• Quote of the Week

    "Dreams don't have deadlines in real life." - LL Cool J on Racheal Ray
  • "I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it." -Shug Avery (The Color Purple)

  • Advertisements

MLK Day of Reflection on a Successful Day of Service

For lack of time, excuse the brevity of such an important post.

Yesterday, New Orleans hosted a day of service in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was organized by City Year a division of Americorps, and I have to say I was proud.

There were so many Black faces that showed up, not because of job/ community service obligations, but because they wanted to celebrate the day by doing something positive and uplifting, rather than going to a parade to dance, drink and shoot (It’s sad to say, but it happens every year).

The reason I mentioned “Black faces” was because I’m always going to events like this, and most times I am one of a few Black people present. And usually the projects are taken place in a Black community. So it was nice to see people doing something for their OWN community rather than sit back and watch others do it.


2 Responses

  1. Keywords: our own community instead of sitting back watching and waiting for someone to save us.

    Cause you know this is exactly what we do.

  2. Don

    Thanks for stopping by…

    But isn’t it good to know that time brings about change.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: