Thursday, November 27, 2008

Yes We Can

No this isn't an article about President-elect Barack Obama. However it is a great article from the Philadelphia Inquirer about an Albanian immigrant named Hysni Syla - known as "Sam" among his American friends and colleagues, who decided to undertake and completely transform a block of blighted homes in West Philadelphia. Syla's dream is coming to fruition with an $850,000 project that's complely revamping a block of homes.

Syla, came to this country from Kosovo, where he led 100 men in the Kosovo Liberation Army. In 1996, he came to the United States with a mere $1,000 to his name. He's decided with his company to rejuvenate a black neighborhood. Black people can learn a lesson from our president-elect, and from Mr. Syla.

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