Guest column

401 years of oppression led us to this moment

By , Guest Columnist Published: June 22, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Eric Robertson

Eric Robertson has 20 years of experience in the fields of community development and economic development. He is president of the nonprofit organizations Community LIFT (Leveraging Investments For Transformation) and River City Capital Investment. 


Local nonprofit leaders who signed a call to action wanted to go beyond solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. 'Like the protesters in the streets, we knew this moment called for us to not only speak out on the policing of Blacks but to the condition of our Black communities as well.'


Eric Robertson Community LIFT nonprofits George Floyd protests


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