Let's be clear. The violence, drugs, bad parenting, school drop outs, and other problems that plague low income Black communities are also seen elsewhere across the country. And everyone, regardless of ethnic background is welcome to use the resources available on this website.
But our focus is on saving those who are in our community.
As a result of the Civil Rights movement, African Americans now have the freedom protected by law that all Americans have.
And the election of President Barrack Obama seems to prove the majority of White America is ready to turn the page on racism.
But too many of us remain enslaved by negative behaviors and bad choices that prevent us from fully enjoying those rights.
We can legally attend any school we want, but too many of us are dropping out.
We can legally live anywhere we want, but too many of us can't afford a home.
We have the right to vote, but too many of us don't use it.
Instead of being sold into slavery by our brothers in Africa, we're being sold out by brothers here in American who are enslaving their own people with drugs.
Instead of racist mobs dragging us from our beds to be lynched, young Black honor students are being murdered on their front porches by their own people...caught in the cross fire of gang violence.
We live in fear, under seige, as if in a war zone. And when it comes to violence, the people we fear most are each other.
Sure, we can blame it on racism. But that's not a solution. Noone is going to step in and save us. We're going to have to save ourselves.
It's time for a second movement, a New Black Revolution. Only this time, instead of changing laws, this will be a revolution of the mind.
For the vast majority...the new Black revolutionaries who are not engaging in these behaviors...please spread the word about this site. Use it as a resource in your fight for change.
For those who are caught up in those behaviors, we hope this website will provide the information and the inspiration that will change your life.
What is THE NEW BLACK REVOLUTION?
THE NEW BLACK REVOLUTION .COM
This video of the ' Negro National Anthem' was originally screened at the historic African-American Church Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC on January 18th, 2009. Many of the esteemed individuals featured in this video were in attendance and were presented with the ' Keepers of the Flame' award for the monumental contributions to social justice.
This version of the song was performed by the Grace Baptist Church Cathedral Choir, conducted by Derrick James. The video was produced and donated by Ascender Communications, LLC (www.ascender-c.com) at the request of The Balm In Gilead, Inc.
How far we've come