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Category Archives: African Proverbs
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Black Children & Youth Learn about William Shakespeare at School & through Media.
They Should also Learn about Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Melvin Van Peebles, Amiri Baraka & August Wilson as well…Black Playwrights, telling Our Story.
Don’t Depend on them Learning about Black Playwrights in School or through Media. Forget that. Buy books on the Black Playwrights, or Simply have your Children do Research on them with those Fancy Phones & Tablets via The Internet.
Tell them “Chill on the Games a Little Bit. By the End of the Week, you got to give me some Book Reports on a Few Black Playwrights.”
Our Children are Lucky if they have heard of Langston Hughes as a Playwright. Some may have heard him as a Poet.
There are 7 Black Playwrights on this List.
Our Children should be just as familiar with their works as they are with William Shakespeare’s work.
1) Get Down The Elders in Your Families Life Stories
2) Old People Stories Relevance in “New Day” Reality & Profound Art for Mental & Physical Freedom.
3) The Elders. A Library of Knowledge
4) Old People Stories & Think Tanks…Powerful
5) Back in The Day–Family Memoir–1920’s–1950’s
INSPIRING OUR CHILDREN & TEENS TO LOVE READING in 9 Parts
1)–Inspiring Our Children to Love Reading
3)–Who Plans to Have Their Children Reading This Summer?/–I Hope Everyone.
4)–Is Your Child A Surface Reader or Advanced Reader?
5)–Inspiring Children to Read in A Technology Age
6–“Reading to Children Very Early Is Important”/–by: Darrick Linton
7)–Tupuc was an Avid Reader. Look at his Reading List. “Forward Thinking”
8)–Mastery of Reading of Black Children through Poetry & African Proverbs
9)–Inspire Reading & Writing Among The Youth a Different Way. Test Preparation Reading Boring to Many.
Black Boys & Young Men Must Have Mentors.
Mentors (Fire Spittas) are Older Men in Our Communities that Keep It Real. That Break The Real from The UnReal Down.
They might not even have a High School Diploma or College Degree, but just Might be some of the Smartest & Realist Men We Ever Met.
Young Brothers got to seek them out & Mothers or Women got to Love the Young Brothers enough or see the importance of connecting the young brothers with the older Fire Spittas…Keep It Real Brothers.
This will put some type of balance in the young brothers minds. When confronted with tough situations, when backs are pushed up against the wall, they will learn how to think through these times in another platform than how they might have come up around when fathers are gone and many times they hear a lot of yelling or emotional responses.
Hook the Older Fire Spitting Brothers up with the Young Lions.
2 Major things happen when Young Brothers Linked wt Fire Spittas….there will be less Young Brothers Killing Each Other & Feminine Ways in Brothers will start to Diminish.
Believe it or Not, Emotionalism & quick pop off of the mouths in heated situations sometimes cause killings of young brothers among each other. A lot of huffed up talk that ain’t going to amount to much but the other brother getting intimadated by words in a heated conversation….Wolf Talking or Talking Big, but might not be able to do that much technically wt the hands–so guns start popping.
Hook the young brothers up wt older guys wt trades, always doing something productive & producing something or manufacturing something on their own terms. The (Fire Spittas) got plenty to share wt the young lions to calm them down. Getting their minds focused & productive.
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Fire Spittas Reach D Youth wt Profound Truth
Life something, ain’t it?
ups & & downs 4 sho
thru it all,
we still flo
how else we gon grow?
money saved up
& just that quick,
we gotta go wt d flo
pain in d brain
make us grow
ain’t no walk in d park
life bright & dark
beautiful waters & filled wt sharks
easy or hard