Friday, January 22, 2010

Black History Continues

I know I'm a little early for Black History Month. I was emailed the attached video and if you can I think you should send it to all that you know as well.

I know that the brothas and sisters of the blog world are very conscious, take pride in our history and make differences in ways that they may not even know to this world. I'm putting this video on my blog to remind us of our strength, courage and resiliency. We as bloggers do make a difference. So lets continue that by using this video as a reminder of who we are and what we are capable of.

I remember in elementary school after Martin Luther King died singing...We Shall Overcome. We have overcome many things since then, but isn't it time that we come together and continue to grow remembering that there continue to be obstacles and forces that may be in place to stunt our excellence?

A War For Your Soul-Birmingham version from Erisai Films on Vimeo.

5 comments:

corvedacosta said...

Where have you been?

I think this black history month will have more meaning - since Obama won. Just maybe.

Chet said...

I would like to thank you for passing this documentary onto your readers. As compelling and sometimes disturbing as this video is, it should be seen by all.

We don't know where we're going if we don't know where we've been. As a young college student I once heard students of another race laugh and make fun of the fact that "Many Black Folks have no idea their own history." I was livid, but understood why the students made this remark.

Mayor Langford is absolutely correct in saying that we as a people must collectively work together for change.

Talk about a disturbing fact: there are more Black men in prison than in college. I will not even elaborate on the number of youth that are dying at the hands of our own brothas and sistahs.

"We Shall Overcome Some Day."

Amathos said...

so far to still go...

Toy Couture said...

I'll be emailing it around most definately

Curious said...

Is it Julius Caesar where Cassius or someone says, "The fault dear Brutus lies not in the stars but in ourselves?" I think that we as a people can blame something or someone else for all of our troubles as much as we want, but only as we as a people can we ever find a way to get out from those troubles.