Baltimore Sun that is sure to cause some stir with its frankness. The article points out the "decline in population for six straight decades that has reduced the population by a third." Now the mayor of Baltimore wants to start a program to increase the population by 22,000 in 10 years. The article makes some stark observations, but the people have to stop burying their head in the sand first.
"The decline of marriage, particularly among African-Americans, is all too familiar. Not as well-known is that Maryland has a very high abortion rate (third highest among the states in 2005, the year that the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stopped collecting abortion statistics). The breakdown by jurisdiction reveals that Baltimore City is driving those deadly numbers, and also that the abortion rate among African-American women is at least triple the white rate."The fact filled but hard hitting article ends with a quote from a famous work of art.....
"For a model of commitment to life, we might start with the great speech given by Mama to her feckless son in Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun": "I'm waiting to hear how you be your father's son. Be the man he was. ... Your wife say she going to destroy your child. And I'm waiting to hear you talk like him and say we a people who give children life, not who destroys them."Wow, way to tell it!!
HT: Patty Ann