So after finding out about an outing last weekend with a few of my young ones, a very trusted and respected Elder of mine sort of blanked out on me....you see I took 2 of my young dudes that I kinda stole away from that street life to a little party, and we had a ball, but my big hommie says I'm just as bad as the pushers and bangers giving them the message that it's o.k. to be out there clubbing and wild....now we did have some drinks (nothing overboard/ and the under 21 one doesn't like drinking)....and we may have shut the spot down...but is that so bad? Think about it, one of these cats a year and a half, two years ago was about to flunk out and give up on high school because "good grades don't pay light bills". Now his grades are up, he's killing SAT practice tests, and picking out universities....he doesn't deserve some down time?? The other just started working full time and is in barber school, after 40 hours of work + class what about him? So, am I sending mixed messages...has our movement become so uniform that we can't have decent fun...or is our struggle so bleak that it requires and deserves an ALL business no play approach? Oh and don't get it twisted the high school brother isn't some 17 yr old I let party with grown men he'll be turning 20 this summer....and laugh if ya want...entering college 2 yrs late as opposed to not at all is a victory in the eyes of my movement.