Old School Core Values:
We are African Americans of all backgrounds and ethnicities. We are proud
of our heritage, and respect the lives, triumphs and tribulations of our
forebears in this country and beyond. We aim to represent their greatest
hopes for us and honor their memory.
The United States of America is our home, not simply by default but by
choice. We take our duty to our home seriously and we defend it. We seek
to improve it by our work and values and leave it better than we found
We are extended families and we put family first. It is the primary organization
to which our lives are dedicated. We fight for the proper upbringing of
our children. We demand respect and consideration of our elders. We love
and support our brothers and sisters.
We work twice as hard and sometimes get half as far, but we work with
dignity and we expect and enjoy our rewards. We are not materialistic
but we know the value of a dollar. We seek self-improvement through creativity,
dedication and effort in our jobs, businesses and partnerships.
We have abiding faith in God and the principles of righteousness. We strive
to be true to transcendent values and take the long view of our purpose
on Earth. We conduct ourselves as vessels of spirit and we guard our own
souls and the souls of others from corruption.
We believe in the rule of law and rights of people to be free and to determine
their own fate. We fight tyranny and oppression of all kinds keeping in
mind the battles of those who struggled and died that we might be free.
We believe in a tolerant and open society, and we welcome all people to
enjoy its benefits and responsibilities.