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Reply to "Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration"

  Thank you for that my sista.  Through the years, I've self-published a few books:  poetry and essays mostly.  But!  After the death of my son, my focus changed.  And there was a need for me to incorporate my knowledge to the youngsters.  So I developed many after school programs to teach writing, literacy, composition and such to those uninformed teens who think they know it all. 

 

For a good while, I hated adult black people....it took me almost ten years to finally heal from the anger of abandonment-I felt my community abandoned my son.  At one while my motto was:  stupid is what stupid does.  And I refused to even look at a black adult let alone talk with one.  But!  That's behind me now-thanks to the children in our community who showed me what true black love is.  And so I am contemplating seriously to one day do another book.  And to be fair, I also have to thank this forum for being my sounding board.  I have had the opportunity to "scratch it outta my head" and it feels soooooo good not to be in this pain anymore.  It really does.  And talking to yall and debating with yall over the years have been the cultural medicine I needed-especially since I feel most of yall are the most intelligent, brilliant and dynamically stimulating folks around.  Yall truly have yall's finger on the pulse our community.  I used to think many blackfolks were blind and not in touch with the real world but engaging here have changed my perception-cuz I'm really not a social butterfly and NEVER thought I would ever come outta my solid "hatred" for blackfolks.  But I did.  And now I am open to share my expressions and thoughts with my counterparts....when before not so much.  Again.  Thanks my sista for your kind encouragement!  I truly feel I have socially evolved.  But!  

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