Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Does Anybody Care?
If you look around west Louisville, Smoketown, Newburgh, and Berrytown/Griffeytown the answer would be no. Our neighborhoods are in such disrepair that it's not even funny. Even worse is that our people are in worse shape, but nobody seems to be alarmed or upset. What has happened to us as a people?
What types of investments have we made in our communities to strengthen them? Look at Portland. Gill Holland and other young business men/women and buying properties in Portland for redevelopment as we speak. Even better than that is that young professionals are slowly moving back into Portland to help revitalize that historic neighborhood. Do you think that black folks will invest in their historic neighborhoods?
As we as a people continue our backward slide, we will only have ourselves to blame, because only we can pull ourselves up.