This is an open letter Parthenia Warford our CEO & Founder wrote last night to single mothers.
As I get ready to call it a night, I want to take a moment as a former Teen Mom and now Single Mom to my two amazing adult daughter's to say children don't ask to be born. Once you become a parent, it is your duty to raise your children in a manner that allows them to exceed all the opportunities you had. You see, if you have children who the streets, teachers, local drug dealer, hustler is raising then you have failed as a parent.
If on the first of the month you are getting your new hair weave, stelleto acryllic nails, rainbow outfits, bushels of crabs, bag of weed, etc instead of purchasing your child a book, computer and Internet connection then you are failing as a parent.
If your young child can sing and rap to all the songs played on the local hip hop radio station, including the curse words but can't say his/her name, their ABC's, or count then guess what you have failed them. Just because you may not have had the best upbringing doesn't give you the excuse to not ensure your child(ren) have a better life than you did.
The excuse of being a product of your environment is a cop out; dust yourself off and find a non-profit organization that will help you have a better life for you and yours. There are plenty of organizations just like ours that offer FREE services to aid you and your family in the quest of becoming self-sufficient.
When I see innocent children being murdered by people that look just like them, then we need to stop and become as upset as when the white police kills one of our children, men, women for no reason. Until the genocide ny us on us ends we really can't expect any other race to value our lives; DC just went over 94 homicides in 2015 and it's only August. How many more innocent people have to die before things change and mothers start being mothers and fathers become more than sperm donors?
I just read in Ferguson, MO not far from my hometown of University City, MO a 9yr little girl was killed yesterday; guess what I'm sure that innocent baby was merely minding her business and some coward that hides behind a gun to settle a disagreement killed her for no reason at all.
When I grew up in St Louis, MO and two people had a disagreement they would either have a fist fight, or talk it out but they would be friends again within the week. Guns are not the answer, how did killing someone become they way things are handled?????
We need to find a way to heal this generation, and fast before they kill themselves away. At the rate they are going none of them will be left, and less and less of them are going to college trying to make their lives better.
How do we fix this, and how did we get here?????