Our community launched a book drive/fair and round table discussion for the locals this past week. Several schools [including mine[ were involved. It was an all week event which ended with a concert of kids performing: dance hip hop, poetry, jazz and spoken word. As I said before our youth HAVE A LOT to say. And they are as BRAVE....as I remembered youth were in the sixties. Am I EXHAUSTED?..... NO.....I AM EX. HAUSTED! The food was excellent. The adults behaved. thankgod! No fights. Will this event do some good in our neighborhood? Welll.....it's a wait and see kinda thang. BUT! At least we are TALKING...[may not AGREE with everything said]...there's communication. I heard some good sounds last week. Black LAUGHTER. BLACK music......and Black LOVE I walked away PROUD. It was HARD work! I'm GLAD it's over. My thought is REST. SLEEP. RELAXATION. YEA!