Thursday, October 16, 2008

We've Been Silenced Too Long

Before you decide NOT to vote on Nov 4th,

Think of all the ancestors who were brought here against their will.

Think of our uncles, grandfathers, brothers, fathers, and cousins who were lynched in America.

Think of Emmett Till and all the others who should have known their place.

Think of Martin Luther King Jr, Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers and countless others who died fighting for our equal share.

Think of all the times we've heard or said "If you go to school and apply yourself, you can be anything you want."

Think of all the children that had big dreams and were told they should just be janitors or housekeepers.

Think of your children, your families; can we really afford to go on living like this? Do you envision a better future for your family? If so, make it your personal mission to get out and vote on November 4th. Make it your personal mission to spread the word and get others to vote.

We want someone in office who knows what the struggle is about. Someone who knows what it's like to not have as much as others have had. We want someone who understands our plight and not sweep it under the rug and act as if it didn't or doesn't happen.

We want someone in the White House who understands us and our basic needs. African Americans once ruled nations - think Egypt- and we have an opportunity to do it again.

So on November 4th let's decide to get out and vote. Let our voices be heard...we've been silenced for too long.