Black citizens must do something

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 12, 2005

To the editor,

Attention my fellow Americans. Do you really know what Hurricane Katrina means? The acronym for Hurricane Katrina tells it all:


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R-Rude and


I-Inclined Structure that is



N-New Orleans.

E-Everyone is getting




R-Remarkable and




A-American Lives

Every time we watch the news all one basically sees left in New Orleans are African Americans, and it makes you think that this can happen to everyone in our community if we don’t pull together.

If all African Americans don’t pull together, then we’re going to be wiped off the face of the earth. It saddens me to see so many innocent lives taken because of this tragedy.

Believe it or not, many Caucasians are making lots of money off of this tragedy by broadcasting it on TV and placing pictures in the newspaper. It saddens me to see my people begging for food, water and their lives. You see people on television starving and dehydrated from not having food and water. You see them dying because of the bacteria in the floodwater. So what are we going to do as a community to help besides donating canned goods and small amounts of money? Lets face this fact: most of donated canned goods are old and out-of-date. We want to know the answer to this question: Where is the President of the United States doing this tragedy? All the people can see on t. v. are the two former Presidents of the United States. Are they running ” for President again? Are they Presidents now?!

Think seriously about this point. If his family members were over there in New Orleans, he would be on his bended knees trying to help out.

But all he sees are a bunch of Negroes suffering and fighting for their lives. Ask yourselves a lot of different questions. Is George Bush the President we need? Is President Bush for all the people of the United States, or he is out to destroy every African-American in this country?

What is you knew a friend or relative who is suffering like all those other people in New Orleans? The least the authorities can do is to let them go! Bring every mortally-ill man, woman, and child to a nice place to die in peace- not in a rage!!!

I come to you with sadness in my heart asking the Black citizens of Selma, Alabama, and other surrounding cities this important question: What can we do to make a difference????

By Patricia Dukes

Edited by Daveon Ishman