In the midst of all the police brutality, alleged police assassinations, Black Lives Matter protests, companies trying to capitalize over Black organizations, people and their protest, and the PokemonGo craze that seems to just be tracking your location and predators, there is a silver lining. We are learning to come together as a people again. We are learning to go back to forums of discussion over social media. We are learning that everything isn’t meant to be poured into the digital database, which may be used against us. Thankfully we are learning. However, there are somethings that we should learn to do and that is to take back our neighborhoods.
As I suggested in previously blogs, YOUR COMMUNITY IS YOUT BUSINESS. And, therefore, you have to maintain and stabilize it. Can you look at your past and present contributions and be proud of your service to your neighborhood or the world?
I teach, mentor, volunteer, and I have founded two non-profit organizations, ‘Vive Entertainment Enterprises Corporation’ & ‘Brooklyn Multi-Service Community Center, Corp.,’ and a company called Brown-Pugh Daughters and Sons LLC. I’ve organized, walked, fundraised, and donated to various groups and causes, including traveling and marching in Washington DC for equality rights and Prop 8. The list will be several pages long. ALL in efforts to make my community (East New York and surrounding areas) and the world (I know you may think it sounds cheesy) a better place.
I am usually modest and rather not go into details. I never look for praise or profits, I just seek RESULTS. I need everyone reading this post to work towards results as well. No matter which part you play in your community, make POSITIVE efforts and try your best for progressive results. Here is 5 things you can do to improve your neighborhood:
1. Look at the statistics of crime, poverty, etc. in your area.
2. Come up with positive ideas to illuminate or reduce those statistics.
3. Develop a plan to implement at least one of those ideas.
4. Get help and/or advice if needed.
5. Start your plan.
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QUESTION TO THE AUDIENCE: How have you impacted change in your neighborhood?
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Amoni, I feel like despite anyone’s stance on the recent occurrences in our nation in terms of violence, racism, etc., we are faced with the encouragement to make a change. Because change starts with just one person impacted another person’s life in a positive way which continues on in a chain reaction so to speak. I used to help teach children, at a nearby parks and recreation center, how to swim. But recently I have been too busy to go back, one of my best friends got sick earlier this year so I have been way more focused on that. I love the work that you are doing and I agree with you, I am also modest about the work that I do to help others, I actually have never really given it any thought until reading your post.
That’s true, there are a lot of social responsible efforts. Wow that’s amazing that you are a swim instructor. I hope that continues and when we get a center I’ll reach out to you. Aside from that, I hope your friend is doing better.