I had intended to write a column about professional athletes and how superstars like Barry Bonds and most recently LeBron James are hounded by those with no athletic talent. Some make a living daily criticizing these gifted individuals. Is it jealousy or racism?


Nonetheless, as much as it distresses me to write about negative acts, those that occurred in East Hills where a woman was killed, four teenagers were shot sitting on a bench on the North side and shots were fired at the wading pool, I am compelled to discuss what we must do beside wringing our hands saying, “Have we lost it?” We are more detrimental to ourselves than the Ku Klux Klan ever was.

A couple weeks ago I wrote stressing the fact that the solution to all our problems is to be found in the hearts and minds of Black folks, though the will seems to be lacking.

A number of organizations throughout our community have made a living for years addressing the multitude of problems that never seem to be solved. Are there reasons why?

In August or September I intend to convene a workshop or town hall meeting that will highlight the problems and present solutions for them.

Are you tired of being exploited, insulted and disrespected even by those who look like you?

Kingsley Association needs your support.

(Louis “Hop” Kendrick is a weekly contributor to the Forum Page.)

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