AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK PROFESSIONALS & COMMUNITY NETWORK (AABPCN)
THE COST OF BLACKNESS IN AMERICA
"BLACK LIVES MATTER"
WE HAVE TO DEMAND RACIAL JUSTICE & EQUALITY!!!
The Verdict: His Life Mattered
“George Floyd mattered,” said Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. “He was loved by his family and his friends. His death shocked the hearts of our community, our country, the whole world. He was loved by his family and friends. But that isn’t why he mattered. He mattered because he was a human being. And there is no way we can turn away from that reality.” (Highlight/Click Link:)
The unfortunate reality is that black Americans experience subtle and overt discrimination from preschool all the way to college
BLACK WEALTH IN AMERICA HARDLY EXISTS
In fact, if you deduct the family car and other depreciating assets from net worth, half of all black American households hold less than $1,700 in wealth. The net worth of the median white family remains near $100,000, using the same method of accounting.
WHY POLICE VIOLENCE NEEDS TO BE TREATED AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE
The estimated number of killings of young black men means that roughly one in 1,000 black men face fatal police violence — a rate 2.5 times greater than that of white men.
Young Black Males Trapped by Rhetoric http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/young-black-males-trapped-by-rhetoric/2014/10/10/dcf95688-31e2-11e4-9e92-0899b306bbea_story.html?tid=hybrid_1.0_strip_1
Poverty and Life in The Black Community
MINOR DAMAGE: THE CRIMINAL INJUSTICE OF BLACK YOUTH TRIED AS ADULTS
The report highlights the enduring inequities in America’s criminal justice system, specifically the fact that black children and children of color are routinely tried, sentenced and incarcerated as adults, often as young as 14 years old
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