The African-American community has long suffered a tragic history in America. World history records the greatest injustice ever inflicted upon a race of people as being the African Slave Trade. The impact of this murderous practice has long survived President Lincoln’s delinquent proclamation (Jan. 1. 1863) that slavery was abolished.
This shared experienced was a major part of the glue that once bonded a proud race of Americans like no other. However, after more than 400 years of slavery and 144 years after Lincoln’s decree, African-Americans are facing a modern day bondage.
The 21st century slavemasters are drugs, crime, poor education and self hate. These are the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse for the African-American family. As it is written in The Holy Bible, they’ve come to unlease injustice, pain, suffering and death unlike anything every recorded in human history.
In 2006, there were 14,990 homicides in the United States. African-Americans accounted for 7,421 (49.5%) of these murders and 6,294 (84.8%) were African-American males. In 2005, there were 7,125 African-American murder victims. In 24 months, America lost 14,546 of its brightest and best citizens.
This is a national outrage and it deserves much greater attention. Where is the media coverage? What about the so-called “Black Media” and how it covers this issue? Compare and contrast it to the Iraq War that began March 20, 2003… as of this article, the total U.S. Millitary deceased is 3,889. Daily there are reports of who is killed and the totals are prominent in print, radio and tv coverage. During this same period, over 30,000 Black Americans have been killed in our neighborhoods without being covered with the ferocity of the war dead… why?
How long… how long… how long will we sit by and allow this genocide to happen in America before we do something about it?
Strength to Dr. Bill Cosby and Dr. Alvin Poussaint for speaking TRUTH2POWER!