April 8, 2008
We Declare 'Victory' on Dunbar Village Initiative
Villagers, we are very proud to announce victory in our efforts to stop NAACP and National Action Network from supporting the Dunbar Village rapists. This campaign was defined and initiated by SheCodes (BlackWomenVote) on behalf of Black women and children.
Initially, there were only Black female bloggers signed up for this campaign. However, the issue quickly brought support from white female and Black male bloggers as well. In fact, one brother, Aaron Laramore (A Political Season) uncovered The Point, a new tool for online activism that I anticipate will see greater use within the afrosphere.
Our blog joined the campaign from the beginning and we are grateful to all the villagers who supported this two-week campaign. Victory in the campaign came as a result of apologies received from both Al Sharpton and NAACP. We understand that two more suspects in the original rape case should be arrested shortly. Also, it felt good to post an update on the positive progress made by the Black woman and her child who were victimized, terrorized and tortured by the ten Dunbar Village thugs last year.
The mainstream media picked up on this grassroots campaign. In fact, SheCodes and I will both be on NPR News & Notes tomorrow (Apr 9 @ 1pm ET) to discuss the success of this campaign and a few other issues as part of the Blogger's Roundtable.
Today is a good day to be a blogger! Please take a moment to share your observations if you have time or inclination.