Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Breath of Hope

The title of this post comes from the title of an article in an online newsmagazine. The magazine, flyp, is located at www.flypmedia.com. The link above goes directly to the article.

The article itself is a very interesting and exciting piece on what individuals in Detroit have been and are doing to revitalize their neighborhoods. This includes urban agriculture, small businesses, art, literacy programs, etc.

One of the things I found striking about the piece is that the individuals interviewed iterate and reiterate that government is not the answer. The people are. Again and again, you hear those interviewed say in some form: you cannot wait for someone else to make your life better. You have to do it. If we want our communities to be better, we have to do it.

As one such individual said: "We are the leaders we've been waiting for."

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