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Strengthening the relationships between all African ancestored descendants

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Too much wasted time

Times are tough for our youth today.  So many traps and vices are waiting to snare them.  We cannot just wait for the right time to fortify them.  The village has got to come together on this.  We need a safe haven for the vulnerable.

We need to be teaching about the great people who paved the way before them.  Parents may need help from the grandparents and from the village in teaching our youth about our heritage.

Philadelphia Police Department

See About 50 teens arrested for violating earlier Philly curfew meant to curb violent youth mobs.

They must understand that their time is better spent preparing for their future rather than hanging out on corners late at night. It is a shame law enforcement recently took the place of adult supervision and led to incarceration.   

A sense of duty

They need to feel the weight of the responsibility we all have to be true to the desires and hopes and dreams of our ancestors. How will they do this if we do not work to help them know of those ancestors?  How will they do this if we do not spend the time teaching and sharing the history and the stories?
What will the future be like if our youth grow up no linger feelling accountable to preserve their heritage and live the principles they have been taught?

Do you have children or grandchildren or children in need of positive reinforcement or role models in your neighborhood?  Join host, Robin Foster, and guest,Queen Sheba, as we discuss this topic on our next episode of Over Troubled Water Blog Talk Radio:  Teaching Family History Strengthens Youth on Wednesday at 8PM EST.

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Don McClure

We will also be hearing from author of Broken Wings Fallen Angels, Don McClure.  Broken Wings Fallen Angels is a true story about his life and family history. His book is available at Amazon.

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