This week on Life Full Circle Radio we will be asking the question, is Gay the new “Black”?! Why would we ask that question? Very simple. Whenwe currently talk about civil rights for Americans, we are primarily talking about the rights of homosexuals. The democrats are running on it as part of their platforms and Republicans are running from the subject as fast as they can. Sound familiar? That has been the strategy for the last 50 years when it comes to African Americans.
So as the civil rights fights are heating up in the arena of gay rights, there is a relentless fight to all but repel affirmative action in employment, education and other benefits that have been an asset for some semblance of equal treatment for blacks.
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by Miguel Lloyd
Its 2011 and depending on who you ask, minorities and poor people are in the worse shape they have been for over 100 years.
Unemployment is over 15% for minorities, wages are not comparable across the races or genders, and the rich have become the super rich, gladly leaving the rest of the world behind. Right now, it as much a state of class warfare as it is still an issue of racism.
Well if we rewind about 60 years their were civil rights organiztions all over the south fighting for the rights of black people. Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, National Urban League, National Council of Negro Women, Alphas, Omegas, AKAs and of course the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are just a few of the organizations that were instrumental in fighting for the rights that many Americans enjoy today. Civil rights advocates are doing less marching and more tweeting to get their message out. They are lobbying for more jobs in major media to fight for the rights of their constituents. But is it effective? What are the roles of todays minority civic and social organizations? Are they really still working to improve the lives of the people who need them most, or are they just glorified social clubs that do little to serve the communities from which they were born. Are todays civil rights and greek organizations still relevant?
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The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville team up with B.O.L.D. Ministries and St. Phillips Episcopal Church to celebrate the holidays by helping the homeless
by Miguel Lloyd
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. along with B.O.L.D Ministries, and St. Phillips Episcopal church will wrap up 2010 with another event to feed and clothe the homeless as we approach the winter season. The event will be held at St. Phillips Episcopal Church parking lot (On the corner of Laura St. And Union St.) on Saturday December 18th starting at 1pm.
Last winter Jacksonville experienced record cold weather, and this season has already seen bitter cold nights before the official start of winter has come. These organizations are seeking support from the Jacksonville area population by donating new and gently used clothes which will be immediately delivered to the less fortunate that are in need.
To sign up to volunteer, donate clothes and food or for more information, call B.O.L.D Ministries at either 904-894-6186 or 904-514-7126
Please direct all media inquires to Miguel Lloyd, in the J 100 office.
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