‘Sheila E.’ To Headline Free Concert And Fireworks Show July 3 In The Historic 18th And Vine District
The Black/Brown Community celebration will be held on Monday, July 3, from 7 until 10 p.m. featuring a free fireworks show and concert with legendary performer Sheila E.
Legendary performer and percussionist, Sheila E, will perform at 8 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m., sponsored by Wells Fargo.
The Black/Brown Community celebration is sponsored by Wells Fargo. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, of Missouri’s Fifth District will be attending the event.
“The idea behind this event is to bring people together, to have a great time and at the same time, introduce ways to address a growing problem in the African American and Latino communities – and that is – not enough of us are home owners,” Rep. Cleaver said.
“I’m grateful that the organizers of this event recognize that need and are working to do something about it,” he stated.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by the year 2024, 75 percent of the expected 14 million new households (renters and owners) in the U.S. will be diverse. Wells Fargo has introduced programs intended to boost homeownership rates among African American and Hispanic households, including those with low-to-moderate incomes. In addition, Wells Fargo plans to increase diversity of the Wells Fargo Home Lending team and contribute to efforts in support of initiatives that promote financial counseling and education over the next 10 years.
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So far this year the City has recorded 67 homicides which is 20 more than at this same time last year. Experts in crime say that we should buckle our our seatbelts because there are more to come.
At this time last year there were 47 homicides, but this year is a great deal different.
According to FBI Uniform Crime statistics, since 1980, more than 260,000 black men have been killed in America.
By contrast, roughly 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam. In New Orleans, about 6,000 African American men have been murdered since 1980. The killers of these men were, in the vast majority of cases, other African American men. In New Orleans, 80 percent of murder victims are believed to have known their killer.
According to Ms. Glenda Jam, formerly with the Centers of Disease Control, mental health and few income opportunities are at the center of many of the “so-called black-on-black” homicides.
“Until someone steps up and declares that these two problems are at the core of the up swing in homicides in urban cities, we will continue to have this on going problem,” she said.
“Young black males need to be employable and they need to learn how to resolve conflicts. If they see violent acts of retaliation in the home and
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