With all the action at the NAACP in the last month, the NUL isn't getting much love, so here's some news.
NUL President, Marc Morial, is considering stepping down from his post soon. No, not to run for office. He's already mayor of New Orleans, but some suggest it has something to do his office being under investigation. I guess they would prefer not to get a lot of media attention right now.
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In Daily Press' Other Voices, Bill Grace ask us to Rise above racism by sticking together. He has a lot to say about blacks who complain about racism and expect the government to hold their hand from cradle to grave. His voice is harsh and not very encouraging, but he does bring out the point I strongly believe in, we do the best when blacks rely on themselves and each other.
This is kind of old, but good. In the Roanoke Times, Shanna Flowers writes about the Million More March coming in October. In Finding a spark is fine, but fire needs to be at home, Flowers discusses the need for real change starts in the home. What will happen this fall is hype and there's nothing wrong with getting the word out. We love symbolism in this country, so more power to it, but it doesn't mean anything if we go home and carry on the way we have been; making choices that are destroying our families, passing the blame, poisoning our children and keeping our minds in the slave mentality that embraces suffering and dependence.