SPECIAL REPORT: 1.5 million or more black men missing

Posted by admin on October 2, 2015

SPECIAL REPORT: 1.5 million or more black men missing

By Streetsill.com

According to the New York Times, There are at least 1.5 million (or more) black men missing from our communities. As the report states, these missing men are either in prison, or in the graveyards. Also according to the report, the most cryptic discovery is “More than one out of every six black men who today should be between 25 and 54 years old have disappeared from daily life.”

Some of the main causes for this situation come from the barriers that black men face today in America, as reported in our article American Pandemic parts 1 and 2. The first barrier is the black man vs himself. Anyone from these streets here in America knows that living as a black man in the ghettos and avenues is what I would like to call “tightrope living”, cause at any moment you can fall off. The way brothers kill each other with no remorse, makes it hard to understand how you even want to be “living that life”. I can’t tell you how many cousins, brothers, and friends I have seen fall off from trying to be too gangsta. Weather its how we sell each other crack and narcotics, or how we kill each other with gang violence, we are our own worst enemy in the hood.  As stated in the New York Times, Homicide is the #1 cause of death in young African American men.

The other challenges that black men face in their struggle for existence are black men vs the police and black men vs the justice system. From 2014-2015, there has been too many cases  in the news where unarmed black men were killed by the police. Our cities have erupted in protest of black men who were killed at the hands of police, most notably Ferguson MO and Baltimore, MD. Not to mention, our justice system has been under pressure lately due flaws in the system that target people of color. As stated in the New York Times report, 1 in 12 black men between the ages of 25-54 are in the prison system.

Here is a link to the New York Times article, 1.5 million missing Black men Check it out!!

Also here is a good video showing our president sitting down with prisoners and talking about the injustice in our system. We need to take heed, because this is the first time, and maybe the last time we have a president who is this real and willing to deal with real issues that the people are talking about.