from the current
issue’s focus, “Whatever Happened to the
Revolution?” A. Peter Bailey said he does not call the movement of the
60s a revolution. “Cuba was revolution,” he said.
People romanticize the 60s as a time that almost everyone was involved
in making needed social changes continued Bailey, but the truth is that
“less than 10% of the people were involved in the Civil Rights
Movement,” said the co-founder of the Organization of African-American
Unity along with Malcolm X. He urges people who want to make a
accomplishment today to
band together with those that are ready. “We got caught up in
trying to get everybody to join the effort in the 60s,” he
Anike Robinson, a child of the movement who grew up in the activist
household of Brenda Randolph and Randall Robinson, said the movement
was romantic to her, but her turning point was when she read the Autobiography of Malcolm
X. To get today’s message to the
masses, Robinson, who authors our next issue's cover story, suggested
using the same tactics that people like
Puffy Combs uses to get his messages across.
On a lighter note, during a presentation on Decorating for the
Holidays, Ted Morgan
of Defining Moments suggested, “You should
spot decorate where people are going to go. For instance, you can
put some garland around the mirror in the bathroom.” When POH reader Wayne Upton asked, “Is it better to use artificial flowers
versus real flowers,” Morgan responded, “it’s a matter of taste,
however, with artificial flowers you won’t get the natural
smells.” Morgan will also
participate in Defining
Moments: Wedding Bliss, on Saturday March 11.
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman gave an enlightening presentation on Loving God
and Sex. She urged people to “have a very wholesome, sane, and
safe sexual life.” However, “you should not have sex with
everyone you are aroused by,” she continued.