We were already radical. Louisiana has historically been at the forefront of change.
We can’t say Black lives matter and still support industries that are a part of the problem.
Every aspect of life in America is much better because of the talents, the work, the creativity and the culture of Black people.
People in this city want what is right; however, their silence is complicity. We must move to mobilize their voices for the sake of this city. We must hear the silent voices of hurt, shame and embarrassment of what our city has become.
It’s true that you’re as sick as your secrets, and because America has committed to silence and ignorance about this history, this cancer continues to ravish the entire body to this day.
Being an African American leader in any community is an act of political warfare. We need many people willingly to begin a journey, knowing the path will not be easy. We need more activated leaders to help build and guide the actions needed to continue to advance our community.
The biggest threat to our country and to those of us who truly love the Lord are moderate Christians who refuse to speak up when wrong is done.
Each February, we hear stories of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights icons. We must also talk about trailblazers in our own families.