Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Young Leaders Unite By Akindele Akinyemi
Since Jennifer Granholm has been re-elected as the Governor of the State of Michigan where does that leave Black people in struggling urban communities?
Being blown away in another 5 years?
It's time to have that talk again. If we are serious about building bridges in urban communities across Michigan we need to put our heads together.
Whether you call yourself a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative we need to pull our resources together to discuss the issues that are facing Black people in Michigan today.
We understand that we have different ideologies and different perspectives, however, our children are dying by the wayside. City services are ridiculous. Black people are using scare tactics to keep us in fear and in the back of the bus. All this is due to not opening the door to reach out to each other.
Young Black Conservatives and Young Black Liberals need to find common ground to reverse the social ills that plagues our urban communities in Metro Detroit. All of this "we can't get with Black Conservatives because they try to act White" BS needs to cease.
The time is now. Let's work together as one.