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Word of the Day: Activism

Word of the Day: Activism

If you have a microphone, you have a responsibility to make your opinions known.

~ John Singleton

A film director has the ability to project his vision of the world, to make a statement or pose a question, to help us see things more clearly or in a different light.  But what can we do make our opinions known?  Most of us don’t feel we have the microphone; we don’t want to look like hollering fools, either.

There are ways to be heard, to get across the things we view as important.  The idea is to be alert and active.  If an issue in our community concerns us, we can write letters to the newspaper, call the mayor’s office, sign petitions, go to town meetings, join tenant or neighborhood associations.  We all have access to microphones; we all should make our opinions known.

My voice is important, and I pledge to make it heard today.

Excerpt from Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage

About Little Black Village

Little Black Village promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African American youth. Little Black Village is a dedicated to discussing and exploring ways of keeping our black youth from dropping out of high school and encouraging them in seeking higher education and living up to their fullest potential. Little Black Village is also committed to making a difference in the black community by encouraging its members to share their voices through social media outlets, lead by example by taking an active role in mentoring a black youth, connecting families to educational resources and actively taking part of community services in and out of our communities.


One thought on “Word of the Day: Activism

  1. It was Dr. King’s tireless activism that fostered our modern way of relating to one another.
    ~ Wynton Marsalis

    Posted by Little Black Village | October 11, 2012, 11:37 am

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