Either we all change or we all fall - Tupac
There's so much going on in the world and instead of separating we need to continue to unify. In this interview of Tupac ( I've searched for this entire video but I can't find it) however this footage is so powerful. There's positive and heartbreaking things occurring that really need to change. The water crisis in Flint Michigan is stomach turning and from numerous articles posted today (we've learned this issue could have been prevented) but to see people uniting to send water and money to help the situation is incredible . Meek Mill has donated sending 60k bottles of JUST Water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan . Motivational writer/speaker/entrepreneur Nehemiah Davis of Philadelphia has started a mission #Philly2Flint to send 10,000 waters to help with the men, women , and children of the city. Meanwhile this crisis is going on the issue of diversity at this years 88th annual Academy Awards has gained tons of attention. Numerous celebrities, directors, bloggers, etc have expressed their opinions and feelings about the lack of African American people being nominated and awarded for their work in the entertainment industry. ( I believe people should be honored for their hard work whether they're are a platinum selling artist, an incredible actor, or the top employee at your local fast food restaurant) . However in this vintage interview of Tupac he mentioned some very important statements about Hollywood. Indeed if we make a change in America as a nation and as people things will also change in other areas. Yes we should be honored for our work in the industry instead of just being "entertainers" however we also need to realize that we as people no matter what race should be treated equally . The ultimate goal is to have peace in all forms and areas. I agree with Tupac's statement that it is time for "America to see how they look at minorities". We have faced racial injustice for years on multiple levels. Yes, there are some incredible films directed by, written by, and featuring some very incredible African American entertainers and for none of them to be nominated this year is outrageous and that definitely needs to change . The impact that the celebrities have showed for this matter received a quick response from Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs . Which only shows that if we come together more often about events and issues we can not only get a response but also a positive actual effect that could possibly change the negativity. Listen to the points Pac emphasized in this interview years ago . It's 2016 and it's official we need to realize that "Either we change or we all fall".
"We gotta make a change...
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive". - Tupac