We have two ministers in our group, and they have kept our actions leveled and focused. We talked about it, prayed about it, and then we started to put our conversation into action. We stand for the rights of those who do not have rights, the youth and the future of our city. It has been suggested that we are “being used” because of our connection with the city, the police department and GETT Moving. But let’s take a look at what has gone on since our Sunday evening collaborations.
We are a few good men willing to help make a difference. If you call one woman to help you with something, you get 20 or more. But when you ask for one man, you might get that one in return. As black men, we are a dying breed in our community. The youth are either killing one another or going to jail because they believe that a corner is more important than life itself.
Are we being used? I look at it this way: We helped change the focus of the election by bringing the people out to see what’s going on. We brought the candidates out in the open to be seen instead of having a silent election so we wouldn’t go back to the same old thing — fighting, no accomplishments and lawsuits. We are all held accountable for our actions and what we do in life. Why not hold those who make decisions that govern the way we live accountable? With the help of others, we have opened your eyes.
Victor B. Williams