بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
NO, NOT N.W.A.
AS-SALAAM-ALAIKUM BELOVED SISTERS & BROTHERS
OMG!!!!! I got up this morning to go to the Slauson train station to see the SUNRISE!
First, why are there horses that live practically NEXT DOOR to me!!!!????????!!!!!!!
Okay? I knew there were horses in Camptown, (I guess that’s why they call it that, huh?) But next door????!!!!! 😉
Secondly, I ran into a Brother on my walk to the train station, UP IN THE MONIN’, early like me. I should’ve asked him about the horses! I knew they ride them early, because I had seen some fresh dung one morning. The other day I saw a Brother riding one next to the train tracks. I was speechless.
Well, I didn’t make it to Slauson. The Willowbrook station is raised too. So, I just watched it from there.
I didn’t get home until around 3! I walked around my old neighborhood, new neighborhood 😉 planting seeds (spiritual and physical) I’m going to be more particular about where I plant my seeds, however.
I just want OUR people to reap from the fruit of my sowing. Eventually, however, I ended up at Charles Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science.
I already told you I trespass, so I saw this devil and (wait) first I went to Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science and was stunned to see mostly devil employees. The Black employees were mostly security and maintenance. No Black students. And the young Black children whom I thought were participating in a program for the youth, were cleaning up the place (vacuuming and whatnot)!!!! I spoke to a Brother about it and he referred me to someone in the President’s office. He doesn’t know me. I deal with the President – HIMSELF.
But, I think this is JUST AS GOOD! 😉
Also, I saw a letter, the Dr. had written himself, and he had signed it “Charlie” 😉
Made me think of “Charlie” Mingus. 😀
I looked at a picture of the graduating class. The most recent one was from 2003! The other pictures were not of the graduating class. They were about 80 per cent Latino/Hispanic whatever.
I know it’s the same in the graduating class.
So, then I went to the Charles Drew High School for Medicine and Science and it was the same thing. ALMOST NO BLACK PEOPLE. The Hispanic woman working at the reception desk was unwelcoming, to put it best. At worst, plain rude. The devil and her child were happily served. The Mexican or whatever lady and her child were happily served. But I couldn’t even get a brochure!!!
So, I had seen a Brother earlier, and had given him my website. Later, after I had had my fill of meandering throughout the building, he came up, asking if I need any help. Maybe if I was looking for something or someone. IDR But, I’m very familiar with those types of questions. 😉
I was looking at a picture of the most recent graduating class. So, I told him I was trying to figure out the percentage of Black young men who had graduated this year.
I took a sample from the picture and estimated 3 out of 20. Before I could figure out the percentage, he told me it was 15 per cent. Which is pitifully low for a school created to generate students for a University born out of the Watts riots, both of which are named after DOCTOR CHARLES DREW, a Black male.
He told me he was the Principal and we had a long talk about how to get more young Black men involved in the program. He told me they go to middle schools before I could give him my suggestion.
Brother Brook-ens (I like the way you spell your last name btw It conjures up a good feeling. Brooks end in a river 😀 Although, as we discussed, it is NOT YOUR last name . ) consider going to little league football, basketball and other athletic team practices and inviting the boys to your events on campus. So, they can see there are alternatives to sports and entertainment that would be of much more benefit to our NATION.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD (BLACK ONLY), ESPECIALLY IF HE IS A BOY, IN THE DR. CHARLES DREW HIGH SCHOOL FOR MEDICINE AND SCIENCE PLEASE CLICK AND BOOKMARK THIS LINK.