Powerful!

Powerful!

Please take a moment to read Chris Ramirez caption to this picture… POWERFUL!
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It’s quite ironic that as I was reading this, I tried to hide my tears at coffee shops, the break rooms at work, and in my car in between shifts. This one broke me. It reminded me of many details in my life that determined the course of my personality: my actions, choices, and REactions.
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Mr. Jason Wilson, thank you for heeding to the Lord’s call in your life. Despite all of the internal warfare, God gave you the same transformative power as those in the New Testament that heard “rise up and walk” to overcome circumstances and to simply, forgive. To love. To be intentional. To learn and love Truth. In today’s age, my generation of young men (as well as yours), sees this as a form of weakness as you so intricately unravel through your story.
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I can’t tell you how many times I heard the phrases “oh stop being a b*!%#” or “you’re such a p***” for simply saying no, refusing to engage in an act that would result in someone else getting hurt, or showing more emotion than socially acceptable.
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To my young men: I say this with the purest intentions; give up the façade. It’s hurting you, the ones closest to you, & causing you to harbor things the human heart was never meant to hold.
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To my older folk who led us astray: we forgive you. And I say this with the biggest lump in my throat; we still love you. But what you taught us almost destroyed us. I say that not to cause shame, but from a regenerated heart pleading with you to come to terms with your unresolved traumas because what you do or say, MATTERS. It’s life-changing.
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To my women: if any man around you is being too “emotional”, just know that for what ever the reason, the man was driven to an unbelievable low.. please don’t take advantage of him in that state. You play an incredibly significant role. He (we) need you more than ever in those times. Please continue welcoming us with gracious & merciful arms.
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To all of my men who cry like men (I’ve tagged a few): thank you for exuding Christ-like humility in the face of adversity. Although stumbling.

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A unique program that infuses hip hop elements in the instruction of Writing, Reading, and Arithmetic to ensure the enrichment and proficiency of students in core subjects.

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Drone Apprenticeship Program

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Register for FREE for our STEM-based learning into an interactive space with our Drone Apprenticeship Program. This unique program will introduce students to drones and other sophisticated technologies via a virtual platform. Allowing students the opportunity to learn Drone Operation and Use, applicable laws and…

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Pull up next Monday and grab FREE lunch and PPE! Be sure to save the dates for the following Monday’s as supplies are limited and first come first serve.

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Virtual Enrichment Academy Program

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The Yunion understands this evolving climate and is committed to pivoting into avenues that always have a strong focus in counteracting negative cultural influences that misdirect the lives of youth.

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Free Virtual Enrichment Program

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Suppression leads to depression, so please my brothers release your toxic thoughts before they become self-destructive actions.

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Performing Arts Virtual Summer Camp!

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REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY for Keys 2 Life 2020 Performing Arts Virtual Summer Camp! Kicking off July 13th. This isn’t your ordinary zoom call for kids.

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Started Receiving Their CryLikeAMan copies!

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The 200 winners have already started receiving their #CryLikeAMan copies!

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