Calls for Calm
- Leaders in Chicago's African American community are calling for calm ahead of what could be a contentious week, as the city must release a video showing a white Chicago police officer killing an African American teen.
Nearly 200 strong they came together Saturday to call for peace. Neither the cold nor the snowy weather was going to stop the men of Alpha Phi Alpha, an African American fraternity which counts many of the city's leaders among its ranks.
"We want people to see the positive professional males that are in our community," said Rev. Roosevelt Watkins, Pastors United for Change.
Unlike the woman from yesterday's post, this person isn't deflecting or redirecting the question. He is rejecting the racism of low expectations and expects the "positive professional" side of his community to put their foot forward. Hopefully we see more of that in the coming days. Contrast that to Jesse, Al and their ilk.