I was born the year after World War II ended and I graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri, the year the Civil Right Acts was enacted. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Missouri, the year that Martin Luther King was assassinated. I completed Law School at Rutgers University with a Juris Doctor degree, the year after President Nixon resigned from his Presidency.

Since then, I have worked as an attorney with the New Jersey Department of Corrections for over 3 decades. My exposure to the law, the problems of poverty, education, and crime inform my perspectives on issues confronting the world community, most specifically the Afro-American community.

Forty four wonderful years of marriage have brought the blessing of one son coupled with two grandchildren makes me feel accomplished. But the most important accomplishment has been my relationship with Christ and my church. That relationship has encouraged me to give back and I’m doing that by imparting knowledge learned through my life journey.

It is my hope that this blog will encourage its reviewers to ponder what a black life is worth. I want people to know how to ask the right questions when confronting law enforcement officials, and when making appropriate life decisions. Hopefully our mutual discussions will aid us to lead worthwhile lives and to improve our community and the world.

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