There’s a common sentiment that athletes should just “shut up and dribble” and refrain from commenting on civil rights violations that are plaguing Black communities across the United States. But after the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd—just the latest examples of the injustice plaguing the nation—numerous athletes, executives and professionals in the sports industry have been stepping up to offer support.
Heal America: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship & Humanity is being hosted by Bishop Omar Jahwar, CEO and Founder of Urban Specialists, and powered by Stand Together on June 24, 2020 at Gilley’s in Dallas, Texas from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. At the core of this conversation lies the understanding that our nation is facing a critical moment with regard to race relations. This “civil discourse” will be moderated by Bishop Omar and convene individual thought leaders from varying camps to rally together around a defined call to action that examines structural racism and viable solutions for police brutality and beyond.
North Texas non-profits continuing to help those in need due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Dallas non-profit, Urban Specialists, wanted to do something to lift the spirits of local families impacted by the coronavirus. They quickly found out the need was great.