Change Has to Come

Just like you I was saddened and sickened at the hearing of the Brelo verdict. In my heart I knew what the outcome would be but in my mind I wanted to hear something different. What will it take for us to realize that we must address all of the issues outlined in the Department of Justice Report dated December 4, 2014? When will African Americans get justice instead of JUST-US? This isn’t new for my community or me, in 1975 my uncles best friend Wayne Hawkins was gunned down on his front porch by police after his mother called for assistance after a disturbance between Wayne and his stepfather. At 19 he was gone. That loving smile will be forever embedded in my mind as a 7-year-old child I w