Resilience in a Year of Hard Times

By Thomas L Blair 1 January 2017


The first days of 2017 are underway. So let’s start with a show of individual and collective resilience. That’s the goal of awakened Black communities.

January is traditionally the month of promises keep. They are resolutions to guide future positive actions.

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  • It could be a portrait of a person you know who never gave up on their heritage.
  • It could be a ritual you and others practice among yourselves.
  • Or, a deeply-felt tradition that you (or people in your community) have successfully preserved.
  • Moreover, it could celebrate a brave resistance to unbridled abuse of power.
  • Post about something that has endured but serves an uplifting purpose in the future.

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Photo: The man they called Joe Benjamin ©Thomas L Blair All rights reserved