Important parts of our history have not been told or taught because it hasn’t been believed it actually happened, writes state Rep. La Shawn Ford. Until they saw it on their TV screens, the dominant White culture didn’t believe that Blacks could be treated like John Lewis was treated – and many did not believe that so many Blacks are victimized by police until they saw the last 8 minutes and 46 seconds of George Floyd’s life.
Commemorate Juneteenth at the Garfield Park Golden Dome, 100 N. Central Park Ave., from 12 to 4 p.m. June 19th. The West Side Historical Preservation Society is holding Wednesday’s event in collaboration with the Garfield Park Advisory Council.
As headlines about migrant children being separated from their families at the border continue to dominate the news, one truth remains evident: We are still numb to the plight of black lives, writes commentator John W. Fountain III.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Quiwana Bell and the Good Neighbors Campaign will host an event 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at 5437 W. Division. Learn about slavery’s impact on black families 152 years after the 13th Amendment was ratified.