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African Americans have been associated with brutality of being slaves, fathers being separated from families, rapes, lynching’s, and false imprisonment of the injustice that we face even today.

How do we get to Renewing America’s Cities for Equality? In order to answer that question, it’s important to have some understanding of the hardship that people before us went through.

For the last 400 years during slavery times, the African American culture has been condition and oppressed multigenerationally. We have become generationally inferior to the White American culture.

Even today the African American culture continues to be institutionalized through pride, fear, and a lack of understanding from the White American culture, that contributes to different forms of racism even today. Nothing really has changed with racism.

We have just become more sophisticated in how we deal with racism today.

There has been an absence of opportunity for the African American culture to heal from the generational trauma of emotional and spiritual abuse. As a result, our culture has been engrained with oppression and hopelessness.

Most families generationally have been dysfunctional by way of separation of fathers from their children where in most cases the mother has been the head of the household.

Our past regarding freedom has been intercepted by pride, vanity and arrogance of those who have the means to control. For that reason, it has put African Americans in a place of dependency on the government that continues to dictate the lives of those who lack opportunity and empowerment.

Renewing America’s Cities for Equality means that we have to start fresh. It’s not called “restoring” because the African American culture never had opportunity of anything ever being established. It’s called “renewing”. It’s starting over and not forgetting those who paid a price for us all to be free.

We, as a people who are all created by God, have a responsibility to reach out and to learn from one another whether Black, White, Brown, Gentile or Jew. As it relates to the African American culture and the last 400 years, we didn’t ask for this, but it is all of our responsibility now to make it well.


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