Time for action. Words aren't enough.
From all the posts I've been reading on social media it seems like brothers and sister are tired. OK. Then its time for action.
Search out and find those groups in your community who have established themselves as beacons of light and hope. Not sure who they are get out and ask. People know and will tell you. Go and meet with the directors of these groups / programs and ask what their plan is. They will have a PLAN, A CHARTER, A MISSION STATEMENT, SOMETHING which will explain what they are attempting to do with their organization in the community.
NOW HERE IS THE DIFFICULT PART FOR SOME OF YOU READING >>> JOIN THEIR ORGANIZATION TO DONATE TIME or DONATE MONEY TO HELP THEM DO WHAT THEY DO!!. YES YOU WON'T BE PAID, YES YOU'LL ONLY GET A TAX REDUCTION ON THE MONEY DONATED BUT YOU'll BE HELPING THE CAUSE, YOU'LL BE JOINING THE FIGHT FOR THE CHANGES YOU SAY YOU WANT. Like Mahatma Gandhi said "Be The Change You Want To See In The World"
Here is another idea which many may not want to hear
"Start Your Own Group and Create Your Own Plan Of Action"
This requires guts and staying power because you'll quickly find out there isn't going to be much support or funds. But if we're as angry as many of our post suggest then the fuel to keep going is in place.
If none of what I said works for you, here is one of the tried and true ways to make a difference and its battle tested,,,
Contact your child's principal (have no children do to the local school in your neighbor and do it for someone else's child) donate time helping in the school, giving them one more body to help make a difference.
Nothing I typed is an overnight fix. But do nothing and it won't fix itself. So we can complain or we can do.
Now let me address those who are reading and thinking,, "So K. L. What Do You DO????? HMMMMMM
Well, I walk into schools everyday trying to reach our sons and daughters. I study their music, videos and lifestyle to work on counter points alternatives to life choices which may end them up dead, I write books with represent the man I am attempt to live my life as, I started a company Bravin Publishing which promotes other authors who have similar view points. We've even given authors deals which helps make them money for their words while taking less than what I could so they can make the greater profit. I stand with other brothers and sisters in their causes to get things done, and finally, I stand up on Social Media and Bravely Praise the Lord I serve as I try to make difference in every word I type. I hope that helps answer those questions. But this is not about me. So, let's make a pledge right here right now,,
If your serious about going forward and being a difference maker,
Say This Out-loud:
I WILL STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SYSTEM TODAY AND GO FORWARD. I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM BY DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE TO COUNTER WHAT I KNOW AND SEE ARE WRONG. I AM GOING TO REACH OUT TO SOMEONE TODAY AND ASSIST THEM IN THEIR PUSH FOR CHANGE OR START THE SEEDS TO MY OWN GROUP TODAY. I WILL WORK ON, THEN CREATE MY PLAN OF ACTION. EITHER WAY I KNOW ITS TIME FOR SOME ACTION AND I WILL HOLD MYSELF AND THOSE AROUND ME ACCOUNTABLE.
In 1966 The Black Panthers Created their plan. You'll 50 years ago some of the same problems existed for them. They were destroyed for their attempts to change the world. Who's going to pick the ball up and continue to be the opposition to what we see???
"If you're going to do nothing, then say nothing." K. L. Belvin 2014