The pride of our community lies within our unity. The schematics for our future are in the building blocks of our DNA, but we must learn to respect this power and nurture the keepers of these sacred orders if we are to repair the rift between poverty and privilege.
It starts by B.uilding L.eaders A.gainst C.ontrolled K.nowledge and empowering our youth through the strengthening of key virtues such as kinship, support, learning and a dedication to success. To reinstate the dignity and resilience that has seemingly been displaced and replaced with antagonism and enmity; challenging the role and expectations of African-Americans in a society that expects failure.
We have been tasked with reminding the next generation that Black is Beautiful, Powerful, Honorable, and worth every ounce of respect the world has to offer.
With the United Black Student Conference this year, we hope to inspire, enlighten and assure the attendees that their future is bright as a shining star. With the support of the Black Student Union club, the Performance Writers club and programs such as Summer Bridge and Umoja along with community members, we will reenergize a passion for learning, strengthen their unyielding character and spark the minds of the future leaders, parents and law makers that will lead us into the 22nd century and beyond.