Abstinence 6/24/22

The purpose here is not to lay blame. I’m not going to say it’s her fault, or the fault of the school, her parents, or even the church. What I will say is that I don’t believe she was given to tools necessary to protect herself, either physically or emotionally.

Father’s Juneteenth 6/20/22

the struggle didn’t end in 1865.  In another five years, the fifteenth amendment gave African American men the right to vote on February 3, 1870.  Then came the Jim Crow laws, designed to suppress minorities in individual states.  In 1896, the Fourteenth Amendment was passed guaranteeing equal protection regardless of race as the law of the land in an effort to end the individual Jim Crow Laws.  This wasn’t the end either.