Monday, October 12, 2015

Attending the 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March

20 years ago Minster Louis Farrakhan challenged black men nation wide to show up and support a movement in DC. On October 16, 1995 the original Million Man Marchwas held with the intention of grasping the attention of politicians and to directly bring to their attention the issues, dilemmas, and unfortunate events that Black people were being faced with within America. 
20 years later minorities in America are still faced with injustice and having to figure out how to handle and overcome the obstacles thrown our ways. These injustices are not only popular in the black community but also within the Native American Community and Latino Community as well.

 Unfortunately many news stations  chose not to cover the March. I saw a snippet of the events late morning on CNN, but overall coverage was almost nonexistent. I was highly disappointed to see that stations such as BET, TVOne, and Centric chose not to cover the event. I know these stations are not necessarily owned by Blacks but I know for a fact that black people work for the companies and could possible play a role in what could possibly be covered. It was disheartening not to see much coverage from television stations that represent our own community. Honestly it hurt more than anything because this was an opportunity to show how great and how powerful our community really is yet many voices went unheard 

Personally to me it gives off the vibe that the only time our events are worthy enough to be covered by all news outlets would be when emotion is at an all time high and negative actions are occurring. It seems to me that positivity and the unity of many different ethnic groups means nothing to our nation. 

I want to know when was the last time close to a million people were able to come together in our nation's capital and hold a peaceful rally. 

Being there at the Million Man March was overwhelming. I was filled with joy and pride over the fact that my people were able to unite with the intent to obtain justice for those who deserved it. It truly was amazing and brought tears to my eyes. African Americans from all over the country united on the national mall with one intent in their mind and a need for justice in their hearts. All age groups were represented from 70+ to children under the age of 5. 

It was truly an honor to be in the presence of such amazing people 

And to know that we can gather as a nation with the Intent of making our voices be heard. Check out some of the pictures I personally took at the march. 

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