Black Lives Matter

  • Americans Blacks need emergency help.
  • American Blacks have been crushed by Corona virus.
  • Baha”i faith may be an answer for American Blacks.

God created all people equal. There is no person who is perfect. Even Adam the first man who was created by God from the dust was not perfect. The Bible teaches that he sinned with Eve his wife to begin to populate the world. The world slowly became divided into families which later became nations when these families united to take exclusive dominion over parts of the earth. Egypt is one of the oldest nations in the world.

Center of Baha”i Faith in Israel. Baha”i faith preaches non-violence and is connected to freedom which is the American ideal. It could be the right vessel to improve the lives of Black Americans.

For almost 30 centuries from its unification in 3100 BC to its conquest by Alexander the great in 332 BC ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world. Egypt is located in North Africa. Egypt is part of Africa and Asia covering both the northeastern part of Africa and touching the southwest corner of the Asian continent. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa has an ancient historic heritage dating back to the times of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Christianity and Islam. The Black American heritage connects with these historic nations and their cultures.

The Black American has found roots in various sects of Christianity and recently in Islam. Through enjoying freedom it becomes part of America. However Blacks who were once brought to America as slaves have found difficulties assimilating in the America society.  Martin Luther King an African American minister and activist became the most visible spokesman and leader of the civil rights movement through non-violence and civil disobedience until his assassination in 1968. In the history of America there have been many famous black people.

In the most recent history from the time of the assassination of Martin Luther King some of these important figures are: Condelizza Rice the first black woman to be Secretary of State, Ruby Bridges the first black child to attend an all-white school in the south, Barack Oboma President of the USA for two terms, Kobi Bryant Basketball star, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Smith billionaire, Michael Jordan, Ursula Burns the first CEX of a fortune company in 2009, Sean Combs entrepreneur, Annie Malone black cosmetologist, Russel Simmons founder of Def Jam records, Kenneth Frazier CEO of pharmaceutical company, These are some names of successful blacks and there can be much more but it depends on the efforts of the African American community. The 116th Congress has 52 black representatives.

Besides discrimination one of the major problems which has caused difficulty for blacks reaching their top potential is the lack of family stability. This problem was pinpointed by a black pastor in one of the sessions conducted by President Trump.  Stable family life together with education provides the foundation for success for all people. Stabilization of the homes of Black African Americans is the job of community leaders providing family guidance, social workers, and their religious leaders. The situation for blacks has improved blessed by their holy leader who is remembered forever Martin Luther King. No one has replaced Martin Luther King until today. Instead there have been leaders who have damaged the progress created by Martin Luther King.

Black history connects with Egypt and Ethiopia.

Black lives matter. The Black people living in America need special help. Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemics beginning and the disparity has deepened over time. Although Blacks represent only 12% of the US population Blacks account for a much larger percentage of HIV diagnosed cases 43% and deaths from HIV 44%.

Corona which does not discriminate, Black Americans have died from the disease at almost a rate of three times of white people.  The higher risk for blacks may be connected to their high rate of HIV which damages the immunity system causing medical vulnerability to the Corona virus.  Those people suffering from HIV under ART anti-virus treatment have the same vulnerability as all people which is an incentive for all HIV diagnosed people to be under treatment.

According to the US Department of Justice, African Americans accounted for 52.5% of all homicide offenders from 1980 -2008.  The offending rate for African Americans was almost was almost eight times higher than whites, and the victim rate six times higher.

Black lives matter and the situation as it exists today is critical for America and the world that these problems which exist in the Black American community should be corrected.

The Universal Faith Baha”i is  for all of mankind to make a connection with God without discrimination. Every person no matter whether he is black, white, or from whichever religion Jewish, Christianity, and Islam can make their connection to the Universal Faith. The Universal Faith can add additional spiritual strengthening to all of mankind which will be especially valuable for the African American Black Community. God put religion in the world to make people know that they are not alone amidst their suffering. The Black African Community is not alone. God is with them. The Universal Faith unites with Freedom which makes it special for the Black African Americans living in America a free country. Black Africans have an important part in World Unity and Peace.

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David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

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