Saturday, February 15, 2014

Why Do We Still Hate Ourselves?

Why do we still hate ourselves?

Fifty years after
Black Power
Black is Beautiful
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud
Why do our children still yell
"Light skin!"
Like it's a badge of honor
And brown skin is a mark of shame?

Why is "Team Light Skin" an exclusive club that's "in"
Why do we still grade our hair
Check our babies' ears
How dark we are
Avoid the sun
While others spray, bake and burn?

Why can't we see our beauty
Love and embrace our diversity?

Why do we hate ourselves?
And play ourselves
Shame ourselves
With ignorance and meanness?

Educate yourself
Love yourself
And love your fellow man
Whether vanilla white or dark chocolate brown

Each flower in the garden has its own beauty
Made by God for his glory.

Teach your children.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

23rd Annual Providence-St. Mel School Raffle

Tickets are $5 each

Grand Prize $10,000

2nd prize  $5,000
3rd prize   $3,000
Two 4th Prizes  $1,000 each

Drawing will be held on March 30, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.
Winners need not be present.

Donation is $5 per ticket. Raffle proceeds support students at Providence St. Mel School.
Thank you for your generous support.

*Please leave your email or mailing address under Billing/Contact information and your ticket or ticket number will be delivered to you.

                 23rd Annual Providence-St. Mel School Raffle

 For more information, contact Monica Fountain at 708-203-5023.

Since 1978, 100 percent of Providence-St. Mel graduates have been accepted to four-year universities and colleges. Almost 80 percent of the students receive need-based financial aid or academic scholarships.

For more information about Providence-St. Mel, go to

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