The Million More Movement

The Million More Movement


Haywood reflects on the Million Man Movement's gathering held this past weekend at the National Mall in Washington, DC.

By Haywood Harrington
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First published: October 18, 2005


The Million More Movement was an event that I had to be a part of. I felt strongly about this because I was unable to attend the Million Man March in 1995 due to military commitment.


Words canít express the joy I received from being among so many beautiful brothers and sisters who where all there for a common goal of empowerment and solidarity. There were many positive messages to be taken away from this historical occasion and hopefully everyone got a least one that inspired them to do something to help our people.





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The thing that stood out most for me is that although much is owed our people by this country, we canít depend on the powers that be in the USA to provide for us. We have to pool our finances, intellect and resiliency to provide for ourselves. This has become more evident in the last few weeks in the wake of hurricane Katrina and how our people, the elderly and the helpless were left to perish in the floodwaters and hot deadly weather without food and water for days. We have to also realize that many people in this country have the same mentality that William Bennett has about us, and how to protect this country from us. With these obstacles and more facing us on every front we have to assume the responsibility for ourselves and ensure that we encourage and help our brothers and sisters along the way.

My hope is that the positive energy and enthusiasm on the mall Saturday is carried back to every town and city. Everyone has something to offer! No matter how small your contribution is; everyone should make some effort to assist in saving our people.



Haywood Harrington



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By Haywood Harrington
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First published: October 18, 2005