- Category: Blogs
- Published: Sunday, 17 March 2013 00:42
- Written by Lawrence A. Robinson
This article is in response to a statement that I made earlier that morning and a comment and follow up meeting with Nouchelle Hastings.
Here is that statement.
The leaders of my advocacy group an the leadership of The United Fellowship of Community Churches met this morning for over 2 hours. Great meeting. We found a lot of common ground that we will focus on for the community. Central Florida is about to experience real change in the way Blacks are treated.
I talked with Nouchelle Hastings today after she read my comments concerning the meeting between my advocacy group and the United Fellowship of Community Churches. The meeting was very pleasant and informative. I learned more about her activities in the community and I am very impressed with her ability to control time. I still have to sleep at least 4 hours a day. Obviously, Nouchelle has found a new no-sleep system, otherwise there is no way she could get as much done in a day as she does.
She mentioned that a lot of organizations will have meetings then more meetings, then they scheduled a meeting to talk about the last meeting. She said to me, "Okay, you have had your meeting, NOW WHAT?" I was put on the spot. I explained some of the things that the group has done over the past years, but now I'm thinking to myself, "What have the group done for the community lately?"
Certainly, I was able to answer the question for my group, but what about the larger picture? When I look at organizations and our community leaders I wonder, what have they done for the community lately? I have even called out some of these people. I am glad to see that other are seeing the same thing that I see. I hope that now as a citizen's group we will start to hold these organizations accountable. From now on, after a meeting, I will ask, "So...now what?"