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Where Does It Start?

Black male students are suspended at the highest rate in the state in the Sacramento City Unified School District according to a new report. One in five Black male students have been suspended in the district, more than any other district in the state. A proud parent who has four students in the district and...

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The Doors Are Open!

“Now!” For many years I’ve prayed for release of prisoners, the innocent and the unjustly incarcerated. You remember marijuana sentenced-
prisoners found guilty and now those charges for which they were found guilty are dropped and no longer crimes! President Trump commuted the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson–in federal prison–more than 20 years for first-time...

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Go to Jail??!!! Not my children!!!

We have millions of workforce energy stored in prisons, jails. Why? Some points to consider: We already know there is a substantial divide between arrests imprisonment of African American Hispanic, and other. Nationwide, *Nationwide, African American children: 32% of children arrested, *42% of children detained, and 52% of children cases are judicially waived to criminal...

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“Raise The Bar!” “Close The Achievement Gap!”-Part 2 “No More Crib to Prison!!

Assemblymembers Autumn Burke, Shirley Weber and Mike Gipson authored AB2635. !!Yay!! They’re greaat!! Every law contains the enacting clause: “The people of the State of California do enact as follows.” “Drafted bill returns to the legislator for introduction. When the author/s wish to introduce the bill, author/s deliver it to the Chief Clerk or Secretary...

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Raise the Bar! Close the Achievement Gap! Part 1

Today’s Fresh Start Charter Schools theme published prior to the Legislative event which took place on April 12th in Sacramento; where California Public Charter Schools travelled for a historical event. The theme going forward for this event: “Education Equity.” The California Charter Schools Association is reforming itself, building interest in the lowest performing subgroup, African...

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What Is/Was Your Destiny?? Part 1

Now is time to think about “New Year’s Resolutions.” I made one a few years ago…short and simple. I kept it. This is it: When someone asked me how I was doing, I used to say, “Oh’ I’m doing okay.” I resolved to say, “’I’m doing well’.” Our state of mind helps us make it...

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Master Choreographer-Conductor

Some attempt to lead us into believing our nation is at chaos and discord. The natural eye may convince some with the hullaballu of a very different U.S. President, [who seems to be going down his list like Santa Claus and checking it twice]; thousands protesting and unrest. Here is the thing —The President has...

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Trump Ahead

Millions of people are still reeling in the head dizzy and drunk with disbelief that Donald Trump is now our new President Elect–and soon to be President of the United States of America. We have a lot of work ahead. WHAT HAPPENED?? Well, lots of people are still trying to figure that out. Let’s move...

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What Time Is It???

“Can you discern the Signs of the Times?” If the sky is cloudy, you say, “It’s going to rain.” If you hear thunder, you say, “A storm is coming.” If you see the sun shining, you say, “It’s going to be a great sun shiny day!” But can you “discern the signs of the times?”...

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Gumption

My mother said, “gumption.” I didn’t know what she meant; but she was distinctive enough to convey the life changing motivation. The tone of her voice and the context spoke volumes. I learned she wanted me to have “courage.” She wanted me to “persevere,” She conveyed a “never give up” attitude, wanting me to believe...