The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you on the front lines with the fighters or behind the curtains? Can you interpret pertinent signs that now’s the time, more than ever before to stand firm on what we know is certain. Amber alerting every two days because we stop searching. Where I was raised you were praised if you could stop working. Sell some dope. We stand back and watch the world through a scope. Our world views molded through media. The merchants. Trayvon Martin martyred. We started mock marching. Still talking. We said nothing when Darius Simmons was murdered in Milwaukee. Curses, knee high. Blood feuds, and homeless pleas. While we try to appease the corporate entities schemes and make them our own. Do you see the juvenile in the streets and speed by? Insecure in your own home cause you don’t pray enough. So you arm yourself with chrome and eat a lot. Shield your eyes from our reality to see it not. The innocent victims of war weapons called collateral casualties. But we approve the wicked movements through the ballot box. Plus our own brothers and sisters are found slain when the cannons stop. And what happens when a man wants everybody in a college campus shot? We do nothing how can it stop.
Are YOU willing to stand in the midst of trouble during troubling times?



Published by JaDonnia

An education and counseling professional, I focus my expertise on diversity, inclusion and family engagement/empowerment Of particular importance is the partnerships between parents and the community schools that serve their children. Highlighting strategies, tips and evidence-based best practices for family engagement, my aim is to alter mindsets, broaden perspectives, foster empathy, and build capacity. Offering 'food for thought' and inviting discussion, I tell truths rarely explored-to both educators and families. A holistic culturally-responsive approach to teaching, learning and engaging others begins with respect. I promote respect and fully integrating curricular diversity in formal learning settings! Collaboration with families is necessary, because parents hold the master key that unlocks doors to child health and wellness, academic achievement, and believe it or not, teacher excellence and stronger school communities.

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