From Pamela Hazel, Jamaica resident & community activist:
It would have been nice to report on fundamental positive changes today, MLK’s day. It would have been encouraging to inform supporters about wonderful improvements in this black neighbourhood. It is called Jamaica, a part of Queens. Yet, voters still experience separate but unequal treatment. It would have been uplifting to boast about MLK’S dream for every black community.
The sad reality is that black leaders have turn their backs on the black community. Start with Senator Comrie, and others: Miller, Wills, Meeks. Currently in jail Smith (and Scarborough), released from jail, Huntley and a host of others.
They are suppose to help black people realize the dream. The unfortunate truth is black people live in a nightmare.
Black men are still unemployed at record numbers. They makeup the highest rate of incarceration and eyesores remain fixtures in the black neighbourhood; due to gross neglect.
MLK is looking down on the state of the black community. The truth is, his spirit is NOT pleased.
A reminder that as we mourn or celebrate MLK; he expects that his dream will one day become a reality.
A community still in mourning, but ordinary people must fight.
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