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“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” ― Chinua Achebe (Author)

Our history has to be written, rewritten and illustrated from our perspective. There is a big world market out there that needs access to a new truth. This will not happen if it is left up to the prejudiced, mind-controlling, self-interest for profit entities.

I believe the way to reach the dysfunctional and the disenchanted Youth is to have their younger siblings be their mentors, showing them that they themselves should and could be doing better.

From my experiences as an educator, to inspire and to encourage reading, I feel that the best way to address the literacy issues with our children today, especially with all of their distractions, is through illustration.

Students writing, illustrating and reading theirs and other students' writings may encourage and inspire others to begin reading, much like how when they go home with a cold infecting everyone in the house.

To ignore the power offered by communicating through the social media websites, reminded me of the old saying, "If you want to hide something from a Negro put it in a book." Today, the internet should be our method of sharing information just like how our ancestors used the beating of the drums and the sending of smoke signals to communicate among themselves.
Posted By: Ivan Butcher II
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 at 9:24PM
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