On August 12, 2016, NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a silent and at first unnoticed protest against police brutality. On that day he sat on the bench while other players and coaches stood during the playing of the National Anthem. On that day he sat on the bench while other players and coaches stood during the playing of the national anthem. He did that for two games beforel a reporter asked him about. I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color, he replied.
Joining us for our discussion on Redlining And Facts That Hold Us Back is REV JIMMIE RAY HAWKINS from his DC Office. Rev. Jimmie Ray Hawkins serves as the Director of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC); a Master of Arts in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Richmond, VA); and a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center/Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA).
For twenty years he served as the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC, 1996 – 2016. During that time God blessed the congregation to construct a new facility, maintain ministries for youth, provide meeting space for non-profits and community groups and experienced church growth
His latest book is Unbroken and Unbowed :A History Of Black Protest In America. Welcome to Mastering Your Money, Rev Jimmie Ray Hawkins