Sunday, May 04, 2014

What's Your Take?

The revelation that the LA Chapter of the NAACP was planning to award  a Lifetime Achievement Award to LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling has led to the resignation of its President Leon Jenkins. The lifetime achievement award is the NAACP's highest honor. "Please be advised that the legacy, history and reputation of the NAACP is more important to me than the presidency," Jenkins said, in announcing his resignation.Reports reveal that Mr. Sterling, a billionaire has donated around $45,000 to the NAACP over the past few years. This incident has caused many in our community to not only question the reputation of the NAACP, but at what cost will we be willing to abdicate our integrity and responsibility to the community.

What’s Your Take? While the NAACP and other civil rights groups helped end lynching, fought segregation and discrimination, many are questioning their relevancy in 2014 .Are civil rights groups still relevant and what role if any should these organizations play in 2014?




Comments

1. Derrick said...

These groups need to make themselves relevant.Change will not come from marching alone in 2014. Unless they embrace social media,no one will ever know what they are doing

2. Truth said...

The truth is WE don't support this groups and they are forced to take money from the devil. No they have lost any and all legitimacy in my opinion

3. Thomas said...

The only group that has been able to stay in the forefront is the National Action Network. Al Sharpton has levied TV,Radio and social media by engaging young people.

4. Curious said...

Why do Black people need an advocacy group or leader when you have a Black Man as the leader of the free world?

5. Tonia said...

In a word "NO"

6. Biggie+Big said...

@Curious.... You nail it ???? Because we, us, all y'all have a person of color African/Caucasion decent, leader of the Free world and the word is NO.Oh by the way, have anyone notice the lowest unemployment since 08. When its high blame this president, when its low...silence. America we all have a problem

7. Curious said...

The unemployment rate is down because so many have dropped out of the search and are now draining public assistance. @Biggie

8. Jesse said...

These organizations are bought and paid for by corporate America because we don't contribute

9. Curious said...

Biggie, still waiting on why Black people need a leader in 2014?

10. RobertBrown said...

New times mean we need new strategies.

11. Biggie Big said...

@Curious....I may be wrong the last report i heard was 275,000 jobs were created, and you miss the mark, we, them and all y'all need a leader. and if you behave yourself I just might let you in the House.

12. Biggie Big said...

@Curious... just poking fun don't upset I meant the White House.:-)

13. Cane said...

47 percent of NBA head coaches and 81 percent of players were non-white. It’s likely that the majority of NBA fans are racial or ethnic minorities as well. We need more diversity NOW

14. Long Time Listener said...

Did anyone do a background check on Jenkins before he was hired?



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