• Martin

    Great article, great points!

    Our hearts go out to all the poor and disadvantaged youth in our nation and around the globe.

    What are church leaders of any race doing for those that are poor and disadvantaged? What are they doing for the next generation that is wasting away on drugs? What are they doing to prevent pregnancies of unwed mothers?
    What about people like Creflo Dollar who want to dream big for a $65 million Jet for world missions, when their own youth are wasting away? — Would Jesus care more about world missions than taking care of your own brothers and sisters who are in need, in your own backyard?

    What chance does a child have when it is the product of a single mother with no father figure to discipline and lovingly nurture growth?

    When are people going to stand up for the poor and give them a sense of purpose and direction in life, give them opportunities to succeed in life?

  • Martin

    R.I.P Freddie Gray, R.I.P Eric Garner.

    May God comfort and protect you.
    May God shower you and others like you with immense blessings in the after life — blessings that you did not receive in this life.

  • There are certain privileges that have been accorded to the white body. One of those privileges has been the ability to be in a free space, and that has not been a privilege that has been accorded to the black body. The black body was introduced in this country as chattel and, as such, was never intended to be in a free space.

    Does Adelle Banks put any critical intelligence at all into these interviews, or is it jonathanmerritism all the way down? Trayvon Martin ended up dead because he attacked a local resident (going out of his way to march 75 yards up an alley way to do that) and had the man on the ground practicing his MMA moves on him. Nobody knows what precisely caused Gray’s injuries. None of this has anything to do with black bodies and white bodies. You practice ground-and-pound on Mrs. Louella Washington, she’s likely to shoot you too if she has a gun.

  • Doc Anthony

    It is true that black America’s faith is being tested in all these police-related tragedies. And I agree with the Baltimore Prosecuter’s decision to press charges against the bad cops.

    But I keep wondering about how well the faith of former policeman’s Darren Wilson’s family is holding up too, if at all.

    I don’t see the media taking time to ask out loud how it feels to have your livelihood, your working-hard chosen career, your public reputation, totally and UNJUSTLY destroyed by hotheads, demagogues and even politicians of another race. Or how it feels to have a family member in that situation.

    Not even a simple apology was publicly given to Wilson or his family — nor even to the minority store clerk who was bullied and robbed on nationally-broadcast video. Guess CNN and NBC (and some other media outlets too!) ***just don’t wanna talk abou it.***

    By the way, I wonder how that store clerk’s faith is holding up these days? How about his family?

  • James Carr

    This whole issue is more pointedly a Black issue today, and Blacks need to discuss with each other how to fix what they perceive is wrong.
    It cannot still be about white discrimination and slavery. The advantages of equality have been accorded the Blacks over the past 5 decades that no other minority has been given so abundantly. What does looting and arson and street riots accomplish? More animosity, not more understanding. Are no Blacks guilty of any crime at all? Are all white policemen racists, or is that just what Blacks want to believe?
    Let the Blacks judge their behaviors as American citizens in recent times, without using the white man as the eternal foible.

  • No, people perceiving have to stop looking at society with a funhouse mirror and advocating courses of action which serve their amour propre and not the pursuit of justice and order. (You can start with the author of this post, who brings up Trayvon Martin for the umpteenth time even though he was shot to death assaulting a local resident, and had no good reason to assault that man).

    The blunt truth is that the marginal utility of police services varies quite jaggedly over the fabric of a metropolitan settlement and the neighborhoods which need cops the most are least equipped to pay for them. The same might be said to be true of the foster care system, but that’s much less pricy. You need county-level government coterminous with the boundaries of the metropolitan settlement and you need the police force and child protective operated by that government, not by fragmented municipal authorities, who ought to be maintaining the parks and picking up garbage.

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  • LOOK PEOPLE:

    “Baltimore state’s attorney criminally charged six officers involved in Gray’s death and declared his arrest was illegal.”

    GOD DID NOTHING!

    BUT – AN INCREDIBLE, AMAZING, SMART, AWESOME AFRICAN AMERICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL KICKED SOME SERIOUS BUTT!

    SHE THREW MAN’S LAWS (NOT GOD’S) AT THOSE POLICEMEN!
    THAT IS WHERE YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE!

    THE CHURCHES DO NOTHING but talk people down. “We are not worthy”
    Nonsense! Blacks are totally worthy and capable of running everything!
    CITIES NEED AFRICAN AMERICANS like this amazing woman to get into positions of power.
    She needs to run for president!
    Let the cops take notice and start behaving.

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