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by Eddie S. Read, Activist inOur Community on2017-02-20
We must face the fact that we have an impoverished underclass in America. It can be found in Appalachia, the barrios, rural areas, and for certain, in the urban inner city. The violence is most egregious in the urban area because of the organized subculture that historically sustains various conditions of violence, i.e. the lifestyle of gangs.
by Roger Madison Jr. inOur Community on2017-02-16
Freedom and Education For me the celebration of Black History month centers around the struggle for freedom and education. These two themes are critical to the success of advancing in this society. This is best captured in the thoughts and ideas of Frederick Douglass and Carter G. Woodson, and is reflected in the excerpts below from two important works of these men.
by Roger Madison Jr. inOur Community on2017-01-24
2017 marks the 15th anniversary of National Mentoring Month's launch in 2002. Since then, each January has served as an annual kickoff of the widespread movement to connect more of the nation's young people with caring adult mentors.
by Roger Madison Jr. inOur Community on2017-01-01
On this day, the beginning of the new year, we pledge to forge a new tomorrow with all our hearts and minds. We have confidence in the greater good of the work we do with and for one another, for the community and for OUR PEOPLE.
by Roger Madison Jr. inOur Community on2016-12-31
Our history of oppression has generated a unique creativity that strengthens us for the struggle ahead. Through our music, art, and song, we gain power to face tomorrow. So, despite our struggle we can sing --Lift Every Voice And Sing