- Roxanne Jones: We cannot pretend to be shocked by this week's shootings if we have been paying attention to what's happening in America
- She says we are at a crossroads: Blacks and white mistrust one another and the consequences are too often deadly
Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of ESPN Magazine and former vice president at ESPN, has worked as a producer and as a reporter at the New York Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She was named a 2010 Woman of the Year by Women in Sports and Events, is a co-author of "Say It Loud: An Illustrated History of the Black Athlete," and CEO of the Push Marketing Group. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)We had to know that it would come to this destruction, this unbelievable heartbreak. Had to know that America's centuries-old powder keg of racism, injustice, fear and hate would one day explode before our gun-loving souls. And that the revolution would be televised across social media.