I believe that due to the diversity that exists within the African American community, no one person or organization can provide the solution to the complex social challenges faced by Citizens of African descent. However, collectively, I am confident that we can produce the changes that we have so passionately sought out for generations.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2008
In an era when the demand for change resonates from coast to coast, comes a social network that challenges the citizens of this nation to provide the supply for their own demand. The new network is Theamericanpridemovement.com.
The site was developed by The American P.R.I.D.E. Movement (People Recognizing Ignorance & Determined to Elevate), an independent organization that describes its primary function as being; a diplomatic approach to establishing a collective appreciation for African American identity, while encouraging a sense of civic duty and social responsibility.
Theamericanpridemovement.com is a platform designed for individuals with progressive intent to share concerns and exchange ideas that will provoke critical thought and dialogue on the current socio-economic climate of Black America, and it's impact on the nation as a whole. Topics range from the current, historic presidential race, to gentrification in the inner-cities across the country. Ideally, this exchange is intended to challenge the self-determination of each subscriber, by charging them with the obligation of being the vehicle of change in their immediate circumstance in whatever capacity they see fit. Theamericanpridemovement.com has been streamlined to efficiently offer its members all of the standard features affiliated with a social network. This includes a personal profile for blogs, vlogs, video postings, etc. All of which will be directed toward perpetuating the demand for social upliftment.
One feature that is exclusive to the network is the "official" American P.R.I.D.E. Movement bandanna. A "star spangled banner" also developed to extend the message of the organization. For the subscriber, however, the bandanna is intended to serve two functions:
-First, it is a reflection of the individual's affiliation with, and support for, what The American P.R.I.D.E. Movement represents.
-Secondly, it is to serve as a symbol of the individual's expressed intent to assume the role of leadership and apply the shared ideals and principles of The American P.R.I.D.E. Movement to their daily environment.
It is important to note that The American P.R.I.D.E. Movement is NOT exclusive to Americans of African descent, it is open to all people who are prepared to acknowledge and properly address the biased social order that has been present throughout American History, and to which Citizens of African descent are currently subject. It is a Movement for individuals committed to moving toward a change for the better in our great nation.
The American P.R.I.D.E. Movement aims to utilize the new platform to provoke a shift in consciousness in regards to African American identity and social status. However, the obligation to catalyze this shift, will be the shared obligation of each subscriber.
The organization's founder, Marvin The Moor, issued the following statement, " I believe that due to the diversity that exists within the African American community, no one person or organization can provide the solution to the complex social challenges faced by Citizens of African descent. However, collectively, I am confident that we can produce the changes that we have so passionately sought out for generations."
When asked to describe exactly what is expected of the individual who embraces the philosophy of The American P.R.I.D.E. Movement, he responds, " It's simple, just ask yourself, what can you do to improve the situation? No matter how big, or how small. Be it, developing your own progressive organization, or by simply assuming a more progressive position in your circle of friends and family. Once you figure out what it is that you can do, then as yourself, 'Am I willing to do it?'.....If your answer is, Yes....Let me be the first to say, Welcome to The Movement."