Martin Luther King Jr.s Dream

28 Aug

50 years ago today Martin Luther King Jr. led a march on Washington and delivered his I have a dream speech. A speech that spoke volumes of a needed change that future generations would live out and continue to overcome. This speech was given during a time of chaos, discrimination and inequality, and yet Martin Luther King was able to stand before millions and give birth to this amazing dream. I wonder who do we have today that has and can carry on the torch of this I have a Dream speech?  The reason we can sit where ever we choose on the bus was because of those that came before us who had a dream of sitting where ever they wanted despite the injustice and inhuman ways of the laws. Those times have shown us that because it is law does not make it right or just. 

Where are we? On corners selling. Where are we? At the welfare office. Where are we? Walking with our pants below our backsides. Where are we? Incarcerated. Where are we? Rap videos. Where are we? Denying our families. Where are we? In Strip clubs. Where are we? We have made it to the White house! We are the majority yet still have the mind set of the minority. We are Pastors, Doctors, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, nurses, Judges, teachers, Kings, and Queens. How do we come from such a line of leaders and activists to becoming a passive people. A people that rather complain and lay down, then a people like our predecessors of individuals who stood up for what was right. 

“We stop the ignorance, we kill the enemy”- Kanye West. God did not give you a spirit of Fear, but of Power, love and a sound mind. We have to continue the path of those that came before us mirroring helping and guiding one another…. Lifting spirits not robbing them. I have a Dream that Martin Luther King’s Dream becomes every one of our dreams turned reality.

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