Sunday, October 11, 2009

Black Church Folks Denying Their Own Violent Children

I had forgotten how much fun it is to create live podcasts. With that being said, Ms. Biz and I covered a really serious topic in the wake of all the newscasts about youth violence in Chicago with the most recent death being Derrion Albert, a 16 year old honor roll student at Fenger High School. Instead of talking about the usual scapegoats in our community we discussed the hypocritical black church community and their involvement in combating youth violence throughout their years, or their lack thereof. We even fielded a few calls, so without no further ado, click play to listen to the show.

This a call for black church people to claim responsibility for the actions of their very own violent children who terriorize inner-city neighborhoods across america. Their violent impact can be felt especially in the Englewood and Roseland communities in Chicago where the recent death of Derrion Albert took place. Whose kids are these that are committing the crimes? Why are church members, politicians and activists asking why when they know the answer's right under their noses? Why do our religious leaders want the police and the government to parent our children?