A powerful descriptive song can deliver a message and give people the courage to get involved. In the song, Wake Up sung by Teddy Pendergrass, his baritone voice compels us to get busy. The song was released in 1975, still speaks… Read More
If you are still under the illusion that your vote doesn’t matter, well peep this quote made by Gail Harrison Welch, who is the Election Commissioner in Mississippi. On Facebook, she lamented how Black residents in her county had planned successful… Read More
There is a saying, all money ain’t good money, and the workers for Wayfair Inc., which is an American e-commerce company that sells home goods, according to their website, agreed with that statement. Here is the deal! According to CBS, Wayfair’s… Read More
Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean water, and it is a travesty of justice. Background: According to CNN, Flint once thrived as the home of the nation’s largest General Motors plant. The city’s economic decline began during the 1980s when GM… Read More
Join me today, and #DonateYourLunchMoney to the Korey Wise Innocence Project. I watched When They See Us, by Ava DuVernay on Saturday, and I am still horrified by the actions of #LindaFairstein, who was the head of sex crimes unit of… Read More
Esquire Magazine is reporting When They See Us, which depicts the injustice done to five Harlem teens who were arrested, convicted and imprisoned in the 1989 rape of a jogger, has fueled #CancelLindaFairstein movement. The movement calls for publishers and booksellers… Read More
I am back! Did you see Netflix’s When They See Us, by Ava DuVernay? I watched, and I am so angry, but I have learned through my organizing training that anger is good if I use it to create change. Here is my attempt… Read More
Parents have the power to #DoMoreThanScratchTheSurface but you have to use that power. Parents, I can hear you in my head: “I am too busy. To be real, I just don’t want to use the effort to get the changed accomplished…. Read More
Adrienne Holloway, who teaches 6,7 and 8th grade at Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan, said mentors are needed but if people, especially men had an hour she said, come by and have a seat. Holloway said,… Read More
Webster’s Dictionary defines protest as something said or done that shows disagreement with or disapproval of something. As defined, the very nature of a protest is not polite because the protesters are demanding a company, organization or group to change their… Read More
My name is Tara J. Young. the advocate is my blog where I write about campaigns, organizing, advocacy and politics.
I highlight the exciting and mundane parts campaigns, organizing, advocacy and the political world.
The aim of my blog is to inform and inspire folks to “do more than scratch the surface.”
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