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2013 AND STILL "MARCHING ON WASHINGTON" AND SINGING "WE SHALL OVERCOME??? THE TIME FOR MARCHING IS UP!!! (3180 hits)

Peace,

The March on Washington to promote Civil Rights and economic equality remains one of the most famous events in American history. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. offered a transcendent vision of racial harmony for our future with his "I Have a Dream Speech" and spoke of a generation that struggled against repression so the next generation might fare better, and of hope for a more perfect future.

Now here you are 50 years later in the year 2013 still marching for civil rights and human rights after all the blood, guts, and tears that was shed because of integration. We are worse off morally and financially then we were during our so called mass civil rights movements. Today we lack in understanding.

Black people have been marching for untold decades and yet, our socio-economic condition continues to get worse. After the speech, after marching (or actually standing still in the same spot for about 12 hours in the hot sun at the Lincoln Memorial), after singing "We Shall Overcome" and other hymns, THEN WHAT?

See there is no vision and when there is no vision the people perish! Why? Very simple: Mere marching CANNOT solve our socio-economic problems. No disrespect to Dr. King but the truth is the truth... that old way aint working in these days and times.

The time for marching is up!!! Black men must do as Elijah Muhammad and Marcus Garvey taught and that is the hard work of building and maintaining a nation for Black self and kind. If mere marching was the answer, Dr. Martin Luther King and the old civil rights crowd would have freed us decades ago.

This is the year 2013, and Black leaders are STILL "marching" led by the Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and other predominant figures. Looks like we haven't learned the lessons of history. Mere marching has never and can never free us.

However, Black men and Black women doing the hard work of building and producing for his Black Nation of self and kind absolutely CAN free us and make us an independent people worthy of honor and respect.

Peace!!!
Posted By: Siebra Muhammad
Tuesday, August 27th 2013 at 10:42AM
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And that's the double truth, Ruth!!!
Tuesday, August 27th 2013 at 10:45AM
Siebra Muhammad
Welcome back my sister!
Tuesday, August 27th 2013 at 11:32AM
Truth B. Told
Sister Siebra Muhammad
Very profound, very true, I was saying to an acquaintance a few weeks ago we have sang that song for far too long and it has done nothing our socio-economic condition has gotten worse, the aforementioned predominant figures are just double agent for those who wish to keep us suppress in my opinion great blog Sister Siebra Muhammad

Tuesday, August 27th 2013 at 3:54PM
Sylvainy Soso
Thanks Sylvainy, being conscious is about much more than marching, passing out flyers, making demands, begging Whites and other races to accept us, and getting beaten upside the head and getting arrested by appointment. We should follow the example of the Chinese American and the Korean American. They quietly pooled their resources together, and strengthened their communities economically. This is why I appreciate the NOI, because we should be so organized that if we are Gods and Goddesses that we should be armed with more than just marching but with SOLUTIONS rather than dwelling on the problem.
Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 11:16AM
Siebra Muhammad
That's right!
Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 12:50PM
Truth B. Told
Sister Siebra Muhammad
From your blog I thought there would have been more participation from othres
Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 1:04PM
Sylvainy Soso
He that knoweth not his history is doomed to repeat it, and it matters not whether itís the old or new generation
Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 1:52PM
Sylvainy Soso
I know there are some people reading this who are rolling their eyes and saying to themselves, "Look at them whining and complaining about marching. Well, marching is better than action."

Yes, a march is better than action, but marching is nothing if you are not going to offer SOLUTIONS! Look at the health care system for example, Blacks need proper health care, the hospitals in the black communities are in poor shape while millions of dollars are being poured into hospitals in White neighborhoods! In Chicago, a company named Advocate Health Care spent $90 million dollars on a hospital in the White community while $0 dollars went to the hospitals in the Black community!

Marching without solutions is literally moving us backwards in time. You think it is the year 2013, but marching without solutions is taking you back to the year 1713.
Thursday, August 29th 2013 at 11:35AM
Siebra Muhammad
YES NO MORE MARCHING, BECAUSE WEH HAVE NO IDEA WHAT 'MARCHING' IS ABOUT THAT IS IF WE AGREE A BLACK CHILD SHOULD SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GO TO THE STORE TO GET CANDY AND SODA AND GET SHOT THROUGH THE HEART AND SOMEE NOT EVEN GET ARRETED BECAUSE A BLACK CHILD'S LIFE IN NOT WORTH AARREST...

BECAUSE THE ACTUAL M-A-R-C-H IS TRAVON MARTON'S PARENTS DEMANDING AN ARREST FOR THEIR CHILD BEING KILLED...THOSE 2 MINUTE PEECHES ADVERTIZING THEIR WORK SHOPS SUCH AS COME THER TO SIGN PETITIONS TO STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN IS THE 'MARCHING'...

ERIC HOLDER SUING TX...IS TH EMARCH...THIS IS ACCORDING TO BIA HISTORY NOT TH EMAN'S VERSION OF OUR BIA HISTORY WHICH GOES IN THERI FAVOR IF WE DO STOP 'MARCHING' (NUP)...

EDUCATE!!!EDUCATE!!!EDUCATE!!! NOT TO BE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY AS ON 8-28-13 THE MARCH WILL BE OUR PRESIDENT DEDICATION OF REV. KING'S STATUE AND HOW HIS SPEECH AND HIS WORK HAS LED TO HIM BEING CALLED TEH PRESIDENT AND FROM THERE THE MARCH MOVERS TO N.C. TO FIGHT FOR US TO BE A PART OF DEMOCRACY SYSTEM THERE AS WELL AS DETROIT ALSO DIRECTLY TIED TO ERIC HOLDER'S MARCH ON TH ESTATE OF TX. AND FL.

LOV YA A-L-L BECAUSE I KNOW WE ARE ALLIN THIS TOGATHER AS WE DON'T FOLLOW THE WHITHE GOD OF OUR NONWORKING CONGRESS THE BHO RAN AGAINST FOR HIS SECOND TERM AND WON AGAIN OUR PRESIDENT 'IS THE MARCH' ALSO...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
MARCUS GARVEY WAS BROUGHT DOWN BY OUR OWN COMMUNITY...AND MUCH LIKE WHY WE ACCEPT HATING ON THE NOI AS WELL AS OUR FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT IS WHY WE TEND TO DO IT, IT IS WHAT TH EPOWERS THAT BE WANTS FROM US AND IN THE NAME OF YOUR KNOW WHO!!!...

THE ATTITUDE OF, NOW WE DON'THAVE TO CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE IT HAS ALL BEEN DONE...IN GARVEY'S ERA IT WAS WE HAD IT M-A-D-E SO WE NEED TO STOP "MARCHING" AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED...WE AS AN ECONOMIC POWER HOUSE WENT BANKRUPT AND WE HAVE BEN THAUGHT TO HATE ON HE NOI SO WE CAN NEVER AGAIN...'MARCH' TO THE HEAD AS AN ECONOMIC POWER HOUSE...

NOW ME AS A PROUD BLACK PERSON WHO WILL NEVER BREAK MY TIES WITH THE MOTHER LAND...DEFINES THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON BOTH TIME IS ABOUT MOVEING US BACK TO THE ERA OF MARCUS GARVEY...GARVEY PROVIDED LIVING WAGE JOBS FOR US, WE ENTERED D.C 50 YEARS AGON AND NOW DEMANDING WE RESTORE ATLAEAST OUR COMMUNITY BACK TO THE SPIRIT OF TH EYES WE CAN DO IT OUR SELVES THAT ACTUALLY BEGAN WITH MARCUS GARVEY...

NOW I SPEAK ONLY FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE A DEGREE IN OUR HISTORY ON THIS AND HAVE DEDICATED OVER 50 SOMETING YEARS OF MY LIFE TO IT. (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON TIS STIE IS HE NOI IS MORE ITS OWN ENEMY THAN THE OUT SIDE WORLD IS ITS ENEMY KEEPING THE NOI DOWN!...I AM SO HURT LEARNING THIS AND ACTUALLY I WAS SHOCKED TO LEARN ABOUT IT VIA THIS SITE..BUT MUCH LIKE TH E POWERS THAT BE USED DUBOIS TO BRING DOWN GARVEY...E CAN ONLY BE DISTROYED FROM WITHIN...THE MAN WE DON'T ALLOW TO GET THAT CLOSE TO US...WE NATURALLY SELF SEGRAGATE NO MATTER HOW THE MAN TEACHES US WE DON'T DO THIS.(SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
"I" AM SO UPSET BECAUSE I AM NOT A PART TIME PROMOTER OF THE MARCUS GARVY MOVEMENT, I LIVE IT 24-7, 365 RO OVER 50 YEARS NOW...HWAT INTHE HELL DO WE BELIEVE THOSE SIT-IN AND SISTER ROSA PARKS SITTING ON THAT BUS WAS IS IT WAS NOT OUT BEING INDETIFIED AS SUCHA POWERFUL FORCE IN THE AMERICANECONOMEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT IS TOO BAD WE STILL HAVE TH EPOWERS THAT BE TEACING US TO BE OUR OWNWORST ENEMY...THE MARCH AS I KEEP SAYING ARE ABOUT THOSE WORK SOPS WH HAVE BEEN HAVING SINCE 8- 24 WHILE WE ARE HUNG UP ONSOMEONEWALKING AND BEGGING AND NOT LIKE SEEN ON C-SPAN YESTERDAY WHAT TH EMARCHIS ABOUT...

THAT SUMMIT WITH OUR OUTH THAT INCLUDED TINGS LIKE THESE...WE WOULD NOT ALLOW NAY MEDIA THAT EXCLUDED MINSITER FARAKHAN AND ABOUT RE.V AL WOULD NOT BE THE UNDISPUTED BLACK LEADER OR MR. OBAMA AS PRESIDENT IF THEY LIKE REV, JESE JACKSONHS TURNED ON MINISTRE FARRAKHAN!!!

FOR THOSE LIKE ME OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE BEEN THER DONE THAT IT IS MORE HURTFUL TO HEAR ANY MEMBER OF HTENOI AGAINST THE MARCH AS IT IS NEEDED MORE NOW THANINMYGENERATION...BACK THEN NO ONE COULD TURN US AGAINST THE BLACK CHURCH NOT HTE NOI AS THEY WERE AND STILL ARE AMONG OUR MOST VITAL SURVIVAL TOOLS ...LOV YA A-L-L (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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