African Americans, Terrorism and the Vote – Voice and Viewpoint

By Dr. John Warren, Publisher

African Americans should not be surprised at the recent outburst of violence both in terms of bombs sent through the mail and the needless death of more innocent people. Whether it was the nine worshipers in a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina engaged in worship, the Sunday worshipers in Texas, and now Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh. These events are reminders of what Black people have dealt with for over 100 years. The difference is now others are experiencing the hatred and violence that never went away.

African Americans need to return to our historic posture of achieving and surviving “in spite of” and not being defeated “because of.” We must become more aware of others as well as ourselves. This is important because the very people being…

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