Aug. 14, 2021

Join Me, Assist Me -Erasing Black Male Illiteracy - Cash App $smoke74a

This is a little-known fact that many people in our black communities don’t readily comprehend or fully miss the ramifications. The individual states, as well as the federal government, utilize the standardized reading levels of our 8 and 9-year-old babies to determine the number of prison cells necessary to house those babies once they reach adulthood.  The literacy or lack of literacy skills is one of the major components that drive prison construction.  That is one of the main reasons our educational centers focus on having children reading by grade level by no later than the fourth grade. The reason is that most of the intervention models cannot accelerate on-level reading achievement for a vast number of our brown and black babies. At the current time, almost 2/3 of the black children enrolled in our public schools are reading at the most basic levels or below.  This means that our mushrooming black illiteracy rate will not decrease in the coming decades. The rate of illiteracy will increase and that means more constructed prison cells and fewer constructed classrooms.

The choice is ours as a community, only we can disrupt this classroom to prison cycle for our brown and black babies. In essence, we can develop tens of thousands of Blackmen Who Read Aloud and build universal black literacy for the coming generations.   We must link together, band together as brothers to advance the cause of literacy for all. We also must integrate the multiple available community resources that promote and engage learning with this population of students.  The task will not be easy because once our children reach the middle grades to the beginning of high school educational frustration sets in. This means that the joy of learning decreases and boredom sets in. Young adults want to do anything but be engaged in a failed system of learning.

 About 60 months ago I started a project to read black historically relevant books aloud in sessions of one hour to expose our struggling population of adult readers to our glorious black history. Because illiteracy has closed the door to them getting this type of vital historical information. It is said that learning one’s history develops a sense of purpose and a sense of desire.   The Blackman’s Read Aloud Hour Project should be nationalized because it will assist in delivering a digital solution to the many brown and black struggling readers. It will also illuminate the issue of black illiteracy as well as promote the goal of black universal literacy, It can also be used as a teaching tool. The project must be developed professionally with the assistance of black digital marketing specialists to ensure that it has the necessary exposure to drive interest. That is the primary reason why I established The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project to assist in the elimination of black male illiteracy in America.  Every little donation helps, so, go to my cash app and make a pledge because the ebooks I read cost monies and I can always upgrade my home equipment. I promise you that Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project will have complete transparency.  My cash app is $smoke74a and the monies will be solely used to maintain and build my program. I am in the process of developing a 5013C non-profit to expand the reach of the project but until then I depend on these types of individual donations.

Every brown and black baby enrolled in school should be able to read at grade level but even if that doesn’t happen we must ensure they can read as adults. Just think about this potential pitfall that the COVID 19 school shutdown caused in 2020, the fact that so many black and brown babies lost years' worth of direct classroom instruction directed towards literacy development. This loss of literacy instruction partnered with the usual loss of educational growth in the summer will mean that our babies will not ever be able to catch up in the race towards reading proficiency. You see not only we’re the school buildings closed but also all the libraries that housed the books needed for children to practice developing literacy skills. Now more than ever projects such as mine are as important or more important than ever. The Blackman Read Aloud Project has an essential place as an important tool in assisting our babies to gain those missing literacy skills.