photo credit: Andrew Hill
The future is here the next generation is quickly turning into the NOW generation. It’s a beautiful process watching the children of yesterday turn into the leaders of today.
That’s not to say being Black in Nova Scotia doesn’t come with its challenge. The inspiration to overcome those challenges is what makes the process even more priceless. The statistics below just make it that more important we support the future!
These facts are based on the information compiled by Stats Canada.
Based on those statistics alone, it's easy to see how the deck is stacked against us! In life, I try to see the silver lining in every situation. The fact of the matter is, to do something bigger than yourself, you have to be humbled by humility and put yourself out there. Looking from a distance sometime we forget how hard it is to stay positive when life can be as hard as it gets! It's the people out here creating awareness and doing positive things in their communities that are making a real difference trying to make OUR communities a better place!
It's those same people in our communities that we have to acknowledge even more than we do! There are really 2 options you have when it comes down to it. You can act like you didn't see it, do nothing and be part of the problem. Or you can do the right thing and show your support for people trying to make a real difference. It's easy to point the finger and say this is what needs to done, but it's much harder to DO what needs to be done! So supporting this next generation is the best blessing we need to be giving them!
Encouragement goes a long way! When someone feels like they are making a difference in another persons life, it just motivates them to make an even more positive imprint on the community. The key is to strengthen the community so that, future generations have it better than us. The community of Africville can identify with the struggle better than anyone, but the people of Africville have been dealing with these same issues, its time to break that trend!
The POWER of Africville always the people of Africville and the sense of togetherness the community had as a whole. We cannot forget that in 200 hundred years we're not going to be here anyway, and to make our children stronger, faster, smarter, is the biggest thing we can do for ourselves. The real winners are the next generations of all walks of life! They are the people out here changing the narrative of history, so lets fuel their fire and encourage them to be passionate as ever, while offering our support. It's such a small investment to make, with potentially the biggest return!
So make sure you support the young people in your community. It really doesn't matter if your Chinese, White, or Black. The youth is the movement. The proof is in the pudding, so let them know you see them!