I would love to see the spirit of Umoja fill each of us. I thought it was wonderful to see Theo, YBP Guide and others fight for justice in the case of the young sister from Paris, Texas who was imprisoned on a 7-year humbug.
I think it is great that African American Opinion blog is bringing us together via his cross-posting idea.
What can we do? Whatever it is ... it begins with you and me. It begins today. I am reminded of the powerful words from Dr. Maya Angelou. I invite you to join me in taking the Black Family Pledge!
our children no longer give us honor.
our children cannot find their way.
our children cannot pray.
Our children cannot hear us crying.
our befuddled children give birth to children they neither want nor understand.
and holds us up to the mirror of the world, shouting, "Regard the loveless".
To embrace our lowliest,
To keep company with our loneliest,
To educate our illterate,
To feed our starving,
To clothe our ragged,
To do all good things,
knowing that we are more than keepers of our brothers and sisters.
We are our brothers and sisters.
In honor of those who toiled and implored God with golden tongues,
and in gratitude to the same God who brought us out of hopeless desolation,