Tuesday, May 10, 2016

7 lessons

Lesson 1
Repeating family History

I think about Family curses and the way we pass these curses from Generation to Generation. “My Biological father wasn’t in my life” I Feel we hear this story quite a bit from 80’s and 90’s babies. I was lucky enough to have a great example of a man in my life Named Michael Trimble who raised me and taught me to work hard. His success was something I wanted to Immolate. Young Men of color need to see examples of success to want to strive for it. I wouldn’t be who I am now without his presence helping to re guide the story that had already been written.  Nationally, 7.3 million children have at least one parent in jail or prison. Sadly, 70 percent of these kids are doomed to follow in the same footsteps as their parents becoming imprisoned at some point in their lives. In fact, children of incarcerated parents are five times more likely than their peers to commit crimes. However, these at-risk children are largely ignored before they get in trouble. This is a common story of many Men and Women of our generation but especially in the black community. In The 60’s we embraced the village, it was this salvation from oppression that elevated us.  We have to heal our village. 

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