“Sweep around your own front door before you try to sweep around mine.”

(A book Irene encourages you to read) In Andre Harper’s book Political Emancipation, a book he wrote about his “personal political odyssey and experiences leading to his departure from the Democratic party and led to his political emancipation followed by his emergence as an independent thinker;” he writes,

 “Issues like violence, crime, teenage pregnancy, the proliferation of AIDS in our community and education are issues that we should be handling ourselves instead of petitioning others to remedy.  Somehow our leaders seem to ignore this because championing issues like personal responsibility aren’t as lucrative as the war in Iraq or presidential politics.  It’s like the old folks used to say “Sweep around your own front door before you try to sweep around mine.”  Bill Cosby is correct; our community needs to focus on self-improvement.” 

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