By Nyah Amara
November 11, 2016 10AM
The Black Power Awards Celebrates Excellence In The Community.
One of the most important keys to restoring Black Excellence restoring a sense of community whereby we support, inspire, and celebrate the achievements ofothers. In many ways, the internet has prevented us from connecting and establishing authenticate relationships based on mutual respect, honor, and accountability. Instead, it has encouraged hate, ridicule, and has become a safe haven for individuals looking to minimize the achievements of others. In the past, we believed in community, therefore we fostered relationships, we encouraged face to face contact, and we believed in good character and accountability. Today, it’s seems the internet has become a breeding ground for people suffering from internalized racism, mental illness, PTSS, and all sorts of character issues looking to project their internalized hate to the world. If we haven’t learned anything from this cyber community, by default we’ve learned to appreciate the value of face to face contact, love, commandery, respect, and community engagement. All of which, has always served as the backbone of our culture. This week, let us step away from the chaos of the internet and break free from the hatred to reflect on what needs to be done. Let us reflect on the past and identify ways to restore our heritage. This week, let us take the time to reflect on the importance of relationships and communities. This week, let us celebrate the men and woman who have worked tirelessly to improve our community by educating us on our health, on condition as Africa people, and educated us on ways to overcome racism and white supremacy. This week, let us celebrate those who advocate for social justice, education, and cultural rejuvenation. This week, let us reflect on the community, the family, the men, the women, and the children who depend on us for answers. This week, let us reflect on solutions. This week, let us ponder on the wise saying that half of being successfully is just showing up. Understanding that being in the moment has the power to change relationships, open doors, and restore broken hearts. This week, let’s us take the time to be present in Atlanta and support the Black Power Awards. Remembering the African Proverb “if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” . This week, let us network, celebrate each other, and acknowledge our accomplishments. This week, let’s us Support DJ and the Black Power Awards family as they acknowledge excellencey in the Black Community.
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