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Friday, April 19th 2013

1:29 PM

Parent Conferences on Technology: ADVANCEMENT vs. GAME PLAYING

  • Black Family Urban Tech Fair
  • Black Parents Technology
  • African American Family Advancement
  • African American kids Computer Games
We have been pleased to host outstanding educator William Jackson and the director of the Urban Tech Fair movement, Jim Neusom in discussions on the importance of properly using technology for our future dreamers, leaders and achievers!

MOST RECENT DISCUSSION:
SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2013 6:30 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME


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Friday, April 5th 2013

1:15 PM

10 FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS TO KNOW!

  • Black Family 10 Black Child Geniuses
  • Black Parents Gifted Children
  • African American Family Future Dreamers, Leaders and Achievers
  • African American kids Positive Role Models
We <3 stories that promote positive images and self esteem of our munchkins.  Please feel free to share in the comment section any other LINKS to other great stories that DO the same!

10 black child geniuses you should know

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Thursday, February 28th 2013

11:48 AM

The Ask, Learn and Grow Show! Listen to PAST EPISODES 2/27/13

  • Black Family Entrepreneurship
  • Black Parents Education
  • African American Family Learning
  • African American kids Positive Products
Listen to past shows dealing with entrepreneurism and providing positive images for children of color.
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Saturday, February 16th 2013

12:22 PM

Quvenzhané Wallis-FUTURE DREAMER, LEADER AND ACHIEVER!

  • Black Family Wallis
  • Black Parents Venjie Sr. and Qulyndreia Wallis
  • African American Family Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • African American kids Honduras Elementary School
We are so proud and excited to be eyewitnesses on the weekend verge of a potentially  historic win.  

However, lets celebrate that even at this point young future dreamer, leader and achiever Quvenzhané Wallis  (kwuh- VEN -jah-nay ; born August 28, 2003)   has already knocked down image barriers for children of color.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/quvenzhane-wallis-jay-leno-sequins-puppy-purse-video_n_2601501.html


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http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/quvenzhane-wallis-interview-beasts-southern-wild-star-brings-18511724



http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4832920/bio

"Attends Honduras Elementary School, located in Houma, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Her three siblings are Qunyquekya, Venjie Jr., and Vejon.

Daughter of Venjie Sr. and Qulyndreia Wallis.

At age 5, Nazie (her nickname), had to fib about her age to audition for her very first acting job--the starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) because the minimum age to be considered was six. She eventually beat out some 4,000 other local kids to play Hushpuppy--the indomitable child prodigy and survivalist who lives with her dying father in the backwoods bayou squalor of Louisiana. Director Benh Zeitlin told 'The Daily Beast' that when he auditioned Nazie, he immediately realized he'd discovered what he was looking for, and changed the 'Beasts' script to accommodate her strong-willed personality.

She appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992- )' on June 29, 2012 and told him that the Zhané part of her name means "fairy" in Swahili. Her nickname is Naysie. According to a USA Today interview, her name is pronounced "Qui-ven-ZHEN-ay".

In a ceremony on the night of November 14, 2012, Quvenzhané was acknowledged and honored with the key to her hometown, Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

In 2013, became the youngest person ever to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." She is also the first Academy Award nominee who was born in the 21st century.

The 10th black actress to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. She joins the ranks of Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe and Viola Davis."

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Saturday, December 29th 2012

8:14 PM

5:00 a.m. New Year's Day Family Chat Session!

  • Black Family Education
  • Black Parents Family chat
  • African American Family New Year's Day
  • African American kids Problem Prevention
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Friday, December 28th 2012

8:27 AM

Summer Enrichment Programs, Camps and Opportunities!

  • Black Family Summer Enrichment
  • Black Parents Academic Success
  • African American Family Nationwide
  • African American kids Gifted Learners
                                                                                                                            

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES, EXPOSURES and EXPERIENCES?

We would like to invite U to share your experiences with summer programs for children.  Please be sure to include the link and deadlines or costs involved.  How would U rate the overall growth seen in your child?

Comment below  ANY information that U feel could benefit other parents  about  programs and opportunities.


Let's share them as we find them!




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Wednesday, December 19th 2012

6:36 PM

From a Husband and Father: "The Weeping and Pain of a Hurt Male and the Struggles to Live"

  • Black Family Husband
  • Black Parents Father
  • African American Family Struggles
  • African American kids Inspiration



by Brett A. Scudder on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8:15am

I didn't start living the real life I have until I lost everything I thought I needed to be happy, comfortable and worked so hard for. My eyes and heart opened when I wasn't blinded by them or had to stress/worry for/about them. The illusion of happiness was torn down by a strong, harsh and mind-blowing reality of life and the decadence of it. 

 It started when I went to the hospital for abnormal breathing problems, headaches and chest pains one day after work that concerned the doctors so much they decided to admit me and run more tests. While they were running tests and waiting for the results, they advised me that I would need a few days off as some things weren't right and they needed to make sure everything was ok. I called and told my manager that I was in the hospital and getting tests done due to the concerns from the doctor and he told me I needed to be at work 8am in the morning or I would be replaced. 

 So what do you think I did, even against the doctor's orders, I checked myself out and went to work under those conditions. My headaches and chest pains lasted through the week and Friday couldn't come fast enough for me to get some real time to rest. My manager never asked me about the medical/health issues and why I was admitted, he kept my workload steady and even increased it a few days due to a fellow team member being out. I dreaded the thought of passing out on the job and if I did, what could be the consequences. I gave my time, services and commitment to that company until I was no longer needed and terminated in a very unscrupulous and unethical way. So many things went through my head, mind and heart as this impacted me on every level. I remember him telling me my contract was terminated and the cold, dark, shivering feeling that came over me. 

 Could I have even imagined the agony and pain the years ahead would bring as things fell apart out of my control faster than I had built them? I cried myself to sleep so many nights for so long to care to remember. The tears were very bitter and drenched the thirst of my heart from the pain I was feeling. It soothed the sleepless nights impact and weight on my eyes, it washed away impure and evil thoughts and cleansed me from within. If it wasn't for the tears I shed from the deepest recesses of my soul I wouldn't be here today as the world and everyone in it turned against me and/or disappeared and I was all alone. I never felt pain like this before and it was dark, deep, overbearing and very intense. What would people think of me if they knew what my nights were like and the ways in which the comfort of a dark room became my closest friend and brightest light of reality. It took me at least a week before I was able to tell my wife what happened just so I could try to get a handle on myself to deal with her response and reaction to the situation. 

Aside from the shock of what happened, the fear of what is happening and will happen if I didn't find a new job quickly became the focus at attention. She started worrying just as much as I did for the house, wellbeing and financial stability of the family. I couldn't blame her because that is natural to do in a time like this with such a sudden change in circumstances. Our marriage and relationship was never the same since then, everything went downhill and fell apart as I couldn't find a new job that allowed me to work out a deal with the bank to keep the house and now the reality of being homeless in a new state with a young family started sinking deeper in us. Now I had to focus more on the wife and children than myself and what and how I was feeling. 

I had some tough decisions to make and it wasn't going to be easy. I was upset that she wasn’t paying attention to the fact that I was emotionally distraught from all that was happening and how much I needed her to be there for me mentally, and that alone killed me slowly and deeply. I abused myself with the constant thoughts of why she just couldn’t see how unfair this was and stop worrying about the house and just stick with me to help balance the mental needs to handle the fight. I started feeling she was like all the other people that was only concerned with the monies that were needed to come in to pay the bills, the mortgage and put food on the table. I ended up starting to really hate being around n talking to her because every conversation had to do with money and the need for it. 

It was like, forget the emotional meltdown happening, just go out there and do whatever the hell you need to do to get this issue resolved before we lose everything. Should I be upset that she didn’t understand what and how I was feeling? Should I have taken it so hard on myself that I was abusing, stressing and depressing myself in loneliness feeling like I was just a resource to her? 

The people I thought would have been there for me weren't, the friends I thought were friends abandoned me, my pain, hurt, anger were lonely, dark, deep and depressing. I felt betrayed, deceived, mocked and confused. Through all that I still had to wake every day and go out into the world seeking employment or building on new efforts to sustain myself and take care of my family. Did I do something wrong to have this happen to me? Could I have prevented it? Did I make the right choices? At the end of the day, I had to make some serious decisions and those decisions would have life-long impacts. We live our lives every day aiming for happiness, comfort and prosperity, but what happens if we lose it, lose the happiness & comfort we so dearly cling to. 

 Have we ever considered the fact that nothing is sure in life today except death? Have we ever considered what happens if something was to come our way that took that safety and comfort blanket away? What about the people we have around us now, will they be there if/when things go bad? What then? People feel that males should man up to the challenges of life and “take it like a man”, stop being a wuss, wimp, shouldn’t cry or express signs of weakness, etc. We are not limited to emotions and feelings and go through so much just by being males and the responsibilities that comes with that. I was always shy of expressing my personal feelings and emotions publicly and openly but this experience and what developed from it changed so much about me and my levels of thinking I just let go and let God. 

 Crying is not a sign of weakness. It is sometimes the cleansing of the soul and the strength wielded in fighting off thoughts and emotions that really cause deep pain to one’s self or what can be to others. Sometimes those tears are what holds a real man back from doing things to others that people would consider him an animal, wicked, evil and heartless for. Sometimes he has to take the pain and suffering for his family and loved ones because he really does care about them and would rather suffer than let them go through it. 

 So when you see a male crying, try to find out and understand why rather than add more pressure on what is or maybe an already pressured issue/situation. We take on many hardships, struggles, abuse and pressure from so many different levels and the last thing we need is for people with lack of understanding on these issues to add extra pressure to an already pressured and hurting being who is so badly needed today to be good men, husbands, fathers, lovers, friends, mentors and leaders.

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Saturday, December 15th 2012

7:21 PM

We <3 the McGhee Family! [aka TEAM McGHEE]

  • Black Family sextuplets
  • Black Parents Mia and Rozonno McGhee
  • African American Family Inspiring
  • African American kids Siblings
READ ALL ABOUT THE SPECIAL!  LINK

This is a real family treat on a Saturday night.  It makes U appreciate what U have in your own family.  I think it is great they have reliable and committed volunteers on their team!  $800 per month budget for groceries?  It only goes up from there...Thank GOD they are entrepreneurs!


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Monday, December 10th 2012

10:43 AM

Protecting the Self-Esteem of our FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS.

  • Black Family Children
  • Black Parents Skin Color
  • African American Family Self-Esteem
  • African American kids My Black Skin is Learning
How does teaching the history of colorism help make the lives of our FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS better? 

How DO U feel about your physical skin tone and/or appearance? 

DO U agree with the lesson of the "brown paper bag" test demonstrated in the video below?

 




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Wednesday, October 10th 2012

12:41 PM

So Charlie Fuqua, U want to Play GOD to Our Children?

  • Black Family Charles Fuqua
  • Black Parents Discipline
  • African American Family GOP

 GOP legislative candidate in Arkansas, Charlie Fuqua, has written a book, aptly named “God’s Law”, reads as follows:

The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21..


Deuteronomy 21:18-21

18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

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Is this preparation for a "Hunger Games" mentality?


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