Jonathan Price, killed October 3, 2020, Wolfe City, Texas
I am into the second half of my hunger strike for racial justice. A lot has happened since September 4 when I started this effort. To keep everyone up to date, the goals of the hunger strike is to get the US Congress to act prior to the election to enact:
I have had press releases publicizing this effort, contacted congressional leadership, and chronicled my journey on the Boom Publishing and Broadcasting YouTube Channel. I am energized by my efforts to bring attention to the need for the Black community to get relief from the over policing that frequently results in injury and death.
Today it is obvious that there will be no initiative in congress to take up the measures that I am advocating for. Moreover, there is no national initiative to get the Coronavirus under control, provide economic relief or stimulus to those being crushed by its effects, or address the national protests for social/racial justice. We currently have a Coronavirus outbreak in the Whitehouse, Senate, and Pentagon. Our national government leadership is in disarray and the presidential election is being held in four weeks. Oh, but wait, there has been another murder of an unarmed Black man by the police.
This time it’s in a small town, Wolfe City, Texas. Jonathan Price was shot dead by Officer Shaun Lucas. Mr. Price was 31 years old and attempting to break up a fight between a man and a woman at a gas station in downtown Wolfe City. Mr. Price, with his hands raised, refused to go with Officer Lucas and turned to walk away. Officer Lucas tased Mr. Price and while Mr. Price’s body was convulsing from the electric shock of the taser, he was shot to death by Officer Lucas.
Officer Shaun Lucas, Wolfe City, Texas. Fired shots that killed Jonathan Price.
Black America, lets recap the past six months. There has been a global plague named Covid-19 that has disproportionally impacted the Black community resulting in thousands of deaths of Black Americans. Due to measures to contain the virus, millions of Americans have become unemployed. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rate among Blacks is 12.1% compared to 7.0% for whites. Many of the jobs lost thus far due to Covid-19 may never return. Food insecurity has increased significantly. While there is no current data published by the US, we know that in 2019, 19.1% of Black households were in this category. Overall, the country is in an economic recession and the Black community is in an economic depression. Oh, but wait, we continue to be disproportionately killed by police and incarcerated at a population rate fives that of whites.
We must organize a process that impacts the commerce of the largest corporations in America. While there are aspects to this picture of Black America that are out of our control, what we do about it now is in our control. We have all learned over the past six months that American runs on money. When large companies and wealthy individuals saw how much money they were losing, the country opened up too early and more people died. Despite the danger, the average person was forced to go out to work. Our money and the prospect of more money is disappearing. We must make corporate America feel the impact that we are feeling. This can be done in a non-violent, offensive way to get changes made for the benefit of Black America.
I have a plan and methodology that can accomplish this goal. I will be sharing this process during the rest of my hunger strike for racial justice. The main ingredient is information. Information that current and former employees of these large corporations possess. It doesn’t matter what your role was, custodian or vice president. I am not asking anyone to do anything to jeopardize their employment or do anything illegal. Contact me using the contact page on this site or at Einstein.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a current or former employee of one of the top 400 corporations:
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