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The torch must now be passed

We have lost not one but two champions of the Civil Rights Movement in Benjamin Hooks and at the reading of this blog Dr. Dorothy Height who lived 98 years young, along with brother Hooks who was 85 at the time of his passing, and both who dedicated a large majority of their lives in the fight for equality for all men, women and children in our communities.

These losses leave incredible shoes to fill in carrying on not only their legacies, but in taking the lead in ALL communities(not just African-American and other minorities) to ensure equal rights for every human being!And may we not just rely on our local  and national leaders to address the issues(and sadly the continued problems) of race, unemployment, the increased need for voter turnout, etc.,but set the examples of being the BEST community leaders we know how to be within our OWN families, churches, the workplace, and the like!

More importantly and lastly, encourage this generation of young persons who can be the future Benjamin Hooks' and Dorothy Height's for their generation and future generations to come, because the flame of equality and equal rights for ALL should never be extinguished!




 
04/20/2010 6:27AM
The torch must now be passed
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04/22/2010 8:59AM
GERRI PATTERSON
TRAGICALLY..THERE ARE MANY THINGS WHICH GET IN THE WAY OF THE YOUNG..ONE THING FOR SURE OUR ELDERS NOT LETTING GO..IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THIS LAND MANY IDEAS, ACTIONS, ETC. STARTED IN THE CHURCH..NOW GETTING CONGREGATIONS TO OPEN UP AND TEACH..OR AT LEAST MOVE ASIDE AND GIVE THE YOUNG THAT CHANCE TO BECOME THE LEADERS THAT THEY MIGHT BE..INSTEAD WE HOLD ON TO THE OLD SAYING "CHILDREN SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD".
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