(Photographer: Tim O’Donnell)
It’s been 50 years since the “March On Washington”. It’s been 5o years since the famous “I Have A Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was spoken... So, where are we 50 years later? Coming off the NOT GUILTY VERDIT of George Zimmerman, it would appear that we’ve reverted back to 1963.
A lot has changed, yet there are many things that have still remained the same in some people’s consciousness. How far have we really come? And where do we go from here? As we all know, “The Dream” has yet to be fully realized because we’re still seeking “Jobs and Justice” too.
So what do we do? There’s still a “Call” to be answered. There’s still a “Torch” to be carried and a “Baton” to be passed on… Although we’ve overcome, there’s much more work to be done as we still have responsibilities to attend to that will continue from this day on.
I’d venture to say that with everything going on in the world today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would tell us, it’s time to get “Back To Basics”… the basics of being rooted and ground in THE WORD OF GOD, the basics of FAMILY VALUES and the basics of CULTIVATING UNITY within our communities and amongst humanity.
Realizing THE DREAM… We must continue to WALK IN FAITH and MARCH IN TRUTH, carrying the belief that together, “We Can Actualize THE DREAM, Advancing What IT Really Means”!