“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
*Gandhi preached and practiced non-violence. When I read Martin Luther King, Jr., and how he preached and practiced non-violence, I am reminded of Gandhi’s similar ways in our history. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights, and freedom across the world. To read more click on link Mahatma Gandhi.
Harlem has always been a sanctuary for the different. This continues today as yet another wave of LGBT immigrants join those already settled in Harlem. Harlem is a place with a rich history of advocating for freedoms of all kind for everyone. Based on a principle stated simply and forcefully by Martin Luther King Jr. A phrase worth remembering as we live through the United States Supreme Court grappling with the momentous question of whether gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. The outcome of which will be of interest to many in our village of Harlem and their families and friends, in Harlem and beyond. View the latest here.
A right delayed is a right denied.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
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“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquillizing drug of gradualism.
Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.
NOW IS THE TIME!”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
“Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves in the long and bitter, but beautiful struggle for a new world. If we will but make the right choice, we will be able to speed up the day, all over America and all over the world, when justice will roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
- Martin Luther King