Saturday, January 14, 2017

How Beloved is Our Community?

How Beloved is Our Community?The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., talked about a " beloved community " amid the strife of his era. As I experience the wake of resistance, riot and reform 2.0, it's not melodramatic to ask how beloved is modern America's beloved community?
I observe New Orleans Healing Center juxtaposed between urban disintegration and gentrification, embracing diverse streams of love within its center of gravity.
While its calm waters mask the undertow of turbulent times, the Healing Center stands as a milestone on the cooperative landscape Dr. King envisioned. It, and sister institutions, measure within themselves how beloved local and national communities have become, especially as a fateful transfer of presidential power nears.
The beloved community is ours if we truly want it.
-Nadra Enzi aka CapBlack RLSH, Creator, #CapBlackStreetPatrol http,:// 504 214-3082. Our volunteers provide walking escorts to deter crime and victim advocacy