June eight, 2020 — For generations, “the talk” has been a staple of African American existence. Mother and father test to guide their little ones by way of the racism they could encounter as they go about their daily lives, encounters with police that can switch fatal in the blink of an eye.

Marques Jackson and his spouse, Sherri, have experienced the speak with their daughter, Cori, and son, Zyaire. Both of those young children are 11 — the identical age Jackson was when his father sat him down.

What his father taught him is ingrained in his memory: Be