After living in Atlanta for several years I have learned about this organization and have been impressed with the way they use Art to educate and empower students and raise funds at the same time. I’m not sure if they have offices outside of Atlanta but their contact information is below for those that are interested in helping a worthy cause.
About Creating Pride
Creating Pride is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving education. It accomplishes this task by equipping teachers to create engaging work so students succeed academically, socially and artistically. Creating Pride works hard – in all that it does – to provide the best possible teacher development and resources encouraging the use of creativity and the arts in the daily curriculum by all teachers, across all disciplines.
Creating Pride Programs
Contact Creating Pride
100 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Email: [email protected]
We try to introduce our blog’s visitors to different organizations that are making a difference within the Pan-African or American community at least bi-weekly. Below you will find some information about The ENOUGH Project.
About The Enough Project
We ran out of patience with the world’s shameful lack of progress in combating terrible horrors. We knew there were many examples of successful conflict resolution processes throughout Africa, but the lessons weren’t widely known. We found confidence in the growing number of Americans who are demanding more aggressive, more successful solutions. And we have faith that we can end genocide and crimes against humanity once and for all.
We know that people care, but many assume that the crises in Africa and elsewhere are intractable. This inaccurate perception of futility sustains the killing of thousands and destroys the hopes of a safe and secure future for millions more. With every passing minute, the slaughter continues.
ENOUGH is a project of the Center for American Progress which aims to answer questions about what is really happening and offer a clear path to sustainable solutions. We were co-founded by CAP and the International Crisis Group in early 2007, setting out to establish a new paradigm for action.
We use in-depth knowledge to create clear, viable policy recommendations, and engage activists to apply pressure on the perpetrators and well-meaning governments whose own inertia prevents them from taking the steps necessary to stop genocide and crimes against humanity.
We shine a spotlight on policies that work. We aim to change the international conversation by demonstrating that progress is possible, and that rhetoric is meaningless without resolute, committed action. We are focusing currently on the situations in Congo, northern Uganda, Darfur, southern Sudan and the spillover violence in Chad.
We aim for real change to close the book on these horrible recurring chapters of human history.
Website: Learn More About the ENOUGH Project
You Tube Channel: The Enough Project
May 19th was the birthday of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was a profound scholar, warrior, brother and hero. Below you will find my five favorite photos of Malcolm X , followed by five of my favorite Malcolm X quotes and an interesting article about Malcolm X.
Also on May 24th the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement will have their 19th annual festival at West End Park (Atlanta, GA) starting at 12:00pm to celebrate the life of Malcolm X. For more information you can visit them online at: http://www.malcolmxfestival.com.
Favorite Malcolm X Photos
Favorite Malcolm X Quotes
1. You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
2. Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.
3. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
4. I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence.
5. Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Featured Malcolm X Article
We love you Brother Malcolm, Happy Birthday!
For those that live in the Metropolitan Atlanta area Let Us Make Man, an organization whose mission is to use effective skills trainings to foster hope, strengthening and empowering the black man to resume his role in the restoration, salvation and liberation of our community, is having an event on Monday April 21st, 2008. The event will consist of a discussion that’s theme will be: “Was Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Wrong: An examination of Black Liberation Theology, Politics and Race in America.” The event will be at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Chapel at 700 M.L. King Jr. Drive. The panelists will include Rev. Dr. Aaron Parker, Professor of Religion- Morehouse College; Rev. Timothy McDonald, Pastor First Iconium Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. Maisha Handy, Professor of Christian Education, ITC; Rev. Dr. Mark Lomax, Pastor First African Presbyterian Church; Rev. Derrick Rice, Pastor Sankofa United Church of Christ. The event is sponsored by: ITC Student Christian League, Let Us Make Man, Sankofa United Church of Christ, Davis-Bozeman Law Firm, The African American Lectionary Project. For more information please call 1.877.538.1626. The doors open at 6:00pm and the event starts at 7:00pm!