Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network
"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood"
Dearest Neighbors and stake-holding partners,
Dr Eddie Taylor, a PhD. in Psychology, and book author from Chicago is available to hold a "book reading" somewhere in the neighborhood, either Whitney Young, Avalon or Grand Crossing Libraries. He has produced a valuable work. He needs our help and we need his.
His new book, "The day the Crabs Got Out" is a sketch of a remedy for the Black Community as it makes a run at self sustaining, revitalization. It is a direct assault on the "Willie Lynch", or "Crabs in the barell" mentality which has kept our community from making the necessary strides forward envisioned by Harriet Tubman, Dr King, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Ida B Wells, W.E.B. DuBois and a host of leading visionary ancestors. The answer is in the roles of our community leading organizations and our collective ability to take heed.
We now suffer from many jealousies, quarrels, mis-understandings and obscurities of important roles and behaviors. Achieving true "Umoja" is a supreme challenge, it seems. Our community's future suffers as a result. We need a break-through. Just over the horizon are pathways to success that we eventually will find and use to "climb out" of the cursed barell of our torment. The question is how we'll get there?
So, we need advice, suggestions, ideas and timetables for the implementation of a community forum/discussion on Dr. Taylor's work. Our local Library partners have begun looking into what can be produced to realize this opportunity. I hope that you, as a community leading partner, will do your part in pulling this vision together.
Please forward any productive feedback, asap.
Brad O. Redrick,