North County Women's Center Celebrates Black History Month
Chef Green Admires Smooth Operations
BFHP staff and clients celebrated Black History Month yesterday, on the last day of February. Chef Andre Green cooked up a fine menu of catfish, chicken, green, cornbread, and cobbler. They served 42 meals at North County Women's Center, in addition to food for the Multi-Service Center and Veteran's program at the Mens' Shelter. During the meal, a client, "Ms. J." read a poem that she wrote about American Black History, reproduced below. Chef Green read Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, "I have a dream."
Chef Green emphasized the smooth operations that went into the meal. "We worked hard, and it was worth it," he said. "We did everything without missing a beat. That's the best in my mind. So we know if the phone rings, we can be ready for anything. If they need something up at the Multi-service Center or the Vets' program, we're ready."
American Black History: Glad to Be
By Ms. J., resident at North County Women's Center
I have live through all the marches,
THE BIGOTRY AND HATE
Tear gas in Selma,
Flower children were in the Haight.
ATTACK DOGS IN MONTGOMORY,
FIREHOSES AND MORE HATE,
FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY,
THAT ALWAYS SPELL WAIT,
Yet I am glad to be,
I am not a rich person, have no fortune or fame,
Just pride and honor,
And a good family name,
NO MATTER HOW MUCH INJUSTICE,
IN THIS WORLD I SEE,
WHEN WAKE UP EACH MORNING,
I AM GLAD TO BE.
For I know the Equalizer,
He is my God up above,
He have filled my heart with Forgiveness,
Faith, hope and love.
So no matter how this world is,
Or how it is treating me,
Vengance is for God my Equalizer,
And I am glad to be.