Real Talk: Upset About Injustice & Unfair Treatment In America? #DoSomething


Words by Tony Grands

Following the “Not Guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, numerous voices in the Black community wanted to “do” something in response to the perceived injustice of Martin’s killer being found not guilty. (It should be noted that people of all races wanted a change in the system of American justice, not just African Americans.)

Many of these voices found solace in protests & marches & rallies, while others demonstrated their outrage with riots & attacks on their own community. Countless self-appointed spokespersons, talk show hosts, & radio programs addressed the issues of what action to take next, though no true answers manifested.

Where do we go from here?” echoed throughout the decadent hallways & back streets of America’s neglected Promised Land.

Injustice in urban America is far from new or foreign, & while Trayvon Martin became an unintentional martyr of sorts, Zimmerman’s actions have ultimately become a catalyst for America’s tunnel-visioned treatment of minorities.

Among all the banter & pontification that has taken place, a cerebral collective of Inglewood, California denizens have taken the initiative to formulate a plan. Fittingly known as “Leaders of the Do School,” the group challenges you — us — to physically make improvements to the society. In essence, they urge people to become the change they want to see.

As a result of the posse’s “Walk the Talk” ethos, they’ve issued a series of challenges to the listening public.

If you’re up for the challenge, take your plight to social media using the hashtag #DoSomething, let them know what you think & what you can offer to the cause, & proceed to help in the social reformation that they — we — envision.

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Words by Tony Grands


One comment on “Real Talk: Upset About Injustice & Unfair Treatment In America? #DoSomething

  1. chan says:

    agreed. we ALL need to step it up and become involved in our communities, restoring and rebuilding – from the inside out!


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