When confronted with a situation that brings out that dangerous emotion called anger, you will always have choices as to how you handle that particular situation. React, or respond. We can all go back-over our lives and see what happens when we react, versus when we respond when confronted with something that makes the very hair on the back of our neck stand up and makes our blood boil.
With ‘race’ being an inescapable factor in the conversation of justice in America, it is irresponsible to omit the racial demographics of those incarcerated. On the Department of Corrections website, there is no place where you can see the total numbers of incarcerated individuals by their race, despite this information being available on each individual’s profile, along with height, weight, hair color, and eye color.
On September 1, 1975, Gen. Daniel (“Chappie”) James Jr. was promoted to the rank of Four-star General and named Commander-in-Chief of the North American Air Defense Command.
On August 31, 1935, in Beaumont, Texas, U.S., American professional baseball player, and manager Frank Robinson was born. He was the first black manager in major league baseball.
“Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects millions of people throughout the world and is particularly common among those with ancestry from sub-Saharan Africa.”
On August 30, back in 1838, the first African-American magazine, Mirror of Freedom, began publication in New York City.
It is on us, as individuals, as communities, and as a country, to determine whether our brilliant black and brown children will be forced to continue to walk in the shadow of their oppressors; in the shadow of white supremacy.