At the memorial service for the fallen officers in Dallas, President Barack Obama observed that “if we cannot even talk about these things – if we cannot talk honestly and openly, not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with those who look different than us or bring a different perspective – then we will never break this dangerous cycle.”
After hearing about the two most recent shootings of black men in other states, as well as the shootings of five law enforcement officers and a few others in Texas, my heart and mind “double team” my thinking as I hear a persistent, painful inward voice asking both my heart and mind a series of questions.
Cancer was once known as one of the most stubborn and undefeatable diseases of all time. Luckily and gratefully, through the ages cancer research groups, scientists, medical associates and cancer prevention advocates have worked diligently to find new ways to eradicate its vicious sting and devouring death bite.
As a multi award-winning youth and social activist and pastor, I pledged from my heart to always leave space on my list of things to do to host social outreach programs that empower youth and teens. This is my passion and claim to fame as a recipient of over 130 awards for empowering youths, families and communities.