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I just received a package in the mail this weekend that one of my elementary school teachers, Mrs Buehne, had attempted to send me 19 years ago… 
One if the things it contained  is this letter I wrote to my elementary school staff in 1988. I was one of those “smart black kids.” Saddled with attending gifted and talent classes where I was inevitably the only black face 99.9% of the time.  In elementary school I had a period where I would only read and not do ANY school work. A fourth grade academic rebellion of sorts. I was actually on the verge of flunking the 4th grade. I was literally banned from getting books off the bookshelf in class or from the library. All the teachers pitched in a bought me an entire set of encyclopedia’s to take home ( for the younger kids it’s what we used before Wikipedia and Google..and they were not cheap).  It worked. I did my school work again and spent hours upon hours at home in our raggedy, broke down trailer reading the encyclopedias.
Those set of encyclopedias might of literally saved my life.  I could of ended a gangbanger or meth head or drop out like so many kids that grow up disadvantaged.
This is the power of a teacher…of a good teacher who see’s teaching as a mission not just a job. 
#FeelingBlessed

I just received a package in the mail this weekend that one of my elementary school teachers, Mrs Buehne, had attempted to send me 19 years ago…
One if the things it contained is this letter I wrote to my elementary school staff in 1988. I was one of those “smart black kids.” Saddled with attending gifted and talent classes where I was inevitably the only black face 99.9% of the time. In elementary school I had a period where I would only read and not do ANY school work. A fourth grade academic rebellion of sorts. I was actually on the verge of flunking the 4th grade. I was literally banned from getting books off the bookshelf in class or from the library. All the teachers pitched in a bought me an entire set of encyclopedia’s to take home ( for the younger kids it’s what we used before Wikipedia and Google..and they were not cheap). It worked. I did my school work again and spent hours upon hours at home in our raggedy, broke down trailer reading the encyclopedias.
Those set of encyclopedias might of literally saved my life. I could of ended a gangbanger or meth head or drop out like so many kids that grow up disadvantaged.
This is the power of a teacher…of a good teacher who see’s teaching as a mission not just a job.
#FeelingBlessed

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Party bus and a concert on my birthday…Courtesy of #HBCultuteMag


 (at Huntington Beach (Surf City) California)

Party bus and a concert on my birthday…Courtesy of #HBCultuteMag


(at Huntington Beach (Surf City) California)

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