Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yusef Shakur’s Talk after his film “Detroit’s Native Son”

What a powerful movie & talk from Yusef Shakur!

Click HERE for the link to his talk.

Thanks to Joanna for sending this pledge from Yusef's website!

Pledge to Put the Neighbor Back in the Hood

I pledge allegiance to do my part in restoring the neighbor back to the hood.
I pledge to develop myself, my family & my household to the greatest extent possible by being a shining example of a husband, father, son, brotha, wife, mother, daughter & sister in my neighborhood.
I will learn all that I can in order to give my best to improve the quality of my neighborhood.
I will work diligently to honor my family in my neighborhood with good deeds & treat my neighbors as my extended family.
I will keep myself mentally sound, spiritually grounded & physically fit; building a strong body, mind & spirit that will exemplify positivity & productivity in my neighborhood.
I will unselfishly share my time, knowledge, resources & wisdom with my neighbors (young & old) in order to build & maintain a healthy neighborhood.
I will do my part to keep my neighborhood clean & safe.
I will discipline myself to direct my energies thoughtfully & constructively to maintain peace, harmony & love in my neighborhood.
I will train myself to never hurt or allow anyone to harm someone in my neighborhood for an unjust cause
 or through negative behaviors of stealing, gun violence, verbal abuse, police brutality, selling drugs, rape or any other social ills that work to destroy my neighborhood.
This is my pledge to do my part by being a caring neighbor in my neighborhood by working to keep my neighborhood a peace zone instead of a warzone

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