It’s 20 minutes to 5:00 am and i’m up doing one of the things I love to do and that’s blog. I wanted to draw some attention on a hometown Latin American journalist, philanthropist, & Memphian Manuel Duran. Not sure if you folks remember his story, but he was a covering a story in downtown Memphis concerning immigration on April 3, 2018. He along with many were simply demonstrating peacefully to show unity & take a stand for those affected by immigration. Just recently, within a few month we’ve seen how children have been separated from their parents & placed in detention facilities. Some kids too small to understand & some big enough to forever remember the mark of this separation. This morning I feel it’s extremely important to remember Manuel & his efforts to move our city, our nation, & our society forward with showing support for those who may not have a voice in our country to shine light on this grim issue. For the last six years in the “black” community we’ve seen unjustice with our own as we’ve tried to stand for those victims such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, & countless others. We have been deterred, voices quieted, & it certainly not right.
I see similarities! In my opinion it’s to silence those that see injustice through prejudiceness, ignore wrong, look the other way, & allow social issues of such to go without notice. I’m no Katniss Everdeen, but I do feel I should shoot the arrow to the bullseye and call attention to racism, prejudiceness, & discrimination. My title to Manuel story is Same Road Different Color, WE my dear people are falling more into the rabbit hole. How do we pull ourselves out? We pull each other out by realizing that we are all one in the same hole and as we wake up to the issues at hand it’s up to us to wake others. Though brought here differently for different reasons, we are all facing a plaguing disease of social issues. Let’s band together & learn more about each other stories, creating covenant to stand together, to demonstrate love for one another.
Civil Rights legend James Meredith who fought for integration in 1962 in Mississippi stated he’s on the road to something new. His something new is a mission from God as reported on www.wmcactionnews5.com . That mission is one to do the will of God to, “confront society’s breakdown of moral character by encouraging people to live by the Holy Commandments.” Meredith words also spoke that if healing began we could move forward and heal while correcting old social issues. I’m sure with that it would bring healing to move towards a better future for our world. (Associated Press) Manuel we see your efforts in your community & several in ours looking for change. We’re praying for you & it will All be over soon. To write Manuel Duran please send mail to LaSalle ICE Processing Center, 830 Pine Hill Rd.Jena, LA 71342.