Our future is their hands.
I was privileged to attend the networking event hosted by the Oregon Association of Black School Educators on Sunday (ORABSE). I had to leave early. However, I was there long enough to appreciate the awesome work and accomplishments of this group. Renee Anderson and Michael C. Grice represented the Portland Branch of the NAACP very well.
All I can say is that unless we begin to truly recognize these folks, celebrate their accomplishments, and the value of what they mean to our future, God help us.
These black people who are in a position to ensure the education of black youth are the key to black prosperity and the survival of our race. All of a sudden that hit me while I was in that room.
Pay special attention to Nicole Watson, their new President. She is a superstar working on behalf of our black youth as is Paul Coakley Jr. and Dr. Charlene Williams. Everyone in this photo is a major contributor to the success of black youth and stewards of our future.
Thank God for them.