How many bicycles did this 18-year-old "father" and his children get for Christmas from community organizations and churches over the years? Free school lunches? Free backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies? Free after-school tutoring?
So many of these resources are provided by people who work FULL-TIME jobs, have their own families to support and nurture, but who give of themselves to assist those with less.
And yet, those with less, who take all the freebies given them, still complain about their circumstances. Or, they "give back" to the community by joining a gang and harassing, robbing and murdering the very same people who helped them.
I would like to hear the black leaders and ministers in the community address the problems that are rampant in the inner-city and projects: Kids having kids, welfare and food stamp fraud, laziness, no work ethic, drugs, etc.
It takes a village to raise a child but the main lessons learned begin at home.
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