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Black conservatives condemn alleged politically motivated killing and brutal beating in the US

Freedom's Journal Institute

CHICAGO — On behalf of the fifth annual Black Conservative Summit, we thoroughly condemn the senseless acts of killing, violence and fearmongering, increasingly being perpetrated against political conservatives in the U.S. – just as in recent days we denounced the vitriol aimed at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. 

We are grief-stricken and outraged over two such incidents within the last two weeks — the death of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson in McHenry, N.D., following a political argument, and the brutal physical attack on Black conservative Shawn Nelson, while campaigning for Republican Donnie Palmer in Boston, Mass. Our prayers are with Shawn and both families.

Because we are all created in the image and likeness of God, every American deserves respect and the right to exercise his or her vote, in accordance with their consciences as afforded in the laws of this great nation. As the November midterm elections approach, the Black conservative movement is strong and growing. We refuse to be silenced, shamed, intimidated or canceled simply because we don’t align with the liberal narrative.


About the Black Conservative Summit
Dr. Eric Wallace, a Black scholar and former Republican candidate for the Illinois State Senate, co-founded, with his wife Jennifer, Freedom’s Journal Institute (FJI),, a faith-based public policy action group. FJI will host The Fifth Annual Black Conservative Summit ( March 23-25, 2023, in Tinley Park, Ill., to galvanize conservatives from across the U.S., including politicians, activists, church leaders, educators, business leaders and concerned citizens who share a common vision and hope for the future.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS: To arrange an interview with Dr. Eric Wallace, co-founder of the Black Conservative Summit, contact:

Gregg Wooding
Freedom’s Journal Institute
[email protected]

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Religion News Service or Religion News Foundation.

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