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In addition to our fundraiser for #YPOCSummerCamp we are hosting another brunch next month in honor of Father’s Day!

Our #YPOCMothersDayBrunch was amazing. We got to experience Nigerian food and discuss improving our communities and how we interact with one another.

There’s so much going on in the world that we often feel hopeless. Let’s turn the sorrow and anger caused by constant violence internally and externally into the motivating force that causes us to be better for ourselves and each other.

We’re having the a discussion about how to operate as one village raising all of our children as opposed to being separate individuals concerned only with ourselves.

We will be focusing on the role of father figures next month at Zoma Ethiopian restaurant in Harlem so
Parents, guardians, concerned citizens, educators & community activists: consider joining us and adding your voice to this very necessary and ongoing conversation.

As a community that cares it is our job to find ways to create opportunities and safe spaces for the entire next generation, not just the youth in our own lives.

Come brainstorm and enjoy a great meal in the spirit of family, community and togetherness.

Check out the eventbrite for details & to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Father’s Day link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ypoc-fathers-day-brunch-tickets-16328992456?aff=erellivorg

Facebook Event Page:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=440088012824420&tsid=0.09098865208216012&source=typeahead
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| a scene from george jackson’s funeral as panthers look at the enormous crowd gathered across the street from #staugustine’s church in #oakland in aug of ¹971. the #blackpanther party burst upon #consciousness when #bobbyseale & other #panthers marched up the #california state capitol in #sacramento. armed w/ guns, this approach #electrified a generation of #blackyouth. before i go any further & before any detractor starts, let’s #beclear; the panthers did not encourage #hatred. the #blackpride expressed was not based on #denigrating caucasians; but being the example, showing #theblackcommunity that they were (or could be) in control of their own #destiny. #theblackpantherparty sought to build a #community through service to the people while providing protection, #freefood & clothing. they gave purpose to the once aimless, angry #youth who loitered the street corners. the panthers molded these young people into disciplined, hard workers who served their community & showed respect for mothers, fathers & #elders. the #unity of the community at that time was unmatched. once it was forceably disbanded by the gov’t it changed into two different entities. you may not know this but the modern day c’s & b’s (gangs) of california are the direct offspring of #theblackpantherpartyforselfdefense. they are the #bastardsoftheparty, literally.

I’ve been contemplating every way to create a better solution for the issue that our community is creating for itself for the long haul, but ultimately it isn’t as if we haven’t been trying to peacefully speak out against Injustice for decades. I can’t in good conscious say what is happening in terms of the black community’s sudden outburst on all ranges is right or wrong because I constantly see where black people who speak out peacefully are ignored, people who violently protest are written off and demonized and those who play by the rules fade into obscurity. There is nothing that can be said by anyone who has not seen discrimination happen first hand and haven’t experienced the feeling of hopelessness that will make me believe that what is happening is the problem when in fact the problem is what pushed it all to this. #TheBlackCommunity #BlackSociety #Baltimore #Protest #RiseAgaistOppression #BlackPride

Just 3 weeks until our #YPOCMothersDayBrunch on May 9th! If you like the posts you’ve been seeing and believe in the tenants of YPOC- critical thinking, empowerment & creativity- please consider breaking bread with parents, educators, activists & concerned citizens with a stake in the safety, health & wellbeing of Black & Brown youth in the spirit of sisterhood, family and community. Check out the eventbrite link on our bio and tell your other half to come to our #YPOCFathersDayBrunch on June 20th as well! It really does take a village to raise our kids with everything they’re up against, so I invite you to be part of mine. #YPOC #AfricanFood #MothersDay #FathersDay #Brunch #CommunityEvents #EveryDayActivism #SelfLove #PeoplePower #Community #CommunityAction #TheBlackCommunity #BlackAndBrownLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #Nyc #Brooklyn #Harlem #BlackLove #Parenthood #Family #Love