What’s happening to our communities…and what can you do about it?
Race Cumming’s latest book, I Was a Slave: Plight of a King, is a stark and unapologetic look at the state of our African American communities and what, if anything, can be done about it. Mr. Cummings offers a keen perspective on Black history in the pre-America days; Black tragedies during the commissioning of our kidnapping and enslavement, and continuing tragedies after slavery; blatant obstacles to the Black community’s happiness and prosperity; and eventual Black triumph if we as a people accept accountability for our own lives and the lives of our families.
This is a no-nonsense guide that reveals the prejudice, violence and disregard that Blacks have experienced for hundreds of years-- not only from white America or other races, but from within our own race as well. Mr. Cummings asks Black mothers, fathers, business owners, leaders, and “ordinary” members of the community the hard questions:
⦁ Are you a racist?
⦁ Do you support your own Black community?
⦁ How have you treated your Black queen?
⦁ Are you ready to be accountable for your own actions?
Brimming with history, statistics, practical advice and promising suggestions for a better Black community, I Was a Slave: Plight of a King reminds the African American community who we were, who we are, and what we can become if we are willing to put the work into it.