BRONX YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM EVENT UPDATE…

HEY EVERYONE!!!

JUST WANTED TO SHARE THE UPDATED FLYER FOR THIS THURSDAY’S

BRONX YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMs

“YOUTH SPEAKS” FORUM 2013

HIP-HOP AND YOU…

THIS EVENT IS GETTING BIGGER AND BETTER

bronx yepLET’S COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME

BUT

MOST IMPORTANTLY

LETs SUPPORT OUR YOUTH

THEY ARE STAKEHOLDERS IN  THE PROGRESS OF OUR COMMUNITIES

LETs HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY!!!

WHY SILENCE THE TRUth?…

at this stage of my 

LIFE

i’m supposed to be happy

EYE

have a beautiful

SUN

i’m doing excellent in school

i’m viewed as a

LEADER

people tell me that

EYE 

inspire them

that 

EYE 

will do great things for our people

i’m applauded for being vocal

being an advocate

but 

that’s only among those who 

am

not

close

to

my 

family

my friends

my others…

i

talk

too

much

i

think

i

know

it

all

or

like

i

was

just

told

i

can

blow

dust

on

how

many

times

i’ve

heard

this

.

this

from

an

elder

one

who

should

applaud

my

hunger

for

knowledge

wisdom

understanding

my

hunger

to

build

he

who

once

called

himself

god

but

another

one

who

is

now

just

a

man

so

explain

to

me

what

kind

of

man

wants

a

woman

with

no

conversation

no

ideas

no

opinions

no

confidence

no

self

expression

no 

knowledge

no voice?

and now 

i ask myself

as i write 

 from

my

lower

self

what

is

wrong

with

me

that

i

keep

running

into

the

same

shit?

they

all

want

me

silent

all

except

ONE

but

we

can’t

be

together

maybe

that’s

why

HEs

different

because 

as

much

as

HE

loves

me

and

EYE

LOVE

HIM

WE

can’t

BE

.

if

things 

were

different

would

he

want

me

silent

too

?

there

are

so

many

words

in my head

dying to get out.

years and years of ideas, arguments, conversations, points of views 

unspoken

TRUths

millions and millions of words

stored in my head

actively flowing

as

i

go

through

my

days

and

nights

and

weeks

and

months

and

years

.

only

ONE

.

only

ONE

.

it

is

the

lonliest

feeling

in

the

world

when you have something to say

and

no

one

around

you

cares to hear it.

lonely

having

words

flowing

through

my

mind

and

no

physical

outlet

except

for

the

classroom

except

for

ONE

.

THE RE-BIRTH OF TRU EARTH…

SATURDAY WAS MY PHYSICAL DAY

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY –

THE DAY OF MY RE-BIRTH!!!

AND WHAT BETTER TIME TO HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE THAN ON THE DAY I WAS BORN 34 YEARS AGO!!!

A LOT OF EXCITING THINGS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING

DESPITE THE FACT THAT SO MUCH PAIN, HURT AND STRUGGLE HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN MY LIFE AS WELL

MY STUDENT CLUB – CLASSACTION IS NOW ON IT’S WAY TO BECOMING AN ORGANIZATION, AN INSTITUTION. A LOT OF HARD WORK AND SACRIFICE WENT INTO BUILDING THIS ORGANIZATION – AND NOW IT’S PAYING OFF… CLASSACTION WILL BE ABLE TO HELP OUR PEOPLE AND OUR COMMUNITIES… 

THE THING THAT I AM MOST PROUD OF IS THE FACT THAT THIS SEMESTER I TOOK A COURSE ON

AFRICAN PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT

HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO FUTHER

BUILD

ON MY

OVERSTANDING

OF

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS

HAS TAKEN

MY

LIFEs

WORK

AND

MY

WORLD VIEW…

EXCUSE ME,

MY

WORLD SENSE,

TO A WHOLE OTHER

LEVEL

AT THE SAME TIME THAT

I

WAS

BUILDING

ON THIS

KNOWLEDGE

I

WAS SIMUTANEOUSLY

TAKING A CLASS ON

ANCIENT EGYPT…

THE

COMBINATION

OF THESE TWO COURSES

BLEW MY MIND!!!

THE INFORMATION IN THESE CLASSES

HAVE CHANGED MY

LIFE

AND HAS ONLY ADDED FUEL TO MY FIRE AND DESIRE TO AQUIRE EVEN MORE

KNOWLEDGE

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY

TEACH

THIS

KNOWLEDGE

TO OTHERS…

THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY TOUGH YEAR FOR ME

AND NOW

EYE

 CAN SAY THAT IT HAS BEEN A TIME OF ESTABLISHING

BUILDING BLOCKS

A FOUNDATION FIRMLY

BUILT

TO STAND ON…

PEACE TO ALL THE GODS AND EARTHS…

Kindness

Very good poet… please follow

Baydreamer

Holding Daisies

Does your heart try
to please every soul
turn frowns upside down
dry tears and console

Do your eyes see the good
in everything around
in every person you pass
on the streets in your town

If the answer is yes
then you’re quite the friend
you have an abundance of love
to share again and again

Yet, you’re also at risk
to having your heart broken
because not all will agree
with your words spoken

So you do your best
for the common good
and hope all your loving actions
are truly understood

© LScott 2013
Photo: Google Images

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