Every large city has zones of danger and exclusion
Be part of the solution or be quiet.
Never heard of them? It’s called Google.
They need PR.
They need funding.
It’s not always about writing a cheque.
Their website is lame? You can code? Volunteer to fix that then. PR not good? Volunteer to help them.
All of us can help in so many ways
Are they crazy?
My footballer friends from inner city communities have never had the same lack of fear or quiet nights.
I don’t sugar coat it and pretend that all is perfect.
It’s like Miami - Coral Gables to Overtown
1) When we were a sponsor of the RETV high school tour to promote HIV/AIDS awareness in 10 Corporate Area high schools and I went to Tivoli Gardens HS for the 1st time
2) When I worked with JN Microcredit (now Small Biz) across island
How could have develop a sense of self worth when people literally showed you what ugh of your value? (Community, not school)
Regular flights to Panama, borrowing at high rates but tun han’ mek fashion as Auntie @FaeEllington would proudly say...
I never forget the seamstress making school uniforms in her house with 6 sewing machines
They were so happy to talk to an “Uptown brown bwoy” and that I would get to present my thoughts directly to the “bigger heads” or that the bigger heads even cared
You literally cannot relate unless you are one, know one or become one.
Even I still keep learning to this day
From Slacktivism to Activism - jamaicaobserver.com/columns/From-s…