I thought I share this because, although some statistics may be factually incorrect, we still have a long way to go to get the number of black men that are in prison down. We definitely have some work to do and it all starts at home and community!
Yet people have stood in our way and, incredulously, bellowed, “Why aren’t you moving? Why aren’t you making progress?”
We need to learn about the progress our people have made so that we do not grow disheartened by constant suggestions that we are inept and unmotivated. Today we still have our burdens–poverty, inferior education, drugs, crime, and bigotry. Some of us feel overwhelmed by our frustrations. These are not hardships we can cast off overnight.
But burdens can be lightened, bit by bit. And our strength can grow, bit by bit. It takes commitment and passion. Energy begets energy. We are not powerless; we have merely to tap into the power within us and learn how to use it efficiently.
On this day, I will take five minutes to tap into my inner power and visualize myself accomplishing one of my goals.
Excepts from Eric V. Copage’s “Black Pearls; Daily Meditations, Affirmations, and Inspiration for African-Americans”