Response to breaking news in Atlanta, specifically near the shared steps of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) library.

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Beginning of August 22, 2019 Message in response to breaking news in Atlanta, specifically near the shared steps of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) library.
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Hello Everyone!
First, good news… All four Atlanta University Center (AUC) students have been released from the hospital, without life threatening injuries.  The entire Atlanta University Center community celebrates this first milestone and looks forward to celebrating many more meaningful milestones in the life of these extraordinary young women.  We are all indeed, extremely thankful!
I apologize for the delayed response. There are still quite a number of concerns that are being addressed with regards to the direct impact of public policy decisions on the African American Descendants of Slaves Community.  In turn, these concerns impacts the broader national discourse on subjects like equity, equality, liberty, justice and / or having the ability to access “inalienable” constitutional rights, specifically the same basic human rights  afforded all other citizens of the United States of America.
I had hoped to provide more details on the meaningful solution(s) to fix the problem, but will instead highlight a few pledges, immediate adjustments, changes, improvements and heroic acts.
1.  Attorney – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms pledged to take meaningful action to prevent violent incidents in and around the Atlanta University Center (AUC) and all other institutions of higher education in the city limits.
“When parents across this country have entrusted the well-being of their children to our city, it is most important that we continue to work with our partners to ensure their safety,” the Mayor said in a statement. “While the full force and resources of the Atlanta Police Department are in operation to assist in bringing those responsible to justice, we as a community will continue to work with the Atlanta University Center and campus police, and all of our colleges and universities, to take meaningful action to keep our campuses safe.”
2. Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU’s) Public Safety Employees will now work 12-hour shifts to allow for 24-hour coverage of all campus facilities.
3.  Interim President and former Clark Atlanta University Chief Financial Officer, Lucille H. Maugé will be hosting a series of “Conversations with the President”to better educate freshmen and transfer students on critical safety and security measures.
4. As the Atlanta University Center Community begins to heal, free counseling services are being offered to Clark Atlanta University students, faculty and staff to proactively assist with navigating their feelings.
5. All Atlanta University Center students are being reminded of the safety resources available to them via Panther Safe App (CAU), AUC Shuttle Services, The Think Safe Ambassador Program, Residence Life, Campus Life, Student Services and Religious Life.
The details of additional Public Policy initiatives will be released at a later date. I would however like to take a brief moment to thank (Special-Special Thanks) Sophomore transfer student, Derrick Daniels (CAU 19 and / or the year at which a student has been inducted into the CAU Family) from Chicago, IL.
Moving on…
Quickly, I’d like to thank (Special-Special Thanks) writer Brain Goldstone for his recent article in The New Republic, entitled “The New American Homeless”, which highlights the brave story of Cokethia Goodman and her family.
This extremely important, necessary and personal piece brings to life the conditions or working Class African American Descendants of Slaves, which have for far too long been negatively impacted by the public policy decisions Post Dr. King’s Death and / or post the Civil Rights Era.  Pre D.K. ( Dr. King), African American Descendants of Slaves lived in vibrant, culturally rich, spiritually grounded, self-sufficient and family oriented safe haven communities, particularly around the Atlanta University Center and other HBCU’s, nationwide.
While I do not agree with the recommended solutions to fix the problem of disfranchisement, as provided in the article, I can not discredit the authors valuable written intent.  Creating awareness is key to finally having the voice of the voiceless, specifically those within the African American Descendants of Slaves community heard.  Feel free to dig up my recent Insider public policy recommendations or simply keep an eye out for a public re-post of these critical recommendations.
Special-Special Thanks to Ms. Cokethia Goodman for choosing to be open, honest, vulnerable, candid… oh so transparent in this moment in history when we really do need leadership, by example. Her willingness to shed light on her own real life personal circumstances will undoubted help others in the process of helping herself.
Reference:
https://newrepublic.com/article/154618/new-american-homeless-housing-insecurity-richest-cities?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Moving on…
P.S. For those who are wondering… no, (reminder) I did not grow up poor. Feel free to dig up my updates for candid details on my background.
Kimberly
Title: Spencer’s Mom…
Also as a clear reminder, CAU 92

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Beginning of August 22, 2019 Message in response to breaking news in Atlanta, specifically near the shared steps of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) library.
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Hello Everyone!

I apologize for the delayed response. I have been following breaking news in Atlanta, specifically near the shared Atlanta University Center (AUC) library steps. Two (2) students from Clark Atlanta University and two (2) students from Spelman College were shot at an unsanctioned, evening gathering.

Thankfully the students are fine, but understandably the entire Atlanta University Center Community is dismayed by this disturbing news, which I believe further points to the urgent need for the relevant public policy recommendations surrounding the once vibrant and self-sufficient communities not only around the Atlanta University Center, but all HBCU’s and especially African American Descendants of Slaves Rural and Inner City Communities, nationwide.

I will release a brief public statement to this effect shortly. More than my thoughts and prayers have and will always be with the victims and the families of this and other similar tragic incidents in this great nation.

Kimberly

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Spencer’s Mom