The chart below shows that younger African Americans are less likely to be registered to vote than their parents.
A Fierce Urgency of Now: Consider the following headline, currently circulating in the Black Press: Lucie, Florida a jury deliberated the case of a county deputy who fatally shot a Black father of three while he was listening to music in his garage. The incident began with a noise complaint by a mother picking up her child from a school across the street from the home of Gregory Hill Jr.
I am more than fed up with the killing of Black people on the streets, at traffic stops, on death row, in the womb or due to poverty.
It is reminiscent of perceived threats and insults that have historically generated violent retaliation against the Black community — including riots and lynching. There seem to be no consequences for the caller and no repercussions for the killer. Martin Luther King Jr. It resounds in the call for reparations today.
Addressing reparations would interrupt the harassment trending in communities at this time. Petitioning for reparations has a scriptural and sacramental basis.
Like the brief period of Reconstruction, there is a restorative value for the entire community. Despite external differences, we are one human family.
Until we make a serious effort to address injustices like this and make reparations to those who, throughout our history, have been denied dignity our human family will remain fractured. Recently, I re-read Rev.
Generally, that iconic moment is viewed as a rallying cry for freedom, justice, and integration. However, did we forget the tangible, jobs component? Whereas the call for freedom and integration is subjective and aspirational, employment need not be elusive vapor.
Now is the time to suspend judgment about the unemployed and under-employed. Low employment for persons of color, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated men and women, and poor whites is unacceptable in the United States. The income gap between average workers and the corporate elite and the wealth gap between racial groups is the rotten fruit of our present economic system.
Prioritizing the Common Good would free up sufficient resources for all who need to earn a living. Many long for the dignity of work. People want jobs that pay a living wage and provide essential benefits so that they may care for their families.
Countless individuals cobble together part-time jobs to afford basic needs and may still require further assistance. As one human family, we must once again hear that urgent cry of Rev. King and work to address these societal injustices in our time. As we prepare to mark the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, here are 10 examples of innovative approaches to reparations to consider: Teach the history of all.
Focus STEM initiatives on medical technology, infrastructure and ending hunger, rather than producing military systems. Establish community-based sites for learning about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Value work and workers, people over profits. Fairly compensate teachers, caretakers, people who clean the environment and beautify spaces where we live, work and play.
Provide access to quality education and health care for all. Affirm that Black Lives indeed Matter. Strive to do better and be better. The message of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is relevant now more than ever.
As we mark the anniversary of this historic call for justice and dignity for all our brothers and sisters, we are challenged to work for the transformation of systems and structures that prevent the flourishing of some members of our society.
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During the election, Carville worked for the Clinton campaign while Matalin worked for the Bush campaign. Religious Participation among African American and Non-Hispanic White Adults.
The last 20 years has seen significant declines in congregational membership in the United States. AFRICAN AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALIST ASSOCIATION. The African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA), founded in , is a national, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the environment, enhancing human, animal and plant ecologies, promoting the efficient use of natural resources and increasing African American participation in the environmental movement.
In the s, the term African American was advanced on the model of, for example, German-American or Irish-American to give descendants of American slaves and other American blacks who lived through the slavery era a heritage and a cultural base. In a previous chart, we noted that there are over 7 million Latino citizens who are not registered to heartoftexashop.comally, African-American citizens have a much higher voter registration rate than Latino citizens -- 69% to 58%.
But at million, the unregistered African American population is just as numerous. Increasing clinical trial participation among African American men is mission critical for the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN). President and Founder, Thomas Farrington, said the group had placed tackling this problem at the very heart of its activities.