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SIXTEEN DAYS  AGO ON APRIL 24, 2017 THE S. FULTON COMMUNITY OF ATLANTA, GA TOOK ONE OF IT'S BIGGEST BLOWS IN RECENT HISTORY.  FOUR LANGSTON HUGHES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE TRAGICALLY KILLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT AS THEY LEFT SCHOOL UNAUTHORIZED.  THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE TRANSPORTING THE TEENAGERS RAN A RED LIGHT AND WAS STRUCK BY AN 18 WHEELER.  FOUR OF THE FIVE PASSENGERS WERE KILLED INSTANTLY!

A PARENT OF THE SCHOOL (NOT ONE OF THE STUDENTS INVOLVED) CONTACTED MYSELF, KEITH A. LEWIS, JR. AND ASKED THAT THE KINGS  OF "I'M A FATHER F1RST" DO SOMETHING TO STAND IN THE GAP!!  THE NEXT WEEK AFTER A BRIEF PLANNING PERIOD ON OUR 6 AM "KING TALK", 7 KINGS ENTERED LANGSTON HUGHES UNANNOUNCED AND WERE WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS BY THE PRINCIPAL MRS. BRANDY REEVES!

THE DOOR WAS OPEN SO IT WAS TIME FOR US TO STEP IN. AFTER MEETING WITH MRS. JOCELYN HYMAN; PARENT LIAISON DIRECTOR OUR FIRST ATTEMPT AT "BEING PRESENT" AT THE SCHOOL WAS TO SPEAK TO A FOURTH PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS IN WHICH ONE OF THE DECEASED STUDENTS WAS ENROLLED IN.  WITH THE ACCIDENT ONLY BEING 15 DAYS PRIOR THE KIDS WERE OBVIOUSLY IN A STATE OF BLAH AS I CALL IT.  AFTER A FEW MOMENTS OF SPEAKING TO THEM, I TOLD THEM ABOUT OUR WORKS WITH DALLAS COWBOY RB EZEKIEL ELLIOT, PITTSBURGH STEELERS LB BUD DUPREE & OUR NO FLY ZONE SKILLS CAMP IN AURORA, CO WITH DENVER BRONCOS AQIB TALIB, CHRIS HARRIS, JR, TJ WARD & DARIAN STEWART, THIS REALLY  SHIFTED THE ENERGY OF THE ROOM!! WE HAD A CONNECTION! BEFORE LONG, I STEPPED BACK AND ALLOWED LLOYD W. SUTTON TO SPEAK AND WHILE HE WAS SPEAKING 3 OR 4 OF THE YOUNG MEN WERE CAPTIVATED BY THE SAVAGE UNICORN TIGHTS WE HAD PROVIDED TO THE KIDS OF DENVER AT THE NO FLY ZONE SKILLS CAMP THE L.E.W.I.S. AGENCY COORDINATED THE PREVIOUS WEEKEND.  ONCE THE KIDS SAW THE SAVAGE TIGHTS AND LEARNED ABOUT THE BRILLIONAIRE ACADEMY PROGRAM THEY WERE PUMPED.  WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO BUILD WITH THESE YOUNG KINGS AND QUEENS.  

WITH ONLY 2 WEEKS OF SCHOOL REMAINING BEFORE SUMMER IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE AS FATHERS & MOTHERS STAY IN PRAYER AND PROTECTION OVER THESE AND ALL OF OUR CHILDRE.  I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO FIND A WAY TO STAY INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD AND OTHERS GROWTH IN A PRODUCTIVE MANNER; "WE ARE THE VILLAGE"