Taharka Robinson of Brooklyn started a march from Montgomery to Selma today to help bring awareness of lost values among young black people in America as they are "falling prey to a culture of violence and obscenity." He says, "We as a black community are making ourselves look like fools," and, "Enough is enough. It's time we worked as a community to clean up the radio, the music and our neighborhoods of a popular culture that disrespects women and morality and glorifies drugs and physical violence."
When asked why he was marching from Montgomery to Selma, he said, "I chose to start this march in Montgomery because this is where the light of freedom was lit for all blacks by the stand Rosa Parks, Rev. King, E.D. Nixon and others made from here. What better place to begin an effort to end a culture of disrespect and violence and help give our young people their souls back?"
This is a very positive step, in my opinion. It is great to see African American leaders speaking to their own young people about the destruction that they are bringing upon themselves. I also find it interesting that Montgomery-Selma is still seen as a place to begin movements to help liberate black people from the chains that bind them. May more movements start here that truly help set people free from social, economic, and most prominently spiritual bondage. May God use us to see it come to pass.