Today’s celebration of Memorial Day, recognizes dead soldiers and in particular, those who were in combat when they served. Yet, Memorial Day origins actually trace themselves back to formerly enslaved and free Blacks in Charleston, South Carolina who honored Black Civil War soldiers buried in disgrace.
In the midst of what may be the equivalent to the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression, will the Covid-19 crisis, aka CoronaVirus, decimate the legacy of 100 percent, black-owned barbecue joints?
Living through protests in Hong Kong then experiencing another hot spot, New York during the Covid-19 crisis, I discovered that escaping danger is not the answer. Rather, sitting still and figuring out how we can be better is what we need now.