Time for African-American Community to Get ‘Woke’ About Suicide

“First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda,” former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman said after the death of his daughter, Freeda Foreman.

“Just one more day I wanted. Okay, more year—aww one more decade.”

Former boxer Freeda Foreman apparently took her own life by hanging.

“Atascocita EMS were at the home and determined the woman, Freeda George Foreman, was deceased,” the police said. “Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide investigators also responded to the scene. Preliminary indications are that the cause of death is an apparent suicide. A final determination on the cause of death will be made by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.”

Back in the day, suicide in the African-American community did not happen or did not get discussed.

Many saw suicide as showing weakness.

Many saw suicide as an unforgivable sin in the eyes of God.

And many saw suicide as a White problem.

Well, African-Americans and White Americans, along with people of all races, have a suicide problem.

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