At the intersection of black fatherhood and their children is the indelible promise of hope. It is at that moment, that all black fathers stand in parental solidarity to make sure their children have so much more beyond their dreams. Zion Sincere Jackson was the tangible hope of his father, Jamaine S. Jackson. As parents, they poured into their son the undeniable truth of excellence, integrity and determination. Zion’s life reflected those things and more until his untimely demise. His life wasn’t a cautionary tale that many uses to stereotype many African American teens, especially young males. If you researched the definition of his name, Zion, it references the highest hill in Jerusalem. Zion Sincere Jackson was the epicenter of encouragement to his friends. They relied on him for strength and empowerment. His name also is akin to Heaven. Zion strived to be the best in all he did and made perfection look obtainable. His acumen in various areas ranged from basketball to music and his natural inclination to perfection was his driving force.
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