A Change is Gonna Come



This popular song released in 1964 by Sam Cooke spoke the words

that many are feeling today.


I was born by the river in a little tent

Oh and just like the river I've been running ev'r since

It's been a long time, a long time coming

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die

'Cause I don't know what's up there, beyond the sky

It's been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will


We are halfway through the year of 2020. The year that many

claimed would be the year of double portion and so far, we have

been met with over one hundred thousand deaths in America due

to Covid-19, an increase in divorce, domestic violence and child

abuse cases. A declining economy, white supremacy rearing its’

ugly head with BBQ Becky and the antics of Amy Cooper in Central Park.

In addition we have witnessed the unnecessary killing of jogger, Ahmaud

Arbery, the audacity and audaciousness of the Minneapolis police officer

Derek Chauvin putting his knee on the neck of the African American

“I can’t breathe” George Floyd. Martin Luther King Jr., said over 40 years

ago... “Our lives begin to end when we become SILENT about things

that MATTER” It matters that we live in a nation where children live in

poverty, it matters that people are still judging others by the color

of their skin, it matters that the leader of the free world spends

much of his time “tweeting” rather than “praying”. Through it all my

Beloved white and brown sisters and brothers, let’s take solace in knowing

that A CHANGE IS GONNA COME! That change can begin with US

raising children who have morals, character, empathy and love for every

human being who does not look like them.


Until next time, Be A Light

Dr. Deborah

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