I was praying the other night and my words were simple: “God please heal America. As a country, we need your guidance to navigate through this trying time.”
A panel of community leaders will lead a discussion on systemic injustices in Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday as a part of the “Heal America Tour”, a series of events designed to spark productive dialogues on inequality in America. The event, hosted by Bishop Omar Jahwar in partnership with Stand Together, will take place just a few miles from the location where George Floyd was killed while in Minneapolis police custody.
“The Minneapolis community is in need of healing and solutions following the tragic death of George Floyd. All sides must rally together around a defined call to action that examines racial injustices across our society and elevates viable solutions to improve police interactions in communities and beyond,” Bishop Omar said in the release. “We must stand united and seek justice, equality and fruitful productivity from each one to another.”
Urban Specialists announced it will host a discussion on advancing police reforms. According to a release, the Heal America Tour: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship & Humanity, will take place on July 29 at the Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis. The discussion will be hosted by Urban Specialists CEO and Founder Bishop Omar Jahwar.
Last week, I was part of a movement that was so powerful that it shifted my thought process. I was invited by @bishopomarjahwar and @standtogetherfoundation @standtogether to participate in singing my song “Freedom” on this platform. This was more than just singing.. this was an serious moment for me that really brought it home to my purpose again.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had some interesting things to say about the "Defund the Police" movement going on across the country. Cuban took part in a conversation at an event in Dallas called Heal America: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship and Humanity, which was hosted by Stand Together and Urban Specialist. He was one of the many guests that talked about the issues going on in the country, including police brutality. Cuban said he's not a fan of defunding the police but has an idea of what can be done.
Turning grief and anger into actions is the goal of the Heal America Tour a discussion at Gilley’s in Dallas as well as online. A diverse group of leaders, activists, athletes, and celebrities spoke about racism, police brutality, the fight for equal justice and police reform in the event hosted by Stand Together and Urban Specialists.