Please verify address for mailing or other purposes. Those nine peaceful churchgoers were among the Black Americans who make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, but are the victims of more than half of all gun homicides. Copyright © 2020 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Lorenzo Neal Lorenzo LaVonne Neal (born December 27, 1970) is an American former professional football player who was a fullback in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. It is time for our lawmakers to stand with us and fight for a nation free from armed intimidation. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 1993 NFL Draft. And so, I was not surprised to see white supremacists protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee while carrying firearms in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes, including two to Randy Moss, as the New England Patriots jolted the San Diego Chargers, 38-14, Sunday night. These addresses are known to be associated with Lorenzo Neal however they may be inactive or mailing addresses only. Dr. Lorenzo T Neal Forging Ministry Partnerships Today I was honored to have The Right Rev. Considered one of the best blocking fullbacks in NFL history, Neal has blocked for a 1000+ yard back eleven straight years from 1997-2007. All Trademarks and Copyrights are owned by their respective companies and/or entities. The racism Black Americans experience every day undoubtedly feeds this disparity. Most states don’t explicitly prohibit open carry, so, because the law is silent, open carry is legal. As a Black man in Mississippi, I’m no stranger to racism and discrimination. Since the death of my friend Clementa Pickney and eight others at Mother Emanuel, I have dedicated my time to volunteering with the Mississippi chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman will not play Sunday against the Detroit Lions because of an injured knee. Charlottesville is only the most recent instance of racists using guns and hate-filled speech to harm or intimidate marginalized Americans. Zero of the companies are still active while the remaining two are now listed as inactive. The companies and people profiled on Corporation Wiki are displayed for research purposes only and do not imply an endorsement from or for the profiled companies and people. Chargers linebacker out with injured knee. This is entirely unacceptable and change cannot come soon enough. Even activists for gun violence prevention have been targets of this intimidation from open carry extremists. And when hate comes armed with a gun, it poses a threat not only to the lives of marginalized Americans and activists — it also questions the very foundation and ideals on which our nation was founded. Lorenzo Neal is the pastor of the New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jackson, MS. Hall of Fame list sets up selection Saturday scrimmage. Without open carry, counter-protesters assembled to combat hate and racism, free from the intimidation and fear that comes with firearms carried by the most hateful among us. We deserve to live in a country where our right to life and free speech is not threatened by armed extremists. Back in the days of Reconstruction, racist terrorist organizations used guns to terrorize — members of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Camilla, another hate group, were notorious for openly-carrying their firearms around freedman bureaus, African-American churches and even schools.