One of the many issues plaguing the Black community is the increasing epidemic of Black on Black violence. According to an opinion piece in the March 26 issue of the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Race and the Gun Debate,” Juan Williams states, “gun related violence and murders are concentrated among Blacks and Latinos in big cities. Murders with guns are the No.1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34.” He also referenced a 2009 report from the Centers for Disease Control, which stated that 54 percent of all murders committed, overwhelmingly with guns, are murders of Black people. And that Black people are about 13 percent of the population.
Cash said in order to cure this epidemic of Black on Black violence, we, as a community, need to provide opportunities for our youth and address the gun violence. “It goes back to making sure that not only is your child taken care of, but that you’re being a staple in the community and providing opportunities,” she said.
She added that with many schools cutting activities due to budget cuts, that a lot of kids have too much time on their hands and are filling that void with negative things.
Cash said she is currently filling her time with promoting her book, training for the upcoming WNBA season and working with her charity.
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