Thursday, August 22, 2013

A New Model of Black Leadership Needed

Press Release  

On Saturday August 24, 2013 scores of African-Americans and others are expected to attend the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 

Fifty years ago on this date, nearly 300,000 people on the National Mall heard the legendary oration given by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:  I Have A Dream.

Millions were inspired and it was the high point in the struggle for Civil Rights. However, other voices, in particular that of Malcolm X, saw another America that remained a nightmare. He derided the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
It is the intent of Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and the NAACP to make it clear that this is just another nostalgia visit, not a commemoration. That his is a continuation and not a call for action.
The NAACP, Al Sharpton, and Jessie Jackson have refused to do anything constructive about the violence within many African-American communities. The Black Community should take on the NAACP, Rev. Jessie Jackson, and Rev.Al Sharpton all worthless to African-Americans during the last decades.  These
organizations and leaders refuse to go into our communities, roll their sleeves up, and help. 
The NAACP, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton galvanize us to march on Washington and then disappear afterwards.
Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO) will protest during the 50th Anniversary of the I Have A Dream speech in Washington. 
We need  a new model of Black leadership that's not based on non-economic liberalism. That was the trick played on us 50 years ago. We need a model of  
Black Leadership that's based on fighting, for the interests of the poor of all color, and against the interests of the wealthy no matter what their color, I would like to see the people move forward gearing our actions, toward the uplifting of blacks and all the poor.  I would like to see the people move forward, gearing our actions toward the uplifting of Black people.        
We will continue to protest!
Rev Edward Pinkney