Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Beginnings

Dear World:

I’m committed to updating this blog daily for the betterment of my community. Over the past ten years I’ve not wanted to ruffle any feathers. But, as I sat back and said “I’m a young buck….. Let me pay my dues” I only add on to the social capitalism going on in urban neighborhoods across America. We citizens of this great United States of America have a moral responsibility to progress our neighbors, communities, cities, states, and nation towards total equality. As an organization leader I need a platform to speak from to spread the information and to build capacity. Being a grassroots movement leader I’m focused on capturing momentum that galvanizes people around a black male’s perspective.

First, I want to talk about the City of Chicago’s race to the top campaign. The cities top job is up for grabs and our state can’t balance its budget without borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. Nevertheless, we are in a great position to mobilize and redirect leadership. Our city needs a true visionary to lead us into the future. Second, our educational institutions need to be challenged, just to see if they are truly creating our leaders of tomorrow. I’ve been researching this proposed project called “The Common Core State Standards initiative” and I believe we all need to rethink education here in the U.S.A. Finally, we must become civic minded and hold elected officials accountable for our nation’s stability.

The S.O.N Foundation was birth because of the death of my brother. Our goal to revitalize people, communities, and economies can’t be achieved by one man. I strongly believe you don’t have to be a rich person to change the world. Do your part to make society safe, as you go to your place of employment, as you get your education, and as you live in our communities. I encourage people to help build society and not destroy it by setting on the sideline.


Robert Douglas

Executive Director

Saving Our Neighborhood……One Block at a Time

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