and are doing a wonderful job. I would love to see more schools follow suit. He is most impressive.
I have become more and more aware that many of our young boys and girls around the ages of 7 through 11, have not yet been totally corrupted or jaundiced by the meanstream media; parents who have misguided them, or hostile peers.
I observed a young boy, aged 9, the other evening, on the bus, helping him mother, who was a paraplegic, and confined to her wheel chair, not only get on the bus and get in position so the wheel chair could be secured; but feed her, make her comfortable by positioning her chair in a reclining position, and talk to her in a very mature, caring manner.
It appears that we have a group of young people on the rise who have not bought into the negative depiction that so often inundates the meanstream media; but have developed a set of positive ethics of their own. I would love to see this replicated.
Conversely, I've seen some articulate, intelligent young boys and girls being raised (and I used the term advisedly) by mothers whose every other word is a four letter negative - or m-f, or n-r, or b-h, in reference to their children. Even the best and most intelligent child will eventually begin imitating this negative example, if only for self defense.
There is a generation of parents (and I use that term lightly too) out there who need to go back to school so they can become as intelligent as their children are; who need to take an intensive course in parenting skills, or who need to not be allowed to be around some of these children without a referee.
WeSTEMulate is an organization that is working to bring the quality back to Black education, while also honoring the cultural, historical accomplishments of African Americans. They are on the right track. We not only need to support them, we need to make sure that our schools are following the guidelines for excellence they have set.
Check out the post and tell me what you think.
Stay Blessed &