You’ve Gotta Speak Out

In 1963, a 19 year old with camera, I was off to community meetings where we spoke out. the Black community fought for home rule. Many lost jobs that Christmas.


Juan Williams    Journalist talks about his dismissal from NPR and the importance of dissenting opinions in the media.

Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo   Author of No Fear speaks out against the US Environmental Protection Agency, the apartheid government of South Africa and multinational corporations with no fear.


 

3 thoughts on “You’ve Gotta Speak Out

  1. Just read a very interesting article about speaking out within our community.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/fashion/african-american-atheists.html?pagewanted=1&_r=4

    “In most African-American communities, it is more acceptable to be a criminal who goes to church on Sunday, while selling drugs to kids all week, than to be an atheist who … contributes to society and supports his family.”
    -Wrath James White 41-year-old Austin-based writer of the Blog blog “Words of Wrath,”

  2. ‘ IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION, THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM- MALCOM X’ “Truly, God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (Quran 13:11)

  3. We must speak out against any injustice… in our homes, our families, our communities, our schools, our jobs, our cities, our states, our country and throughout the world… and we must teach out children to recognize it and speak out against it.

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
    US black civil rights leader & clergyman (1929 – 1968)

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