TIC TOCK! S.O.S. SAVE OUR SOULS. TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
The root cause of many of the social problems challenging the African American community can be traced back to the breakdown of the African American family structure. The increase of female-headed households and the lack of a father figure in the home or extended family contributes to the poor academics performance and problem behaviors of students in school. A father figure is not only important for boys, but research has shown that it is also important in the rearing of girls. There are many ills in the African American community such as high rates of crime, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, etc.
If we are to answer the SOS (Save Our Souls) signal of the African American community, we must return to our foundation – our faith and sense of community.
The dichotomous mission of the African American church is:
Out of the African American Church came our schools, businesses and social organizations. The African American Church, since integration, has mostly focused on one aspect of it’s mission (spiritual). Only a small percentage of churches embrace it’s responsibility to address the social ills of it’s people. It’s time to come together to develop a plan of action to answer the distressed SOS call coming from African American communities across this nation.
IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!